Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Demos & Tech Tips: Live Webcast Schedule- Nov 2013

November 2013 (Asia/Calcutta)


11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
PTC Creo Data Management
10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
PTC Creo Parametric Overview
1:30 AM - 2:00 AM
PTC Creo Parametric Overview
1:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Merging Multiple DesignsCustomers with Active Maintenance
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Automating PTC Creo NC Customers with Active Maintenance

Designing the perfect Jack-O-Lantern using PTC Creo

 Designing the perfect Jack-O-Lantern using PTC Creo

What do a PTC Marketing Manager and a Mechanical Engineer using 3D Software have in common?  The answer is Halloween jack-o-lanterns.  Ever since I was a child I have always loved Halloween.  The images of ghosts, vampires and endless piles of orange pumpkins have always been very appealing to me.  Or could it be the candy corn and candy apples?  I was excited to see that 3D CAD software users also have an interest in designing Halloween jack-o-lanterns using PTC Creo.
Can you build a better Jack-O-Lantern using PTC Creo?  We think you can and with fewer seeds.
PTC is hosting the 3rd Annual Jack-O-Lantern Design Contest so if you participated last year, start designing your 3D jack-o-lantern design now.  For some of you, this might be your first year to join so Ian Pilkington, PTC Technical Manager recently provided helpful suggestions for the PTC Community that will get you started.
Ian’s Tips and Tricks for designing the perfect jack-o-lantern using PTC Creo:
  • Start by using a sweep with a graph-driven profile to generate the ‘segments’ of the pumpkin
  • You could use a relation to work out how wide each segment could be so that it can be patterned round into a circle (to form the main bit on the pumpkin.
  • Do all of this as a surface and then join all the surface segments together to form a ‘skin’
  • Add rounds between each segment
  • Solidify the skin into a solid with a relatively large thickness (i.e. as thick as you want to ‘scoop’ it out)
  • Model the stalk on the top (Freestyle in PTC Creo would be great!)
  • Project a cut into the side of the pumpkin from a sketch (scary face etc etc)
  • To render, use one of the standard scenes but change the wall colors to dark or orange type color
  •  Use an environment light or a skylight to light the externals of the pumpkin
  • Assign the color of the pumpkin to be yellow, and the external surfaces orange and green for the stalk. That way it will look orange on the outside whilst the scooped out bit will be yellow. You can play around with reflectivity etc to get the right result. You could also use a pre-set material like stone (but in yellow) to show the outside as a ‘rough’ texture.
  • Place an additional light bulb light inside the pumpkin (with color set to yellow) to simulate a candle etc. (you could even model a candle to make it look more effective.
  • Set perspective view and you are good to go!
Are you inspired?  Take a look at the great designs from PTC’s 2012 Annual Jack-O-Lantern Contest and 2011.
The rules:
  • PTC Community members are encourages to design the most creative, scary or funny Jack-O-Lantern (In good taste of course).
  • You must be logged into the PTC Community to comment or add photos to our submission gallery.
  • Post your creation on the following link and the community will vote of their favorite design.
  • The contest concludes on November 14th at 12pm noon EST and PTC will review the submissions and select the top 3 designs with that have the most “likes”.
  • The three winners will receive PTC swag. The requirement is that all designs must be created using PTC software in order to be considered for eligibility.
If you have a passion for Halloween, jack-o-lanterns and 3D design take a break and unleash your creativity.  Challenge yourself and win some PTC treats.
Source: http://creo.ptc.com/2013/10/25/designing-the-perfect-jack-o-lantern-using-ptc-creo/ 

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 Released

PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 Features and Functions

PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 delivers new capabilities that allow engineers to optimize their critical design processes

