How to Deliver Augmented Reality to Maintenance and Repair

By Jeff Coon

I’ve said again and again that service is the most compelling use case for augmented reality, but now it’s time to discuss how to make that technology a staple of maintaining and repairing equipment.

According to a survey from The Service Council, 30% of organizations believe existing AR solutions are ready for field service, but the real question is “do those organizations have content that’s compatible with AR?

  • 11 April 2018
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Precise and Fast: Automating Assembly Lines for Pharma

By Cat McClintock

Medical device and pharmaceutical businesses aren’t much different from other product development companies. They invest in innovation, of course, but they also care deeply about manufacturing. That’s because even the most groundbreaking products need to scale. If you can’t make thousands or millions of units, ROI is lost.

  • 09 July 2018
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The Summer of Design: 4 More Companies Select Creo

By Cat McClintock

In a news release last week, PTC announced that “four leading manufacturing and technology companies just selected Creo CAD software to design, develop, and deliver some of today’s most innovative products.

The companies in question spanned geography and product lines. Take a closer look at whose using Creo and what they’re building:

  • 26 June 2018
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Watch: Sheet Metal Company Cuts Costs, Boosts Quality with Creo

By John Chilson

Recently, PTC visited one of our customers in South Africa to find out more about how companies use the CAD software and to hear more about their hopes for 2018. Listen to what the team at Metal Formers told us (plus get a look around the shop floor) in this video:

  • 16 June 2018
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Four Companies Crushing It with Creo

By Cat McClintock

Every 3D CAD company claims to give you a competitive advantage. More collaboration. Better efficiency. More powerful integrations. Unbelievable graphics. The list goes on. You’ve heard it all before. Of course we say the same about Creo.

  • 12 June 2018
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An Easier Way to Design in 3D CAD, Print in Metal

By Cat McClintock

With additive manufacturing (a.k.a. 3D printing), you design an object digitally and then send it to a 3D printer, which then builds it one thin layer of plastic at a time.

Sounds simple enough. But until recently, you had to use multiple software packages to get the model from your 3D CAD system to the printer. That meant you needed tools to export, redesign, optimize, and reimport your models. And worst of all, if you revised the model, you had to send it through all of these steps again.

  • 17 May 2018
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4 Creo Extensions for Engineers Who Want to Analyze their Own Models

By Mike Gayette

Informed design decisions need empirical evidence. That involves deep analysis into the way your models handle real-world conditions.

In the past, you would have obtained that analysis by engaging an expert to run simulation studies of your design. The expert would then return a report. You would respond by tweaking your design, sending it back to the expert, and so on. In short, the technology and the processes for creating robust models was out there, as long as you had plenty of time and money.

  • 05 March 2018
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How to Effectively (and Easily) Use Augmented Reality for Product Development

By Dave Martin

Augmented reality is becoming more prevalent in our day-to-day worlds, including social media apps like Instagram, shopping apps like Ikea, games like Pokémon Go, and product marketing like 19 Crimes wine bottle labels.

  • 17 May 2018
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Computational Fluid Dynamics Comes to Creo 5

By Cat McClintock

Earlier this week, PTC's Paul Sagar provided a sneak peek into Creo 5 at a webinar for Design World.

The session focused on "How CAD works with emerging technologies like Augmented Reality and Additive Manufacturing." We highly recommend the session for anybody in the business of product development in 2018. And while AR and 3D printing grabbed the headlines, anybody who stuck around to the end also got a glimpse at some of the new features coming in Creo 5.0 in March.

  • 8 Feb 2018
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Tips for Successful Design Reuse

By Dave Martin

Everybody wants to get to market faster and keep costs down. That’s why it makes sense to reuse as much of your existing design data as possible. When you can update CAD files from a current product, previous product, or just common components, your work gets out the door faster, and that can lead to significant savings.

  • 16 Jan 2018
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From Tech to Fashion: Meet 5 Companies Designing with Creo in 2018

By John Chilson

The New Year is here. It brings new challenges, new opportunities, and new stories about the companies using Creo. In a recent announcement, PTC introduced several of them, some new, some old. From technology to fashion, it’s clear that Creo brings value no matter the industry. Here’s a quick overview of some of the companies using Creo as we head into 2018.

  • 16 Aug 2017
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AR in Action: Changing the Way We Interact with the World

By Guest Author

At the MIT Media Lab this past month, AR in Action hosted a range of speakers from developers to futurists. In the demo area, presenters showed off impressive and unique AR experiences spanning from videogames to an AR sound experience. In the main hall, speakers from Microsoft, Magic Leap, and other major players in Augmented Reality spoke about their visions for the future of AR.

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Image Is Everything (And 6 More Reasons Your Designs Need Good Surfacing Tools )

By Cat McClintock

In 1989, camera maker Canon caused a controversy with an ad campaign that featured bad-boy tennis player Andre Agassi and the tagline “Image is everything.” That was the whole controversy--the idea that the way things look is really important. In today’s era of Instagram, Snapchat, and selfie sticks, can you imagine that causing a stir?

  • 2 days, 8 hours
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Winning Product Designs: Low-Cost Metal 3D Printer [Interview]

By Tiffany Bailey

A few months ago, PTC asked Creo users to submit their best work for a Product Design Contest. Submissions came from more than 60 countries and included objects like a wooden bike, a modular lamp, and jewelry inspired by sunflowers—all made with Creo product design software.

  • 2 days, 8 hours
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Directly Open SolidWorks, CATIA, and NX in Creo for Product Designers

By Peter Sutton

As a product designer, you probably spend a great deal of time trying to get files from different 3D CAD software systems to play nicely together. Or worse, simply recreating the models in your own system from scratch.

  • 4 Jan 2018
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Creo Makes it Easier to Work in Multi-CAD

By Geoff Hedges

One of the big game changers in Creo 3.0 was the new multi-CAD functionality. Called “Unite,” this breakthrough technology tackles the challenge of working in an environment where not everybody has the same CAD system. While Creo has worked toward better multi-CAD performance for years, this release amplified the vision of a world where engineers no longer find themselves locked into a single file format.

  • 29 May 2017
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Courtesy- PTC blogs