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The Splintering Needs of Engineering Simulation

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A couple weeks ago, I found myself in an interesting conversation. I was talking with a software executive who was considering starting up a new software company in the simulation space. His most basic question was “where is the greatest need in simulation today?” I’ll be frank; I struggled to answer. Not because all of […]

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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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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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Jetta Creates Life-Like Dinosaur With PTC Solutions

Don’t call PLEO rb the Dinosaur a “toy.” The folks at Jetta Company Limited prefer to think of it as an “autonomous interactive life form.” After all, how many “toys” have unique personalities with changing levels of maturity? How many toys know the difference between petting and playing rough? How many shiver when they’re cold? […]

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The Value of Simulation in Concept Design

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Figuring out a reality-based return on investment for technology is never easy. But, unlike other tools that assist product development, the ROI for simulation is pretty solid. As I’ve written before in a post over at the NAFEMS blog, in general, there are Four ROIs of Simulation. However, for the most part, it is about avoiding […]

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Why Do PTC Creo Users Need Flexible Modeling?

If you’re an engineer or designer using PTC Creo there are a broad range of capabilities at your disposal. However, there are many reasons to consider upgrading your license to a more robust package. Besides the free support resources and training offered, many additional features are available to supplement your product design processes. Chief among […]

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11 Career Tips for Mechanical Engineers

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There’s more to being a successful mechanical engineer than being good at math and science. Whether you’re a recent engineering graduate or have been working as an mechanical engineering manager for many years, there are tips and strategies that can help you advance in your profession. Let’s take a look at some of these tips […]

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Getting Answers: Who Enables Simulation Driven Design?

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This blog post has been licensed for hosting by PTC. The concepts, ideas and positions of this post have been developed independently by Industry Analyst Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights. 2013-2014 © LC Insights LLC What an enigma? By now, I’m sure most of you know the story. Some 15 years ago, the idea of using […]

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Designing for Lights Out Manufacturing

Talk to anyone concerned with manufacturing, and they’ll tell you that the best design engineers know the factory floor. They know the processes, the technologies, and even some of the tricks that technicians and assemblers use to get products out the door and stay on top of quotas. A good engineer takes all that knowledge […]

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