Calculations vs. 3D CAD: A Historical Curiosity Brought to You by TriStar

Originally posted on PTC.com When you consider the level of intelligence, automation, and frankly, jaw dropping amazingness of most of today’s 3D design and engineering tools, it’s perhaps a curious thing to note that most systems don’t provide much in the way of support for one of the most fundamental Continue reading

Top Five Most Read Posts in March

It’s time for our monthly look back at what you’re reading here at the PTC Creo blog. Last month, viewers joined us in record numbers, and that tells us that whatever we’ve been doing, we need to do more of it going forward. In March, we saw the most robust Continue reading

In Industry Where Dimes Matter, REK Save Clients Thousands

Depending on your point of view, the US government is either allocating more money than ever to its defense budget or it’s entered a new era of austerity. Either way, for Jim Rycroft, principal at REK Engineering, keeping costs down is key to staying competitive as a subcontractor to military Continue reading

Concept Design vs. Concept Engineering

Concept Design vs. Concept Engineering

By Al Dean | Published: Nov. 24, 2014 In the world of product and industrial design, the term ‘conceptualization’ has a very strict remit. Namely, it’s the process that the designer goes through to create ideas (and yes, concepts) for the product they’re working on.I’m sure the diehard engineers out Continue reading

Free 30-Day PTC Creo 3.0 Trial Now Available!

The just-released PTC Creo 3.0 – which was launched this summer at the PTC Live Global conference to much fanfare – is now available for download in the form of a free 30-Day trial. Users of the free trial will get a chance to test drive some of the great Continue reading

Massive Machines: Vuylsteke Construction

Massive Machines: Vuylsteke Construction

Vuylsteke Construction is a Belgian company that focuses on metal works—aluminum, stainless steel, and steel. Since the company launched in 2000, it’s constructed cranes, hoppers, generator chasses, and many, many other products. It also offers maintenance and repair services for companies struggling with a shortage of good technicians and machines Continue reading

Enhanced PTC Creo and PTC Mathcad Integration

Enhanced PTC Creo and PTC Mathcad Integration

PTC Creo and PTC Mathcad are highly complementary products when used in the engineering design lifecycle of a product. PTC Creo is used to capture the product design, PTC Mathcad is used to capture the engineering knowledge that details why the product needs to be designed the way it is. Continue reading

PTC Creo Layout Offers Greater Scalability, Improved Collaboration

PTC Creo Layout Offers Greater Scalability, Improved Collaboration

The all new PTC Creo 3.0 was introduced at the recent PTC Live Global conference in Boston, Mass., and it offers some great improvements over previous versions. Among its many new features, the new version of PTC Creo Layout offers sublayouts that improve scalability and make it easier for designers Continue reading

Mechanical Engineering in the Internet of Things Era

Mechanical Engineering in the Internet of Things Era

Did you hear? The world is about to change. A new technological wave is coming that will forever change products. And along with that, organizations will need to change how they design and develop those products. Wait. What do did you say? No really. You sighed and groaned, “…again?” OK. Continue reading

Update: How to Get More PTC Creo on Your Apple Device

In the flurry of announcements about PTC Creo 3.0 over the past few weeks, there’s one iOS users may have missed: PTC Creo Sketch is now available on the iPad. Here’s something else you might have overlooked: In some situations, you can also access PTC Creo Parametric, PTC Creo Simulate, Continue reading