Tips for Designing IoT Products: Use Model-Driven IoT Code – Guest Post on PTC Blog

Tech Clarity

Michelle Boucher shares tips for designing IoT products and systems by using model-driven IoT code in this PTC guest post. The post Tips for Designing IoT Products: Use Model-Driven IoT Code – Guest Post on PTC Blog appeared first on Tech-Clarity.

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i.materialise and PTC Partner to Offer 3D Printing Solution for PTC’s Creo 4.0


Today we are proud to announce our new alliance with PTC. This partnership will enable users of PTC’s highly-anticipated Creo ® 4.0 As a partner of PTC, i.materialise looks forward to giving Creo 4.0

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CAD Tip: Model with All Features!

Great tip from @robcohee from twitter: Model the same part using different techniques. Design and Manufacturing 3D Autodesk CAD CATIA PTC Siemens Solidworks TipsExtrude, Revolve, Sweep and Loft. Let me know what you think. Love your feedback!

Watch PTC's Brian Thompson Present the New Seamless PTC & Stratasys Design- to-3D Print Worklflow

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The new joint PTC-Stratasys Design-to-3D Print Workflow is set to dramatically streamline and facilitate the process of designing complex parts and models using Creo 3.0

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3 Ways Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Will Help You – Guest Post on PTC Blog

Tech Clarity

Michelle Boucher describes 3 ways model-based systems engineering (MBSE) can help product development teams in this PTC guest post. While developing today’s complex systems can be extremely challenging, model-based systems engineering (MBSE) can make it easier. MBSE uses a system model as a visual reference to support the development process. This guest post explains how a system model improves […].

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Physna raises $6.9 million to develop “Google of 3D models”

3D Printing Industry

Physna, a Cincinnati-based 3D modeling software startup, has announced the completion of a $6.9 Using the investment, Physna will further the development of its 3D model search engine, which allows users to compare and analyze thousands of 3D models for the purpose […]. 3D Software Drive Capital Mark Kvamme Oracle Paul Powers Physna PTC Purdue University Siemensmillion series A funding round, led by Columbus venture capital firm Drive Capital.

Autodesk releases generative design addons for 3D modelling software Fusion 360

3D Printing Industry

Award-winning multinational software company Autodesk has released new add-ons for its entry-level 3D modeling software Fusion 360. 3D Software aPriori Technologies autodesk Creo Die-casting fusion 360 generative design PTC Siemens Solid Edge solidworks Stephanie FeradayAmong the latest updates is a cost estimation tool combined with generative design. The add-on is powered by Massachusetts-based by aPriori Technologies, a cost management software maker.

Creo 5.0 brings Materialise integration, Autodesk compatibility and more

3D Printing Industry

Massachusetts based software company PTC has released the latest version of its CAD modeling software, Creo 5.0. PTC has added a number of new features and extensions which the company says “enables users to go from concept to manufacturing in one design environment.” Materialise Materialise Magics 3D PTC Siemens NX SOLIDWORKS World 2018

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Retain PMI and Design Intent when you translate CAD Models into SOLIDWORKS with ELYSIUM

Javelin Tech Tips

Got a lot of CAD models and drawings to translate into SOLIDWORKS format? It sounds like ELYSIUM literally rebuilds the original model or drawing, from the ground up, in the chosen CAD format! ELYSIUM translates the features, along with the design intent of the original model.

Remote Monitoring Solution Selection for Medical Device Service (webcast)

Tech Clarity

Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown and PTC’s Anthony Moffa will share recent research and industry experience on this Medical Design & Outsourcing webcast, How to Select a Remote Monitoring Solution to Transform Your Service Model.

Toy Company Fidgetbase Takes Fidget Spinners Back to Basics with 3D Printing and Affordable STL Files

3D Design 3D Printing Education Exclusive Interviews 3D modeling 3d print toys 3d printable toys 3D printed product design 3d printed toys 3D printing PLA ADHD affordable Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder biodegradable 3d printing filament cad CAD design Creo Parametric desk toy fidget spinner Fidgetbase Fusion 360 pla filament Polylactic acid product design PTC stl files toy 3d printing

Learn how to work seamlessly with other CAD Tools using SOLIDWORKS 2017 3D Interconnect [WEBINAR]

Javelin Tech Tips

During the webinar we will review many of the new features and techniques including: How to maintain direct integration of native CAD files from PTC ® Creo ® , Autodesk ® Inventor ® , Siemens ® NX, SolidEdge ® , and CATIA ® , and treat them like native components.

