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An abundance of partner exhibits, educational resources and networking opportunities await you in the Solutions Expo June 15-17. Whether you’re looking to learn something new, expand your network, win prizes or relax, the Solutions Expo is your must-visit destination while attending at PTC Live Global.

So, what can you expect at the Solutions Expo?


  • 50+ exhibits by PTC partners, who offer complimentary products and solutions
  • Access to 160+ PTC product experts that will help you save hours of work (and re-work)
  • The chance to test drive PTC Creo 3.0 and discover new functionalities in PTC Windchill 10.2.
  • A first glance at the innovative Internet of Things Pavilion – Powered by ThingWorx, where you’ll  discover first-hand the power of smart, connected products
  • More than nine hours of demos and opportunities to chat with peers and presenters –  and walk away with ideas to improve your product design and development


And there is room for some fun and relaxation in the Solutions Expo as well, through Father’s Day activities on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening receptions, and the PTC Creo Battle Royale. The PTC Creo Battle Royale is a new addition to this year’s event, where you can compete for prizes, showcase your PTC Creo skills and cheers on your friends (more on this in a future blog, stay tuned!)


Make sure you reserve some hours in your agenda to visit us in the Solutions Expo!


A great video of Caterpillar machines (designed using PTC Creo) playing man size Jenga!


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Uvolněna oficiální verze aplikace AV ScriBatch Tools 1.0 pro hromadné modifikace a exporty objektů v prostředí Pro/ENGINEER a PTC Creo Parametric.




Ve společnost AV ENGINEERING, a.s.vyvíjíme aplikaci pro dávkové zpracování modelů, sestav a výkresů, která podporuje operace s parametry, relacemi, přejmenování a přesouvání prvků, nastavení vlastností modelů (hustota, přesnost, materiál atd.), umožňuje export do PDF/DXF/DWG, nebo hromadný Backup dat projektu včetně navázaných výkresů. Aplikace navíc umožňuje napojení na PTC Windchill a provádět automatický check-out / check-in, tedy dávkově importovat data do Commonspace.



Na základě několikaměsíčního provozu aplikace v Beta režimu ve čtyřech desítkách společností využívajících PTC Creo Parametric, se nám ve spolupráci s uživateli podařilo aplikaci odladit do té míry, že jsme se rozhodli představit již její oficiální verzi:

AV ScriBatch Tools 1.0



Pro představu o nové podobě a funkčnosti aplikace jsme připravili prezentaci, kterou můžete shlédnout zde:




Přehled úprav a nových funkcí ve verzi AV ScriBatch Tools 1.0:

  • opravy a modifikace provedené na základě beta testování
  • překlad GUI a logování do angličtiny
  • dokončení funkcionality pro nastavení Jednotek modelu
  • možnost exportů do DXF i DWG
  • exporty do PDF/DXF/DWG lze provést do jednoho vícelistého souboru
  • rozšířené možnosti přejmenování PDF/DXF/DWG exportů
  • možnost nastavit přerušení zpracování po určitém počtu objektů
  • optimalizace Logování - násobné zkrácení doby zpracování operací
  • uvolnění funkcionality Batch-Backup
  • uvolnění demo a uživatelsky specifických funkcí:
    • identifikace skeletonu v sestavě
    • výpis obsahu všech výkresových tabulek
    • funkce pro zápis hodnot do buněk výkresové tabulky


Aplikace AV ScriBatch Tools je stále v procesu vývoje. Stále reagujeme jak na oznámené problémy, tak na různé požadavky dalšího vylepšení aplikace, které vyhodnocujeme a plánujeme v dalších verzích.


Věříme, že je pro Vás AV ScriBatch Tools užitečným nástrojem.




Více informací naleznete na stránkách AV ENGINEERING, a.s. o aplikaci AV ScriBatch Tools.



Dodávku a technickou podporu PTC produktů v České republice zajišťuje firma AV ENGINEERING, a.s.


