home - about - advertise     

Pro/ENGINEER & PTCFeatures
Is PTC's CEO Jim Heppelmann Playing with Fire? - software revenue grew about $65 million from FY14 to FY15, assures that company is in solid shape financially, Verdi Ogewell, ENGINEERING.com, Nov 24, 2015

PTC Puts Entire Portfolio on Subscription - offers Creo engineering packages: level 1, 2, 3, 4, plan requires minimum of one year commitment, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Nov 16, 2015

PTC Gets Real with Augmented Reality - PTC buys Vuforia to bridge digital, physical worlds, integrates Vuforia into ThingWorx IoT platform to facilitate mixed-reality model, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, Nov 4, 2015

CAD and the Internet of Things - PTC has embraced IoT, selling ThingWorx, Axeda offerings to users outside regular customer base, will offer its engineering technologies for sale to its existing IoT customers, Jean Thilmany, 3D CAD World, Oct 23, 2015

Digital Doppelgšnger - three steps in development of prototype based on 'digital twin' concept: rig up bike with components, create communication links between these components, PTC's Thingworx IoT platform, connect Thingworx input into dashboard-style interface, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, July 15, 2015

New Internet of Things Product Family from PTC Offers a 'Clearer Pathway to Interconnected World' - PTC Integrity supports holistic systems, software design, engineer product lines to deliver variation, manage evolution, release of strategic software assets, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, July 14, 2015

PTC Starts Earnings with a Warning, Deals Slipping - expects to report GAAP revenue of $303 million, short of its own forecasts, analysts consensus of $310 million, down 10% from a year ago, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, July 13, 2015

IoT Product Design Calls for Embedded System Savvy - design engineers need to take more holistic view of products to successfully partake in IoT design, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2015

4 Contemplative Takeaways from Liveworx - ThingWorx includes capabilities to stream data from product to database in cloud; ROI for Smart Connected Products (SCP) enabled by IoT is non-standard, Chad Jackson, Lifecycle Insights, June 16, 2015

Will the IoT Benefit the Design Process? - 'digital twin' concept: ThingWorx helps user monitor sensors' real-world output using data, then pushes live data to Creo session, creating digital twin, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 16, 2015

IoT and PTC's Brave New World - PTC's IoT initiative seems to be very well positioned for near future, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, June 4, 2015

PTC Doubles Down on IoT Market - CEO James Heppelmann explained logic behind PTC's investment in IoT technology, Rob Spiegel, Design News, May 12, 2015

IoT World 2015: Big Data and Open Platforms Dominate Talks - GE demoed ChillHub, wired refrigerator complemented by smart apps; connected product is experience augmented by automation, real-time data, services, apps, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, May 15, 2015

PTC's $500M IoT Investment Sees Big Data Analytics & 3rd Party Integration - announced Big Data Analytic capabilities to ThingWorx, PTC's IoT platform; partnership with ServiceMax for service management of IoT platform, features of ThingWorx Converge, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 8, 2015

LiveWorx Connects Physical & Digital - Magic Happens - PTC adds ColdLight for Neuron solution that analyzes data to detect, predict failures, prescribe solutions; announced new partnership with ServiceMax, release of ThingWorx 6.0, development of ThingWorx Converge, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, May 9, 2015 (more PTC articles, cloud articles, CAD show articles)

PTC PLM VISION 2015+ - PTC's current focus is on 'smart, connected products,' has invested heavily in IoT, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, May 11, 2015

LiveWorx 2015: PTC Drives Home Its IoT Future, Pt 1 - event drew record number of attendees as compared to last year's event, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, May 7, 2015

PTC Goes All in with IoT - to acquire ColdLight with $105 million; showcases ThingWorx, Axeda, related technologies at LiveWorx 2015 event, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, May 7, 2015

PTC is Connecting the Digital Prototype and the Physical Product - PTC LiveWorx conference on Internet of Things has 1,000 more attendees than expected; data is expected to grow from terabyte to yottabytes by 2035, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 5, 2015

Enhancements in Creo 3.0 - enhanced appearance gallery, ambient occlusion, active assemblies display, HDR environment, bump maps, Navneet Pawar, All About CAD, CAM, and CAE, May 1, 2015

How PTC Conects IoT with CAD - PTC talked about ThingWorx, differences from Axeda, look of IoT device, connecting back home, ThingWorx integration into Creo, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Feb 25, 2015

PTC's PLM Cloud - Tom Shoemaker, Chris Bergquist of PTC talk about PLM Cloud, difference from other Web-based PLMs, pricing, security on the cloud, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Feb 18, 2015

PTC's FQ1 Conference Call was a Masterpiece - despite flat revenue, PTC steers conversation towards positive news, including IoT software revenue up 99% to $8M, Americas revenue flat at $137M, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Jan 31, 2015

PTC Introduces PTC PLM Cloud for SMB Market - based on PTC Windchill, PTC cloud offering eliminates risky SMB practice of shared folders, file naming conventions, will be available March 2015 in Standard, Premium, Enterprise packages, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Jan 29, 2015

PTC Paints a Mixed Picture for FQ1 - flat revenue of $325 million, subscriptions represented 19% of 'license & subscription' solutions, software revenues from CAD, extended PLM lines were both down 13% from last year's FQ1, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Jan 28, 2015

Internet of Things: What It Means for Designers and Their Companies - interview with Brian Thompson of PTC, Diego Tamburini of Autodesk about how IoT trend affect designers, engineers create products, will CAD/CAM/CAE tools, technologies change, how do designers prepare for IoT future, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Jan 22, 2015

Technology of the Year: The Internet of Things - IoT denotes advanced connectivity of devices, systems, services that goes beyond machine-to-machine communications, can enable companies to establish secure connectivity, remotely monitor, manage wide range of machines, sensors, devices, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Dec 18, 2014

The Internet of Things Could Take the Guesswork Out of Design - access to real-time data from actual performance, use of smart, connected products can provide valuable feedback to improve quality, profitability of next-generation products, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, Dec 1, 2014

PTC Live Stuttgart 2014: The Manufacturing Industry's Rendez-vous for Transformation - Rob Gremley presented overview on IoT, Brian Shepherd addressed how PTC to use feedback loop generated by smart, connected products to support closed-loop PLM environment, Tom Lansford, CADplace, Nov 2014

PTC Live Stuttgart: Are You Adapting to the Internet of Things? - PTC to group IoT technologies, products under ThingWorx brand, economic impact of IoT is estimated to be 10 times greater than 3D printing, Tom Lansford, CADplace, Dec 2014

Design Reviews - Challenges and Solutions, Pt 1 - Q&A with Matt Sheridan of PTC about common challenges during design review, source of data, accessing all product information in real time, Madhavi Ramesh, VizPundit, Nov 25, 2014

PTC Parlays Acquisitions into Systems Engineering Payoff - systems engineering applications integrate Integrity application lifecycle management products with Atego's model-based systems engineering solution, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, Nov 24, 2014

PTC Says the Plan is Working: Q4 and FY '14 Inline with Expectations - company reported revenue of $368 million in Q4, 7% increase over same quarter last year, saw good growth in its CAD segment, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Nov 10, 2014

Comparing Drawings, Models and PCBs with PTC Creo View - 2-color comparison mode to highlight differences in 2D drawings, 3D comparison feature rapidly computes graphical, volume differences between 3D parts, Madhavi Ramesh, PTC Creo Blog, Nov 4, 2014

PTC Creo View Publishing: Why It Matters & How It Works - exploring methods to generate viewable files: automated, scheduled, interactive publishing from PTC Windchill, interactive viewable generation from CAD tool, command line publishing, Madhavi Ramesh, PTC Creo Blog, Oct 13, 2014

Training Entrepreneurs for the Internet of Things - PTC will donate software, training materials, ThingWorx apps to Lassonde Studio at the University of Utah to help students understand new technology, design smarter, better products, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 29, 2014

PTC Customers Use Our Products as a Vehicle for Expression of Their Ideas - Q&A with Barton Fiske of PTC about customers using PTC's visualization technology, thoughts about PTC customers, ecosystem, Madhavi Ramesh, VizPundit, Sep 10, 2014

5 More Things About PTC Creo View 3.0 M020, Pt 3 - ability to generate additional file formats for Inventor, SOLIDWORKS, to visualize CAE data in JT format, to position assembly for Creo Illustrate, Madhavi Ramesh, VizPundit, Sep 3, 2014

5 Things About PTC Creo View 3.0 M020 Release, Pt 1 - allows measuring diameter on 2D sectional view, compare drawings in raster format, zoom selected areas, edit individual face colors, supports touch-enabled input devices on Windows platforms, Madhavi Ramesh, VizPundit, Aug 4, 2014

5 Things About PTC Creo View 3.0 M020, Pt 2 - avail improved 3D drag selection, save drawings as 2D PDF, compute interference volumes in quick mode, multi-select markups to edit/move them, publish MBD data from NX, Madhavi Ramesh, VizPundit, Aug 26, 2014

The Internet of Things is Changing Everything - evolving technology can help designers improve products, using real data to build predictive simulations, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Aug 25, 2014

The Internet of Things: What It Means for Designers - network of physical objects that contain embedded processors, sensors, software, digital UI that are connected to internet and to each other, DEVELOP 3D, Aug 14, 2014

Visualization in Creo View is 23 Times Faster Than Creo Parametric - benefits of visualization technology, Windchill publisher helps link lightweight images to native CAD data, open assembly in Creo View using latest configuration, Madhavi Ramesh, VizPundit, Aug 11, 2014

A Quick Introduction to the PTC Creo ECAD-MCAD Collaboration Extension (ECX) - Creo ECX helps identify, resolve potential electromechanical issues easily, record, manage design change process more efficiently, Mark Brunelli, PTC Creo Blog, Aug 8, 2014

Visual Work Instructions: What's the Big Deal?- creating, deploying interactive product animations that offer rich description of assembly/disassembly process using PTC Creo View, PTC Windchill, Madhavi Ramesh, PTC Creo Blog, Aug 6, 2014

PTC Kicks Up IoT Focus with Axeda Acquisition - Axeda Machine Cloud Service includes machine-to-machine, IoT connectivity services to remotely monitor, manage wide range of machines, sensors, devices, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, July 31, 2014

4 Skills for the Internet of Things - 4 IoT competencies for design engineers: embedded software, communication capabilities, instrumentation, data and security, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, Aug 1, 2014

