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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. […]

Scott Barkman: Tips for Loading Large Models Faster

Whether you design luxury yachts or handheld medical devices, your assembly can include thousands of parts and sub-assemblies. Try to load all that data into your 3D CAD system, and you may spend hours waiting for every last fastener to make its way to your desktop. Scott Barkman, Portfolio Lead at PTC University, wants you […]

PTC Creo DEX: Five Resources for Digging Deeper

Ever since we released PTC Creo Design Exploration Extension (DEX), we’ve been posting articles here about how the new add-on for PTC Creo fosters creativity and streamlines idea creation.  By now, you’ve probably seen our short introductory video: In fact, by now you might be hoping to see something besides that introductory video. This post […]

EUREKA Magazine: Design software plays central role in sliding sports equipment development

“When not hurling himself down bob-sled tracks at 90mph on a small high tech sled, Kristan Bromley designs and manufactures sleds for 22 nations preparing for the next Winter Olympics. Bromley has always had the ethos of optimising processes. This stems from his extremely competitive goal driven nature, tuned through four Olympics, combined with his […]

Did You Know? Knurling on a Cylindrical Face

Pick up an old pliers, a metal dumbbell, or a dart from your dartboard, and you’ll notice their handles have a similar texture. The process that creates the crisscross pattern cut in the metal is called knurling. It’s used on various handles, knobs, and thumbscrews where someone might need extra grip. How do you create […]

Tech-Clarity: New Technologies Change Multi-CAD Landscape

Engineering teams have struggled with incompatible CAD data for decades. That’s because vendors developed the earliest CAD solutions in silos: aerospace, automotive, etc. Often, they even created their technology just for one specific company. Nobody cared much whether files would work together. At least, not at first. That’s all changed as manufacturers buy and sell […]
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