The Top 10 New Features in SOLIDWORKS 2017 [VIDEO]

Javelin Tech Tips

More powerful modeling tools. Faster, easier modeling with fewer picks and clicks. Dramatic improvement in rendering speed and improved workflow between modeling, rendering, and viewing. Parametrically mirror drawing views without the model.

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Balloon models & new import formats in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018

Javelin Tech Tips

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2018 , the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Add-in supports creating reports from SOLIDWORKS part and assembly models. Balloons can be added to model dimensions, notes, GD&Ts, and hole callouts created in SOLIDWORKS MBD or using DimXpert. Balloon Models. SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 Standalone supports new 2D and 3D file formats: DWG/DXF; CATIA V5 CATPart, CATDrawing and CATProduct; PTC and Creo Parametric files; 3DXML.

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Decline in Solid Modeling

Wohlers Talk

Installations of CAD solid modeling seats declined by 7.9% Sales were an estimated 190,000 commercial CAD solid modeling seats in 2007 compared to 175,000 last year. Meanwhile, competitors PTC and Dassault reported declines of 18% and 13%, respectively, for Q3. decline in CAD solid modeling seats. The CAD industry has been experiencing a rough period. in 2008, according to our research.

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Mixed Reality Experience at Smart Manufacturing Experience to Showcase Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality Technologies and Plant of the Future

Additive Manufacturing

During these demonstrations attendees will see live factory analytics, virtual machine demonstrations, modeling, and simulation in a factory environment. Additionally, PTC will showcase a combination of AR and VR, and the four resulting capabilities: visualize, instruct, interact and simulate.

How to convert CAD to STL for 3D Printing

Javelin Tech Tips

A STL is a triangulated representation of a 3D CAD model, an example is shown below: Solid test Facet normal 0 1 0 Outer loop Vertex 0 4 0 Vertex 0.517638 3.93185 0 Vertex 0.5 The triangulation of a surface will cause faceting of the 3D model. Fine STL file produces a smoother model.

Is it time to consider making the switch to SOLIDWORKS?

Javelin Tech Tips

We feel like our CAD provider is bullying us into a software as a service (SaaS) subscription license model!”. With most of the industry switching to a software as a service, or Saas model, SOLIDWORKS is dedicated to giving you the choice of the best solution that suits your needs. SOLIDWORKS 3D Design AutoCAD® Autodesk Inventor® PTC Creo® SOLIDWORKS Upgrade

Stratasys Launches Bold 3D Printing Software Strategy and Universal Design-to-3D Print Application, GrabCAD Print

Additive Manufacturing

3D printing techniques are typically characterized by significant “model fixing” time which forces businesses to devise costly, manual solutions to construct an acceptable workflow.


Javelin Tech Tips

With 3D Interconnect you can: Maintain direct integration of native CAD files from PTC ® Creo ® , Autodesk ® Inventor ® , Siemens ® NX, Solid Edge ® , and CATIA ® , and treat them like native components. PTC ®.prt,prt.*,asm,asm.*.

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Working with Autodesk Inventor Files in SOLIDWORKS PDM

Javelin Tech Tips

With 3D Interconnect you can: Maintain direct integration of native CAD files from PTC ® Creo ® , Autodesk ® Inventor ® , Siemens ® NX, Solid Edge ® , and CATIA ® , and treat them like native components.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Import/Export Overview - #SW2016

CATI Tech Notes

Importing PTC Creo 3.0 Importing STL Models. Enhancement: You can now export material properties such as mass, area and volumes that are assigned to SOLIDWORKS models to IFC 2x3 files. Colors that are defined on features in the imported files are kept in the final model.

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3D Interconnect is even better in SOLIDWORKS 2018!

Javelin Tech Tips

See a 2017 demo below: This meant that no conversion to neutral file formats was necessary to view, edit, and manipulate models generated from PTC Creo, Audodesk Inventor, Siemens NX, SolidEdge, and CATIA.

3D Printing for Product Design


If you want to follow Elia’s steps and design your models in PTC’s Creo software , you can print your designs directly through i.materialise thanks to the integration of both tools. 3D printing allows us to dream.

