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A Simplified Approach to Managing Medical Device History in Windchill

A Simplified Approach to Managing Medical Device History in Windchill

Are you relying on staff to complete Design History File (DHF) checklists? Are you relying on staff to maintain document lists and Device Master Record (DMR) binders? Are you having a difficult time complying with FDA 21 CFR Part 820? We offer a solution that simplifies device history management and maintenance. Imagine one place Continue reading

Introducing New TriStar Windchill Apps

Introducing New TriStar Windchill Apps

Formally introducing TriStar 's New App Center, genuinely created by the Wincom and TriStar team, designed specifically for up-leveling the PTC Windchill customer experience! - Recent Webinar Winner of a New Laptop, Patrick Williams, Windchill Business Admin of STEELCASE inc says: "TriStar has really done a lot of great work making pretty cool applications that I saw in this webinar. TriStar' s Industry Specific Windchill App Center is a great way to check them out." TriStar Apps add new functions and features to Windchill Systems that help our customers maximize the value of their PLM systems. Each app can be installed quickly and easily using our App Manager, which comes with full support and upgrades. Continue reading

Compelling Simulation Research

Compelling Simulation Research

What would YOU say determines an organization’s ability for Product Development Success?  If you think that any of these dictate success, You Are Correct! Balancing innovation Cost Time Quality When equipped with the correct tools, Engineers are empowered to make better decisions, enabling them to remove or reduce costs from products, without sacrificing quality, which in Continue reading

New Laptop Winner of Ansys Aim for Creo Users Webinar

New Laptop Winner of Ansys Aim for Creo Users Webinar

Announcing the New Laptop Winner of Ansys Aim for Creo Users Webinar is Mike Stickelman! "I usually do not have success with these types of promotions, so this is a pleasant surprise," says Stickelman! Mike, we too are most pleased that you not only attended a useful webinar: ANSYS AIM for PTC CREO USERS, but you got involved and asked a great question. Thank you for your participation! About Continue reading

Simulation Drives Design By Validating Digital Design Quickly

Simulation Drives Design By Validating Digital Design Quickly

Simulation is a HOT TOPIC! It 's true that smarter Product Design is guided by Simulation, and more and more companies are catching on. The modern age is filled with varieties of products across industry verticals. Products differ in every way possible: shape; size; density; composition; complexity; color; usage; etc. Therefore, it’s almost impossible to generalize product design as a streamlined process. However, the route in which companies create new products is very similar, and Engineers are increasingly adopting Simulation Software to use during concept development, early in the design cycle. Let’s explore these stages briefly: Step 1: Define Product Specifications – what will it do? Step 2: Define Design Intent – what items will define it? Step 3: Design Your Product – who will design it and what will it be designed with? Step 4: Test Your Product – what simulation software will be used to test your design? Step 5: Make Needed Changes – what aspects of your product design need to change for optimal functionality? Step 6: Manufacture Your Actual Product & Send to Market Is Your Company or Design Team Lacking Simulation Software & Skills? Calculations, prototypes and analysis provide guidance to Product Engineers as your product design moves through the design cycle. Some product geometries are just too complex for hand calculations. A savvy design team is essential when creating detailed designs to show how your product will come to life... Product Engineers should test the designs virtually, using simulation software, early in the product development process, to figure out if and how your product will behave in the real world, or not. Testing designs with simulation BEFORE production is a vital component when considering time and money spent on prototypes. Why build something that might not actually work as intended? Any changes to an initial design, after being manufactured, can create havoc. Simulation software training can be most useful to your team as well, so they can learn to adopt it with ease. You and your team will see the benefits immediately, as it ensures quicker, optimized products. It’s vital that design optimization occurs early in the design cycle, when changes can be made without much rework, added expense and lost time.     Summarizing Big Benefits of Product Simulation Decision making is done quicker and without worry Design teams can explore more design variants in reduced time through accurate analysis Money will not be wasted on evolving/changing prototypes Manufacturing can begin sooner than later Time to market is greatly reduced Enhanced and fully optimized products will enable a higher chance for success Simulation Solutions for Optimizing Product Design If you are a PTC Creo user, there is GREAT NEWS…. You have options!  ANSYS AIM delivers an Engineer’s Dream Come True…. AIM is the first integrated and comprehensive multiphysics simulation environment designed for Engineers! PTC Creo users CAN use AIM – See How. PTC Creo Simulate is a structural, thermal and vibration analysis solution with a comprehensive set of finite elements analysis (FEA) capabilities. For a limited-time you can take 35% Off PTC Creo Simulate! ANSYS AIM enables you to predict with confidence that your products will thrive in the real world. Industry leaders use ANSYS to create complete virtual prototypes of complex products and systems – comprised of mechanical, electronics and embedded software components – which incorporate all the physical phenomena that exist in real-world environments. PTC Creo Simulation and Analysis Solutions allow you to analyze and validate the performance of your 3D virtual prototypes before you make the first part. We' ve designed PTC Creo Simulate so any engineer can do basic simulation. Start by modeling your design in PTC Creo Parametric, click a single tab on the user interface, and then apply loads, materials, and boundary conditions to design geometry in Simulate. AIM extends the value of simulation Continue reading