Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Creo 4.0 Launch: Five Free Online Presentations You Don't Want to Miss

On Tuesday, November 15, PTC is hosted its European Forum both in Stuttgart, Germany and online. This event marks the official launch of Creo 4.0, with in person and online breakout sessions taking place throughout the day.
At PTC Forum Europe, you’ll find dozens of sessions packed into a single 12-hour day, covering everything from the Internet of Things to PLM. But if you’re a Creo user, or plan to be in the near future, it’s the Creo 4.0 discussions you won’t want to miss. These live presentations are hosted by PTC product managers, and include opportunities for chatting with peers and submitting your questions to presenters—even if you’re an online attendee.

Introducing Creo 4.0

In this 45-minute overview, Paul Sagar, Creo VP of Product Management, talks about the “groundbreaking capabilities available in Creo 4.0.” You’ll learn about new tools for model-based definition; additive manufacturing; and smart, connected design; as well as productivity improvements. If your time is limited and you want to learn as much as you can about the new release in the shortest amount of time, dial in for this big-picture introduction to Creo 4.0.
Lattice structures optimized for 3D printing in Creo 4.0
Lattice structures optimized for 3D printing in Creo 4.0.

What’s New in Creo Parametric

When you hear about “productivity improvements” in software, it’s tempting to think we’ve moved a tab here or added a menu pick there. But product managers at PTC are saying the changes to the UI with Creo 4.0 are some of the most exciting features in the release. Tune in to this session with Martin Neumüller, Director of Product Management, and find out how Creo 4.0 will improve your design productivity.

Implementing and Complying with Model-Based Definition

Whether you need to cut product costs, get better feedback from downstream contributors, or streamline the design review process, model-based definition (MBD) can help. New functionality in Creo 4.0 adds enhancements to 3D annotations, expanded capabilities with combination states, and improvements in creating derivative 3D formats and 2D artifacts. Product Manager Raphael Nascimento presents this session.

Design for Additive Manufacturing

Creo 4.0 is streamlining the process of 3D printing your designs. This release will provide a single environment for anyone who wants to design, optimize, prepare, and validate designs for 3D printing. Plus, you should see what it can do with lattices! Join PTC Product Manager Jose Coronado and learn how the software automates the creation and optimization of product designs that only additive manufacturing can create.

Smart, Connected Product Design

Whether you design cell phones, cars, or industrial pumps, understanding how your products are used in the real world is invaluable. In this session, Product Manager Arnaud van de Veerdonk shows you exciting new enhancements in Creo 4.0 to help you design, build and optimize smart, connected products. Take advantage of the IoT to improve product quality and ensure that future products better meet the needs of your customers.

Source: https://www.ptc.com/cad-software-blog/creo-4-five-free-online-presentations

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

PTC Introduces Vuforia Studio Enterprise to Democratize Augmented Reality Development