PTC Moves Away from the Pack, Stays Firmly in It - Q3 revenue was $337 million, up 7%, CAD revenue up 10% to $149 million, revenue from Americas was flat  at $130 million, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Aug 1, 2014

PTC Creo FMX and Unite Technology: Better Together - Creo Flexible Modeling Extension takes care of relationships, history tree when editing model, combining with Unite technology creates flexible, agile multi-CAD supply chain that leverages both new, legacy data, Monica Schnitger, PTC Creo Blog, July 28, 2014

PTC Creo 3.0 New Features: Face-to-Face with Brian Thompson - Unite Technology is helpful in collaboration in multi-CAD environments, Creo 3.0 addresses 4 key areas: Freestyle, Creo Layout, Creo Direct, Design Exploration Extension, CADplace, July 2014

PTC Strengthens IoT Position By Acquiring Axeda - Axeda's innovative technology, customer base, partnerships can directly complement PTC ThingWorx business, acquisition is expected to add $25 million to $30 million of revenue in FY'15, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, July 25, 2014

Resolving Fit Issues with PTC Creo View - manual vs automated interference detection, PTC Windchill-based interference analysis is useful to track, route interference task through Windchill managed workflows to fix issues, Madhavi Ramesh, PTC Creo Blog, July 28, 2014

Why Bother Replacing 2D Drawings with 3D Models? - moving to 3D allows users to take advantage of design checking process in PTC Creo View, Madhavi Ramesh, PTC Creo Blog, July 21, 2014

Do Not to Attempt to Treat Your ECAD Users Like MCAD Users - Mark Caradonna of PTC talk about PTC Live 2014 takeaways, PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager for Cadence Team Design option, Madhavi Ramesh, VizPundit, July 9, 2014

PTC Creo 3.0 - CAD Interoperability - PTC Collaboration Extensions ensure that changes to imported or opened data are handled seamlessly; Creo Design Exploration Extension offers flexibility to explore multiple design concepts, Predrag Jakovljevic, TEC Blog, July 18, 2014

PTC Creo 3.0 - What is Unite Technology? - CAD data of varying formats can be used directly in PTC apps, when importing file, new business object is created in native Creo file format, Scott Wertel, ENGINEERING.com, June 26, 2014

PTC Creo 3.0 Includes Game-Changing Multi-CAD Data Handling - new Unite technology in PTC Creo 3.0 aims to improve CAD data sharing, collaboration, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, June 26, 2014

PTC Live: CAD, PLM, Services, IoT - Lots of IoT - CEO Jim Heppelmann talked about potential for Internet of Things to change way products are designed, sold, serviced, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, June 23, 2014

PTC: Not Your Father's CAD Company - highlights of PTC Live 2014 event: Creo 3.0 announced, ThingWorx rapid application development platform v5.0 adds flexibility for deployment, acquired Atego for $50 million, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, June 20, 2014

PTC Live Global 2014: IoT and PTC Creo 3.0 Take Center Stage - ThingWorx v5.0 rapid application development platform was announced, Unite technology in Creo 3.0 enables reuse of existing CAD data as is, in its current format, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, June 19, 2014

PTC Finally Plays Well with Others - Creo 3.0 Unite - Unite technology lets Creo read native files from major MCAD products, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, June 19, 2014

PTC Announce Creo 3.0: Now Accepting All Major 3D CAD Data - improvements to UI, existing concept design toolset were announced, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, June 9, 2014

PTC is Betting on a Smart Connected World - strategic overview explains Thingworx acquisition, CEO James Heppelmann outlines capabilities of smart connected products, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, June 17, 2014

PTC Immerses Its Users in the Internet of Things - CEO James Heppelmann explained 4 capabilities becoming possible in Internet of Things: monitor, control, optimize, automate product, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 17, 2014

Creo 3.0 Announced at PTC Live Global - Unite technology enables CAD data to be used directly in Creo apps, new concept design tools in Creo 3.0: align freestyle, greater scalability, more powerful, easier to use 3D direct modeling app, Creo design exploration extension, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, June 17, 2014

Announcements from PTC Live Global - Creo 3.0 will deliver multi-CAD data handling capabilities, ThingWorx 5.0 will enable flexible deployment options, PDDnet, June 16, 2014

PTC CREO Vision 2014+ - breaks down large CAD app into smaller apps, primary focus areas of CREO strategy: improved productivity, greater ease of use, increasing accessibility of engineering information, scaling to customer's growth, Michelle Boucher, Tech-Clarity, May 14, 2014

PTC's Big Picture is Getting Bigger - PTC has been outlining its strategy for extended view of PLM that integrates design, software, service, operation, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, May 12, 2014

PTC Focuses on Europe - identifies 7 forces to accelerate company's growth: digitization, globalization, personalization, move towards software intensive products, servitization; locks-down strategy with ThingWorx acquisition, Tom Lansford, Graphic Speak, Jan 23, 2014

Your Dishwasher Talks to the IoT; Now What? - PTC to acquire ThingWorx for Internet of Things that can create $0.9 trillion to $2.3 trillion of economic value in manufacturing industry by 2025, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Jan 8, 2014

PTC PLM Vision 2014+ - PTC has strategy for integrated, systems-level product development environment, wants to expand by continually finding ways to solve more problems for their customers, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Jan 7, 2014

PTC Steers Toward the Internet of Things - acquired ThingWorx for $112 million, may help companies analyze streams of real-time operational data for insight into products' performance, use, reliability, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, Jan 6, 2014

Measuring Geometry in PTC Creo Parametric Versus Pro/E Wildfire 5.0 - intuitive measuring capabilities can complete multiple measurements at once, select multiple references together, minimize dialog box without losing information, Gavin Quinlan, PTC Creo, Jan 3, 2014

PTC's 2013 - What a Difference a Q Makes? - license revenue was $105 million, support revenue up 8%, America revenue of $143 million, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Nov 18, 2013

PTC Closes Year on Positive Note - earned annual revenue of $1.29 billion, net income was $56.4 million in Q4, new acquisitions contributed revenue, 45 large deals recorded in Q4, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Nov 11, 2013

PTC CEO: Sure, We Could Do the Cloud, But Customers Aren't Interested - talk about NetIDEAS acquisition, evolution of technology portfolio over time, bringing it into managed service environment with NetIDEAS, into peer cloud SaaS environment over time, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 8, 2013

PTC CEO Talks About the Demand for Subscriptions vs Perpetual Licenses - customers rent or own software depending on usage, considering operating cost or capital purchase, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 8, 2013\

PTC CEO Gives an Update on the Pro/E -> Creo Transition - 4th largest customer of PTC, Caterpillar moved to Creo successfully, direct modeling module is most commonly being added, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 11, 2013

New PTC Channel Chief Grimes Establishes Rules of Engagement - PTC commits to named accounts strategy to supersede $250 million hard deck eventually, creating more opportunities for company's channel partners, Steven Burke, CRN, Oct 30, 2013

With CAD Sales Declining, Is PTC Still a CAD Company? - CEO James Heppelmann talked about progress of Creo, pricing pressure on support pricing, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Aug 8, 2013

PTC Says 'We Told You So' with So-So Third Quarter Revenue Results - total revenue was $314.9 million, license revenue was down 4.6%, only North America showed year-over-year sales growth in Q3, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, July 26, 2013

The Failed Promise of Parametric CAD: From the Beginning - history of Pro/E's success, fundamental problem with parametrics, Evan Yares, 3D CAD World, June 25, 2013

The Failed Promise of Parametric CAD: The Problem is Editing - modeling vs editing in parametric CAD system, dealing with parent-child dependencies, creating complex yet resilient CAD models, Evan Yares, 3D CAD World, June 25, 2013

The Failed Promise of Parametric CAD: The Direct Solution - apply direct modeling system that uses standard construction techniques like modeling, feature inferencing to solve model weakness, Evan Yares, 3D CAD World, June 25, 2013

A Quarter of PTC Users on Creo, Goal is 50% by End of Year - introduced with much fanfare, only 25% of Wildfire users have converted to Creo after 2.5 years, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 21, 2013

Engineers Cheer Multi-CAD Strategy - PTC's announcement of next Creo release to use data from other systems like SolidWorks, CATIA, NX received great cheers from attendees at PTC Live Global 2013 event, Charles Murray, Design News, June 14, 2013

PTC Joins the Ranks of Companies Enabling Virtualization - more efficient integration between Windchill line of PLM products, Creo design tools, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, June 14, 2013

PTC Live Global 2013, Pt 1 - CEO Jim Heppelmann discussed 7 macroeconomic forces driving massive transformation in manufacturing market: digitization, globalization, regulation, personalization, software-intensive products, connectivity, 'servitization,' Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Jun 13, 2013

PTC Live Global 2013: This is Your Car, Reminding You to Change Oil - PTC executive Andrew Wertkin demoed smart products like dirt mover, WorkSight, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Jun 13, 2013

PTC Channel Doing Well, DS/SIMPOE Update - PTC's channel revenue across all product areas was up 7% in constant currency; Dassault has no plans to change any partner plug-ins or SIMPOE-Mold, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, May 13, 2013 

PTC Q1 2013 Results - Q&A with CEO James Heppelmann about customer insecurities, bottlenecks with CAD, Creo 3.0 launch, pricing pressure in CAD market, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Feb 12, 2013

PTC Reports Lackluster FQ1, Focuses on Portfolio - flat year over year revenue of $321 million earned in FQ1 2013, PTC adopting portfolio approach, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Feb 4, 2013

PTC Net Income Rises 61% on Flat Revenue - $319.7 million of revenue earned in Q1 of fiscal 2013, $79.2 million generated through licenses, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Jan 24, 2013

PTC, DS Results Highlight Strategic Differences - PTC, Dassault are trying to add more values to their products through SLM, 3DExperience concepts respectively, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Nov 9, 2012

PTC Loses $84 Million. Who Cares? - biggest loss in recent memory seems to be ignored by almost everyone, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Nov 6, 2012

PTC Reports Q4 and Full Year Net Loss - revenue for quarter was $325.3 million, down 4.9% year-over-year, reported net loss of $84 million in 4Q12, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 25, 2012

PTC Drops Creo Goodness for iOS Devices - Creo View Mobile app can't manipulate/edit data, has no tools to measure/mark up data, doesn't directly view any neutral file formats, Rick Stavanja, Engineering.com, Oct 3, 2012

