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Вы спрашивали, чем CREO лучше Pro/Engineer. Если вы еще не перешли на Creo, то именно для вас мы подготовили набор роликов, которые демонстрируют преимущества Creo 2.0 перед Pro/Engineer WF 5. Это детальное сравнение по 9 пунктам.


  1. Создание аннотаций. Для сравнения в Creo Parametric 2.0:

На 70% меньше движений мыши.

На 70% меньше кликов мыши.

На 79% меньше открытых меню.

Даже в этом коротком сравнении Creo Parametric 2.0 на 58% сокращается время, необходимое для достижения того же результата с помощью ProR WF 5.



2. Работа с большими сборками. Creo Parametric 2.0 представляет много новшеств, которые ускоряют процесс сборки по сравнению с Pro/Engineer WF 5 с помощью новой функции облегченной графики. Поэтому:

На 55% меньше движений мыши.

На 45% меньше кликов мыши.

На 50% меньше открытых меню.

Даже в этом коротком сравнении мы сократили на 30% время, необходимое для достижения того же результата в ProE WF 5.


3. Гибкое моделирование, расширение Creo Flexible Modeling. Поэтому в Creo 2.0:
На 34% меньше движения мыши.
На 50% меньше кликов мыши.
На 50% меньше количество открытых меню.
Так даже в этом коротком примере мы сократили на 52% время, необходимое для достижения того же результата в Pro/Engineer WF 5.


4. Создание 3D поперечных сечений с Creo, включая новые функции и оптимизацию рабочего процесса. Влияние на процесс работы с 3D секциями впечатляет, для сравнения: 

На 48% меньше движений мыши.

На 39% меньше кликов мыши.

На 56% меньше открытых меню.


Так, даже в этом коротком мы сократили на 56% время, необходимое для достижения того же результата в Pro/engineer WF 5.


5. В видео ролике показаны некоторые ключевые моменты в новой команде свободного стиля Creo. В данном примере, благодаря Creo Parametric 2.0 мы сократили на 92% время работы, необходимое для достижения аналогичного результата в ПРО Pro/Engineer WF 5.


6. Создание деталей из листового металла. Для сравнения в Creo Parametric 2.0:

На 48% меньше движений мыши.

На 53% меньше кликов мыши.

На 59% меньше открытых меню.

Так, даже в этом коротком примере мы сократили на 49% время, необходимое для достижения того же результата в Pro/Engineer WF 5.


7. Создание эскизов. В данном случае, в Creo Parametric 2.0:

На 50% меньше движений мыши.

На 48% меньше кликов мыши.

На 50% меньше открытых меню.

В Так, даже в этом коротком примере мы сократили на 28% время, необходимое для достижения того же результата в Pro/Engineer WF 5.


8. Одним из заметных изменений в Creo Parametric является ленточный интерфейс пользователя. Все команды, которые были расположены в меню верхнего уровня, теперь представлены в ленте и объединены по конкретным областям в соответствии с задачами. Каждый раз, переключая вкладки, будут представлены команды, которые соответствуют поставленной задаче. Поэтому в Creo:  

На 30% меньше движений мыши.

На 18% меньше кликов мыши.

На 30% меньше открытых меню.


9. Измерения. В данном случае в Creo Parametric 2.0:

На 17% меньше движений мыши.

На 25% меньше кликов мыши.

На 65% меньше открытых меню.


Так даже в этом коротком примере мы сократили на 10% время, необходимое для достижения того же результата в Pro/Engineer WF 5.


Windchill PartsLink enables the construction of a hierarchy of classification nodes but applies this to WTParts.  This functionality would be very powerful if applied to Dynamic Documents to support reuse of information... helping users find what already exists and is available for use.


The Member Showcase Roundup is a collection of PlanetPTC Community members' expert use of PTC software and things I think are cool, fun or inspiring for week ending 9/7/2012.


In this issue, members show off their expertise with 3D renderings, 3D models and worksheets.