Codeless Authoring and Publishing Solution Revolutionizes AR in the Enterprise

NEEDHAM, Mass. – LiveWorx 2016 – June 7, 2016 –– PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced at LiveWorx 2016 the availability of Vuforia™ Studio Enterprise – a powerful new tool for authoring and publishing augmented reality (AR) experiences for the enterprise. Originally announced as Project ThingX, Vuforia Studio Enterprise is seamlessly integrated with PTC’s Creo® 3D CAD visualization and illustration software and ThingWorx® Internet of Things (IoT) platform to quickly and easily add an augmented reality component to connected ‘things’– from manufacturing and factory equipment to solar panels and medical devices. Vuforia Studio is now available as part of the Vuforia Studio Pilot Program.
“Vuforia Studio Enterprise ushers in the era of augmented reality for the enterprise by delivering a set of components that allows practically anyone to create an augmented experience, with no coding knowledge required,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “By integrating 3D CAD data from tools like Creo and IoT data from ThingWorx, Vuforia Studio allows organizations to easily develop augmented reality experiences that enable enterprises to better create, operate, and service their connected products.”
Augmented reality is one of the fastest growing technology segments in the enterprise. However, its adoption is hindered by a lack of tools for content authors that can leverage existing 3D assets. Vuforia Studio addresses this challenge and enables development of new experiences for creating, operating, and servicing connected products. Vuforia Studio provides all of the components that are needed to make it simple for any solution builder to develop an augmented reality experience, without requiring deep programming knowledge or expertise in augmented reality technology.
Vuforia Studio democratizes augmented reality in the enterprise by allowing companies to use existing 3D assets from PTC’s industry-leading Creo 3D CAD software, as well as other popular 3D modeling tools. Vuforia Studio allows that data to be combined with easy-to-create animations and sequences, as well as a product’s IoT sensor data – such as temperature and operating speed – through ThingWorx. This information is integrated through a suite of technology components that simplifies the development of augmented reality experiences, which include:
  • Vuforia Studio Enterprise – Vuforia Studio Enterprise provides an easy-to-use interface for codeless authoring and publishing of AR experiences. Experiences can incorporate 3D CAD data and ThingWorx-powered IoT data, and are associated with a ThingMark™, a code that uniquely identifies an object or a product.
  • Vuforia Experience Service – Once experiences are created with Vuforia Studio, they can be published to the cloud-based Vuforia Experience Service with just a few clicks. Any number of experiences can be created, providing a scalable solution for enterprise-wide AR deployments.
  • Vuforia View Enterprise – Vuforia View Enterprise is a single app that scans ThingMarks and prompts the user to select an associated experience. Once selected, the experience is downloaded and launched.
“PTC is poised to capitalize on the immense potential of augmented reality in the enterprise with Vuforia Studio Enterprise,” said Vernon Turner, VP and fellow, IoT, IDC. “The applications for augmented reality in the enterprise are practically limitless, and a powerful tool like Vuforia Studio that combines augmented reality, Internet of Things services, and 3D modeling will register as a standout option as organizations build out their augmented reality strategies.”
PTC announced at LiveWorx the Vuforia Studio Pilot Program, available to customers interested in adopting Vuforia Studio. General availability for Vuforia Studio will be announced later this year. To join the Vuforia Studio Pilot Program, please contact a PTC sales representative by clicking here.
Additional Resources
- See more at: http://www.ptc.com/news/2016/ptc-introduces-vuforia-studio-enterprise#sthash.zYXf3waQ.dpuf

PTC Introduces New Connected Service Solutions at LiveWorx 2016

Remote Service and Connected Service Parts Management Solutions, Powered by ThingWorx, Optimize Service Decisions for Better Service Delivery

NEEDHAM, Mass. – LiveWorx 2016 – June 8, 2016 –– PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced at LiveWorx 2016® the latest offerings of its smart, connected service solutions— PTC Remote Service and PTC Connected Service Parts Management. Both solutions leverage the ThingWorx® IoT platform to help companies transform the way they execute service for connected products.
PTC Remote Service and PTC Connected Service Parts Management are integral components of PTC’s service journey, a roadmap for organizations adopting a strategy for smart, connected service. It helps them redefine their service models to generate unprecedented value for their customers and organization. The service journey entails three steps:
  • Understand – Make smarter decisions by analyzing service and product data in real-time
  • Advance – Differentiate your service offering by improving and expediting the way products are serviced
  • Outperform – Completely redefine value for customers and the service organization with new offerings and business models.
"Many organizations struggle to transform their service environment and desire to take advantage of IoT and the value that can be gained from the data streaming from connected equipment and devices,” says Steve Morandi, senior vice president, Service Lifecycle Management, PTC. “PTC’s connected service solutions help organizations successfully navigate this transformation by optimizing their existing service models and creating new value-added offerings. With PTC Remote Service and PTC Connected Service Parts Management solutions, organizations can analyze service and product data in real-time, differentiate service offerings, and improve the way products are serviced.”

