PTC Creo Blog: Top 5 Most Read Posts in June 2015

There was a lot to read on the blog last month, with 29 fresh posts added in just 30 days. We packed June 2015 with posts about developing products over the cloud, customer stories, how tos, and more. Here were the top stories, in case you missed them:

Looking for Results? Five Upgrades That Deliver Big Returns. If you’re already using Creo Parametric to create 3D models, you can boost productivity with PTC add-ons. There are upgrades that can support concept design, concurrent engineering, cable routing, data management, virtual prototyping, and more. Which should you consider? This article makes the case for five of the most popular add-ons.

Creo Piping and Cabling Extension, a Creo Parametric add on.

Did You Know? 3D Thickness Check in Creo Parametric. In the past, you’d have to take multiple measurements or use add-on software to ensure your wall thicknesses were reliable. But with the new Measure 3D Thickness tool found in Creo 3.0, you can quickly see where you model meets, or fails to meet, your minimum and maximum thickness requirements. In this post, we show you how it works.

Companies Report Significant Results from PTC Upgrades. Another from our series on upgrading Creo with add-ons like direct modeling or PLM. In this post, we hear from 5 companies that already use some of these add-ons—for example, Chinese design and manufacturing company Tontec, which brought rework down 30% using Creo Flexible Modeling Extension and Creo Mold Analysis Extension.

Did You Know? Link PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1 Output to Creo Parametric

. With the release of Creo Parametric  3.0 M030, we enhanced the integration with PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1. This post looks closer at the three steps you’ll use to link PTC Mathcad to a Creo Parametric model and use worksheet calculations to automatically set the parameters in your model geometry.

New Amphibious Aircraft Shaped by Creo. Imagine flying independently without needing airports. That’s the vision of Atol Avion’s aircraft designers. In this popular post, you saw how the company engineers planes to land and take off from water, land, and snow. These innovative designs come from a company based in Rovaniemi, Finland—known better for being the “home of Santa Claus” than its proximity to international airports.  From its remote location, the company is determined to build an aircraft with extreme beauty, strength, and safety. Check out the ATOL 650, which just completed its maiden flight—with some design help from Creo and Creo Simulate