Coffee with a CAD Expert

Written By: Cat McClintock
  • 5/15/2017

Weekly sessions show what’s new in Creo 3D design software

Over the past few years, it seems as if new technology has shaken up the way we develop products across every industry.  Surgeons now use hip joints that come from 3D printers, farmers measure soil quality with remote sensors, and kids play video games that mix digital images with real world scenes.

augmented reality helicopter

An augmented reality scene mixing real world imagery (a desktop in this case) with a digital 3D model (the helicopter).

If advances like additive manufacturing and the internet of things haven’t touched your design engineering work already, they surely will soon.

That’s why you should catch up with what’s new with 3D CAD. The latest design tools now support these new technologies in ways you might not have realized.

For example, did you know that you can now turn your 3D model into an augmented reality experience with the push of just a few buttons? Or that you can evaluate and optimize parts for 3D printing right within your CAD system?

We invite you to find out more about the latest in CAD software in our Coffee with an Expert series. In these relaxed, conversational sessions, you’ll meet with one of our experts, see demos of Creo 4.0, and get your questions answered, all within an informal online setting.

Topics include

  • Tools for Better Concept Design
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing
  • Tools for Succeeding in a Multi-CAD Environment
  • Model-Based Definition
  • Success with Simulation
  • Using Direct Modeling
  • Augmented Reality

The meetings are open to anyone and take place every Thursday in Europe. The topic changes from week to week, so join in as often as you like.  Visit our registration page to find out about the next Coffee with an Expert is scheduled, and sign up to join us.

Register for Coffee with an Expert

  • CAD
  • Retail and Consumer Products
  • Connected Devices

About the Author

Cat McClintock

Cat McClintock edits the Creo and Mathcad blogs for PTC.  She has been a writer and editor for 15+ years,  working for CAD, PDM, ERP, and CRM software companies. Prior to that, she edited science journals for an academic publisher and aligned optical assemblies for a medical device manufacturer. She holds degrees in Technical Journalism, Classics, and Electro-Optics. She loves talking to PTC customers and learning about the interesting work they're doing and the innovative ways they use the software.