As an Engineering Manager in the business of product development, everyone relies on you to meet project schedules, cut costs, get to market first, and make remarkable products. But without effective development processes, that’s nearly impossible.
The recently unveiled PTC Creo ensures that new users are able to learn quickly, and experienced users are able to achieve higher levels of productivity.
Even if you’ve never heard the name Daktronics Inc., chances are you’re familiar with their work. They are responsible for creating some of the biggest scoreboards and video displays known to man – and they use PTC Creo to help make it happen.
Did you read our story last week about the Incredible Heavy Lift Quadcopter? The HLQ is a gasoline-powered autonomous flying vehicle designed by four students at San Jose State University using PTC Creo. This team recently announced they had just signed their first customer:
“Virtalis has been very busy over the past 90 days, most recently showing its technology at PTC Live, where it demonstrated its new plug-in for Creo View and announced a strategic partnership with ZSpace. The company has seen considerable expansion in the past few years.
How many emails have you ever exchanged with your colleagues to debate the cause of an interference issue and who is responsible for fixing it? If they had used PTC Creo View to check for interferences, these issues could have been identified early on in the process, thus helping to reduce the chances of rework and improving overall confidence in the design.
I bet this has happened to you: You’re tasked with creating a new version of a product, a slight tweak in response to market demand. You find the original CAD model for the product, but it’s in some other CAD format. Once you open the part, you can’t figure out what that designer was thinking when he created it. The design intent, features and constraints don’t make sense. It’s not at all how you would have approached the problem. Do you recreate the original model in PTC Creo and modify from there, or do you start your new design from scratch?
“Brian is PTC’s vice-president of product development. CADplace had the pleasure of a face-to-face discussion on the latest features and benefits PTC Creo 3.0 provides to 3D design engineers.
As companies struggle to competitively differentiate their products as well as beat their competitors to market, faster decisions within engineering have become increasingly critical to product success. Many have turned to simulation tools for support. However, the expertise required to conduct accurate simulations, combined with increasing product complexity, leaves companies struggling to expand simulation knowledge to a growing pool of users.
Toyota Motor Corporation has been a loyal and successful user of PTC solutions for the last twelve years, according to Koichi Shimizu, the General Manager of Digital Simulations in the automobile company’s Engineering Management division.