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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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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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