It’s no secret that working with CAD data from multiple CAD platforms can be problematic for designers and engineers. Common complaints include increased inefficiency and compatibility issues which lead to product delays and higher development costs. This blog has previously published some useful material on the benefits of CAD consolidation. Today, I want to examine the product capabilities in PTC Creo Parametric which make working with non-Creo data much easier.
When your extended review team is located across multiple sites, there are many ways to communicate 3D ideas with people outside the design team: Email, PowerPoint slides, and Word documents. Some even try to share screen shots.
The designers and engineers at Bissell Homecare, Inc., have a better way.
Manufacturers today are often faced with the question of how to efficiently manage, share and use content from a variety of different sources. This content includes a large volume of digital product data created throughout the product development process.
The good news is that PTC Creo visualization and 3D technical illustration products can help anyone who needs to view, markup, interact with, collaborate on, and distribute all forms of digital product data.
PTC Creo visualization and 3D technical illustration application include:
Bundles add extra tools and capabilities to your design software installation for a fraction of the cost of buying each separately. Think data management, simulation tools, and direct modeling capabilities—along with your standard CAD package.
That’s a great value for someone just buying new seats of CAD software, but what if you’ve already purchased your core 3D design software? Will you forever have to purchase add ons at standalone prices?
If you read the title to this post, you already know the answer is no.
Technology can be a powerful thing. But is it always a good fit for every organization? The proposed advantages and benefits may sound appealing, but sometimes new tech can actually introduce more bureaucracy and disruption than it solves.
In today’s post, I’ll look at what aspects of PLM and PDM systems make sense for smaller organizations. I’m sure this topic will stir some debate, as it always does.
Structural metal frameworks or weldments are prevalent in many industries and become the foundation for a wider range of equipment. Defining, designing and documenting these structural frameworks can be burdensome and time consuming without the right tool.
Utility cabinets line streets and alleys all over the world. They house equipment for traffic lights, power companies, and telecommunication. And despite their plain, boxy appearance, they require a lot of engineering consideration.
For example, how will the color of cabinet heat up the interior when hit with direct sunlight? As most engineers know, light colors like white and shiny finishes reflect heat, darker colors and matt surfaces absorb heat. Will the cabinet stand up to high winds? What about road salts? Vandals?
Buying CAD software as a bundle that includes discounted companion software and add-ons can jumpstart a company’s product development cycle and save money. We’ve talked several times on this blog about that recently.
We’ve been talking about how to get the most out of your CAD installation, and whether it might be time to re-evaluate what you have. One important aspect of streamlining your workflow is to look at how you deal with CAD models that are generated outside your immediate team.