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CAD and IoT Come Together at LiveWorx 2015

PTC has been making such a big noise about the Internet of Things (IoT) over the past few months, some CAD users may wonder if we’ve forgotten them. IoT is all about exercise monitors and preventing flat tires, right?  What’s IoT got to do with the toothbrush you’re designing? You’d be surprised. At LiveWorx 2015, […]

The Powerful Simulation Capabilities You Didn’t Know You Had

Within PTC Creo Parametric, many capabilities for simulation are already at your fingertips. That’s right. With mechanism design tools, found within PTC’s flagship design software, you can create mechanical connections and simulate motion on kinetic assemblies.

Did You Know? Getting Better Results from Your Analyses

In PTC Creo Simulate, you analyze the integrity of your models by indicating values such as constraints, forces, and materials. Then, choose an analysis that you’d like the system to run. Sounds easy, but how do you know if your results are accurate?

Beyond PTC Creo Simulate

We’ve written a lot about PTC Creo Simulate in this blog lately because it’s a great tool for basic structural, thermal, and vibration analysis. However, it’s not the only simulation or analysis tool for PTC Creo users. There are seven more.

Top Five Most Read Posts in March

In March, we saw the most robust traffic on posts about new product capabilities. At the same time, a little technical advice from a long-time PTC University instructor became an instant hit. Here are the most read articles of March.

New Webcast Series: Optimize Design with PTC Simulation Solutions

Like many companies, gear manufacturer Bierens used to send designs to experts for structural and thermal analyses. But with outsourcing came two problems. First, it took too long to get results. And second, engineers avoided making little improvements because they didn’t want to add another round of analysis. Then they started using PTC Creo Simulate. […]

Mark Ganzer: Doctoring More than Imported Data

When you’re working on a design in PTC Creo, you can save a lot of time by importing supplier parts into your overall assembly. The good news is that vendors generally provide their products in neutral file formats, like STEP, so you can just drop models into your assembly as needed. The bad news? The results often need more […]

Where’s the Math? Link Calculations to Model Geometry with Embedded Worksheets

Where do dimensions come from? More likely than not, you or somebody else calculates them. Heights, surface areas, fastener lengths—somebody does the math and figures out exactly what parameters a model needs to perform to spec. It’s all part of an engineer’s job. So where is that math today? As part of a company’s intellectual […]

Did You Know? Family Tables

Suppose you want to design a group of similar products that vary only slightly from each other. For example, think of a collection of socket wrenches ranging from 0.25 to 1 inch. Rather than model and save each piece separately, you can create a generic socket in PTC Creo, and then use a Family Table […]

PACCAR Drives Design Reviews with PTC Creo View MCAD

If you’ve ever driven the interstate or pulled into a rest stop in the United States, you’ve seen PACCAR brands—Peterbilt and Kenworth. The company’s big rigs dominate American roadways, hauling product on 18 wheels from city to city. In Europe, PACCAR owns the DAF brand. And in the UK, the Fortune 500 firm puts Leyland […]
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