Carbon Distribution worksheetby Dixie Griffin
Isodraw Shortcut Keysby Savera
pH of a Closed System in Contact with CaCO3 worksheetby Dixie Griffin
Teacher Showcase - J Gardham - Hall Cross Academyby ptc-4696270
One Task With Two Bodies video with worksheetsby Valery Ochkov
Fire Engine renderingby ptc-4605943
Bench Vice modelby BertWitsmeer
Stroboscope Light modelby BertWitsmeer
Clamping Tool modelby BertWitsmeer
Rivet Tool modelby BertWitsmeer
Vernier Claiper modelby BertWitsmeer
Teacher Showcase - USB Case - James Cuddyby ptc-2890978
iPhone renderingsby ptc-980998
Assembled Castor renderingby Roy Handley
Castle Nut and Split Pin renderingby Roy Handley
Agitator Beadby Vladimir G
Millennium Falcon (in LEGO) modelby ptc-4038849


Feel free to comment, like, rate or reply to any of the above posts.


Have you had a chance to demonstrate your expertise of PTC software? Either with an image, video, worksheet, blog, document or file, let me know what you're up to and I'll feature your works in next weeks' roundup!


Here we go! Another FTC Season is about to get underway and PTC is happy to be sponsoring an FTC Kickoff Event at Newton North High School tomorrow. I am getting ready for my Mathcad demonstrations. Here's the title and abstract:


Predict, Model, & Communicate with Mathcad Prime

Mathcad Prime™ is a powerful and easy-to-use tool for engineering calculations. Mathcad enables users to combine text, mathematics, data analysis, and plotting in a live engineering worksheet. Whether you are designing a gear box or analyzing performance data from a launch mechanism, Mathcad provides the tools required to perform engineering calculations with speed, accuracy, and transparency. Come see how Mathcad Prime’s capabilities can support your team’s success this year.


In the demonstration I will present a strategy for getting started with Mathcad Prime:

  1. Start simple to encoruage participation and build culture
  2. Encourage team members to use Mathcad Prime in school to gain experience
  3. Attend a PTC hands-on workshop or a Robotalk Webinar


The .zip folderattached to this Blog Post contains my presentation and the demonstration files that I will use in the workshop.  You will need Mathcad Prime to open the worksheets. Click here to download and install Mathcad Prime (you should use your Planet PTC username and password as your password). 


If you have not yet received a product code from PTC's FIRST program, you can install Mathcad Prime with a 30-day  trial license and use your product code to activate your free  1-year term license at a later date. Since the licensing occurs within Mathcad Prime, you will not need to reinstall the software to activate the license. Visit our website to request product codes for Mathcad Prime 2.0.


In relation to Strategy #3, I want to make you aware of our Robotalk Webinars. Sepetember is Mathcad month.  We began our Robotalk Webinars last week. You can find the Robotalk 2012 Mathcad Webinar 1 (September 5 2012)demonstration portion of this past week'sRobotalk 2012 Mathcad Webinar 1 (September 5 2012) Webinar here on our Planet PTC FIRST Community.  Click here to sign up for Mathcad Webinar 2: Engineering Automation -- Specs & Formulas in Mathcad.


I just finished the first Robotalk Webinar of the 2012 season, a basic introduction to Mathcad Prime for the first time user. One of the questions that was asked was: Do you need a basic understanding of calculus to use Mathcad? The answer is a definite, "No!" Mathcad Prime has a wide scope of usability from basic algebra to differential equations and beyond. This is good news for FIRST participants. As your knowledge and experience in math, science, and engineering increases, Mathcad has many functionalities that you will need to help you overcome the challenges that you will face. Mathcad will not be the only engineering software package that you will use, but it may be the most trusted and reliable resource on your desktop.