PTC Releases Shake-and-Break Creo View Mobile For iOS - view, share Creo, Pro/E models, quick shake of phone/tablet explodes/reassembles model assemblies, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 3, 2012

A Matter of Integrity - PTC-Integrity acquisition provides requirements management capabilities, improves collaboration, management qualities of Windchill, CAD User, June/July 2012

PTC Gets Serious About Service - acquire Servigistics Inc., developer of service lifecycle management (SLM) software solutions, for $220 million, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Aug 14, 2012

PTC: Refreshing Candor, Good Results - reported GAAP revenue of $311 million for September quarter, total license revenue was $84 million, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, July 26, 2012

Advances in PLM Help Get More Products to Market More Quickly - Creo Options Modeler helps validate, reuse 3D digital definitions of configurable products early in design process, Justin Cunningham, EUREKA, July 12, 2012

GPU-Accelerated Transparency for 3D CAD with Creo Parametric 2.0 and AMD FirePro - order independent transparency fixes visual artifacts, removes jagged triangles or distorted banding, CADspeed, June 27, 2012

Moving to Creo Parametric - where to look for resources, learn more about Creo 2.0, Creo Version Comparison Chart, Learning Connector etc, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog, June 28, 2012

Faster, Better Transparency Mode Rendering in Creo Parametric 2.0 is Result of Efforts by AMD and PTC - GPU-accelerated technique, order-independent transparency results in 900% faster rendering performance, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, June 26, 2012

PTC's Heppelmann Declares 'New Era of Manufacturing' - company to focus on developing tools to set manufacturers apart, providing after sales services as well, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, June 14, 2012

PlanetPTC Live Recap: Mike Campbell Presents Creo 2.0 in Keynote - discussed significant improvements to modular, detailed, concept designs in Creo 2.0, easy shifting to Creo Parametric, Lindsey Christensen, Creo (by PTC), June 14, 2012

Boosting 3D Graphics in Creo 2.0 - vertex buffer object is implemented in Creo Parametric 2.0 to improve performance, order independent transparency mode for faster rendering, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, June 12, 2012

Organic Shape Modeling with PTC Creo Parametric Freestyle - Creo Parametric 2.0 has well-integrated subdivision surface modeler Freestyle to create aesthetic surfaces, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, June 11, 2012

For PTC, 'Interesting' = 'Good' - presentation at PlanetPTC discussed use of PTC products in designing, managing complex systems like Whirlpool Maxima washers, dryers, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, June 8, 2012

Planet PTC Live 2012 - Jim Heppelmann Discusses the PTC Strategy - lifecycle management services, CADplace, YouTube, June 3, 2012

Creo Peeps Shake, Rattle and Roll to the PTC Beat - impressive keynote by Jim Heppelmann, presentations on Creo roadmap, flex modeling extension, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, May 7, 2012

PlanetPTC Live 2012: PTC, At Your Service - renewed focus is on product-centric approach to service lifecycle management, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 31, 2012

Shake-and-Break Assembly Views on New PTC iPad/iPhone App - Windchill Mobile searches for products, documents, related product information, browses through product structures, examines exploded views, related components in 3D, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 7, 2012

PTC Presents New Mission, New Market Alignment - CEO James Heppelmann discussed digitization of strategic manufacturing processes, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 6, 2012

Smackdown: Creo Parametric Head-To-Head with Pro/E - Match 1 -  Creo Parametric takes 30% lesser time to handle large assemblies, smoother sketching operations, impressive freestyle feature, Geoff Hedges, Creo (by PTC), June 4, 2012

What Performance Gains Will Creo 2.0 Give You? - Creo options modeler app to develop, create validate modular products, double design productivity with 490 enhancements, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, May 23, 2012

Creo 2.0: Core Enhancements to Sketching in Creo Parametric - real-time regeneration feature, additional geometry commands, streamlined interfaces for curves from equations, Geoff Hedges, Creo (by PTC), May 17, 2012

The Dassault Systemes and PTC Modeling Kernel Problem - SolidWorks V6 to use CGM modeling kernel being used by CATIA; Creo Direct will use PTC's Granite modeling kernel, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, May 6, 2012

Concepting in Creo, Pt 3: Buyer's Guide for Concept Design - consider interoperability among apps, support for entire design cycle, downstream processes, centrally managed product record, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, Apr 26, 2012

PTC Introduces Modular Product Design Creo App and Windchill Mobile - Creo Options Modeler to create/validate modular product designs in 3D, updated apps to support concept design, enhanced freestyle capabilities, change tracking feature, Cadalyst, Apr 12, 2012

PTC Slips on the Shiny Sequins of Creo 2.0. Upgrading - tool to pick, choose from existing components, works with BOM app, Creo Parametric gets freeform surfaces, cross-sections, measure tool, ability to track, accept and reject changes, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 10, 2012

PTC Releases Creo the Next Generation - large assemblies load 10 times faster, new track changes feature, ability to couple allowable product options, parts structure, 3D models, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 9, 2012

PTC Virtual Corporate Visit - Operations and Strategy - PTC consists of 5 related businesses: PLM, MCAD, application lifecycle management, supply chain, service lifecycle, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Mar 22, 2012

PTC Meets With Journalists, Pt 2 - Creo Parametric 2.0 has drag handles, 3D dragger, improved cross sectioning, flex modeling, Q&A on history tree, Creo Layout, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 13, 2012

Creo 2.0 is Near - Creo background, architecture, Creo 2.0 on AnyBOM strategy, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Mar 2, 2012

PTC Meets With Journalists, Pt 1 - Q&A on strategy behind Creo, UI, keeping direct, history separate, plans for AnyBOM, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 6, 2012

upFront.eZine Visited PTC, Yesterday - Creo 2.0 offers previews of operations in real-time; PTC is porting it to iOS platform, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 1, 2012

Educating Beta - students from UK beta testing latest school version of Creo software, identical to professional version, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 28, 2012

Say Good-Bye to Paper Technician Manuals with Creo Illustrate - creates 3D, interactive, updatable service manuals, viewable on laptop, tablet or smart phone, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, Feb 8, 2012

PTC Gets Ready to Mobilize Windchill - Windchill Mobile app for PLM users; mobile viewer, based on Creo View, to view, annotate, share 3D design files, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 8, 2012

PTC Faces 2012 with Cuts, Reorganization - $320 million in revenue generated in Q1, restructuring to 5 market sectors: CAD, PLM, ALM, SCM, SLM, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Jan 31, 2012

From the PTC Q1 Earnings Call Transcript - CEO James Heppelmann on Creo, upcoming reorganization at PTC, cost cutting steps, commentary on Seeking Alpha transcript, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Jan 31, 2012

PTC First Quarter Revenue Up 19%; Plans Internal Re-Organization - revenue of $318 million led by Windchill, contributions of recent acquisitions, but CAD revenue flat, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Jan 26, 2012

PTC Mobility - PTC plans to launch mobile apps this year: Windchill Mobile, Arbortext 3D Service Information for the iPad, SocialLink, Creo View, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Jan 9, 2012

Summarizing PTC's Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions), Pt 4 - PTC executives on Windchill, technological environment, Creo platform, view on natively linking PLM with plant automation apps, PJ Jakovljevic, TEC Blog, Jan 3, 2012

What PTC Sees for 2012 - regarding mobility, mobile apps, Collaboration 2.0 through PLM, crowd-sourcing, community enhancing programs, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Dec 16, 2011

Bridging the Divide - PTC executive on combination of MKS Integrity and PTC's PLM products, Creo 2.0 release, Justin Cunningham, EUREKA, Dec 9, 2011

Report from PTC Live TechForum - Windchill 10.0 introduced, Creo 2.0 with configuration management tools to be released in March 2012, Tanya Weaver, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 18, 2011

We Check Out PTC's Promise That Creo Solves MCAD's Four Unaddressed Problems - Creo is becoming user friendly, interoperability works with optional modules, uses Windchill technology for assembly management, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 11, 2011

PTC, the Windchill Company, Talks About Growing CAD - Q&A on creating tipping point through Creo, uptake of Creo/Direct, opportunities at automotive OEM level, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Nov 8, 2011

Quick Update: PTC, DS, Nemetschek - GAAP revenue of $339 million earned by PTC; Dassault's September quarter revenue up 7%; Nemetschek reported 9% increase in sales, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Oct 31, 2011

Creo Apps and CoCreate - strategy for CoCreate customers, users, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog (by PTC), Oct 19, 2011

Creo, AnyMode Modeling, and the Common Data Model - Creo strategy, apps tailored for right user, technology approach explained, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog (by PTC), Oct 19, 2011

Creo Apps and Pro/ENGINEER - PTC claims Creo to have new breakthrough, patent-pending technology, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog (by PTC), Oct 18, 2011

The Creo User Interface - correct icons in UI will be available in Creo maintenance release in Nov 2011, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog (by PTC), Oct 18, 2011

Design Software for Tomorrow's Engineers - PTC executive on company's strategy towards education, key tactics behind it, free software for students, educational programs, Geoff Hedges, Creo, Aug 24, 2011

Intro to PTC's Creo Direct Modeling Express Interface  - YouTube, Aug 25, 2011

PTC Excretes Creo Bliss. Direct Modeling Express Available for Free - standardizes on Creo ribbon layout, structure browser, pop-up property setting, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 2011

Unlocking Creativity - Creo 1.0 with role-based apps offers open, inclusive process to help users contribute to product designs, Matt Bailey, EUREKA, Aug 8, 2011

Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express: A Free Push-Pull CAD Modeling App from PTC - flexible modeling approach, easier designing of  interlocking parts, realism enhancement options, import options limited to neutral formats only, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 23, 2011

Creo and '2D to 3D Conversion' - benefits of 3D, Creo's direct modeling approach addresses drawbacks, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog (by PTC), Aug 23, 2011

The Fuss About Creo's Old UI - Creo is same technology with enhancements, people seem confused by Creo release fanfare, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Aug 17, 2011

PTC Product Update - 9 apps of Creo 1.0 discussed, PTC Windchill 10.0 optimizes user experience with targeted enhancements, Charles Clarke, TCT Magazine, July 2011

PTC Adds 2D Sketch Tool to Creo Lineup - free, standalone 2D design app with array of advanced brush capabilities, compatible with other Creo apps, supports TIFF, BMP, JPG, PNG drawing formats, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Aug 11, 2011

