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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 […]

Did You Know? Design Reviews for the Rest of the Team

Projects move more efficiently when everyone can use the same language and tools for design reviews. The trouble is that not everybody has PTC Creo Parametric on his or her computer, leaving any non-engineering team members scribbling on printouts and PowerPoint slides or crowded around the nearest CAD jockey. For the rest of the team—managers, […]

Top Five Most Read Blogs in February

Here on the PTC Creo blog, we publish one or two stories every weekday. Then, at the end of each month, we like to take a day to reflect. We look at what you’ve been reading, and try to look for trends and figure out how we can give you more of what interests you. […]

Did You Know? Unite Technology and Profiles

With the new Unite technology now available in PTC Creo 3.0, you can directly open file formats from  CATIA, SolidWorks, or Siemens NX. You no longer need translators or other “in between” software or licenses. Often, you can just click File > Open, select the model, and start working with the external file. Simple enough. […]
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