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How to Deliver Real-Time Concept Design with PTC Creo 2.0

Renowned freelance industrial engineer and designer, Nout Van Heumen has created critically acclaimed designs for a range of manufacturers – several of which have been featured on the PTC Creo blog. Van Heumen attributes his success in part to his ability to respond to client’s requests in real time with PTC Creo. Van Heumen’s innovative […]

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PTC Creo Free Trial: Get Started Here

If you’re thinking about trying PTC Creo for your product design needs, you’ve come to the right place. Below, you’ll find links to the download page as well as answers to a few essential questions, including suggestions for free training and demo videos to get you started. With the PTC Creo free trial, you’ll be […]

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Flexible Modeling Can Save Your Weekend


If nothing else, a well-trained product design engineer is thorough.  You, or your team, identify a “gap” (that is, a market opportunity),  work up something like a dozen concept designs, test your ideas on target users, get sign off, think about materials, design in more appealing aesthetics, ensure manufacturability, and get more signoff.  Your item […]

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Design Tools Must Facilitate Rapid Model Changes


“Jack be nimble, Jack be quick” and so should today’s manufacturers. In order to survive in today’s fast-moving, globally competitive world, manufacturers must be agile and highly responsive to rapid market changes, changes in a supplier network, or any other type of change in product requirements. Their product development process must also be nimble, flexible, […]

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Do Parametric and Direct Modeling Mix? (Part 1)

During product design, teams are often forced to compromise when it comes to using CAD software. Most users are limited to one 3D modeling paradigm – either parametric or direct – for all jobs. Recently, however, vendors have begun to offer CAD tools that they say provide both paradigms. Unfortunately, these tools typically require you […]

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Pro/ENGINEER Users: Drive Late Stage Design Changes with Creo Parametric and FMX

You may have already watched Paul Sagar’s introduction to the Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX) for Creo Parametric. But how does this extension for Creo Parametric compare to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire when it comes to handling late stage design changes? Well for engineers genetically predisposed to seeing comparisons and asking why and how did Creo get […]

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Design News Covers Design Agility

Recently, I was fortunate enough to be a fly on the wall for an interview between Design News’ Beth Stackpole, and PTC’s Sherry Fairbank and Mike Campbell. They were talking about the results of a PTC survey, shown in the infographic embedded in this post. The infographic focuses on two main challenges identified by CAD […]

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Change is Difficult: Flexible Modeling Tools to the Rescue


In today’s demanding product development environment, new products are typically not “new” in the truest sense, but actually modifications of previous designs. As a result, engineers require modeling tools that are flexible enough to facilitate making design changes at any time throughout the product development process, especially last-minute changes necessary to deliver products on time […]

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3DCADTips: PTC- The importance of design agility

How do you get “design agility?” PTC is happy to tell you their answer, at www.ptc.com/go/agility. As for my answer: It’s complicated. I will tell you what I think a good first step would be: Use tools that can take advantage of the knowledge and data that you have. If that’s too obscure, let me put […]

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Late stage design changes – and your vacation

According to a recent PTC survey, over a third of respondents (37.9 percent, to be exact) said that on a recent project, they experienced dramatic or multiple last-minute changes. But what does that really mean? Well, if you’re like most folks, it means a lot of frustration. It means a lot of rework. And it […]

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