PTC Remote Service

PTC Remote Service enables service and support technicians to remotely identify, diagnose, and resolve issues, while continuously monitoring key performance parameters in connected equipment. PTC Remote Service helps service organizations avoid equipment downtime and unscheduled service events enabling organizations to reduce service costs and improve customer service.

PTC Connected Service Parts Management

PTC Connected Service Parts Management enables service organizations to utilize data directly from connected assets to more accurately forecast and plan service parts demand. Leveraging the power of the ThingWorx IoT platform, PTC Connected Service Parts Management captures asset location and performance information and feeds that data to PTC’s Service Parts Management solution. By collecting, transforming, and organizing data reported directly by equipment in the field, organizations are able to improve service levels and increase equipment availability.
PTC’s smart connected service solutions help companies improve their service revenue and profitability, competitive advantage, and product reliability.
"In delivering better solutions and outcomes to customers, connectivity is a must for service organizations," said Sumair Dutta, chief customer officer, The Service Council. "A connected infrastructure can make a service business more predictive in its service relationships, more efficient in its reactive service delivery, and more responsive in the development of new services that are needed by customers."

Additional Resources:

- See more at: http://www.ptc.com/news/2016/ptc-introduces-new-connected-service-solutions-at-liveworx#sthash.UY7ldmV6.dpuf

PTC Announces PTC AgileWorx to Accelerate Product Development Success

Offers Industry’s First Agile Software Solution for Product Teams

NEEDHAM, Mass. – LiveWorx 2016 – June 8, 2016 –– PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced at LiveWorx® 2016 the launch of its PTC AgileWorx™ solution, the industry’s first Agile solution designed to help product engineering teams improve innovation and time-to-market.
Today’s smart, connected products are transforming how companies create and capture value. The speed with which organizations respond to these opportunities will increasingly determine their ability to outperform in the marketplace. Companies who successfully deploy agile practices can accelerate their innovation by up to 80 percent. Yet many organizations struggle to apply Agile principles to the realm of product engineering. Product engineering teams must collaborate with diverse teams of specialists, safeguard product quality and safety, and manage product lines over decades.
PTC AgileWorx is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of manufacturers building complex and smart, connected products. It provides a central hub where engineering teams can visualize work in progress, prioritize activities, identify dependencies, and remove impediments.
“Agility is the optimized response to change,” said Roque Martin, senior vice president and general manager of PTC’s Application Lifecycle Management segment. “How well manufacturers can adapt will determine their ability to win. We created PTC AgileWorx to give customers the competitive edge needed to accelerate their Agile engineering journey.”
“Agile practices have revolutionized enterprise IT. The challenge for engineering industries is to bring their engineers to speed with this transformation,” said Michael Azoff, principle analyst, Ovum. “With its flexible support for teams that need to bridge different Agile sprints, Ovum is impressed with PTC’s vision for agile in engineering and AgileWorx is an excellent tool for multi-disciplined engineering teams.”
PTC AgileWorx enables manufacturers to respond faster to feedback from customers and other market disruptors. It helps product development organizations:
  • Unify the cross-discipline team – provides visibility into team activities and links to CAD, ALM, and PLM systems of record for more informed decision-making.
  • Safeguard quality and safety – enables teams to leverage and extend their existing quality and compliance frameworks.
  • Organize for product variants – supports component-based development and product line engineering to maximize reuse and reduce cost.
  • Connect to real world insight – supports the integration of IoT and other data streams into core product development feedback loops.
“PTC’s long-standing leadership providing ALM, PLM, and CAD solutions — now also extended to the IoT — makes it well suited to help clients chart their Agile engineering journey,” said Chris Rommel, executive vice president of IoT & Embedded Technology at VDC Research.
To sign up for a 15-day free trial of PTC AgileWorx, please visit ptc.com/agileworx.

Additional Resources:

1McKinsey & Company, “An Operating Model for Company-Wide Agile Development”, Comella-Dorda, Loyiya, and Speksnijder, May 2016, - See more at: http://www.ptc.com/news/2016/ptc-announces-ptc-agileworx#sthash.3eKyN5ZM.dpuf