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Toyota Conquers Product Development Challenges with PTC Creo

Toyota Motor Corporation has been a loyal and successful user of PTC solutions for the last twelve years, according to Koichi Shimizu, the General Manager of Digital Simulations in the automobile company’s Engineering Management division. The company plans to upgrade to PTC Creo 3.0 this summer, including PTC Creo Parametric, PTC Creo Layout, PTC Mathcad […]

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Mechanical Engineering in the Internet of Things Era

Did you hear? The world is about to change. A new technological wave is coming that will forever change products. And along with that, organizations will need to change how they design and develop those products. Wait. What do did you say? No really. You sighed and groaned, “…again?” OK. You have a point. It […]

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Aberdeen Research Reveals Best Practices for Product Developers

A new report from analyst firm Aberdeen Research is shedding light on what it takes to become a successful product design and development organization. The report, which looked closely at the habits of 148 product design firms, found that the right tools, the right talent, and a focus on eliminating waste in workflow processes are […]

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A quick introduction to PTC Creo Options Modeler

Experienced engineers and product designers are no strangers to the problems that can arise when information is transferred from one part of the organization to another. For example, engineers take data from the marketing team to understand how the product should be architected. Product architects work with the engineers to make sure the right modules […]

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Beyond Concept Design: 7 More Ways Flexible Modeling Can Rock Your World

With PTC Creo, we introduced an extension that could bring the best of direct modeling to parametric software. The implications for concept design were immediately apparent. What might not have been so clear, however, is how the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX) would change the way some companies approached business. PTC Creo FMX provides a […]

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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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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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