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PTC Creo 3.0 - impressive Unite Technology, sub division surface modeling tools, Design Exploration Extension module to experiment with form, function, improved patterning with Flex Modeling, DEVELOP 3D, Aug 4, 2014

Sheet Metal Enhancements in Creo Parametric 2.0 - restructured sheet metal tools into ribbon style interface with tabs, flat pattern preview, sketched form commands, Christina Zachry, ASCENT Blog, May 3, 2013

Update on Creo 2.0 - free Freestyle extension for organic shape modeling, improved measurement function, cross-sectioning, Aaron Goldberg, CAD/CAM Performance, Mar 20, 2013

New Interface and Tools in Creo Parametric 2.0 - interactive cross-section tool, ability to dynamically translate, rotate section, cross-sections display in model tree, Christina Zachry, ASCENT Blog, Jan 14, 2013

PTC Creo 2.0 - FreeStyle feature for integrated sub division modeling, ability to make edits across assemblies, flex modeling, options modeler to pull configuration, variants from Windchill, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 12, 2012

Creo Direct 1.0, A Brand New Direct Modeler from PTC - robust part, assembly modeler offers push, pull, drag faces, features to create concepts or edit imported geometry, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Jan 13, 2012

A Quick Look at PTC Creo View 1.0 (MCAD) - lightweight standalone viewer helps view, annotate, markup, share, animate 3D CAD design files without CAD program, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Dec 29, 2011

Creo Hands-On - installing Creo, checking it for issues of usability, interoperability, assembly management, technology lock-in, Ralph Grabowski, Canadian Manufacturing, Oct 27, 2011

Creo Explained - Pt 4 - creating box with hole, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2011

Creo Explained - Pt 5 - applying small changes in model makes model tree appear complex, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2011

Creo Explained - Pt 6 - PTC is applying 2-app approach to direct modeling with Creo, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2011

Creo Explained - Pt 1 - letters, icons appear disapproving in user interface, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2011

Creo Explained - Pt 2 - Creo Direct, Creo Parametric are next versions of Pro/E Wildfire, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2011

Creo Explained - Pt 3 - Creo Direct gives feel of CoCreate, while Pro/E running under hood, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2011

Collaboration: Faces in Cloud - revamped CAD community features, Planet PTC offers discussion forums, cloud-hosted rendering, infinite computing concept, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2011

Pro/E Wildfire 5.0: A Dynamic Upgrade - dynamic edit feature, ability to perform complex patterning operations, digital manikin to study clearances, ergonomics, line of sight, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2010

Pro/E Wildfire 5.0, Pt 1 - dynamic edit feature, customizing system color scheme, patterning, plastic parts, shell parts, Kenneth Wong, YouTube, Jan 12, 2010

Pro/E Wildfire 5.0, Pt 2 - explaining shelled parts, plastic parts, trajectory ribs, sheet metal, patterned tabs, mirrored tabs, Kenneth Wong, YouTube, Jan 12, 2010

Meet Bob, the Digital Manikin in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 - push-pull modeling feature, digital manikin to verify clearance, ergonomics, accessibility, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Jan 12, 2010

Breaking Down the Barriers - Pro/E Wildfire 5 introduces direct modeling, has ribbon-based UI, ability to create simplified sub-assemblies, faster weldments creation, CAD User, Oct/Nov 2009

Overview/First Look: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 - real-time, dynamic editing, high performance rendering technology, increased CAD interoperability, Pro/E spark analysis extension, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Jun 15, 2009

PTC Frustrates Out of the Box - user must call to get license number to install Pro/E but no one is in office, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Dec 19, 2008

Pro/E Manikin Extension Goes Live - add-in allows to integrate humans into product models, Al Dean, Desktop Engineering, Nov 11, 2008

How to Deal With Backshells in Pro/CABLING - modeling connector and backshell as single Pro/E part, assembly or separate part, PTC Express, May 2008

Pro/Engineer Wildfire 4.0 - open representation tool, new reference viewer, unrelated model replace function, modeling updates, more, Al Dean, MCAD Online, Mar 25, 2008

Author Shares His Wildfire 3.0 Expertise - "Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0" book by Louis Gary Lamit makes you learn very systematically with proper guidance, Thomson Learning, Pro/E Community, November 8, 2006 (requires free registration)

Top-Ten List of Enhancements in Wild Fire 3.0 - lesser pop-ups, simplified commands, ASME Y14.41 set datum tags, and more, Louis Gary Lamit, Pro/E Community, November 8, 2006 (requires free registration)