Creo Sketch. PTC's First Free Concept Design App - brush smoothness, fristkets for masking curves, curvature visualization, but needs better zoom, curve control, spline control, new UI, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 2011

Creo Sketch: A Free 2D Paint and Sketch Program from PTC - digital sketch pad has virtual drawing tools, works in layer-based system, lacks features to snap to midpoints, centers, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 1, 2011

PTC's Direct Modeling Strategy - Creo Elements/Direct 18.0 is supposed to be latest version of CoCreate, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Aug 4, 2011

Meeting Configure One at PlanetPTC Live 2011 - Concept Enterprise Product Configurator offers differentiating visualization capabilities, functionality for managing special requests, routing report features to support manufacturing clients, PJ Jakovljevic, TEC Blog, Aug 3, 2011

PTC Q2 Beats Guidance - And It's Not Due to MKS - $292 million revenue generated, license revenue up 21%, 27 large deals reported, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, July 26, 2011

PTC Sets 3rd Quarter Revenue Record - net income for quarter up 44%, North America revenue generated $105 million, sales recovering in all sectors, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, July 27, 2011

Some Questions Answered About PTC's Creo 1.0 - Creo integration with industrial design, CAM, Windchill-Creo interaction, direct modeling capabilities of Creo, upgrade path, associated cost, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, July 25, 2011

Creo 1.0: Creo Parametric Sketching and Editing Demo'd - fast access to sketching environment, on-the-fly reference picking, dynamic preview, unified editing capabilities, Geoff Hedges, Creo, May 3, 2011

Changing the PLM Landscape: PTC's Acquisition of MKS - understanding details of acquisition from business and personal perspective, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, July 18, 2011

Direct Modeling and Variant Design - adding design intent to model using Creo Elements/Direct Modeling, Paul Hamilton of PTC, July 18, 2011

Creo 1.0: More Evolutionary Than Revolutionary - Creo Parametric has top-level UI ribbon bar, flexible modeling extensions; Q&A session from PTC event, Steve Wolfe, Graphic Speak, July 11, 2011

PTC Pushes PLM Progress and Vision at PlanetPTC 2011 - event focused on Creo, Windchill 10 updates, MKS acquisition, Jim Brown, Tech Clarity, July 6, 2011

Creo Freestyle Exposes Its Shape - freeform surface modeling capability in Creo Parametric, builds high-quality geometry quickly, Ray Kurland's Blog, July 5, 2011

PTC Creo Revealed - Creo 1.0 launched with 9 apps, features of Creo Parametric, strategy behind it, pricing, Josh Mings, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2011

SharePoint, Social and the Enterprise - SocialLink tools allow to kick off conversation; SharePoint users have direct access to engineering data within Vault 2012, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 30, 2011

PTC Creates a New Design Paradigm with Creo 1.0 - direct, parametric modeling capabilities combined in long-awaited Creo platform, John Myers, Creo Community, June 22, 2011

Jeff Rowe, Creo Questions, and MCADCafe.com - PTC answers questions posed in Rowe's article, including Creo CAM strategy, Windchill integration with Creo, more, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog (by PTC), June 28, 2011

Creo 1.0 and Digital Prototyping - Creo View ECAD for visual inspection capabilities, AnyRole Apps for communicating design intent, optimize design, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog (by PTC), June 27, 2011

Top 10 New Features in Creo Elements/Direct 18.0 - ribbon UI, extended model manager, intuitive organization of actions, context sensitive actions, extended mini toolbar, realistic previews, YouTube, June 22, 2011

PlanetPTC 2011: Its All About Creo and MKS - PTC executives on rebranding product line, Creo products, pricing, packaging, Raykurland's Blog, June 17, 2011

PTC Delivers First Creo Apps - Creo apps designed to optimize engineering, manufacturing, service processes, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, June 20, 2011

Modeling with Creo: Diving into the Details - Creo apps for designing mechanical geometry: Creo Layout, Parametric, Direct, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, June 20, 2011

PTC Roadmaps Aplenty - Creo gets positive response, vision for other PTC products was not mentioned at event, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, June 17, 2011

Smoke, Mirrors, Creo, Ninjas: All Good Things - feature-based modeling system at its core, Creo works like direct modeling system in seamless manner, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 17, 2011

Direct Modeling in Creo - process of adding features to bottom of feature tree is automated in Creo for direct modeling functions, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, June 17, 2011

From PlanetPTC Live Day 2: PTC's Lessons Learned to Shape the Future - CEO Jim Heppelmann on problems of engineering organizations, guiding force behind Creo, acquisitions by PTC, John Myers, Creo Community, June 14, 2011

Future Promises and Concerns about PTC after Planet PTC Live - Creo apps sound promising, Windchill mobile app is nice, strategic decision about PLM improving work are lacking, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, June 16, 2011

PTC Social Link and SharePoint: What the Future Holds? - advantage can become disadvantage if team members not familiar with SharePoint, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, June 17, 2011

PlanetPTC Live 2011: Embedded Software, Mobile Apps, and SocialLinks - mobile app for Windchill currently under development, MKS Integrity may remain standalone product, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, June 8, 2011

PTC's Creo 1.0 Hits The Streets - core mechanical CAD capabilities being offered as role-based apps, Beth Stackpole, Design News, June 14, 2011

PTC's Heppelmann Makes a Gutsy Move with Creo - stagnant sales, mature market, fundamentally hard to use products pushed CEO to develop Creo, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 14, 2011

PTC Delivers First Creo Apps - Stephanie Neil, Managing Automation, June 14, 2011

PlanetPTC Live 2011: Nine Siblings in the First House of Creo - standalone apps don't require Windchill PLM to operate, Creo Sketch to be offered for free, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, June 14, 2011

Thinking About PLM on the Planet PTC Live - Day 1 - Creo 1.0 announced, Windchill 10.0 released, mobile apps for Windchill, Arbotext introduced, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, June 14, 2011

A New PTC At PlanetPTC Live - keynote by CEO Jim Heppelmann, MKS acquisition to manage embedded software, Creo 1.0 released, Beth Stackpole, Design News, June 13, 2011

Creo 1.0: Just the Apps Ma'am: Creo Parametric - John Buchowski of PTC on Creo Parametric, delivering user experience, new features in Creo 1.0, Geoff Hedges, Creo (by PTC), June 14, 2011

Creo 1.0 Released! First Wave of Creo Apps Available - Creo 1.0 available with first 9 apps, Geoff Hedges, Creo (by PTC), June 13, 2011

Creo 1.0: How Open is Creo? - Creo uses common data model to keep all data in synch, parts of common data format will be open to customers, Geoff Hedges, Creo (by PTC), June 13, 2011

PTC World, Day 1: Creo and More - Creo parametric freestyle, 6 new apps shipping now, Mobile Windchill 10 on iPad received attention, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, June 13, 2011

PTC Creo 1.0 Released: 9 Apps, Product Pricing and More - flexible modeling extension, legacy migration extension, Creo freestyle features, Creo Engineer Pack 1 suite for US $6,000, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 13, 2011

Today is the First Day of the Rest of PTC's Life - users not convinced about openness of Creo, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, June 14, 2011

PTC Launches Creo 1.0 - Creo claims to solve issues of usability, interoperability, assembly management, technology lock-in, Geoff Hedges of PTC comments, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, June 13, 2011

Do the Creo 1.0 Apps Store Their Data in Proprietary File Formats? - yes, but how interoperability, technology lock-in issue will be handled, Evan Yares, June 13, 2011

Mythbusting: Six Common Not-Quite-Truths About Creo 1.0 - Creo is not just renaming of Pro/E, doesn't require Windchill, Geoff Hedges, Creo (by PTC), June 9, 2011

PTC Creo 1.0: Breakthrough Technology? - PTC's goals for Creo include increasing desktop revenue, Stephen Wolfe, Graphic Speak, June 6, 2011

Creo Reactions: The Unanswered Questions Answered - response to Stephen Wolfe article, includes input from Mike Campbell, Geoff Hedges, Creo (by PTC), June 7, 2011

Summarizing PTC's Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Pt 3 - Creo suite will create growth opportunity for PTC, The TEC Blog, June 1, 2011

PTC Buys MKS, Adds System and Software Management to PLM - Creo Elements, Windchill modules will work with MKS Integrity, change-management platform for tracking embedded systems, software, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 31, 2011

Introducing PTC Creo - Pro/E will break into 8 apps built on common data model; Creo bases on 4 technology enablers: AnyRole, AnyMode, AnyData, AnyBOM, Lawrence Gould, Time Compression, Apr 21, 2011

11Q2: PTC Returns to the CAD Bandwagon - Q&A about HKMC contract, federal, defense business, Windchill 10, Dassault vs PTC, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, May 10, 2011

Parametric Technology's CEO Discusses Q2 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Creo sales increased affecting Windchill sales, 12% revenue growth, $260 million in cash available, Seeking Alpha, Apr 29, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Meet the Creo Beta Testers (Wave 2) - backgrounds, value of taking part in beta testing, Geoff Hedges, Creo, May 3, 2011

PTC Surprised by CAD Growth - Q2 revenues up 23%, Creo buzz increased sales of CAD products, earning revenues of $155 million, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Apr 28, 2011

PTC Extends Mechatronic Reach with MKS Acquisition - acquisition will allow PTC customers to manage embedded software, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 7, 2011

PTC Embeds MKS - $304 million acquisition to manage lifecycle of embedded mechatronics software, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Apr 11, 2011

Creo, My Take On It, Pt 3 - understanding AnyRole apps in Creo, Paul Hamilton of PTC, Apr 5, 2011

PTC's Creo Gets the App Slap - Creo 1.0 introduces apps: Creo Parametric, Creo Direct, Creo Simulate, Creo Layout, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 30, 2011

Creo, My Take on It, Pt 2 - Creo offers round tripping process (parametric>direct>parametric) with no data loss via common data model, Paul Hamilton of PTC, Mar 29, 2011

Creo, My Take On It, Pt 1 - understanding common data model concept, Paul Hamilton of PTC, Mar 23, 2011

Behind the Scenes: February's Creo 1.0 Sprint Review - box selection, draft, line/arc tool, glowing effect on selection, Geoff Hedges, Creo, Mar 21, 2011

