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PTC Creo DEX: In a Nutshell

PTC Creo Design Exploration Extension (DEX) is an app that we introduced with PTC Creo 3.0 and, by now, much has been written about the tool. So much, in fact, that you may be unsure about where to start or what you missed. That’s why we’re posting this article.

PTC User Community Refresh: New Look, Tools, and Address

When was the last time you visited the PTC Community at communities.ptc.com?  That’s sort of a trick question. The truth is that the website has moved, and along the way, it’s learned a few new tricks. If you haven’t visited the forum in the past month, or ever, here’s what you should know.

Newcomers welcome

Did You Know? Family Tables

Suppose you want to design a group of similar products that vary only slightly from each other. For example, think of a collection of socket wrenches ranging from 0.25 to 1 inch. Rather than model and save each piece separately, you can create a generic socket in PTC Creo, and then use a Family Table to quickly create variants of the generic by changing just the relevant dimensions or parameters.

Certum: Big Company Results with PTC Solutions

More than 20 years ago, Nico Marini, a newly graduated engineer in Hasselt, found himself working for a company that manufactured buses—luxury touring coaches, public transit vehicles, and such. He loved all things automotive, and within a few years the company named him head of engineering.

But despite his passion, he didn’t aspire to climb that corporate ladder. Instead, he dreamed of forming his own firm, one that stressed technology and ingenuity. One that was forward thinking and progressive.

Time to Flip the Switch on Cloud

For most major enterprise applications—think ERP, CRM, or even Business Intelligence—the question isn’t whether or not to go to the cloud, it usually boils down to a matter of when.

PLM Now!

Stop. Wait.

Before you File > Save that motor housing or iPhone case you just designed, ask yourself if you’re about to make your file management problems a little worse. Because, instead of stashing one more revision on your desktop or in a shared folder where others may or may not be able to find it, you could vault your work in a professional lifecycle management system.

I don’t mean in a year from now after you’ve spent piles of money on IT, hardware, and consultants. I mean right now. Today.

PACCAR Drives Design Reviews with PTC Creo View MCAD

If you’ve ever driven the interstate or pulled into a rest stop in the United States, you’ve seen PACCAR brands—Peterbilt and Kenworth. The company’s big rigs dominate American roadways, hauling product on 18 wheels from city to city. In Europe, PACCAR owns the DAF brand.

Did You Know? Design Reviews for the Rest of the Team

Projects move more efficiently when everyone can use the same language and tools for design reviews. The trouble is that not everybody has PTC Creo Parametric on his or her computer, leaving any non-engineering team members scribbling on printouts and PowerPoint slides or crowded around the nearest CAD jockey.

Did You Know? Design Reviews for the Rest of the Team

Projects move more efficiently when everyone can use the same language and tools for design reviews. The trouble is that not everybody has PTC Creo Parametric on his or her computer, leaving any non-engineering team members scribbling on printouts and PowerPoint slides or crowded around the nearest CAD jockey.

Why Automation Design Replaced Autodesk Inventor with PTC Creo

While CAD is important to most engineering firms, at Automation Design, it’s a selling point. The company, based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is made up of design pros from several industries who can help you with mechanical design, CAD services, material handling, and even laying out your new factory floor.

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