PTC Creo is an engineering design suite of applications which came from PTC products formerly called Pro/ENGINEER, CoCreate, and ProductView. Among the apps in the PTC Creo suite are Creo Parametric, Creo Direct, Creo View, Creo Simulate, and Creo Sketch. What led PTC to this unique apps approach and where are they looking to go
NX is one of the top 3D modelers in the world. It is a fully featured CAD system that offers deep capabilities for integrated CAD, CAE, and CAM as well as conceptual design. Its success in the automotive industry has even been recognized by General Motors as Supplier of the Year on multiple occasions. In an
A quick peek into some research on consolidating engineering / design suites. The report, Issue in Focus: Consolidating Design Software: Extending Value Beyond 3D CAD Consolidation extends prior Tech-Clarity research on the business value of consolidating CAD systems. That report, Consolidating CAD: Benefits of a Unified CAD Strategy, focused primarily on consolidating mechanical CAD. This
Issue in Focus: Consolidating Design Software: Extending Value Beyond 3D CAD Consolidation discusses the value of consolidating on suites of engineering and design tools to take advantage of integration to increase efficiency, remove the need to translate CAD files, and maintain design intent throughout the design process. Please enjoy the free Executive Summary below, or
I had the chance to talk with … Chris Randles and Blake Courter of SpaceClaim recently to better understand their role in the broader engineering software market. SpaceClaim hase certainly managed to shake things up, from their initial introduction to the market with direct modeling, their tongue in cheek Twitter plugin, and now their demonstration of the potential use of multitouch manipulation in 3D modeling. This is a company that is clearly set out to change the status quo, and has succeeded in doing so. Other than shaking things up, though, where is the unique value that SpaceClaim offers, and why do they believe there is room in a consolidating CAD market for a new entrant?