PTC Virtual Corporate Visit - PTC to ship 9 Creo v1 apps this summer, updates on Creo strategy, Q&A, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 8, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Ribbon UIs - Love Them or Hate Them? - users' reaction on ribbon introduction in PTC products, interview with Neil Potter, director of product design, usability for Creo, Geof Hedges, Creo, Mar 7, 2011

PTC, SolidWorks, Windchill PLM Success - Windchill grosses $500M for PTC compared to SolidWorks $350M total annual revenue, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 1, 2011

The Jim Heppelmann Interview - PTC rebranding, re-launching its flagship product, Pro/Engineer under Creo product suite, Martyn Day, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 23, 2011

Behind the Scenes: PTC University 'Educates' Creo Blog   - interview with Matt Cohen, Divisional Vice President of PTC University, Geoff Hedges, Creo, Feb 21, 2011

DE 15th Podcast Series: PTC Looks Ahead with Creo - small applications for specific purposes, managing highly-configurable products is challenging, tools that helped in 3D designing, Kenneth Wong. Desktop Engineering, Jan 13, 2011

Behind Scenes: We Report From One of Creo 1.0’s Sprint Reviews - quality control at PTC, 5 step testing cycles, automated tests for product development, Geof Hedges, Creo, Jan 12, 2011

Online Community Going Offline: CAD.de in Germany - covers CAD related products, systems, user meetings to be organized, focus on chat, network, Bettina Giemsa, PlanetPTC Community, Jan 6, 2011


PLM Vendors PTC, Dassault Push CAD for the Casual User - PTC, Dassault take different paths to spreading CAD beyond hardcore designers, engineers, Stephanie Neil, Managing Automation, Dec 12, 2010

Parametric Technology Analyst Meeting Highlights - follow-up from Nov 1 meeting in New York, Jay Vleeschhouwer, WorldCAD Access, Nov 17, 2010

PTC Creo: Big Promises, Bold Timelines, Boatloads of Risk - Jeff Waters of SpaceClaim, Nov 16, 2010

The King is Dead…Long Live the King - PTC’s unveiling of its next generation design system, Creo, meaning for company, existing customers, Stephen Holmes, Al Dean, Develop3D, Nov 15, 2010

Here Comes Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 - loading 1 plug-in, updating Wildfire 5.0 installation to building M065, PTC killing Pro/ENGINEER brand, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 3, 2010

Parametric Technology: Struck by Lightning - PTC's stagnant growth in recent years may have led to revamping of products, breakdown on current revenue by product lines, Jay Vleeschhouwer, WorldCAD Access, Nov 2, 2010

Creo Plug-ins - KeyShot plug-in for Creo, screen shot showing model rendered in KeyShot, plug-ins for Pro/Engineer, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 2, 2010

PTC Reinvents Itself with Creo - over-the-top theatrics aside, Creo is undoubtedly a gutsy change of direction for PTC, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Nov 2, 2010

PTC Steps It Up, Launches Creo, Changes Pro/E Name - Creo definition, functionality, availability, other PTC products in comparison, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 29, 2010

What Exactly Is Creo? - Pt 5, Pt 6, Pt 7 - continuing analysis, commentary about PTC's Creo, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 29, 2010

New PTC Design Suite Announced - Lightning Creates Creo - suite of products built on open/common database, smaller/lighter/simpler apps, implications for customers, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Oct 29, 2010

PTC Creo - Any Thing Possible? - CREO replacing existing Pro-E, CoCreate, ProductView products, common data model, interoperability, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Oct 29, 2010

Ask the Reader: Will Project Lightning Live Up to All the Hype? - functioning, PLM backbone driving CAD model, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 27, 2010

What's So Great About Project Lightning? - fundamental ease of use, interoperable, assembly management, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 27, 2010

Creo AnyMode Modeling: Behind the Scenes with Brian Thompson - on AnyMode modeling approach, direct modeling tools, Barb Schmitz, Creo, Oct 26, 2010

PTC: One Size Doesn't Fit All - Creo, weaving together 2D, 3D, direct/parametric modeling techniques, interoperability, Schnitger Corporation, Oct 29, 2010

PTC Reveals Project Lightning as Creo  - company to redefine mechanical CAD market, 4 technologies from Creo application suite, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, Oct 28, 2010

PTC Lightning: Prelude to PTC Creo 1.0 - Creo allowing AnyMode modeling, parametric and direct geometry to be exchanged, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 28, 2010

PTC Creo - the Future of CAD for the Next 20 Years? - PTC claims to solve big CAD problems with AnyRole Apps, AnyRole Modeling, AnyData Adoption, Any BOM Assembly, hint that the present sales channel is about to get a shake up, Develop3D, Oct 28, 2010

PTC Reveals Project Lightning as Creo - promises to redefine mechanical CAD, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, Oct 28, 2010

PTC Launches Creo; Rebrands Pro/E - Creo suite of apps to replace current product lines, likely to end up on an iPad, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design blog, Oct 28, 2010

PTC's Upturn Continues but is the Stock a Good Value? - PTC's enterprise software revenue growth slowed from previous 2 quarters but grew strongly, raising new license sales, Steve Wolfe, COFES Blog, Oct 27, 2010

What Exactly is Creo? - Pt 1 - PTC introduces new family of products that take parts from Pro/ENGINEER, CoCreate & ProductView, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 28, 2010

What Exactly is Creo? - Pt 2 - Creo unites design apps with common user interface, data format, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 28, 2010

What Exactly is Creo? - Pt 3 - Creo compared to Autodesk Fusion, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 28, 2010

What Exactly is Creo? - Pt 4  - shows 3 Creo apps working together, 2D drafting, 3D direct modeling, history-based parametrics, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 28, 2010

The Diminishing Significance of PLM - PTC to start presenting as a product development company with CAD, PLM just 2 of its many offerings, repositioning as Heppelmann takes over from Harrison, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Aug 27, 2010

Social Media Aided CAD - social media embedded in Pro/E useful in collaboration during design, using instant messaging, model-wiki function by PTC, collaboration workspace, SolidWorks Legion, Aug 25, 2010

PTC States It's Agnostic on the Cult of CAD-on-the-Cloud - PTC EVP Brian Shepherd on PTC cloud strategy, hype about cloud computing, sees no advancing threat, cloud may have place in CAE, PLM, parametric modeling approach, Martyn Day, Develop 3D, July 28, 2010

PTC's Heppelmann, the CEO in the Wings - Jim Heppelmann, President and COO of Parametric Technology Corp. on great products delivered by PTC innovation, Marc Songini, Mass High Tech, July 21, 2010

Babysitting SQL - maintaining enterprise systems, add/remove users, performing backups of SQL database, using SQL Maintenance Plan Wizard, defragging SQL drives, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, June 25, 2010

PTC USER World Event 2010, Day 1 and 2 - CoCreate Modeling, solutions, Paul Hamilton, Jun 9, 2010

Project Lightning - PTC Strikes a Plan for the Future of MCAD - PTC unveils concept for scalable, interoperable, open, easy-to-use set of mechanical design apps, due in October, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jun 8, 2010

PTC User World Event 2010 - Lightning to Reinvigorate CAD and PLM - PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann, Project Lightning, market lethargy symptoms in industry, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Jun 8, 2010

Project Lightning - PTC Strikes a Plan for the Future of MCAD - PTC unveils concept for scalable, interoperable, open, easy-to-use set of mechanical design apps, due in October, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jun 8, 2010

PTC User World Event 2010 - Lightning to Reinvigorate CAD and PLM - PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann, Project Lightning, market lethargy symptoms in industry, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Jun 8, 2010

PTC's Project Lightning - My Guess at What It Is - author expects an amalgam of CoCreate and Pro/E, Raykurland's Blog, Jun 8, 2010

Integrating ECAD with Pro/E - PTC's IDX-based workflow, using PTC ProductView ECAD Compare tool for identifying, rationalizing changes, Al Dean, Develop 3D, May 21, 2010

PTC: 'We're Ready to be on the Cloud' - putting apps on cloud, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 30, 2010

Parametric Throw-Down: We will Gain Market Share - PTC to hike per-share profit at least 20% per year, J Bonasia, Investors.com, Mar 25, 2010

PTC Discusses Social Media - PTC's social media director, executives discuss meaning of being social, banking on it, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Mar 16, 2010

Heppelmann Discusses Parametric Technology's Growth - PTC COO on company growth, products, clients, business strategy, YouTube, Mar 9, 2010

- Windchill license revenue shoots up, making place for PTC in PLM marketplace, Chris Chiappinelli, Managing Automation, Mar 6, 2010

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 Focuses on Productivity, Design Efficiency - real-time dynamic editing feature, rib tool, spark analysis extension, context-sensitive menus, Desktop Engineering, Feb 24, 2010

PTC Take Off the Gloves on the Product Lifecycle Management Battlefield - PTC's Jim Heppelmann about Dassault, Siemens PLM, cloud computing, Arbortext & service information solutions, ProductPoint, Pro/E, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Feb 12, 2010

Signs of Life for Manufacturing Software - PTC is experiencing growth with its Windchill product collaboration suite, Ben Rose, Seeking Alpha, Feb 4, 2010

PTC Gets Into Green Product Development with New Acquisition - PTC acquires Planet Metric to expand its InSight product line, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 8, 2010



Installing Windchill Desktop Integrations and Some Common User Tasks - setting up server connection, searching for documents, PTC Express, Dec 2009

The Changing Face of Parametric Modeling - Pro/E Wildfire 5.0 includes ability to directly push, pull, poke, pinch on surfaces, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Dec 23, 2009

PTC Conference Call Notes - Dassault deal, sales, hiring overseas, economic recovery, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 29, 2009

Take the Easier Route: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 Cabling & Piping Design - ability to create harness easily,  cables on-the-fly, improved  model tree, fast access to key commands, Jerry Fireman, PTC Express, Oct 2009

Tolerance Analysis: Preparing Your Model for the Real World - Pro/E Tolerance Analysis Extension enables design engineers to perform 1D tolerance analysis, PTC.com, Oct 2009 pdf

Windchill ProductPoint 1.1 Pioneers Social Product Development - various features like visual report, pop-up notification, wiki, collaboration space, more, Jerry Fireman, PTC Express, Sep 2009

How to Trounce Competitors, Domino Style, by PTC - PTC emphasizes domino effect in recent quarterly conference call, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jul 30, 2009

