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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 […]

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PTC in High Tech: Atop Technologies

A wind farm in southern Europe uses video surveillance and telemetry to monitor each of its towers. An operator will have to collect data from a single workstation. A manufacturer in China has more CNC machines than serial ports on the computer. A public transportation system in North America uses card readers to collect fares. […]

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Going Mainstream: Transitioning from Concept to Detailed Design


My, how times have changed. Back in February 2011, I let loose. In a post titled Every Engineer’s Dirty Little Secret? The Stigma of 2D, I lambasted an overarching message in the industry that derided the use of 2D tools as an archaic and laggard practice. I argued that 2D tools offer a legitimate means […]

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Forma 5 Designs for Offices and Documentation with PTC Creo

Forma 5 is a furniture company that defines itself with good design and innovative technology. It’s motto? Designing your dreams. Based in Seville, Spain, the company and its team of more than 400 employees bring a modernist aesthetic to offices and public spaces around the world, from Dubai to Columbia. The Forma 5 designs come […]

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Free Online Tutorials for PTC Creo Sketch: Picture a Motorcycle

PTC Creo Sketch is a great way to quickly capture your ideas when they come to you, without concern for dimensions, relationships, or interferences. Then again, if you’re just getting started, the app might feel like just an overwhelming blank screen. For your inspiration and guidance, we have free online tutorials like this one. It […]

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Get the most out of the concept design phase with PTC Creo Parametric

Concept design is the earliest and most dynamic phase of new product development. Work undertaken during concept design can have far reaching consequences. It supports product innovation by allowing numerous ideas to be considered, it ensures that market demands can be met by capturing consumer sentiments, and it also helps communicate ideas and support good […]

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Jang Lih Speeds Design with PTC Creo to Meet Growing Export Demand

Exports in Taiwan are on the upswing, says last week’s Wall Street Journal. In fact, orders grew nearly 2% compared to March 2013, dramatically exceeding the newspaper’s forecasts of 0.1% for the period. And compared to February of this year, demand for exports grew 30% in March! That’s great news for PTC user Jang Lih. […]

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Dealing with Late Stage Design Changes Using the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension

Dealing with late stage design changes using PTC Creo FMX

Last week, I discussed how the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX) makes working with imported CAD data much easier. Today, I will discuss the challenges of accommodating late stage design changes and how PTC Creo FMX can help. Product Development teams everywhere need to deal with late stage design changes. These can come from […]

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Designing Fun into the Kitchen with PTC Creo

Marketers at Kuhn Rikon will tell you that the company strives to create cookware that is both innovative and fun. But when you see a curvy red polka-dotted potato peeler in the catalog, you begin to suspect the industrial designers are the ones having the most fun. They create products like spatulas, grinders, and corn […]

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New eBook Reveals the Benefits of Engineering Calculation Software

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Engineering calculation software offers significant benefits over traditional approaches to managing the mathematics behind product design and development activities, according to a recently released eBook by CAD industry expert Chad Jackson. Many people do engineering calculations through hand-written calculations, Google tools or Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, which can be hard to interpret or check formulas, and […]

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