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3D Data for Additive Manufacturing

Wohlers Talk

CAD solid modeling has been the source of data for most additive manufacturing (AM) parts. to offer full color models from games, such as Rock Band 2 and Spore. To gain some perspective on how big it could become, one needs to compare annual CAD solid modeling shipments to video game shipments. I estimate that at least 95% comes from CAD, but it could be closer to 98%.

Connected Machines in the Smart Factory

Design 2 Part News

Another interesting development came about last month as manufacturing giant GE joined forces with CAD/CAM and PLM developer PTC (Needham, MA) in an alliance that melds GE’s Brilliant Manufacturing Suite of “smart” software with PTC’s ThingWorx IIoT platform.

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Top 10 List [VIDEO]

Javelin Tech Tips

Enhanced Part Modeling Capabilities. Expanded modeling capabilities improve accuracy and speed design: Thread Wizard tool to create internal and external threads. New model Break View tool. Display and associate model coordinate systems automatically. import PTC® Creo® 3.0,

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How to Work with Non-SOLIDWORKS 3D Designs

The Solidworks Blog

Furthermore, we can directly work on this model, rather than on any duplicate copies. For example, drag-and-drop SOLIDWORKS library features such as a keyway and a curved slot onto this model and constrain them to the edges on this Creo part. Update the model to a new Creo revision.

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3D Printing for Product Design


If you want to follow Elia’s steps and design your models in PTC’s Creo software , you can print your designs directly through i.materialise thanks to the integration of both tools. 3D printing allows us to dream.

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 Adds Support for 2D and 3D CAD Files

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS Inspection automatically adds the balloons to the PMIs so that quality inspectors can refer to the inspection spreadsheet and the 3D model to understand the characteristics to inspect. PTC® and Creo Parametric files.

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Stratasys’ Launches New Software Strategy Powered by GrabCAD Print to Change the Way We 3D Print

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The typical process that takes you from concept to 3D printed model can be complex and cumbersome. To fully appreciate the power of Stratasys’ new software approach for 3D printing, it is important to understand the way 3D printing files are prepared.

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The New Reality Of IoT For Distributors And Manufacturers

Design 2 Part News

Every day more sensors are being deployed in factories on motors to check vibrations and temperature, or on the factory line to measure production and product quality,” said Howard Heppelman, vice president and general manager for Connected Product Management at PTC, which makes an IoT platform.

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New Stratasys J55 3D Printer Gives Designers Affordable, Office-friendly, Full-Color 3D Printing to Validate New Product Designs Quickly

Additive Manufacturing

There is no way to validate 2D designs without a realistic 3D model, it’s simply not possible,” said Director of Innovation and Industrial Design Tony Guard at Cincinnati-based Kinetic Vision. Design-to-print workflow simplified with KeyShot and SOLIDWORKS software integration.

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New Home of Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute

RPM Tools

Specifically, the combination of advanced materials, high performance computing resources, modeling and simulation tools, and additive manufacturing practices is allowing large and small enterprises alike to design and build otherwise impossibly complex shapes and systems while significantly reducing manufacturing costs and cycle times, Johnson added. Okuma, Palo Alto Research Center, Parlec, Procter & Gamble, Product Development & Analysis, PTC, Inc.,

Tackling Complexity in 2018: PLM Predictions for Manufacturers

Javelin Tech Tips

Product complexity was the elephant in the room in 2017 as companies across Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, and Industrial Manufacturing looked to differentiate their offerings and create disruptive business models. Additionally, analyst firm Forrester Research published the Forrester Wave: Product Lifecycle Management for Discrete Manufacturers, Q4 2017, their first research on PLM in over a decade in which they cited PTC, Dassault, and newcomer Aras as leaders.

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PTC Creo 5.0 lets users order metal 3D prints directly from Materialise


Software company PTC has released the latest version of its Creo 3D modeling software. The new CAD program, Creo 5.0, introduces a range of new tools and features including topology optimization, additive and subtractive manufacturing capabilities, and more. 3D Software

Designer Spotlight: James Knight

Shapeways Blog

Along with a life time passion of toys, I have been in love with Radio Control models (RC) since the age of 9 when I first discovered hobby grade models made by Tamiya. There is something magical about building a model that moves and looks exactly like its full size counterpart.

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A Line-us Clone


I created a basic design in PTC CREO. I downloaded a model of the servo from GrabCAD to use while I waited the delivery. When the servos arrived, there were slight differences in from the model. I have been going to the monthly Amp Hour, Hardware Happy Hour meetup.

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