How to Loose Subscribers and Maintain Revenues, by PTC - charging customers more for renewal, showing empathy for some needy Pro/E users, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jul 30, 2009

The Future of CAD, by PTC - CEO Richard Harrison predicts data management domain will grow in future, connecting companies globally, helping them collaborate, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jul 29, 2009

The 15 Minute Lockout - Pro/E takes 15 minutes to unlock DLL for developing plug-in, Deelip.com, Jul 9, 2009

PTC/USER 2009 - user training, networking event discussed social product development, Pro/E Wildfire 5.0, Windchill 9.1, announced, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Jun 25, 2009

10 Questions with Kathleen Mitford of PTC - benefits of implementing PLM, comparison, improving organization's competitive advantage, unifying product development teams, Just-Style PLM Hub, Jun 26, 2009

PTC: Has the "For Sale" Sign Come Down? - PTC unveils releases, makes acquisitions, invests in R&D and is still hiring, not acting like company up for sale, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Jun 10, 2009 exclusive

The Frigin'Long Post of 5 Things a SolidWorks User Can Gain From Going to a Pro/E Conference - new features like direct editing shown in Pro/E, products exhibition, comparison of PTC/User with SolidWorks World event, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jun 10, 2009 

PTC User 09 and CoCreate - Day 2 - presentation by John Abele, class on CoCreate Modeling advanced topics, Paul Hamilton, Jun 10, 2009

Pro/ENGINEER 2D and 3D Drawings - presentation on Wildfire 4.0 & Wildfire 5.0 2D, 3D drawings, Mark Ganzer, PTC/User 2009 World Event, Jun 8, 2009

Data In, Data Out - direct import support for SolidWorks, Inventor, expanded granite based interoperability between releases of Pro/E, improved import data doctor interface, Mark Ganzer, PTC/User 2009 World Event, Jun 8, 2009

PTC User World Event 2009: Pro/ENGINEER Gets More Explicit; Windchill Gets More Social - video, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Jun 9, 2009

PTC Joins the Direct Modeling Bandwagon - direct modeling will be part of Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 6.0, Deelip.com, Jun 8, 2009

PTC/User World Event - Pro/Engineer Wildfire 5.0 + Direct Edit Sneak Peak - video, new modeling tools for assemblies, mechanisms, drafting/drawing creation interface, import options for SolidWorks, Inventor data models, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Jun 8, 2009

PTC/User World Event - Direct Editing in Pro/Engineer Update - ability to grab, drag, drop geometry features within model without recalculation overhead, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Jun 8, 2009

PTC User 09 and CoCreate - Day 1 - presentations on CoCreate Modeling, CoCreate product roadmap, breakthrough technologies around explicit modeling, Paul Hamilton, Jun 9, 2009

PTC User World Event 2009: A Tour of the Exhibit Hall - video, SMARTBytes from Virtual Interconnect, SmartLibrary from B&W Software GmbH, digital-rights management solution from i-cubed, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Jun 8, 2009

GRANITE Cross-Release Interoperability - GCRI plug-in helps Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 users read files from later versions of Pro/E, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, May 25, 2009

PTC Visit - PTC executives admit they need blogs to market PTC products, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 24, 2009

Justifying Your Attendance - ideas for convincing your boss to let you attend PTC/USER event, PTC/User.org, Apr 6, 2009

Pro/ENGINEER and Direct Editing - buying CoCreate indicates that PTC is not going to add direct modeling capability to Pro/E, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 6, 2009

Pro/ENGINEER: Old Is Gold - though written in C programming language, Pro/E is still very capable, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 3, 2009

PTC World - The Speeches - overview on event, user meeting in Mumbai, PTC's India country head's remarks, companies approach, new releases, MD Ashutosh Parasnis view, more, Deelip Menezes, ProE.net, Feb 11, 2009

PTC World - Product Development System - companies new phrase, key notes on PTC event in Mumbai, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Feb 11, 2009

PTC: We Heart Pirates - CFO seems to encourage piracy in earnings call, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jan 29, 2009

PTC Media Plus Analyst Event - Product Point Announcement - Windchill ProductPoint brings product design technology to SharePoint, managing complex data structure in design system, Al Dean, Develop3D, Jan 14, 2009

PTC Media Plus Analyst Event 2009 - Santa Cruz Bicycles - using Pro/E, other PTC products for modeling, simulation, NC, Al Dean, Develop3D, Jan 14, 2009


Promoting Education, Pt 3: PTC - several products, programs, resources for training at all levels, providing proficient, qualified PTC software users to prospective employers, Cadalyst, Jeffrey Rowe, Oct 16, 2008

Can Pro/E be Made Easy to Learn and Remember? - challenges ahead for PTC include competition from SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Inventor, Evan Yares, Evan on Engineering Software, Sep 23, 2008

Etrage Wants to Eebbie-Wibbie Your Wildfire - Etrage to get new ideas for 3rd party applications for Pro/E Wildfire and Windchill with contest, Randall Newton, 3D CAD News, Feb 19, 2008

PTC Beats Microsoft, Dell, and All Other CAD/PLM in New Customer Affinity Poll - six key drivers of CMO Council to assess customer affinity index, Randall Newton, 3D CAD News, Feb 20, 2008

CoCreate Technology Finds a Safe Haven in PTC: Two Old Rivals Celebrate Their Differences - PTC plans to grow CoCreate products family in 2008, CoCreate, Jan 2008

PTC Press and Analyst Day - Jim Heppelmann on future revenue, developing CoCreate products, Pro/E Wildfire 4, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, Feb 25, 2008

CCNtv Feb 4 Newscast - PTC Q1 2008 revenue up 9%, AVEVA ReviewShare for 3D visualization, demo of NEC 24" professional display, more, CADCAMNet, Feb 11, 2008

Model Business - PTC-CoCreate acquisition plus Dassault's new kernel modeling technology, The Engineer Online, Jan 15, 2008

PTC Gets Explicit at Pro/E Wildfire 4.0 Launch - PTC's product strategy for CoCreate plus four new modules released for Pro/E Wildfire 4.0, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, Jan 22, 2008

Rounding is the Devil in the Details - Auto Round in Pro/E Wildfire 4.0 claims to solve complex rounding problems in seconds, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Jan 19, 2008

PTC Gets Explicit About CAD - CoCreate acquisition brings explicit modeling capabilities to PTC, Design News, Jan 16, 2008

PTC Embraces CoCreate - PTC is proud of 'explicit' modeling acquired from CoCreate, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Jan 16, 2008


Toshiba-PTC Fraud Details - PTC has $80 million at stake, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 30, 2007

PTC Acquires Aerospace Logistics Support Technology Vendor LBS to Shore Up Arbortext - analysis of PTC's recent acquisition, Randall S Newton, CADdigest.com, Nov 9, 2007

Details on PTC's Toshiba Problem - PTC CFO speaks on alleged fraud that may cause company to restate earnings, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 2, 2007

PTC Goes History-Free, Buys CoCreate - Pro/E to attract more users with history-free modeling approach, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 30, 2007

PTC Acquires CoCreate - PTC to get non-history-based 3D MCAD modeling at high price, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 31, 2007

Q&A: PTC CEO Richard Harrison Talks PLM - talk about Pro/E-Windchill integration, acquisitions strategy, competition in market, more, Jason Stamper, CBR Online, Sep 4, 2007

PTC Boots SofTech from Partner Program - PTC/SofTech partnership ending in January 2008 may bring hassles and headaches for users, Randall S. Newton, CADdigest.com, Aug 24, 2007

PTC Fends Off Legal Heat from the Land of the Rising Sun - GE Leasing Corp seeks $47 million, PTC denying charges, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, Aug 13, 2007

PTC/User World 2007 - PTC executives talked about need of PLM, acquisition, release of Windchill MPMLink, more, MCAD Online, July 23, 2007

PTC Responds to Lackluster Quarter with 200 Layoffs and a Tax Maneuver - PTC takes corrective measures after Q3 performance, Randall S. Newton, CADdigest.com, July 31, 2007

New License Woes for PTC, Dassault in Recent Quarter by Chris Chiappinelli, Managing Automation, July 27, 2007

PTC Stock Drops 20% After Guidance Warning - PTC is expecting less earnings in Q3 due to lower license revenue generated, Randall S. Newton, CADdigest.com, July 16, 2007

PTC Global Media Event 2007 - PTC process framework introduced, a stock buy-back program announced, PTC-Adobe agreement announced, Windchill 9.0 unveiled, more, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, June 11, 2007

PTC Uniontown Center Model for Company's Facilities - PTC employees work in pods and use white boards to draw their ideas, James Pletcher Jr., Herald-Standard, June 10, 2007

PTC - Process Design Corporation? - PTC emphasizes process to sell its non-CAD products to customers, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 10, 2007

Pro/ENGINEER Experts Answer User Questions - PTC product team discuss Wildfire, Pro/TOOLMAKER, CATIA interoperability, multiple processors, more, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 6, 2007

Dean Kamen Talks to PTC Users About South Pointing Engine - the most complicated mechanism of ancient times ends up a joke, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 5, 2007

Model-Centric Makes Sense - model-centric design consists of a centralized 3D model that can shorten the product development cycle, Jerry Fireman, PTC Express, May 2007

New UK PTC VAR - Inneo and PTC executives talk about sales potential of MCAD and PLM software in UK, Al Dean, MCAD Online, April 19, 2007

Get a Grip on Files with PTC PDM Tools - Pro/Intralink 8.0 PDM solution focuses on Pro/Engineer data management needs of customers, Rita Stange, Pro/E Community, February 22, 2007 (requires free registration)

Understanding the Windchill Performance Tuning Process - defining the terms like performance, baselines, and goals, then determining performance baseline, Matt Meadows, PROfiles Magazine, February 2007

PTC SMB Strategy Event - PTC grows through acquisition and product configuration adjustment, targeting SMB market, Al Dean, MCAD Online, February 13, 2007

Fast Growing PTC Turns in Impressive First 2007 Quarter Results - PTC earns revenue of $221.7 million showing growth in all geographies and product lines, Randall S. Newton, CADdigest.com, January 30, 2007

SMB CAD Users: Take Note - PTC announces Pro/E Foundation XE package, advanced versions with more enterprise capabilities, MS SQL Server support to attract SMBs, Beth Stackpole, Design News, January 22, 2007

