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Students Building the World’s First Heavy Lift Quadcopter

Last year, Nick Conover and three other students at San Jose State University pitched an idea on Kickstarter. The Incredible HLQ (pronounced Hulk) would be an autonomous gasoline-powered 4-rotor helicopter that could carry an unprecedented payload of 50 pounds. Here’s their original pitch: [Ed- their project is now fully funded] A drone engineered to run […]

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PTC Creo 3.0 Top Enhancement: PTC Mathcad Integration

One of the great new features of PTC Creo 3.0 is the enhanced integration of PTC Creo Parametric with PTC Mathcad, PTC’s highly popular engineering calculations software. Users will have the ability to integrate a PTC Mathcad worksheet directly inside a PTC Creo Parametric part or assembly. They will also be able to seamlessly read […]

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How PTC Creo 3.0 Just Reinvented Concept Design

There are a lot of different ways to produce a good concept design. You might use a 2D sketch application—many vendors offer them free to download. Or you could go with something more detailed, producing a fully detailed and rendered life-like 3D model. Which is best? It depends on your situation, your place in the […]

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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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Belgium’s TEN Makes PTC Creo Part of their Design Method

Engineering companies sell their services on the basis of several types of expertise. One might be particularly good at government contracts. Another rocks consumer goods. And so on. However, the best of them also sell a deep understanding of processes. If a company has carefully thought out its workflows and communications with clients, it produces […]

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Direct or Parametric: Which is the Best for Winning New Business?

There you are, at the conference table across from the prospective customer. They’re sitting back. You’re leaning forward. Rapid fire questions fill the room. One of your tasks is to answer them with surety — to make them feel comfortable that your company can fulfill their needs completely. This seems like a strange place for […]

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University of Minnesota Students Power Vehicle with Sunshine and PTC Creo

The University of Minnesota’s Solar Vehicle Project has been allowing creative and resourceful engineering students to dive head first into the world of product design and manufacturing for nearly the last quarter century. Engineering students that have taken part in the Solar Vehicle Project are faced with a seriously tough challenge: Design a solar vehicle […]

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Simulation at Work: Hensley Industries

Hensley Industries is a perfect candidate for PTC Creo simulation tools. The company specializes in attachments and wear parts for earth-moving equipment, such as that used in mining, construction, trenching, and reclamation. Think about the bucket on an excavator. After scooping up enough rocks, the teeth on the bucket wear down to nubs and have […]

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Is Direct Modeling Really Better at Capturing Design Intent?

CAD industry analyst Chad Jackson struck a chord with readers of this blog recently when he declared that “Direct modeling is better at capturing design intent.” At last count, the blog post had generated 220 likes on Facebook, so I think it’s safe to say that many designers agree with Jackson’s assertion that when it comes […]

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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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