PTC Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3 - enhanced part-modeling environment, new sheet-metal capabilities, AssemblySense feature, more, earns a B plus, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, September 1, 2006

Pro/Engineer Wildfire 3.0 Out - support for Windows XP 64-bit systems, Fast Sketcher and Smart process productivity features, receives readers' choice award for July, Desktop Engineering, June 2006

Pro/Engineer Wildfire 3.0 - with updated patterning and Warp tools, new Swept Blend operation, Quick Print, and nested interfaces features, Wildfire 3 provides much more productive environment, Al Dean, Desktop Engineering, May 2006

Pro/Engineer Wildfire 3.0 - sketch palette, updated 3D modeling tools, new Smart Assembly tools, Assembly modeling feature, a worthy upgrade for current Pro/E users is also worth consideration by 2D users, Al Dean, MCAD Online, April 25, 2006

Wildfire 3.0 - The Road Test... (Feels More Like 2.1) - Wildfire 3.0 has faster sketching, drafting, and assembly tools, Edwin Muirhead, CAD Admin & Pro/E Help, April 21, 2006

PTC Wildfire 3.0 Coming Attractions - new features include improved annotations for 3D drawings, including the ability to set datums on surfaces and define "up" for annotations, Karen Field, Design News, February 7, 2006

Latest and Greatest Pro/E Debuts - Pro/E Wildfire 3.0 will let users sketch standard shapes 55% faster than in previous versions, Machine Design, September 2005

A First Look at Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0, Pre-Production - a look at an early version reveals subtle changes in part mode, a dashboard interface in assembly mode and numerous small enhancements in drawing mode, Peter Spindloe, The Design Knowledge Base, June 5, 2005

MCAD Modeling Methods - Software Strategy: High-End Design Applications - CATIA, Pro/Engineer and NX offers an overall PLM solution encompassing digital design, data management, collaboration and manufacturing process, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst Manufacturing, April 1, 2005

Solid Edge V16 vs. Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire - compares the Sketcher environments, such functions as Save, Freesketch, Mirror, Convert to Curve, Cut/Paste, and different types of Dimensioning, Abhinav Rai, Solid Edge Community, January 18, 2005 (requires free registration)

Just Between Us Kernels - Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0's direct translation function provides a major boon to collaborative engineering, Jim Buchanan, PTC Express, November 2004

Release-to-Manufacturing Without the Back-and-Forth - Windchill Enterprise Systems Integration is an add-on module to Windchill PDMLink that links ERP and PLM systems by connecting Windchill PDMLink information to the rest of the enterprise, John Fatteross, PTC Express, October 2004

Wildfire 2.0: Red-Hot or Smoldering? - Pro/E's latest version includes some nice new enhancements, but doesn’t address all of the shortcomings of the initial release, Joe Greco, Desktop Engineering, August 2004

CAD For The Budget-Conscious - advice on how to get the most CAD for your money, including a comparison of the mid-range programs Alibre Design Professional, Autodesk Inventor, Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge and SolidWorks, Paul E. Teague, Design News, September 13, 2004

3D Data at Work - a survey of point-manipulation software: Verisurf, BuildIT!, ICEM Surf, RapidForm, CopyCAD, Paraform, Studio (Raindrop Geomagic), Rhino, RevWorks and Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, August 2004

PTC Pro/Engineer Wildfire - an updated user interface makes Pro/E Wildfire 2.0's powerful capabilities more accessible, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, August 16, 2004

PTC Announces Wildfire 2 - the latest release brings further Wildfire-style user controls, supports the ASME standard for 3D annotations, improves the ability to employ other CAD formats in Pro/E assemblies and adds new modeling and diagnostic capabilities, CADCAMNet, April 19, 2004

Touring the Top Ten New Features in PTC's Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire - what's new in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0, Michael Campbell, Pro/E Community, March 23, 2004 (may require free registration)

Thinking Wildfire? Wildfire 2.0 Makes You Think Again - among the new capabilities of Wildfire 2.0 is its ability to create rotational patterns using the new Axial option, Abhinav Rai, Pro/E Community, March 23, 2004 (requires free registration)

Warp Factor 2.0 - a look at some of the new enhancements to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0's Warp tool and how it compares with similar tools found in competing products such as SolidWorks, Joe Greco, MCAD Tech News #116, March 4, 2004

Technologies Of The Year - Tool For Teamwork - Wildfire, a new release of Pro/ENGINEER CAD software, offers revolutionary collaboration capability, Tim Stevens, IndustryWeek.com, December 2003

