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A Quick History of PTC and PTC Creo

Since 1985, PTC has been 100% committed to supporting the needs of leading manufacturing companies worldwide. As one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing technology companies, PTC delivers technology solutions that transform the way companies create and service their products. But even if you’re a regular user of PTC Creo and other PTC products, you […]

A quick introduction to the PTC Creo ECAD-MCAD Collaboration Extension (ECX)

Many product development companies are no strangers to the divide that can exist between electrical and mechanical engineers. Sometimes it seems like they are speaking different languages. But with today’s increasingly complex products — which boast more electronica parts than ever – companies should work to break down the silos between electrical and mechanical engineering […]

Free Manager’s Kit: Flexible Modeling in 30 Minutes

As an Engineering Manager in the business of product development, everyone relies on you to meet project schedules, cut costs, get to market first, and make remarkable products. But without effective development processes, that’s nearly impossible.   Flexible Modeling can help. Add this technology to your PTC CAD software, and your team can better meet […]

Tech-Clarity TV: How to Buy a Design Review Solution

“This Tech-Clarity TV episode shares the highlights of Tech-Clarity’s Design Review Buyer’s Guide. The video explains the importance of analyzing special considerations like scalability in addition to core product functionality. It also points out some important vendor and service requirements to ensure that the solution provides a reasonable total cost of ownership (TCO) and strong return on […]

Why Bother Replacing 2D Drawings with 3D Models?

Yes, why would you want to replace 2D drawings? Clearly, 2D Drawings have their own advantages. But there are disadvantages to 2D Drawings. Let’s consider a couple of scenarios. One, the drawing gets recreated possibly many times in most companies for various reasons. This amounts to the additional duplicated effort required in creating a 2D […]

How PTC Creo 3.0 Just Reinvented Concept Design

There are a lot of different ways to produce a good concept design. You might use a 2D sketch application—many vendors offer them free to download. Or you could go with something more detailed, producing a fully detailed and rendered life-like 3D model. Which is best? It depends on your situation, your place in the […]

Visualization: It’s a Pretty Picture After All

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many “words” is the visualization of your design worth? Probably a lot more than a thousand! And that’s not including the savings in time and frustration caused by misunderstandings. The right visualization tool can provide organizations with a cost effective way for viewing, interrogating, and analyzing […]

Aberdeen Research: Promote Collaboration to Achieve Simulation Success

Companies that want to use simulation software to test and improve product designs should focus heavily on promoting collaboration between all stakeholders, according the analyst firm Aberdeen Research. In a recent research brief entitled, “Enhance Engineering: Reduce Time and Optimize Products with Simulation Best Practices,” Aberdeen discussed some of the best practices for ensuring simulation […]

Update: How to Get More PTC Creo on Your Apple Device

In the flurry of announcements about PTC Creo 3.0 over the past few weeks, there’s one iOS users may have missed: PTC Creo Sketch is now available on the iPad. Here’s something else you might have overlooked: In some situations, you can also access PTC Creo Parametric, PTC Creo Simulate, and other major apps from […]

Bigger, More Immersive CAD Environment: Multi-Touch Support in PTC Creo 3.0

Not long ago, PTC released a mobile app for PTC Creo audiences who wanted a simple viewer for smart devices like phones and tablets. Anybody could (and still can) download PTC Creo View Mobile free and use it to open and visualize PTC Creo View files (which are saved from PTC Creo and other CAD […]
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