Center console boat render by Alex McCarley

Center console boat render by Alex McCarley


Happy tax day to all our friends in the USA! Hopefully you've already filed your papers and are sitting back comtemplating what to do with the GIANT return you're due. Here is this week's Member Showcase Roundup, demonstrating our members' expert use with designs, 3D models, worksheets and how-to's:


How to create curve profile in Pro/ENGINEERBy Haris TS
Derivative of functionBy Sameer Fares
Everyone's favorite Plasticine dog! (Gallery)By Jeremy Connaughton
How to save calculated data for later useBy New Jap
Yet another Thread thread - UTS ImplementationBy Antonius Dirriwachter
Hourglass sand timerBy Jayanta Sarkar
Telescope Visual Limiting Magnitude (Mathcad worksheet)By Fred Lusk
Export Annotation by STEP or IGSBy Luca Carraro
Editing Reserved Parameters

By Gregory S Franks


Feel free to click on any of the links above to discuss, like, rate or reply to any of this weeks' posts. Congratulations to our highlighted members for their incredible contributions this week.


Have you had a chance to demonstrate your expert use of PTC software? Either with a photo, video, worksheet, blog, document or file, let us know what you're up to and we'll be sure to feature your work in next week's Roundup.


I will be retiring 8-1-14.

Currently setting up to provide hourly consulting services related to Windchill and Creo.


Hello everyone - I hope 2014 has been treating you well!


It's only 10 weeks until the start of the 2014 PTC Live Global conference in Boston - can't believe how fast it's coming up.  I was chosen to do three (3) presentations this year though I dropped one from the list - too much to do and not enough time.  I hope you will come to hear what I have to present:


  • CUST 113: "So you chose PTC Windchill - Now What?"
  • CUST 312: "Training and eLearning: Precision LMS and You"


These will be the 7th and 8th presentation I've done and the excitement of sharing what I've learned and experienced never gets old!


Having the conference in Boston this year is a great change of pace, and being there in the summer versus the technical committee meetings each January will definitely be warmer !


I'll be posting information and my thoughts in the coming weeks and while at the conference - hope to see you there!


Best regards,


Mike Brattoli


Think you’re the rock star of the engineer designers? You’ll have to prove it.  In a few days, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a contest to demonstrate your imagination, creativity and design ideas. And the prize will showcase your superior skills: The winning design will be featured at this year’s PTC Live Global.


More info to come soon. Start your engines!

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Bezpečnostní chyba v kryptografické knihovně OpenSSL neovlivní uživatele PTC Windchill.

PTC používá Apache Webserver, který používá OpenSSL 0.9.8, který není touto chybou postihnut.


Podrobnější informace naleznete zde:


The process of merging changes from a development path to the mainline is somewhat complicated, and dependant on if you utilize the Change Package functionality of Source, as well as what views and menu options you have set Visible in your Integrity Client. To aid in understanding the merge process, this blog goes over the specific steps you'd need to follow. This process requires knowledge of Change Packages.


Let's get started!


Step 1 – create a sandbox against the mainline
To merge your changes from a Development Path to the main line you need to first create a sandbox against the target location (the mainline). To do this:


1. Navigate to Project > View Projects

2. Select the desired project from the Projects View > Sandbox > Create Sandbox

3. The Sandbox Creation Wizard will ask you to specify a location for your Sandbox – select the desired location on your local disk, or create a new folder > Next

4. The Project Name will already be populated as we selected it in step 2 – click Next

5. Select Normal (mainline) > Finish
*Note: If any of the above menu options are not appearing for you, you need to go to Viewset > Customize and set the appropriate actions to visible.


Step 2 – use Resynchronize Change Package

The next step is to use the Resynchronize Change Package option to pull the changes from your variant (also called a Development Path) into that sandbox. To do this:


1. Select the sandbox we created from the steps above > Change Package > Resynchronize

*Note: When you select Resynchronize Change Package and you have a sandbox currently selected in the Integrity Client, the Resync operation will be performed for that sandbox. If you do the Resync with something other than a sandbox selected (for example a project), a dialogue box will pop up asking you to pick a sandbox.

2. If you know the ID’s of the change packages that contain the changes you wish to merge, type them in the Add to List box and click Add. If you don’t know the ID’s of the change packages, click Find – you’ll be presented with various ways to find the change packages (by the user who created them, by their summary, etc.)

