The Best 3D CAD Tools Combine Parametric and Direct Modeling

Editor’s Note: Do you agree that the best product design strategies combine both parametric and direct modeling? Why or why not? We want to know! Be sure to submit your comments in the text box at the bottom of this page. The most innovative manufacturing companies today use a combination of parametric and direct 3D […]

Parametric vs. Direct Modeling: Which Side Are You On?

Editor’s Note: What’s your take on the parametric vs. direct modeling debate? We want to know! Be sure to submit your comments in the text box at the bottom of this page. Engineers have long debated the virtues of parametric versus direct modeling. Some like the freedom and flexibility of direct modeling, while others prefer […]

TESCO eagerly awaits the move to PTC Creo 3.0

Tesco Corporation is a big fan of PTC Creo and says the soon-to-be-released PTC Creo 3.0 will be a powerful tool for managing its CAD environments, accessing legacy data, and modifying designs using PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX). The company also has plans to use PTC Windchill. Tesco is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta and […]

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Designing Innovative Floodwater Defences for Tunnels with PTC Creo

You’re an engineer and a raging storm is heading to your town. A tidal surge is inevitable. Your job is to protect the subway from flooding. What are your ideas? You might think about a better drainage system and pumps. Maybe floodgates. But it’s all too little, too late, and too expensive. The winds are […]

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Designing a Better Grain Dryer at Delux

In agriculture, equipment is often kept in service for decades. Farmers can, and sometimes still do, plow fields with the same 1940s tractor that their grandparents used. Grain elevators, hay balers, seeders, and combines remain the foundations of production, as they have been for generations. And that’s a design challenge. Farmers and other agricultural producers […]

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The Best Engineering Managers Monitor Manufacturing Closely

Engineering managers have enough challenges bringing a successful product to market. That’s why it’s important to make sure that internal processes aren’t part of the problem, according to a new report from Aberdeen Research. The new report, “As-Built vs. As-Designed: Untangling the Web of Inefficiency and Waste around Product Verification,” is based on the experiences […]

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Team Motorbolts Celebrates Three Years of Robot Design and Action

Most 13-year-olds play online games in which they create avatars, gather resources, collaborate with others, develop their agility, and fight for survival. But in the town of Edina, Minnesota, middle school kids are drawing on those same instincts to wage real-life robot wars. Team Motorbolts designs, constructs, and battles their own machines in FIRST robotics […]

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JSW Pacific Designs CCTV Products with PTC Creo

When your expertise is wireless video devices, you find yourself in a diversity of markets. Closed circuit TV (CCTV) products are useful for maintaining security around your business; they can help you back your car into a tight space; and they keep an eye on the baby. At JSW Pacific, CCTV products even tell you […]

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