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Is an open or closed system best for your smart, connected products?


As the IoT transitions from a niche concept to a practical option for product design, it is becoming increasingly popular in the business world. For companies planning to boost efficiency, innovation and ultimately revenue through the IoT, surely the only question is “when can we start?” Soon. I promise.

Should new functionality be embedded in the product or the cloud?

Embedded in the product or cloud

Connectivity offers us two real advantages. First of all it gives us the ability to move information back and forth. Secondly, it also gives us all a new domain in which to create new capabilities for our products and solutions.

How to Choose the Right Smart, Connected Product Capabilities?

Smart Connected Product Capabilities

When you start to think about the smart, connected product capabilities and features you might want to add to your products, it can get pretty complex, pretty quickly.

How to Unlock Design Capabilities and Modernise your Creo Installation

Creo Essentials Packages Cover

It’s well known that having the right tools in place is essential to meet growing competition and also take advantage of new market opportunities. In an increasingly competitive market place, you’ll want to make sure your engineering team has what it needs to be a success. 

How To Improve Your Design to 3D Printing Workflow

Design to 3D Printing Workflow

Preparing a design for 3D printing typically involves multiple software tools. The problem with thiis workflow is that is disconnects the original model from the final design used in manufacturing. So, to help you overcome this common problem, PTC Creo now has capabilities to support design for additive manufacturing. This includes a dedicated environment for preparing and checking models, before sending them for 3D printing.

How to Think About Product Design With the End User in Mind

Product design with end user

When you’re knee deep in product development, it can be very easy to lose sight of the people that you’re creating your product for. After all, with the day-to-day tasks and challenges that come along thick and fast, it’s hard to keep a long-term view and perspective.

Four Questions on PTC PLM Cloud – Answered

Search in PTC PLM Cloud

The PTC PLM Cloud provides an instantly available central repository for product content.  Managed by PTC in a secure cloud infrastructure, the PTC PLM cloud manages all forms of information that is generated during product development. Everything from customer requirements right through to CAD data and Bills of Material (BOM). With seamless integration with common CAD tools, like PTC Creo Parametric, it’s simple to manage new designs or update existing ones. An embedded browser provides quick and easy access to all cloud managed information. All you need to do it right-click on any item, select check-in and then select auto for it to be securely stored in the cloud.


How to Respond to the Opportunity of the IoT

Opportunity of IoT

Manufacturers must begin to transform existing business processes and fundamentally rethink how they create, operate, and service smart, connected products in the IoT. For those that get it right, the future represents a huge opportunity to create product and service advantage:

5 Reasons to Attend PTC Live Global 2015

PTC Live Global

It’s not long now until PTC Live Global 2015 gets started ( 7th – 10th June to be precise). It’s the largest event dedicated to education and networking around PTC and PTC products. But, if you want to know even more reasons why you should attend this year’s event, here is our top five: 

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Understanding the Impact of the IoT [Infographic]

Internet of Things eBook

Understanding exactly how the Internet of Things is going to impact both you and your company is a real challenge. With the way technology is shifting, it can be hard to keep up.

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