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Too Lean to Learn and Other Reasons People Avoid New CAD Software


Direct modeling, concept design tools, multi-CAD options—there are a number of great new reasons to update and even switch your CAD software. And that list is likely to grow quickly as options like subscription licensing put new tools within financial reach for many companies. Business conditions can add pressure to take on new tools, too. […]

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What Design Engineers (and Their Managers) Should Know Before Jumping on the IoT Bandwagon

You probably don’t need me to tell you that the Internet of Things was a hot topic in 2015, but I’ll show you the graph anyway: For the past 18 months or so, IoT has become unavoidable online, in the business press, and in engineering circles. And, as the graph (above) of Google searches shows, […]

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How Fujitsu Peripherals Boosted Design Efficiency 40% Using the Software They Already Had

When you started using your smart phone, did you explore its full capabilities? Did you learn the best way to send a group text or share a photo? If you’re like most people, you figured out the main things and never went much further. The funny thing is that the company that makes your smart […]

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Explore PTC Creo Simulate: Webcasts and Resources

If you’d like to explore what PTC Creo Simulate can do for you, there are numerous resources available. From demo videos to full-blown webcasts, we’re ready to tell you more. Here’s a selection of resoruces whether you’re just a little curious or want to get your hands on the software ASAP:

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Did You Know? Knurling on a Cylindrical Face

Pick up an old pliers, a metal dumbbell, or a dart from your dartboard, and you’ll notice their handles have a similar texture. The process that creates the crisscross pattern cut in the metal is called knurling. It’s used on various handles, knobs, and thumbscrews where someone might need extra grip. How do you create […]

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The PTC Partner Network: 1800 Years of Experience Gathers

All over the world, PTC users look to our authorized partners for recommendations, expertise, and training. But I’ll tell you a secret: We get as much from partners as you do. Partners often serve as our front line in industry, alerting us to trends and challenges; they ask us hard questions; and they advocate for […]

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GraphicSpeak: PTC Releases Free PTC Creo Student Edition, Parametric Design Primer

“The PTC University Academic Program is offering free downloads of the PTC Creo Student Edition as well as a free PTC Creo Primer Guide for Students.” “The primer teaches students how to use PTC Creo Parametric by providing an example of how they might use the software in the real world. Students will be taught how to use […]

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PTC Academic Program Offers Free Downloads of PTC Creo Student Edition

Attention science and engineering students: The PTC University Academic Program is offering free downloads of the PTC Creo Student Edition as well as a free PTC Creo Primer Guide for Students who want to get to know the software better. The primer will introduce students to the modeling, visualization and design tools in PTC Creo […]

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Have You Upgraded to PTC Creo Parametric? Realize Your Full Potential!

For the past month, I’ve been discussing key productivity advantages PTC Creo Parametric has over Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0, including: cross sectioning, measuring geometry, sheet metal, assembly performance, 3D annotations, a new user experience, and Freestyle modeling. Let’s say you’ve realized the value of these productivity increases and upgraded from Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 to PTC Creo […]

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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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