PTC Creo Blog: Top 5 Most Read Posts in May




We know you’re busy and often may not know about all the posts here on the PTC Creo Blog when we first publish them. Or maybe you see a story, intend to read it later, and forget. That’s why we publish the monthly Top 5 Most Read Posts. Here, you can quickly catch up with all your reading.

May’s Most Read offers a nice overview of different PTC offerings, as well as a diverse set of users changing the world with their products. Our list starts with the fifth most read and counts down to the most popular …

Q&A with Mentor Graphics: FloEFD for PTC Creo. Traditionally, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis has been conducted by highly specialized professionals away from designers and other stakeholders involved in the product development process. But, this practice has recently begun to shift – as designers and engineers are becoming more empowered by tools that combine traditional CAD and simulation capabilities. Now, Mentor Graphics and PTC have partnered together to offer a new free Virtual Lab for users to try FloEFD for PTC Creo for 30-days without the burden of downloading any software, hassle with licenses, or scrambling for appropriate hardware. In this article, Mark Fischer, Director of Partner Strategy with PTC, and John Isaac Director of Market Development of Mentor Graphics tell us more.

High School Student Stops Video Shake with PTC Creo. This is the story of Chris Alvarez, a high school senior in South Boston, VA. When a marketing teacher wanted a device to steady his department’s camera on video shoots, Alvarez designed a solution using PTC Creo and the school’s 3D printer. The result is the Comet Cam! In this post, Alvarez tells us about his experience (spoiler: it took a few tries to get it right).

Four Teams Delivering Breakthrough Results with PTC Creo Simulate. Simulation was a major theme on the blog in May. In this post, we talk about the companies already using simulation tools and their jaw-dropping results. Using PTC Creo and PTC Creo Simulate, VEMP designed a motor 87.5% faster, Bierens says it shaved 30-40% off development time, American Wave Machines optimized designs early, and the University of Tokyo is months away from producing a breakthrough artificial heart.

PTC Creo Blog: Top 5 Most Read Posts in May

We know you’re busy and often may not know about all the posts here on the PTC Creo Blog when we first publish them. Or maybe you see a story, intend to read it later, and forget. That’s why we publish the monthly Top 5 Most Read Posts. Here, you can quickly catch up with all your reading.

May’s Most Read offers a nice overview of different PTC offerings, as well as a diverse set of users changing the world with their products. Our list starts with the fifth most read and counts down to the most popular …

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Q&A with Mentor Graphics: FloEFD for PTC Creo. Traditionally, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis has been conducted by highly specialized professionals away from designers and other stakeholders involved in the product development process. But, this practice has recently begun to shift – as designers and engineers are becoming more empowered by tools that combine traditional CAD and simulation capabilities. Now, Mentor Graphics and PTC have partnered together to offer a new free Virtual Lab for users to try FloEFD for PTC Creo for 30-days without the burden of downloading any software, hassle with licenses, or scrambling for appropriate hardware. In this article, Mark Fischer, Director of Partner Strategy with PTC, and John Isaac Director of Market Development of Mentor Graphics tell us more.

High School Student Stops Video Shake with PTC Creo. This is the story of Chris Alvarez, a high school senior in South Boston, VA. When a marketing teacher wanted a device to steady his department’s camera on video shoots, Alvarez designed a solution using PTC Creo and the school’s 3D printer. The result is the Comet Cam! In this post, Alvarez tells us about his experience (spoiler: it took a few tries to get it right).

Chris Alvarez with CometCam

Chris Alvarez with CometCam

Enhancing Your Simulations with PTC Mathcad. PTC recently made significant enhancements to the integration between PTC Creo Parametric and our engineering calculation software, PTC Mathcad. In demos and other posts, we’ve talked a lot about embedding worksheets with models and using calculations to drive geometry.  However, in this post, we zeroed in on simulations. With PTC Mathcad you can calculate forces and boundary conditions. Plus, you can quickly check results from other simulation tools. Best of all, you don’t have to create all those calculations from scratch because hundreds of industry-specific worksheets are available for the software.

Rába Axle Ranks as Top Supplier with PTC Creo Simulate. With the tag line, “We Engineer, You Drive,” Rába Axle is a Hungarian company whose products take more abuse than most.  You can find Rába in desert racers (as in the KM Racing video above), military vehicles, city buses, and John Deere tractors. In this story, we told you about how the company adopted PTC Creo, PTC Creo Simulate, and PTC Windchill PDMLink to build a better axle. As a result, engineers make lighter products without compromising performance.  On top of that, a process that once took 8 days now is finished in 2. And in the end, manufacturing costs have plummeted 50%.

Impressive results. But to get into the top slot as our most-read post last month, Rába Axle was helped by one of the most watchable videos too. Here it is again in case you missed it.

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