3. At the bottom of the Resynchronize Change Packages window, click Create to create a Propagation Change Package. You will be prompted to specify a Summary and Description, and depending on your server’s configuration, you may also be asked to Choose an Integrity Item – this is used when you want to tie source code changes to Integrity items, for example a Defect (that way, when you look at the Defect item in Integrity, it has a list of CP’s that contain the code fixes for that the Defect, for visibility purposes). Click OK to create your Propagation Change Package. Take note of the ID of the Propagation Change Package.

4. Click Finish to Resync your change packages and bring the changes into your sandbox.


Step 3 – Submit the Propagation Change Package


1. If there are no errors or warnings during the Resync operation, we’re ready to Submit the Propagation Change package. Navigate to Change Package > View My Change Packages and locate the Propagation Change Package we created in step 3 above. Right-click the Change Package > Submit Change Package.

*Note: If you'd like to verify what changes will take place before comitting anythig, look over the propagation change package before comitting doing the Submit.


You have now successfully performed the merge from variant to main line!


You might have noticed that these instructions require the changes to your source members on the variant to be done through Change Packages – so what if you’re not using Change Packages? Well, then the ‘merging’ needs to be done entirely manually – as in, figure out what source members need to be updated and created, and manually add the archives and update the existing archives to match what’s on your development path. For any followup questions you may have, please open a case with Integrity Support.


Did you know that in 2011, the number of devices connected to the Internet surpassed the total number of humans on the planet? You’ve probably experienced (or are guilty of) more frequent use of these smart, connected products across all facets of your life.


There’s no question that the exponential increase of these connected products is going to change the way your organization designs and develops products in the future, both to drive greater value for the end consumer and to help you better evaluate your products’ performance, use and reliability.


So learning about the implications of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) will allow you to contribute to these discussions at your organization – and set you apart from others who are not aware of this significant transformation in manufacturing.


Here’s how you can learn more about smart, connected products at PTC Live Global, June 15-18:

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    • Opening Keynote (June 16): PTC’s Vision for How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Manufacturing, co-presented by PTC President and CEO James E. Heppelmann and Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter
    • View a live demonstration of a real world example of how the IoT and Smart, Connected Products are transforming how manufacturers are delivering value and creating new, innovative service offerings. - presented by ThingWorx President and General Manager, Russ Fadel.
    • During several IoT-focused sessions and customer presentations which PTC Live Global attendees will have access to at the co-located LiveWorx – ThingWorx Innovation Exchange
    • In the Internet of Things Pavilion – Powered by ThingWorx in the Solutions Expo, where the latest IoT technology and solutions will be showcased by ThingWorx and its partners
    • By networking with LiveWorx attendees during shared meals, receptions and Solutions Expo hoursHelp your organization remain competitive by learning more about smart, connected products at PTC Live Global.


Help your organization remain competitive by learning more about smart, connected products at PTC Live Global.


All technology has benefits and limitations. 


3D printing is relatively new in schools so educators should be aware of the unexpected.


Warning - If you have a nervous disposition you may want to skip following the link below.


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This tutorial will display how to create relation based sketches in Creo Parametric. As an example we will create a sketch profile of a British Standard Pipe Thread. The pitch of the profile is 1/14 inch.


