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Mar

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Different Product Configuration Approaches

You hear often people talking about product configurators as a solution to quite different and sometimes even conflicting needs. Whereas configurator gives a company a possibility to manage product variability in an efficient way, this should not be confused with product portfolio management. Configurators are used to generate a unique product structure for a specific […]

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Jan

08

Windchill 11.1 – PLM in the modern web

Windchill 11.0 has been around for the last two years. With its release PTC started a journey to renew the interface of the system and with this update to more modern web technologies. In 10.2 a lot of compatibility issues arose when web browsers quickly had to steer away from java, due to security reasons. […]

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Jan

02

Creo 5.0 Update

In between the constant buzz about IoT, AR and Digital Twins over the past year, PTC also managed to release a new version of Creo Parametric. Creo Parametric 5.0 was released in March this year and marks the starting point for a new release schedule for the product. PTC has announced that a new version […]

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Dec

21

Saving Heat Treatment Steps Means Saving Costs

Many of our customers ask me if we can help them to cut manufacturing costs. The short answer is yes! We have a great example with two of our customers who are using our casting simulation software, MAGMASoft and have decreased their manufacturing costs. MAGMASoft enables the analysis of casting product manufacturing and the prediction […]

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Jul

18

3D Printing with Creo Parametric

3D printing or, a bit more technically phrased, Additive Manufacturing, may be on everyone’s lips and quietly revolutionizing the world, but in fact, it’s quite old hat. It was invented in 1981 and in 1988 you could buy the first device. Since that time a lot has been done and in the professional world as […]

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Apr

14

Bye Bye Oracle – Welcome SQL Server!

Sometimes you need to let go of the familiar. Only a few years back Oracle was the favoured database. Now with the Microsoftianism of the server environment in KMU you mostly see MS SQL servers. To keep the administration overhead small for 2 database systems and the back-up architecture a switch for your PTC® Creo […]

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Mar

03

Ways to the Spare Parts List – E-Bom to S-Bom

…or when the service generates turnover. How do you create and maintain your spare parts list – if you even offer them? Manually in ERP, or in excel sheets or something entirely different? Particularly in special engineering – where effectively every machine is a new development – the administration overhead for the facility and upkeep […]

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Dec

14

Augmented Reality in Creo Parametric

I recently participated in PTC Forum in Stuttgart and the focus was around Augmented Reality (AR) and Internet-of-Things (IoT). According to PTC these business areas will revolutionize how products will be used and developed in the future. Most of all this gives new opportunities for product development and to connect the physical product with the […]

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