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 […]

PTC Creo 3.0 Top Enhancement: Freestyle Designs Tie to Outside Geometry

Every seat of PTC Creo Parametric includes Freestyle, a tool for creating freeform surface designs. In Freestyle, you can start with a primitive shape and push and pull on the geometry until you have just the design you want. The new technology has proven significantly faster for creating smooth, curvy ergonomic shapes. In previous demonstrations, […]

What is PTC Creo?

PTC Creo 3.0 is here. And for those new to PTC’s flagship CAD solutions product line, this blog and video will serve as an explainer. If you haven’t been following PTC’s development since 2010, you might have missed the initial vision. You may not know how PTC Creo Advanced Assembly is supposed to relate to […]

PTC Creo 3.0 Top Enhancement: Working with Chordal Rounds

For most designers, especially those working in consumer products, every face, curve, and edge matters. The smallest details help determine the overall look of the model, how it feels when the user runs a hand over it, how the world perceives the brand and, of course, whether the item can be manufactured easily. With PTC […]
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