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Designing Locomotives for Global Markets with PTC Solutions

Last spring South African cargo company Transnet ordered 232 new diesel locomotives for its massive freight-carrying operation from CNR Dalian Locomotive. The new trains would need to be specially designed and equipped with enough muscle to haul freight, but at dimensions suitable for operation alongside South Africa’s existing electronic locomotives. Only a few weeks before, […]

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PTC Creo Layout Offers Greater Scalability, Improved Collaboration

The all new PTC Creo 3.0 was introduced at the recent PTC Live Global conference in Boston, Mass., and it offers some great improvements over previous versions. Among its many new features, the new version of PTC Creo Layout offers sublayouts that improve scalability and make it easier for designers to collaborate during the concept […]

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Transitioning from 2D to 3D Design with PTC Creo Layout

Many manufacturing companies use 2D tools for their concept engineering efforts and then move to a 3D model for their final deliverables. This is common in machine designs which feature an axis of symmetry, such as engines, turbines, and rotors. Moving from 2D to 3D requires designers to either import the 2D information in an […]

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The Learning Connector Continues to Gain Popularity Among PTC Customers

I recently sat down with Kim Springston of PTC University to discuss the success of the “LearningConnector,” an e-learning application for PTC Creo, PTC Windchill and PTC Mathcad. We’ve talked about this topic occasionally, but the overwhelmingly positive customer feedback and future plans for the app are worth exploring. According to Kim, one customer even noted […]

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PTC Creo Layout makes quick 3D work out of 2D designs


Since its infancy, 2D and 3D CAD design have been fundamentally different.  If you wanted to use your 2D drawing to make your 3D design, you’d either have to import 2D information or completely recreate what you already designed in 2D for 3D. With PTC Creo Layout, that 2D to 3D challenge is solved. Built […]

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