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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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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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2014: The 7 Videos You Loved

In a recent survey, we found that CAD software users and students account for 66% of the readership on this blog. That number makes perfect sense when we look at the videos you love. Our top seven YouTube PTC Creo videos for 2014 have one or all of the following in common: beer, innovation, and […]

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PTC Creo Parametric 3.0 Makes it Easier to Work in Multi-CAD Environments

One of the big game changers in PTC Creo 3.0 is the new multi-CAD functionality. Called “Unite,” this breakthrough technology tackles the challenge of working in an environment where not everybody has the same CAD system. While PTC Creo has worked toward better multi-CAD performance for years, this release amplifies the vision of a world […]

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New video offers solutions to CAD interoperability problems

CAD technology analyst Chad Jackson, a frequent contributor to this blog, has launched a new video series entitled “Perspectives from Lifecycle Insights.” The debut issue delves deeply into the problems that engineers face as a result of dealing with too many CAD systems. It also discusses recent technology advances that can help engineers overcome those […]

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Working with non-Creo Data in PTC Creo Parametric

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It’s no secret that working with CAD data from multiple CAD platforms can be problematic for designers and engineers. Common complaints include increased inefficiency and compatibility issues which lead to product delays and higher development costs. This blog has previously published some useful material on the benefits of CAD consolidation. Today, I want to examine […]

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New eBook Describes the Latest Advances in CAD Consolidation Technology

CAD consolidation technology has come a long way, according to a new eBook by industry expert Chad Jackson. The new eBook, which is entitled “CAD Consolidation: Rewriting the Rules of Design Exchange,” begins with a description of a major challenge facing many companies today. As a result of mergers, acquisitions and a reluctance to let […]

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CAD Consolidation Webinar Promises to Improve Your Design Process

CAD Consolidation

Many engineering organizations are familiar with the problems that arise from running multiple CAD systems. They include ever-increasing management costs, workflow inefficiencies, and the nagging compatibility issues that regularly pop up when designs are moved from one system to another. The good news is that companies can eliminate these headaches and more through CAD consolidation, […]

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CAD Consolidation: Boosting Engineering IT Productivity and Best Practices

Consolidating all of your CAD tools onto one software suite saves money on obvious costs like licenses, training, and maintenance. But it can also benefit engineering productivity and a company’s best practices. Consider the following: Engineering Productivity A recent survey found that recreating CAD data and translation problems are common bottlenecks in the design process […]

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CAD Consolidation: Do the Numbers with Our Free Kit

For some product developers, trying to work with multiple CAD or engineering systems may seem like a headache. But how much do you stand to gain by consolidating all those different systems into one? We invite you to download the Tech-Clarity CAD consolidation kit to find out. Use it to calculate the potential savings from […]

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