Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Designing Complex Products

The efficient design and optimization of sophisticated products is a constant challenge. Incompatible CAD tools, an inability to reuse product design data downstream and with extended teams, and difficulty collaborating between engineers aggravates these challenges. To stay competitive in today’s market, organizations need new ways to address these challenges.

Enabling Effective Product Design with CAD

PTC’s CAD software and solutions enable companies to optimize their products through the creation of digital prototypes. This includes the initial product concepts and styling, 2D and 3D design, simulation and analysis, and engineering calculations. For many years, the CAD market was labeled as stagnant, lacking signs of new innovation. Yet increasing complexity of product designs and competition has caused organizations to want more from their CAD solutions.

Manufacturers are searching to find new ways to reduce development costs, identify and eliminate errors earlier in the design cycle, increase design collaboration across disciplines and with extended team members, and optimize product designs for cost and customer requirements. Over the past 25 years, PTC has worked with thousands of manufacturers around the world to help them unlock the potential of their product designs.

PTC CAD Solutions

PTC brings its industry-leading technology and process expertise to help your organization evolve their product development process. Our solutions can help you to:

  • Create, analyze and validate the complete product definition across both mechanical and electrical disciplines
  • Design and optimize products with distributed engineering teams in multi-CAD environments
  • Eliminate errors and rework when product development data is re-used downstream
  • Eliminate redundant systems and consolidate tools

Product Design Software

PTC Creo is an easy-to-use, scalable suite of product design apps for creating, simulating, analyzing and viewing product designs, and leveraging them downstream. The suite is built on a common data model with a common user interface, and embraces 2D, 3D, parametric and direct CAD modeling technologies. This enables you to select the right tool for the task at hand while allowing the product design data to move seamlessly between apps with no duplication or rework.. When combined with the capabilities of PTC Mathcad, design optimization and analysis can begin prior to 2D/3D modeling, helping to more efficiently drive the geometry creation. Additionally, when used in conjunction with PTC Windchill, all the product data can easily be managed throughout the entire product lifecycle.

Engineering Calculations Software

PTC Mathcad is the industry standard for solving, documenting, sharing and reusing vital engineering calculations. Its easy-to-use live mathematical notation, powerful communications capabilities, and open architecture allow engineers and organizations to optimize their critical design and engineering processes. PTC Mathcad easily displays calculations, text, data, and images in a single worksheet, enabling knowledge capture, data reuse and design verification. PTC Mathcad integrates with other best-in-class PTC products like PTC Creo and PTC Windchill, to increase productivity, improve process efficiency, and allow for better collaboration between individuals and teams.

Managing the Complete Product Lifecycle

PTC Windchill securely tracks, stores and shares all versions and iterations of CAD models, created in PTC Creo or other MCAD applications, ensuring that everyone is utilizing the same information. PTC Windchill can also manage related content such as ECAD files, software source code, documentation, requirements, manufacturing information, service information, part/supplier data, calculations and illustrations to provide complete control over the entire product structure.

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