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The Powerful Simulation Capabilities You Didn’t Know You Had

Within PTC Creo Parametric, many capabilities for simulation are already at your fingertips. That’s right. With mechanism design tools, found within PTC’s flagship design software, you can create mechanical connections and simulate motion on kinetic assemblies.

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New Webcast Series: Optimize Design with PTC Simulation Solutions

Like many companies, gear manufacturer Bierens used to send designs to experts for structural and thermal analyses. But with outsourcing came two problems. First, it took too long to get results. And second, engineers avoided making little improvements because they didn’t want to add another round of analysis. Then they started using PTC Creo Simulate. […]

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Certum: Big Company Results with PTC Solutions

More than 20 years ago, Nico Marini, a newly graduated engineer in Hasselt, found himself working for a company that manufactured buses—luxury touring coaches, public transit vehicles, and such. He loved all things automotive, and within a few years the company named him head of engineering. But despite his passion, he didn’t aspire to climb […]

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Why Automation Design Replaced Autodesk Inventor with PTC Creo

While CAD is important to most engineering firms, at Automation Design, it’s a selling point. The company, based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is made up of design pros from several industries who can help you with mechanical design, CAD services, material handling, and even laying out your new factory floor. “At Automation Design, we provide […]

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In Industry Where Dimes Matter, REK Saves Clients Thousands

Depending on your point of view, the US government is either allocating more money than ever to its defense budget or it’s entered a new era of austerity. Either way, for Jim Rycroft, principal at REK Engineering, keeping costs down is key to staying competitive as a subcontractor to military vendors. Rycroft specializes in developing […]

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Artificial Heart Researchers Near Breakthrough with PTC Creo

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost 20 million people suffer from heart failure worldwide, with 2 million new cases added each year. Many of these patients could benefit from a new heart, but the sad truth is that there simply aren’t enough donors. So they wait. Researchers at the Department of Radiology and […]

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The Best 3D CAD Tools Combine Parametric and Direct Modeling

Editor’s Note: Do you agree that the best product design strategies combine both parametric and direct modeling? Why or why not? We want to know! Be sure to submit your comments in the text box at the bottom of this page. The most innovative manufacturing companies today use a combination of parametric and direct 3D […]

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Parametric vs. Direct Modeling: Which Side Are You On?

Editor’s Note: What’s your take on the parametric vs. direct modeling debate? We want to know! Be sure to submit your comments in the text box at the bottom of this page. Engineers have long debated the virtues of parametric versus direct modeling. Some like the freedom and flexibility of direct modeling, while others prefer […]

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Microsoft Tablet and 3D CAD Used to Design Next-Gen Microsoft Tablet

Suppose a computer company wanted to convince you that its wafer-thin tablet could replace your laptop. As an engineer or designer, you probably want to see the device run some full-blown 3D CAD software. Right? With the Microsoft Surface, you don’t even have to ask. The engineering team just released a YouTube video that shows […]

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Visual Work Instructions: What’s the big deal?

Madhavi Ramesh

Every day, manufacturing engineers face the challenge of ensuring that process plans and work instructions accurately reflect the current engineering design. Paper-based work instructions have been used to disseminate information about various steps of the process. Quite often, these are laminated and hung on the walls in the shop floor. This works well until an […]

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