PTC Creo and 3D Printing in Real-World Product Development

In the future, we’re all going to use 3D printing to produce our food, make cool tchotchkes for around the house, and replace our failing body parts!!! Maybe. Probably. I’m not sure. But whether you believe it or not, you have to admit, additive manufacturing has become the gee-whiz technology 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

Designing Innovative Floodwater Defenses for Tunnels with PTC Creo

You’re an engineer and a raging storm is heading to your town. A tidal surge is inevitable. Your job is to protect the subway from flooding. What are your ideas? You might think about a better drainage system and pumps. Maybe floodgates. But it’s all too little, too late, and Continue reading

LR Baggs Outfits Music Greats Using PTC Creo, Replaces SolidWorks

Traditional musicians love beat up and old instruments as much as they love the old tunes. Players treasure their 100-year-old fiddles and mid-century guitars for what they say is the superior tone that can only come from hard playing and natural materials that are no longer widely available. The funny Continue reading

Inside the New PTC Creo 3.0 with Brian Thompson

Whether you’re new to PTC Creo, or a veteran user of the popular CAD software offering, you’re sure to find some surprises in the all new PTC Creo 3.0. I recently spoke with Brian Thompson, PTC’s Vice President of Product Management, to get an overview of the PTC Creo 3.0 Continue reading

Three Manufacturers That Can’t Live Without Direct Modeling

The world’s most innovative manufacturers have something in common, regardless of which industry they operate in: They value flexible product design tools. That’s why many of them use direct modeling in combination with parametric modeling. The approach helps their ideas evolve quickly from concept to final, detailed design. Quick Links Continue reading

PTC in High Tech: Syncomm Makes Smart TVs Smarter with PTC Creo

It used to be that an “entertainment center” was a heavy oak piece of furniture that took up a wall of the living room. It housed your TV, game consoles, VHS tapes, video player, and maybe the photo albums too. It all seems so primitive in retrospect. Today, a smart Continue reading

Free Trial: Fully-featured 3D CFD embedded in PTC Creo

Mentor Graphics’s FloEFD® embeds fully-featured 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis into PTC Creo. Engineers can directly work on their CAD model for preparing and evaluating their concurrent CFD simulations. And now you can try FloEFD for PTC Creo free for 30 days and test-drive 20 powerful CFD tasks including Continue reading

PTC in High Tech: Helping Charm Engineering Fix Big Screens

You’ve probably noticed that flat panel TVs are expanding. Only a few years ago, it seemed like we’d never want for anything more than our 32-inch LCD TVs. Today, they seem a bit puny. Many of us have already put that TV in the guest room, and upscaled to a 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