Tag: PTC

Reinventing the wheel for a racing motorcycle

Reinventing the wheel for a racing motorcycle

KTM used Creo to replace the familiar five-spoke design with a lighter configuration. Simulation during design was a key to success.   Olaf Seger, an engineer at KTM, just reinvented the wheel. To be more specific, he designed a new wheel for the 2013 KTM 690 Duke, a powerful single-cylinder motorcycle used in racing and road [...]

By April 12, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Designing a wood-fired stove for the 21st Century

Designing a wood-fired stove for the 21st Century

Specht uses PTC Creo to re-invent wood heat, with a two-chamber design that raises efficiency and lowers emissions. In many regions with cold winters, wood heat remains a primary heat source. Yet for years it has not been able to compete ecologically or financially with oil, gas, and electricity for home climate control. Compared to [...]

By February 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
PTC net income rises 61% on flat revenue

PTC net income rises 61% on flat revenue

Asia is the bright spot for new sales and services. A new deal with Embraer for PLM complicates Dassault Systemes relationship. PTC will reduce headcount by 4% during the current quarter. PTC (NASDAQ: PMTC) is reporting sharply higher net income on essentially flat revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, as compared with a [...]

Building a clock to run for 10,000 years

Building a clock to run for 10,000 years

Engineers at The Long Now Foundation are using PTC’s Mathcad and Creo to design the first of several 300-foot clocks as the ultimate monument to optimism and long-term thinking. Imagine a 300 foot clock sheltered deep inside a mountain hideaway. For 10,000 years it marks the passing of time, its titanium gears, ruby latches, and [...]

By December 6, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Customers were waiting for Teamcenter on the cloud

Customers were waiting for Teamcenter on the cloud

PLM Software? Check. Integration Partner? Check. Cloud Platform? Check. When PTC announced it would provide its Windchill enterprise PLM software on the cloud three years ago, the market replied with a collective yawn. It wasn’t that the software was bad—Windchill is competitive and popular—but companies that use enterprise-class PLM software were just not ready to [...]

By November 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PTC reports fourth quarter and full year net loss

PTC reports fourth quarter and full year net loss

Increased demand in the Americas was offset by results in Europe and Asia in Q4. PTC (PMTC: NASDAQ) today reported mixed results for its fourth fiscal quarter and for all of fiscal year 2012. Revenue for the quarter (ending September 30, 2012) was $325.3 million, down 4.9% year-over-year. On a constant currencies basis, revenue was [...]

Free PTC Mathcad Express has some heft to it

Free PTC Mathcad Express has some heft to it

More than the usual freeware demo, this subset of Mathcad Prime 2.0 allows users to create new documents and edit existing ones. Without fanfare or even a press release, this week PTC released Mathcad Express, a forever-free subset of Mathcad Prime 2.0. Like many CAD industry freeware products, for the first 30 days after download [...]

PTC releases shake-and-break Creo View Mobile for iOS

PTC releases shake-and-break Creo View Mobile for iOS

18 months after its first preview, Creo users have a way to use and share models in the iPad/iPhone environment. PTC has released Creo View Mobile, an iPhone/iPad app for viewing and sharing Creo and Pro/Engineer models. The app is unique among the various CAD-related mobile apps in that a quick shake of the phone [...]

Vax uses photorealistic rendering for more than hero shots

Vax uses photorealistic rendering for more than hero shots

The full-line manufacturer of floorcare products repurposes its Creo CAD data for a variety of design and marketing needs using KeyShot. The goal is to completely eliminate expensive photography sessions. The automotive industry is well known for its use of digital assets—CAD data—to create photo-realistic product renderings for design and marketing. But other consumer products [...]

By September 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Siemens PLM Software looks beyond worldwide slowdowns

Siemens PLM Software looks beyond worldwide slowdowns

There is considerable security in being owned by one of your largest customers, especially one known for taking the long view. By Kathleen Maher It might be obvious, but it’s worth repeating: the difference between high-end companies and companies serving more mainstream customer bases is the level of customer relationship. The big three high-end PLM [...]

By September 14, 2012 3 Comments Read More →