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Multi-CAD: Still An Albatross To Effective Design?

Whether a company is a cog in the automotive supply chain or a behemoth manufacturer of industrial equipment, dealing with multiple CAD packages and, specifically, diverse 3D model types is just the reality of the modern workplace.

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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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Inside the New PTC Creo 3.0 with Brian Thompson

Whether you’re new to PTC Creo, or a veteran user of the popular CAD software offering, you’re sure to find some surprises in the all new PTC Creo 3.0. I recently spoke with Brian Thompson, PTC’s Vice President of Product Management, to get an overview of the PTC Creo 3.0 release. In this interview, he […]

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tct magazine: PTC Creo 3.0 Redefines Multicad

“With Creo 3.0, PTC has implemented the promised innovation and substantially expanded the Multicad capability of the software, which was already available in rudimentary form, creating the possibility of integrating models from other CAD systems without having to convert them. PTC now calls this innovative Multicad approach “Unite Technology”. In fact, Creo 3.0 offers users […]

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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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Customer Reactions to PTC Creo 3.0: “Most Impressive New Technology”?

What’s the most impressive new technology in PTC Creo 3.0? That’s the question we asked Roberto Dolci, his company is a long-time user of the software and Dolci is a presenter at this week’s PTC Live Global. We were interested in his reply in part because of the complexity and sophistication of his business. System […]

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Working with Imported CAD Data Using the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension

Working with Imported CAD Data in PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed the Import Data Doctor capabilities within PTC Creo Parametric, a task-based repair tool designed to repair, modify or featurize geometry imported into PTC Creo Parametric from external sources. But what if you’re looking to make further changes to your imported data? Such as editing the geometry? Working with […]

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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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