Transcription of Video

  1. Start a new part file from scratch with the default template and give it a name ‘BSP_Thread_Profile.
  2. You can see the English template is opened by default.
  3. Select the Front Datum plane and create a new sketch on this plane.
  4. Click the Sketch View icon to orient the sketching plane parallel to the screen.
  5. Clear the screen by closing the visibility of Spin centre, Datum Planes, Axis, Points etc.
  6. Go to setup panel and define the Grid settings.
  7. In the Grid setting dialogue box activate Static Grid spacing option and modify the X and Y spacing as displayed.
  8. Open the visibility of Grid from Sketcher display filters.
  9. Now zoom the window quite considerable to view the Grid.
  10. Draw a sketch with the help of line tool as displayed.
  11. You will see that some constraints are automatically applied and intimated time to time by the software.
  12. Create a centreline for our sketch.
  13. Apply dimensions related to our profile specification.
  14. Lock this dimension to preserve it from any modification.
  15. Again, apply an angular dimension.
  16. Apply constraints according to the demand of the sketch.
  17. Quit the sketching mode.
  18. Switch to Annotate Tab.
  19. Activate Show Annotation Tool and select the sketch.
  20. All the applied dimensions in the sketching environment will be visible.
  21. Terminate the command.
  22. Select this dimension in the design window that will be highlighted in Model Tree.
  23. Open its property from the context menu.
  24. Change its display name to ‘P’ and apply changes.
  25. Go to model Tab—Model Intent Panel and expand it to find Switch Symbol Command.
  26. Click it to display names of dimension in spite of values.
  27. Re-edit the sketch.
  28. Draw an arc tangent to both the lines.
  29. Define the Angular dimension and apply a Lock over this dimension.
  30. Exit the sketching mode and again redefine the names of the dimensions.
  31. Remove the Prefix otherwise dimension will display Rr name that will be very confusing.
  32. Expand the Model Intent Panel and Activate the Relation command.
  33. Start adding the values according to the profile. You can type or paste the values.
  34. Execute and verify the relations.
  35. Select the dimension of pitch with the help of selection filters easily.
  36. Move it to new location.
  37. Re-edit the sketch.
  38. Add more dimensions to the sketch and change its name.
  39. Give away relation according to the profile.
  40. Adding this dimension is conflicting with a previously placed constraint, so remove that constraint.
  41. Similar operations are being performed as done earlier.
  42. Again re-edit the sketch.
  43. Select these two lines and convert them to construction lines.
  44. Complete the sketch by adding few more arcs and lines.
  45. Select these sketches and duplicate using Mirror Tool.
  46. Now sketch is complete so finish the sketch and save the file.
  47. If you change the pitch, the profile will change simultaneously.

PTC Branded Steering Wheel Concept by Juan Carlos Flores

PTC Branded Steering Wheel Concept by Juan Carlos Flores


Here is this week's Member Showcase Roundup, demonstrating our members' expert use with designs, 3D models, worksheets and how-to's:


Pattern Boundary Blend SurfaceBy Huu Huynh
System of units in Mathcad  / System of digits in MathcadBy Valery Ochkov
BOXX Introduces X-Generation Workstation (Custom PTC Creo Models)By Vladimir Palffy
Component wire frame in cross section?By Denny Coauette
Test Your Knowledge of PTC Creo and PTC Mathcad By Bettina Giemsa
How to know the last page of the element? (Arbortext)By Robson Soares Boneti
Plot a function with a vector as its input variableBy New Jap
Multiple convection coefficients?By Paul Bunuan
Question on setup for individual users (

By Frank Schiavone


Feel free to click on any of the links above to discuss, like, rate or reply to any of this weeks' posts. Congratulations to our highlighted members for their incredible contributions this week.


Have you had a chance to demonstrate your expert use of PTC software? Either with a photo, video, worksheet, blog, document or file, let us know what you're up to and we'll be sure to feature your work in next week's Roundup.


Rick Eiermann, Technology/Engineering Teacher at Tahanto Regional Middle/High School in Boylston, MA posted this video of his students designing, making and racing their Scalextric4Schools slot cars. Well done to Rick and his students!.


YouTube video -


Scalextric4Schools home page -


Today's exercises in video conversion remind me of the browser wars in the 1990s. There is no end to the pain of figuring out formats that will play well in everyone's browser on everyone's OS. Especially if you want to host the videos yourself. When you do as many videos as we do, here at Single-Sourcing Solutions, it starts to become impossible.


In order to make it simpler, we decided to post all our old videos to YouTube, which means that we recently launched several YouTube Channels:

  1. Arbortext Monster Garage - all the videos from our famed web series about how to trick out your Arbortext environment, software, and publishing deliverables
  2. Arbortext PTC/User Group - These videos are moving to YouTube as well, so we don't have to manage the AUG website. The group was hard to maintain, but the dedicated volunteers are still out there and the content from the meetings we did have is incredible. YouTube will preserve the content for us.
  3. TC Dojo - this is a mix of Arbortext Monster Garage and TC Camp. Videos are recordings of sessions where the topics were voted on by the community. The TC Dojo YouTube channel has copies of all the TC Dojo open session recordings. Again, not Arbortext-specific, but all related content. If you're looking for Arbortext TC Dojo recordings, you will need to join the Master Series.
  4. Single-Sourcing Solutions - these videos may not be Arbortext-specific, but depict related content to the work of authors, publishers, managers, and support personnel.