I am in the process of uploading the content of the webinar for those who missed the session. I have started a discussion on the Planet PTC FIRST Community that contains the worksheets that were included in tonight's Robotalk Webinar. I am also in the process of posting the video introduction to Mathcad on the Videos page. I have also attached it as an.mp4 file below. It is a 50MB file, so be sensible about downloading it. I hope that the video link will be available soon so that you can watch it directly from the community.



Segments of the Webinar will also be available soon as videos on PTC's Learning Exchange.  On this resource they will be available as 2-3 minute snipppets, rather than as a 20-minute Mathcad 101 presentation. I recommend the 20-minute version for new users. If you have used Mathcad before, you can find my videos plus videos by other Mathcad experts on the Learning Exchange.


We will continue to offer Robotalk Webinars throughout the fall on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm EST. For information on how to register for upcoming webinars please email us.


If you have questions about how to use Mathcad Prime, please start a discussion on the Planet PTC FIRST Community so that we can make the answers public.


Before signing off for the night, here is a description of the next three Robotalk Webinars:


September 12 @ 7 pm EST

Engineering Automation: Specs & Formulas with Mathcad Prime  (click to register)


September 19 @ 7 pm EST

Precision Engineering: Computer Algebra Symbolics and Solve Blocks with Mathcad Prime


September 26 @ 7 pm EST

Data Analysis and Predictive Engineering with Mathcad Prime


Just in case anyone is interested, I have written a recursive factorial function to show how easy it is to write recursive functions in Mathcad.  If I can be bothered in future, I'll write a tail recursive version that is more memory efficient.




If I had to pick the most controversial property in all of Windchill, it would be the wt.pom.queryLimit. This property limits the number of rows the method server will accept from the database. When the limit is reached an exception is generated to the user indicating that their operation has exceeded the query limit, often this will be a PartialResultException displayed to the user, but depends how the code in that area handles the exception.  When the exception is generated the operation the user was running doesn't complete and rolls back (if it was part of data change operation) and this is where the problem comes in and why this property is so controversial.  Unfortunately when systems contain a large enough amounts of data, this property needs to be set to keep the MethodServers from crashing with 'OutofMemory' errors.  The default shipped by PTC and recommended by the Windchill Configuration Assistant (WCA) is to not set the property (wt.pom.queryLimit=-1 or the property is not present in the file) which will allow for unlimited rows to be returned to the MethodServer by the database and put the system at risk for OOME (Out Of Memory Errors) because eventually all of rows returned will consume all available heap in the method server leading to an out of memory error in the method server crashing.


Without exaggeration I would say the number one cause of MethodServer outages I've seen over the years are out of memory problems caused by not having the wt.pom.queryLimit set.  But the challenge is what to set this property to so that most/all necessary operations run and don't trip the limit causing the operation to fail but at the same time set it low enough it's not likely the Method Server will crash either.  There is unfortunately no easy answer, the point at which a method server will crash depends on the size of the rows being returned from the DB, the other operations running in the method server and their memory use, the GC settings and a couple of other things.  The common recommendation is to set the property to between 100K and 150k and I've seen it set has high as 400k on one system.  As MethodServer heap sizes increase and generally getting into the 4G range routinely, I think increasing the queryLimit setting to the 250k-400k is probably reasonable.  The key thing is to prevent unlimited numbers of rows from coming back, I have yet to see a MethodServer that can survive a million or more rows being returned although a few have tried :-).  I also think that an operation shouldn't ever really need 300K rows returned from a single SQL statement unless it's some sort of large reporting operation.  Anything more than 100-150K rows being returned is represents a potential scalability bug, although there are exceptions.


The bottom line is that wt.pom.queryLimit property needs to be set for a stable system, if the limit is hit for an operation, that may not be bad thing if that operation really shouldn't have been running, but if needs to complete a stack trace will be generated to the MethodServer log showing where the problem originated from which can be used for investigation and possibly lead to an SPR.  Unfortunately to raise the limit the MethodServer needs to be restarted.  Lastly, there are several other query limit properties which all limit rows to returned from specific areas of the code (see link for the others) although in vast majority of the cases it's the wt.pom.queryLimit which is the key property to have set.


