Tag Archives: Large Assemblies

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 […]

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Profits from Processes at Actiw Systems with PTC Solutions

Often, when we talk about product development, we focus on the design cycle—from idea to manufacturing. We know most product lifecycle costs are committed during the design phase, and so product development designers and engineers generally add design for manufacturing and assembly to their long list of concerns. What we don’t talk about much is […]

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Assembly Performance in PTC Creo Parametric Versus Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0

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The PTC Creo Parametric vs. Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 blog series has covered cross sectioning, measuring geometry and sheet metal. This week I will discuss the major enhancements to assemblies. These feature improvements are available in the base license of PTC Creo Parametric. There is no need to buy additional extensions or applications to take advantage […]

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Getting a Handle on Large Assemblies

As today’s products become more and more complex—from both a design and functionality standpoint—the accompanying highly detailed product models become very complicated as well. These models are often composed of extremely large assemblies that add great complexity to the design process. Fortunately there are advances, both on the software and hardware sides, that are helping […]

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DesktopEngineering: Working with Large CAD Models

In this DesktopEngineering.com article, Kenneth Wong discusses how different CAD solution providers are addressing the increasing size and complexity of large assemblies: A design engineer for Dallara Automobili, developed a social routine based on the length of time it took to load an assembly into his CAD program. He knew his file, the 2012 IndyCar […]

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