PTC's Key Differentiators - PTC's single product line and scalability are its claims to superiority, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, January 18, 2007

PTC SMB Travelogue, Day 3 - no financial reports to be released at the event, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, January 18, 2007

Wait for it - Wildfire 4.0 Not Till Much Later This Year - Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 may not be released until the end of the year, new high end product package for $24,995, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, January 18, 2007

PTC -- Headquartered in USA, Made in India - with R&D center in India, PTC is using Indian skilled workforce only at one-third of the price in US, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, January 17, 2007

PTC SMB Travelogue, Day 2 - PTC press event highlights included ceo Dick Harrison's report on PTC's progress, live demo of Miuro robot, more, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, January 17, 2007

PTC Arbortext Overview - similar to Pro/E, Arbortext stores text in XML format and reuses data intelligently, Al Dean, MCAD Online, January 15, 2007


CAD Vendors Autodesk and PTC Bury the Hatchet - Autodesk-PTC interoperability agreement aims to facilitate manufacturers working in multi-CAD environments, Computer Business Review Online, December 21, 2006

How to Get Your Pro/ENGINEER Questions Resolved Quickly - use a web support account, knowledge base or an online tech support, PTC Express, November 2006

Interview: Jim Heppelmann, PTC - PTC executive talks about takeover, acquisitions, relationships with IBM, footwear and apparel applications, FlexPLM and more, MCAD Online, October 10, 2006

PTC/User 2006 World Event - highlights of the event, ptc.com, August 29, 2006, pdf

PTC/User 2006 World Event - highlights from June's user meeting include discussions on integration of Arbortext and Mathcad in PTC's products and "PLM on Demand" offer, MCAD Online, August 7, 2006

Optimize Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 Performance - HP xw8200 Workstation with dual-core processor fulfills the memory requirements for running Pro/E Wildfire 3.0 in 64-bit environment, PTC Express, May 2006

PTC/USER: Tuesday AM: Intralink 8.0 Migration - justifying the migration to Intralink 8.0 and tip on removing unwanted old revision levels, Edwin Muirhead, CAD Admin & Pro/E Help, June 6, 2006

PTC/USER Part 4: Future Enhancements - future PTC products will be featuring MathCAD, 3D drawings will have annotations, auto-rounding, faster visualization, increased security, more, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 6, 2006

PTC Execs Paint Positive Picture - PTC determined to ease the design and manufacturing problems with new suite of products like Wildfire 3.0, Arbortext and Mathcad, Karl F. Moffatt, Pro/E Community, June 5, 2006

PTC/USER: Monday PM: The Future of PTC Products... - new features in Wildfire 3.0 and other PTC products; Q&A session with PTC executives, Edwin Muirhead, CAD Admin & Pro/E Help, June 6, 2006

PTC/USER: Monday AM: Mathcad - presentation on analysis features of Mathcad, Edwin Muirhead, CAD Admin & Pro/E Help, June 6, 2006

PTC/USER: Monday AM: PTC Products - Jim Heppelmann of PTC talks about linking Arbortext and Mathcad with Pro/E, Edwin Muirhead, CAD Admin & Pro/E Help, June 5, 2006

PTC/USER World Event 2006, Part 1 - in keynote to over 2,000 attendees, PTC CEO tells of increased customer satisfaction, revenue projected to be over $800M, acquisitions, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 5, 2006

PTC/USER Part 2: Financial Highlights - PTC wants to increase margin from 15% to 20%, more, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 5, 2006

PTC/USER Part 3: Q&A - PTC executives answer questions on acquisitions, growth, position in the market, more, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 5, 2006

IE Affects PTC Software - problems occur while loading the Java plug-in or launching ProductView, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 8, 2006

PTC Banks on Engineers Using Mathcad - but since most applications do the math for you, how many CAD users will need Mathcad?, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 1, 2006

PTC Buys Mathsoft, Part II - PTC thinks Mathcad is better than using spreadsheets for Pro/E, Windchill, and Arbortext, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, April 28, 2006

Reduce Complexity and Cost with On Demand Model - IBM Application Services for PDM, based on Windchill solution, collaborate and manage work projects efficiently, Naseem Rao of PTC, Pro/INTRALINK Advisor, March 2006

What's This Arbortext Stuff All About? - upgrading to Pro/INTRALINK 8.0 makes dynamic publishing possible using Arbortext Editor and Publishing Engine, Jim Heppelmann of PTC, Pro/INTRALINK Advisor, February 16, 2006

PTC in Bullish Mood - PTC executives talk about potential of Pro/E Wildfire 3 and hope to gain new heights through Arbortext, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, February 10, 2006

To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade? - know the important facts about Pro/INTRALINK 8.0 to decide whether to upgrade from version 3.4, Jeff Rembold of PTC, Pro/INTRALINK Advisor, February 2006

PTC in the Black--But Back on Track? - PTC is enjoying its financial recovery and the loyalty of its users and Pro/ENGINEER still has a big market share, but continued success will depend upon PTC's focus and perspective, Roopinder Tara, CADdigest.com, February 2, 2006

Resolving Filename Check in Conflicts for Objects That Already Exist in the Database - compare status of your files before checking in to avoid conflict in Pro/INTRALINK 8.0, Victor Gerdes of PTC, Pro/INTRALINK Advisor, January 17, 2006


PTC Turnaround: Software Company Adds Over 800 - with acquisition of Arbortext and $83.6 million profit in 2005, PTC now recovers from 2003-2004 layoffs, Alexander Soule, Boston Business Journal, December 23, 2005

Parametric Modeling History - a history of parametric modeling in which PTC is prominently mentioned, Robin Saitz of PTC, MCAD Online, December 15, 2005

A Student's Eye View of the PTC/USER World Event - the event gives students industry knowledge and technical information about Pro/E to find them their place in industry, James Lynch of University of Ireland, PROfiles Magazine, Fall 2005

17x Faster - Pro/E claim of being 17 times faster than SolidWorks is based on the time it took to save a drawing, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, December 8, 2005

PTC Forays into Publishing - PTC and Arbortext executives speak on PTC's acquisition of Arbortext and its future, Cadalyst Manufacturing, November 30, 2005

A Compelling Merger: Windchill PDMLink and EDA - Windchill PDMLink 8.0 now provides Windchill Supplier Management tool for CAD/EDA integration, Jim Buchanan, PTC Express, November 2005

What's the Difference Between 3.x and 8.0? (Part 2) - Pro/INTRALINK 8.0 can be linked to corporate email systems, allows multiple servers connections, and more, Jeff Rembold of PTC, Pro/INTRALINK Advisor, October 27, 2005

All about Arbortext - Jim Heppelmann, chief technical officer at PTC, talks on PTC's acquisition of Arbortext, Rick Snider, PROfiles Magazine, Fall 2005

Five Things You Should Know about Motion Analysis - Pro/E Mechanism Dynamics Option tool makes motion analysis easy and time saving, and measures different loading characteristics easily, Jim Buchanan, PTC Express, October 2005

WAN Performance - the Performance Criteria for the 21st Century - compressing meta-data, using Pro/E native menus, and offline workspace access are some ways to get best Pro/INTRALINK performance, Victor Gerdes of PTC, Pro/INTRALINK Advisor, October 14, 2005

Pro/INTRALINK 8.0 Backups - issues to be taken care of when building backup strategy for Pro/INTRALINK, Joe Ferrante of PTC, Pro/INTRALINK Advisor, September 22, 2005

Pro/INTRALINK 3.x Status and its Pro/INTRALINK 8.0 Equivalent - comparison of Pro/INTRALINK 3.x and Pro/INTRALINK 8.0, Victor Gerdes of PTC, Pro/INTRALINK Advisor, September 7, 2005

PTC User Conference: Part II - PTC executives discuss strategic services and financial growth, plus news from the show floor, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, September 19, 2005

Preparing for Pro/INTRALINK 3.x Data Migration - some configuration issues to be discussed before starting migration process, Marc Berget of PTC, Pro/INTRALINK Advisor, September 2, 2005

Wait Just a Minute...Pro/INTRALINK 8.0 May NOT be Right for You! - think about Windchill PDMLink before making a move to Pro/INTRALINK 8.0, Tom Shoemaker of PTC, Pro/INTRALINK Advisor, September 7, 2005

New Levels of Performance and Scalability in a Wide Area Network - Pro/INTRALINK 8.0 works on WANs, a big improvement over Pro/INTRALINK 3.x, Jim Heppelmann of PTC, Pro/INTRALINK Advisor, August 28, 2005

Losing Your Memory? - cooperation between HP, Intel, and PTC has introduced 64-bit technology, thus breaking artificial memory barrier for Pro/ENGINEER users, PTC Express, June 2005

PTC User Conference: Part 1 - PTC executives address users at annual Pro/E user meeting, MCAD Online, August 8, 2005

PTC Sets Aggressive Growth Plans - at annual user conference, PTC announces two acquisitions, two major product upgrades, a strategic partnership with IBM, and boldly predicts it will hit $1 billion by 2008, Stephanie Neil, Managing Automation, June 7, 2005

PTC Focuses Manufacturing Strategy With Acquisition - PTC acquisition of Polyplan aims to improve communication between design and manufacturing, Jeffrey Rowe, MCAD Cafe, June 13, 2005

The High-End MCAD and cPDm Market Segments of the PLM Industry - report on enterprise MCAD and collaborative product definition management (cPDm) for the discrete manufacturing industries, CIMata, May 2005 (28 page pdf, may require free registration)

Enhancing Information Exchange - PTC/USER user group aims to fulfill mission by increasing user participation, enhancing content and improving collaboration with current and potential partners, Evan Caile, Profiles Magazine, Spring 2005

Take Advantage of Government-Funded Pro-Engineer Training - employed and unemployed members of the Pro/E community can make use of these programs, Todd Piccuillo, Profiles Magazine, May 2005

2005 Executive Meeting Review - 2004 was a profitable year for PTC with increased revenues in both MCAD and Windchill with strong growth maintenance, Rick Snider, Profiles Magazine, May 2005

PTC Growth Reflects CAD Industry Success From Broad PLM Adoption - emergence from a tough past coincides with growing acceptance of PLM, Michael Burkett, AMR Research, May 4, 2005

Up, Up, Up - CAD vendors like PTC, Dassault, Intergraph report increasing revenues, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, April 27, 2005  (more CAD industry features)

