PTC has been making such a big noise about the Internet of Things (IoT) over the past few months, some CAD users may wonder if we’ve forgotten them. IoT is all about exercise monitors and preventing flat tires, right? What’s IoT got to do with the toothbrush you’re designing? You’d be surprised. At LiveWorx 2015, […]
Traditionally, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis has been conducted by highly specialized professionals siloed away from designers and other stakeholders involved in the product development process. But, this practice has recently begun to shift – as designers and engineers are becoming more empowered by tools which combine traditional CAD and simulation capabilities. So what CFD […]
Anybody who’s ever tried to shoot video with a hand-held camera knows it’s nearly impossible to keep images from appearing wobbly. That’s why a marketing instructor at Halifax County High School in South Boston, VA, paid a visit to Mitch Martin’s Creator Club not too long ago.
In PTC Creo Simulate, you analyze the integrity of your models by indicating values such as constraints, forces, and materials. Then, choose an analysis that you’d like the system to run. Sounds easy, but how do you know if your results are accurate?
About 120 miles east of Moscow, lies one of Russia’s more popular tourist destinations, Vladimir. With buildings that date back to the 1200s, the city is part of the Golden Ring—ancient cities that preserve the most important events in Russian history. But look closer, and you’ll find among Vladimir’s medieval cathedrals and arches some thriving […]
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. […]
It’s hard to predict what PTC Creo might model next. The leading 3D CAD software sits in research, manufacturing, and educational settings worldwide, creating everything from kid’s toys to outer space robots. What has it done lately? Revived 3 classic motorcycle brands, turned a student into an inventor, and decorated the new terminal at Heathrow.
When you’re working on a design in PTC Creo, you can save a lot of time by importing supplier parts into your overall assembly. The good news is that vendors generally provide their products in neutral file formats, like STEP, so you can just drop models into your assembly as needed. The bad news? The results often need more […]
Where do dimensions come from? More likely than not, you or somebody else calculates them. Heights, surface areas, fastener lengths—somebody does the math and figures out exactly what parameters a model needs to perform to spec. It’s all part of an engineer’s job. So where is that math today? As part of a company’s intellectual […]