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What CAD Users need to know about PTC Mathcad

  
  
  
CAD Users Mathcad

As a modern CAD user, you’re no doubt used to working in teams that are separated. You might be divided by the stage of the design process that you work on, the office that you work in or even the country that you are located in.

The Impact of the Internet of Things for Manufacturers

  
  
  
Impact of Internet of Things

Along with the increases in product and service capabilities, where value and differentiation sit for companies has moved. Manufacturers now have opportunities to create new sources of competitive advantage, but only if they heed the three essential value shifts: 

6 Traits of Smart, Connected Products That You Need to Know About

  
  
  
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Essentially smart, connected products are products with embedded processors, sensors and software that enable data exchange by the products and its surroundings, the manufacturers, the end user or additonal products. 
When it comes to thinking about smart, connected products, that are some core traits to consider. These six essential capabilities are ones to consider when thinking about creating your strategy for smart, connected products.


1. How can the product be personalise?

Personalisation means that the end user or manufacturer can tailor products before or even after a product is sold. Products, like smartphones, that are still limited in their physical diversity, are infinitely editable through their software/Apps. This means the product can be completely customised to make something which is totally unique, all at the cost of a mass-produced product

2. How can the product monitor its condition?

These are products that are able to evaluable their own condition, performance, and the operator’s inputs and status. For logistics companies, it’s now possible for managers can see where all of their vehicles are at any time andperformance of that equipment in real-time. It also means that diagnostic data flows wirelessly to a technicians, who may even show up at a worksite with a replacement part before a driver has even noticed a problem.

3. How does the product monitor its environment 

Products can assess the external environment through sensors and datasources. In the auto industry, Continental AG makes windshield- wiper systems with rain-sensors andsoftware that control how rapidly the wipers sweep thewindshield depending on the volume of rain.

4. Can the products be controlled remotely?

Products can be operated remotely in real-time. Example: The General Atomics MQ-9Reaper is an unmanned aerial vehicle capable ofremote controlled or autonomous flight operations. Each aircraft can stay up to17 hours at a time, while the trained crew located safely at a base steer the craft, analyse the images, and act on what they see.

5. Can the product be updated or serviced remotely?

Products can be serviced, updated and enhanced instantly and from anywhere. For instance, Trane, a maker of heating, ventilation, and airconditioning (HVAC) systems, makes systems that contain extensive digital sensors. As a result, the company is able to sort 30percent of HVAC problems remotely without sending anyone out to the job. 

6. Is the product able to learn by itself?

Google first revealed that it had beenworking on self-driving cars in 2010. Since then, these cars have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles on public roads, and data now shows that autonomous cars drive more smoothly and more safelythan human drivers. Expanding connectivity to include other systems will also make it possible for cars to send hazard warnings to each other, adapt based on traffic and weather information, and even interact with signals as they approach intersections.

How Products are Moving to the Next Level with the Internet of Things

  
  
  
internet of things

You've probably started to hear more and more people talk about the Internet of Things. As a concept, it has huge potential for us. But what actually is it all about and how is it going to impact on our lives.

A Brief Introduction to Creo Simulate

  
  
  
creo Simulate

Creo Simulate, part of the whole Creo product family, is a dedicated structural, thermal and vibration analysis tool. What Creo Simulate does is take all of the best features that used to be locked away within the parametric modeling application and split them out into a robust, standalone analysis tool.

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PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1 - The New Release of Mathcad is Here

  
  
  
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If you’re anything like us, you’ll be excited to hear that the latest version of PTC Mathcad is here. PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1 has now been launched (and it comes complete with some nice additional features and functionality too). Here are our favourite three updates that we think your should know about. 

What are the key benefits of PTC Creo Design Exploration Extension?

  
  
  
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When working within the Design Exploration Extension environment, you can start to plan the changes to your designs. The real benefits of Creo DEX are:

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How Creo DEX can help you unlock your concept designs [Presentation]

  
  
  
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If you’re anything like most product designers, you want to be able to develop more concept designs in the same amount of time, so you can explore more design options and ultimately create a more innovative product.

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What’s holding back your Concept Design? [Infographic]

  
  
  
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Concept design is a difficult and at times frustrating process. Having to back up duplicate models of your design into separate folders, to then allow you to modify those duplicates. Meanwhile, while modifying duplicate B, you want to revisit duplicate A, so you have to clear your session to reload. The result is many directories in different folders, and at the end they need to be transferred to the real model which is no mean feat.

How to get started with PTC Creo Design Exploration Extension

  
  
  
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PTC Creo Design Exploration Extension (Creo DEX) helps streamline the process for assessing new designs and deciding on changes to the designs without risking the original model.

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