PTC Pro/ENGINEER Supports 64-Bit Windows XP Professional On HP Workstations - 64-bit architecture increases accessible memory and allows users freedom to design complex assemblies, Jeffrey Rowe, MCADcafe.com, April 26, 2005

PTC First to Ship 64-Bit CAD  - will allow access to an "unimaginable" 18 billion GB of addressable memory, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, April 20, 2005

PTC and the Center for Automotive Research Forecast the Future of Automotive Product Development - a more disciplined process, greater use of virtual prototypes, increased global outsourcing and an increased importance of design are some of the trends in product development this year, Jeffrey Rowe, MCADcafe.com, April 18, 2005

Developers Easing Move to 3D Design - companies like PTC, UGS, Alibre, Dassault Systems and SolidWorks attempts to convert 2D CAD users include features that mimic 2D software functions, Paul Teague, Design News, April 18, 2005

CAD Users Try to Beat Clock - from sketching models to guzzling beer, it's all happening at the National Manufacturing Week, Paul Teague, Design News, March 9, 2005

Going Clean, Going Green - how Pro/ENGINEER users can prepare to make parts and assemblies compliant with the new, more stringent environmental regulations that will take effect in 2006, Jim Buchanan, PTC Express, February 2005

Pro/E Salary Survey 2004 - results of a Pro/E salary survey from users in the U.S. and across the globe, including participants' personal comments, Alexandra Pratt, Pro/E Community, January 12, 2005 (requires free registration)

Design Outsourcing Spurs PTC's Growth - PTC India has carved a niche for itself in the CAD/CAM/CAE and PLM markets over the past decade, Vinutha V, Express Computer, January 7, 2005


2004 Education and Training Roundup - provides Pro/ENGINEER user training resources and information on PTC's menu of training solutions, ConnectPress and contributors, Pro/E Community, November 2004 (requires free registration)

From UNIX to Windows - Toyota's relationship with PTC and its Pro/E Wildfire software is instructive as to how MCAD software could be developed in the future, Arnie Williams, Cadalyst, September 15, 2004

3D Models: Worth a Thousand Words in Chinese - Windchill ProjectLink allows engineers at a design firm in Scottsdale, Arizona to explain things to manufacturers in China through 3D rendered images and animations, Machine Design, July 2004

Building a Better Bicycle - Pro/ENGINEER analysis and MCAD tools help Santa Cruz Bicycles improve bike design and profits, Louise Elliott, DE Online, July 2004

Engineers Cite Pro/ENGINEER Features They Like Best - behavioral modeling and simulation tools are among the things that users cite as their favorite Pro/E's capabilities, Design News, June 21, 2004

My Experience at PTC/USER Conference 2004, Nashville, TN - a report from the recent annual gathering, where Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 received a good deal of the focus, Florin Neamtu, Pro/E Community, June 23, 2004 (free registration required)

Software Maker Runs Screaming from Itanium - why PTC stopped supporting the Intel Itanium systems for Pro/ENGINEER, Pro/INTRALINK and Windchill, Ashlee Vance, The Register, June 18, 2004

An Interview with Alex Sharlot, Design Leader of the U.S. Marines Carousel Project - Pro/ENGINEER was deployed to help design container carousels that provide high-density storage and dedicated locations for materials for U.S. marines, Alexandra Pratt, Pro/E Community, April 23, 2004 (may require free registration)

PTC Finances Improve - PTC turned a profit in the last fiscal quarter and expects to repeat the success next quarter, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, April 21, 2004

Wildfire Benchmark 2004 - IBM and Dell workstations performed well, Jay Sussman, Pro/E Community, April 8, 2004 (may require free registration)

Down: PTC's Q1 2004 Financial Results - PTC's revenues from CAD were down 4% and revenues from PLM were down 6%, but the company hopes to see a net profit soon, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, January 27, 2004

Saturday Shutdown Of Parametric Software Looms - a flaw built into Pro/ENGINEER and Windchill meant that without a necessary patch, the PTC applications would fail with a time-out error at precisely 08:37:04 hours EST on Saturday, January 10, W. David Gardner, TechWeb, January 9, 2004


Software Glitch Brings Y2K Deja Vu - PTC is scrambling to patch a glitch that will render most of its products inoperable after January 10, 2004, David Becker, CNET News.com, December 22, 2003

PTC Advises Users of Time-Out - PTC should be commended for the quick and open manner in which the company addressed a recently discovered glitch that would cause Pro/ENGINEER and related applications to fail with a time-out error come January 10, 2004, W. Bradley Holtz, CADwire.net, December 18, 2003

2003 Pro/E Salary Survey - no major change from last year's  numbers: typical respondent is a married male 26 to 35 with 5 years of Pro/E experience, earns $58,000 per year, enjoys the challenge of the job and is positive about job security, Jason Turk, ProfilesMagazine, Winter 2003

Parametric Woes Continue As Its Rivals Race Ahead - PTC is beset by competitors, some who sell more sophisticated, higher-priced modeling software, and others who sell more basic software for less, Scott Kirsner, Boston.com, November 17, 2003

RAND Sues PTC - it's no more Mr. Nice Guy as Rand sues PTC for $100 million in damages, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, June 10, 2003

Want to Use Native Pro/ENGINEER Files in CATIA V5? - discusses available tools - Dassault's MultiCAx products and RAND's iExchange - for sharing 3D data, COE Newsnet, May 2003

PTC Q2 Conference Call - despite its gloomy financial situation, the company does have some good news to report about its products, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, April 22, 2003

PLM Market Requires Best-of-Breed and ERP Capabilities - research group publishes findings on which companies have best applications and execution of PLM, recognizing Dassault, EDS and PTC as leaders, M. Halpern, K. Brant, Gartner Group, March 20, 2003

The MCAD/PDM Connection - examines how each of the major high-end and mid-range MCAD applications integrates PDM tools (functions that allow users who don't have the authoring application to preview, open and share documents), Joe Greco, DE Online, February 2003 (may require free registration)


Settlement and Other Issues - an update on the thorny divorce between PTC and Rand, Martyn Day, CADserver, January 31, 2002

Gloves Off Between PTC & Rand - trouble seems to be brewing in the Pro/Engineer sales channel as PTC is going head to head against its own master distributor, CADserver, December 24, 2002

Pro/ENGINEER 2002 Salary Survey - a survey of more than 1,700 Pro/E users found that the typical user is 26 to 35 years old and earns $60,000 per year, Jason Turk, Profiles Magazine, Winter 2002

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire: Making the Switch Easy - more on the built-in features and new support services to help Pro/ENGINEER users make the transition to Wildfire, Jim Buchanan, PTC Express, October 2002

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Helps Users Break From (Serial) Tradition - eighth in a series of articles exploring the analysis and simulation tools packed into Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, Jim Buchanan, PTC Express, September 2002

STHENO/Pro: Full 2D Drafting for Pro/ENGINEER - CAD Schroer's new STHENO/Pro provides a 2D tool for concept design, Mark Simpson e-Profiles, Fall 2002

Advanced Assembly - Pro/ENGINEER tutorial offers an introduction to Layers, Simplified Reps and Component Display to help manage large assemblies, FroTime

Creating Hole Patterns Around the Edge of a Plate - The Smart Way - a Pro/E tutorial, Davor Baros, e-Profiles, Summer 2002

Kids Take Off Running in Prosthetic Feet - engineers strive towards realism in replacement feet using Pro/E, Benjamin B. Ames, Design News, June 17, 2002

Collaboration's Promise: Faucets Produced Faster, Cheaper - Moen has been using PTC's Pro/E since 1994, Tom Smith, Internet Week, June 14, 2002

Will Partnership with IBM/Dassault Transform RAND Worldwide? - Ira Breskin, MCAD Cafe, April 25, 2002

Find Your Answers in Just a Few Clicks - PTC offers technical help, product information, and a simpler way to manage software licenses on their website, Jeff Pike, PTC, April 2002

Q&A from the Precision Learning Webcast and Demo - from the recent webcast on Pro/ENGINEER training, Jim Trant, PTC, April 2002

Pro/E Finally Gets a Face Lift - will PTC's two year Project Wildfire put an end to Pro/E's cascading menus? , Al Dean, Cadserver, April 17, 2002

A Changing Climate for CAD - executives from SolidWorks, PTC, Autodesk and other leading CAD/CAM companies weigh in on the current state of the industry, NASA Tech Briefs, March 2002

PTC Pushes Interoperability - design software company says e-business is key to manufacturing growth, Demir Barlas, Line56, March 18, 2002

Fast Solutions to Using Pro/E - latest tips and tricks, Eric Horn & Stan Balish, ProE, March/April 2002

PTC's DynamicDesignLink - aims to solve the needs for design-to-order products, Richard Bourke, DE Online, Feb 2002

Pro/DESKTOP 2000i2 Tutorial - a lesson in basics, Kings School Technology Website, Feb 2002

Improving Data Visibility  - a recent alliance between Siebel and PTC will point the way to using data in design software for sales and marketing, Renee Boucher Ferguson, eWEEK, Jan 28, 2002

The Decline of Parametric Technology - several reasons have led to PTC and its flagship Pro/ENGINEER dropping from its preeminent position in MCAD, but chief among them is the rise of much lower-priced, feature-based CAD systems such as SolidWorks, Solid Edge, and Autodesk Inventor, Computer Aided Design Report, Jan 2002


Handling the Curves - PTC's director of styling and surfacing explains why mechanical designers need ISDX, Thomas Teger, Desktop Engineering, Aug 2001

Follow Up: PTC Offers Free Software for I-DEAS Users - offer too good to be true, say readers. Free software not compatible with 'real' Pro/E. Roopinder Tara, TenLinks.com, August 16, 2001

PTC Offers Pro/E 'Special Edition' Free to I-DEAS Users - Migration program offered in hopes of attracting I-DEAS users displaced by UGS/SDRC merger, Roopinder Tara, TenLinks.com, August 7, 2001

Re-Engineering The New PTC: v.2001-2002 - detailed report on PTC 30, 2001

Pro/ENGINEER 2001 - PTC tries very hard to make a true Window interface, Joe Greco, DE online, May 2001


Advanced 3D Modeling Gives America's Cup Yachts the Edge - John Hardcastle, CADinfo.NET, June 2000

denotes a select article.

CADdigest Weekly
Email (required) *

A week's worth of articles will be emailed to you. See latest issue .