Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a good start into 2013. After all the holidays and time off work, I have finally gotten back to my usual routine. One of my resolutions for this year is to pick up my blogging again after a somewhat slow 2012…
So far, 2013 is making it easy for me, as here in PTC University, we have many new things coming up that are worth discussing in more detail.
Today, I would like to start with Expert Model Analysis. Wait, that is not new, is it? Yes and No!
I have, in fact, blogged about Expert Model Analysis before in 2011 – so it is not new, per se. To date, however, Expert Model Analysis (XMA) has been a consulting tool to help us engage our customers in a meaningful way about potential areas for value realization. Put another way, we analyzed the customers’ data to see if they are really getting the most possible value out of the technology.…
Now, we are going to offer this as a product! In many engagements, customers have consistently wanted to own this tool in-house so they could regularly perform scans on their own. This demand for XMA initiated the development of XMA Desktop which will soon be released as a new PTC University product (likely in the Spring of 2013, but we haven’t pinned down a date yet).
So what does XMA do?
PTC University's Expert Model Analysis (XMA) deepens your understanding of PTC Creo Parametric and Pro/ENGINEER models. It evaluates your models and provides guidance to improve your modeling practices.
XMA scans and analyzes large quantities of PTC Creo Parametric and Pro/ENGINEER models. Each report of an XMA scan includes over 50 areas of analysis around Geometry Quality, Design Intent Strength, and Model Complexity.
Curious? Well, you don’t need to wait until release of the new XMA Desktop product. You can try it NOW.
You can download a free, 30-day trial of PTC University Expert Model Analysis here and get a sample of the full features and reports available in XMA Desktop . Expert Model Analysis works with PTC Creo Parametric and all models last saved in Pro/ENGINEER v15 or higher (including PTC Creo Elements/Pro).
… and don’t forget to let us know your feedback. Feel free to comment below – thanks!