Global Definitions
Variable definitions are the backbone of your PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 worksheets. Some variables are specific to individual calculation steps and some will be utilized throughout the worksheet.
The Global Definition operator allows you to define and evaluate a variable anywhere in your worksheet without having to worry about calculation order. This makes both worksheet management and documentation presentation easier – constants and parameters can be defined as ‘true’ throughout your worksheet and can be placed close to the end result of the calculation to support ‘what if’ analyses, as well as for clear and concise presentation of your work.
Math in Text
PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 is the industry standard for engineering calculations and a simple and presentable text flow is important for easy to read, easy to interpret worksheets based on those calculations.
PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 allows math and text to be seamlessly integrated to provide a natural text flow that increases the readability of your worksheet definitions, design notes and explanatory text. Live math can be inserted, pasted and moved anywhere within text to augment worksheet presentation with content that will update on upstream changes in calculation. By enabling math within text, PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 allows you much greater scope with your worksheet presentation.
Do you find you always start a worksheet with the same header content, margin size and initial variable definitions? Instead of having to create that content every time you want to start a new worksheet, with PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 you can create a template that includes all that content and simply use that as the basis for every new worksheet you create.
PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 Templates save you time and effort by providing the ability to define and organize desired content in such a way as to allow simple and structured re-use in creating new worksheets. Anything you can do with a worksheet, be it adding calculation content or changing documentation formatting, can be saved in a template. Documents can be standardized, IP can be captured and your desired format can be reused as often as you need. PTC supplies several default templates as examples that can be used as is or as a basis for your own templates. You can also create, edit and store personal or company defined templates in locations easy to configure and access through the software.
Math Formatting
As a fully functional engineering calculation documentation tool, PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 already supports standard text formatting. To allow even greater worksheet documentation flexibility you can now format your live math too.
Math font, font size, color and highlight can be changed to suit personal, company or industry standard documentation expectations. You can now do things such as direct reader focus by highlighting important results, separate specific calculation elements by assigning them different colors and match text formatting to produce a more coherent reading experience for users of your worksheet. With both text and math formatting you get the full suite of formatting options for all your documentation needs.
Custom Functions
PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 comes fully loaded with hundreds of built-in functions that cover a multitude of engineering disciplines. With Custom Functions you can now write and integrate your own functions, customizing your working environment to suit whatever engineering needs you have. Whether you need specialized niche-market engineering content, use personally modified versions of existing functions or have an idea for a new function to optimize whatever engineering problem you may be working on, Custom Functions allows you to write and install those functions with the PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 environment so you can access them in the worksheet and use them alongside existing content.
Advanced Numerics
PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 continues to improve calculation capabilities. Building on the improvements seen in Prime 2.0 (native 64-bit support, linear algebra, signal processing, just to name a few), Prime 3.0 adds new matrix decompositions functions: LU, QR and Cholesky. These functions replace the old lu, qr and cholesky counterparts. The new functions are up to 100 times faster, provide extended capability (such as pivoting, and complex number support) and return the result in easier to work with format.
Continuous improvement in calculation capability allows users evaluate a greater number of, and more complex and computationally demanding, cases in less time, ultimately leading to more optimal designs.
Excel Component
You’ve got a large data set in Excel that’s critical to your design. But you don’t want to use that tool for your calculations. PTC Mathcad‘s Excel component was designed for exactly that problem. PTC Mathcad is the industry standard for engineering calculations because it saves you time, reduces risk and integrates with many tools you may already be using. The Excel component is extremely easy to use, and allows you to leverage data in existing spreadsheets. No messy conversion of data. No new tool to learn. When you combine the engineering power of PTC Mathcad with the familiarity of Excel's tabular data capabilities, you’ll save time and effort, improve visibility and sharing, and enjoy better integration with legacy systems.
PTC Mathcad’s symbolic calculation functionality goes a long way toward making your job easier. Like many features in the software, it automates a task that is cumbersome, time-consuming and risky if done manually. With symbolics, you can set up the right form of a formula before plugging in the numbers. Routine updates to downstream computations are managed automatically, so your documents remain up to date even as your formulas change. Symbolic calculation even lets you put derivation steps that are often done on paper right in the document so it’s easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to verify.
Whether you’re transferring knowledge, setting up standard calculations, showing those calculations step-by-step, or verifying and validating a design—documents with explicit derivation and calculations make the process easier, more effective, and less error prone.
Solving Capabilities
PTC Mathcad is easy to use, but it’s no simple calculator. Its advanced features, like solve blocks, make it a powerful engineering tool. The solve block capability lets you quickly and easily solve systems of linear, non-linear, and differential equations. It lets you solve any number of equations and unknown variables – you can analyze a wide variety of problems according to a set of constraints that you specify. Enter as much or as little information as you need to solve the problem. The software takes care of the rest. This saves you time, improves your accuracy, and lets you do more without additional programming or tools.
Advanced Plotting
What if you had the ability to look at your data in three dimensions, manipulate and adjust it, before committing to a design? PTC Mathcad lets you do exactly that. It’s not an engineering design tool, but it can save you from late stage design changes, problems with prototyping, or making fast adjustments to changing customer requirements. 3-D plotting in PTC Mathcad is simple to use, and incredibly effective because it lets you work faster with fewer mistakes. Create a plot with the click of a button; both surface and curved based plots automatically rescale when you make adjustments to the data. Any engineer can easily manipulate, analyze and visualize complex data right in the worksheet. The result is a much more complete insight into the design intent, with better documentation of calculations and easier, more accurate verification and analysis.