A CAD Modeler for Toolmakers - Pro/ENGINEER offers tool designers a variety of useful solutions, Machine Design, December 11, 2003

Technologies Of The Year - Tool For Teamwork - Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire's collaboration tools mark the first-ever use of peer-to-peer technology in the field of CAD software to connect design sessions of multiple users, Tim Stevens, Industry Week, December 2003

Pro/E Versus SolidWorks - a CAD expert who uses both programs explains why Pro/E works better for industrial design projects, CADCAMNet, October 28, 2003

Wildfire Ignites - this excellent update offers a more attractive and streamlined interface and a major new modeling functionality called Warp, which allows users to scale, deform, stretch, bend and twist any selected shape, Joe Greco, Design News, September 8, 2003 (may require free registration)

Battle of the Bands: A 3D CAD Software Shootout - a shootout in Chicago pits SolidWorks vs. Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire and Alias vs. Rhino, Design-Engine.com, August 2003

CAD Vendors Offer Gateways to PLM - a look at the  built-in collaborative capabilities of Autodesk Inventor, Solid Edge and Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, Louise Elliott, DE Online, June 2003

Improvements All Around Makes Good Modeler Better - Pro/Engineer Wildfire, the latest version of the high-end 3D solid-modeling system, assists with design, analysis, and manufacturing. In a nutshell, the improvements include a great user interface, the ability to import lots of data formats, and modeling flexibility unavailable anywhere else. Dennis Stephen, Machine Design, August 7, 2003

More Than Just Mechanical Design? - compares Inventor, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, and Pro/Engineer for the purpose of industrial design, Joe Greco, Desktop Engineering, August, 2003

Pro/Engineer Wildfire: Part II - the latest release offers major enhancements to part modeling and assembly modeling functions, including the new Warp command that allows you to manipulate a group of entities using a simple 3D marquis, Al Dean, CADserver, July 29, 2003

Wildfire to Catch On - among the more than 400 enhancements in the new Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire is a dashboard tool that dramatically accelerates design by giving instant access to users' most common design tools, M. Madhavan, TechCentral, July 23, 2003

Wildfire - PTC's Pro/E update offers an improved interface and enhanced manufacturing and rendering capabilities, all built around a new browser to improve collaboration, CAD User, April 2003

It Will Spread like Wildfire - the latest version of PTC's Pro/ENGINEER is nothing short of a "a radical change for the CAD industry," Bart Brejcha, Design-Engine.com, June 23, 2003

Modeling Goes Heads Up - Pro/Engineer Wildfire combines advanced techniques with an ease of use normally associated with mid-range products, Charles Clarke, e4engineering, May 1, 2003

Modeling an Impeller - SolidWorks tip on how to generate a shape from curve data files, Kevin R. Krebs, SOLID Digital Digest, April 16, 2003 

Hands-on Pro/Engineer Wildfire: The New User Interface - a look at what's new in Pro/E, CADCAMNet, March 20, 2003

What About This Wildfire Thing? - a short review and commentary on PTC's upcoming release of Pro/ENGINEER, Eldon Goates, Synthesis Engineering, August 2002

PTC Lights Fire Under Pro/E - with its new Pro/E Wildfire application, PTC makes solid modeling more user-friendly, Benjamin B. Ames, Design News, August 5, 2002

PTC Lights Fire Under Pro/E - with its new Pro/E Wildfire application, PTC makes solid modeling more user-friendly, Benjamin B. Ames, Design News, August 5, 2002

Pro/E: The Benchmark 2002 -  update of 9th annual workstation review shows TriStar excels over Dell, IBM and Compaq, Brian D. Havens, Pro/E magazine, June, 2002

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire - revamped interface, low price tag of $4,995, places PTC in a highly competitive position, TechniCom eWeekly, June 30, 2002

Pro/ENGINEER 2001 - Beyond the Parametrics to Interactive Surfacing - powerful, capable MCAD program but ease of use falls between SolidWorks (easier) and CATIA (harder), Jeffrey Rowe, MCAD Vision, Nov 2001 (pdf)

Polished Surfaces - Free form surface add-on for Pro/E is increasingly user friendly and intuitive, Charles Clarke, July 2001

Pro/ENGINEER Reviewed - CAD-Portal is impressed, June 2001

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

The Stanley Kubrick Version - a no-holds barred review of Pro/E 2001 from Computer Aided Design Report, March 2001

 
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