Starting with Windchill R10, the primary location for all documentation is now in the 'Help Centers'.  The PDF files that have been around for ages are generated from the help center files and may only contain a subset of the information the Help Center does..  A quick look around, and it seems a lot easier navigate and search documentation than in the past. 


Also based on customer feedback the documentation group has recently compiled and published the Resources for Windchill Administrators Quick Reference document. This document offers guidance to resources available for Windchill admins on, as well as in the Help Center, and further offers tables of “if you’re looking for info on X, look here in the Windchill Help Center ....” items of interest to admins. 


If you haven’t taken a look at the Help Centers or the quick reference guide yet, I encourage you to check them out.




K systému Creo Parametric vyvíjí firma AV ENGINEERING databázi normalizovaných součástí, výpočtů, UDF prvků Pro/STANDARDS.

Zde je sumář posledních vylepšení této aplikace, kterou si můžete rozšířit také o vlastní podnikové normy a standardy.

Rozdělení dokumentace

Z uživatelské dokumentace byla vyjmuta Instalační příručka – nyní je to samostatný dokument.


Zobrazení ikon ve stromě norem

Nyní se ve stromové sktruktuře norem zobrazují ikony podle zadaných dat. Tuto vlastnost lze vypnou pomocí volby „useTreeIconFromData“ v konfiguračním souboru.


Původní vzhled:


Nový vzhled:



Přepracován toolbar aplikace


Toolbar umožňuje uživatelské nastavení, které je možno uložit.


Oprava dílů v databázi

Byly opraveny díly, které při verifikaci vykazovaly chybu.

Lze použít od Wildfire 4.0 (včetně).


Doplnění menu – volba „Hladiny“ (Layers) přímo do programu Pro/STANDARDS



Informace o špatně nastaveném filtru pro strom norem

Pokud je filtrování ve stromu norem nastaveno tak, že neodpovídá žádné položce, je nyní tato informace doplněna o další řádek. Kliknutím myši na tento text dojde ke smazání filtru a zobrazení všech položek.


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


Firma PTC, výrobce softwarových aplikací pro vývoj výrobků, uvolnila další subverzi Creo 2.0 (M020) Parametric, Direct, Layout, Simulate


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


I have been a CoCreate/PTC creo developer for over 17 years. 10 years of that time at a fortune 500 electronics manufacturer and 7 at a fortune 500 OEM.  Before that I used the applications for 5 years as a designer at the ortune 500 electronics manufacturer.



Vyzkoušejte si Creo Parametric 2.0 na 30 dní zdarma (Creo Parametric 30-Day Free Trial).

Creo Parametric je jedna z deseti aplikací Creo 2.0


Budete tak moci využít více než 1600 vylepšení oproti Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 v oblastech, jako jsou sestavy, uživatelské prostředí, grafický výkon + nové funkce.

30-denní zkušební verze Creo Parametric obsahuje také Creo Flexibilní Modeling Extension (FMX). Creo FMX vám umožní rychle vytvářet pozdější změny na parametrických modelech, nebo snadno upraviti importované 3D modely. Navíc máte volný přístup k více než 200 tutoriálům Creo Parametric na LearningExchange.


Na Creo Parametric 30-Day Free Trial naleznete také odkaz pro studentskou verzi Creo Parametric (StudentEditions)

Zkušební verze je k dispozici ve francouzštině, němčině, italštině, španělštině, japonštině, korejštině, zjednodušené a tradiční čínštině, a ruštině.

Pro českou lokalizaci kontaktujte firmu AV ENGINEERING a.s.


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


Корпорация РТС 8 августа 2012 года объявила о покупке компании Servigistics за $200M, поставщика средства управления жизненным циклом сервисного обслуживания (Service Lifecycle Management, SLM). Сумма сделки — примерно 220 млн. долл., а завершиться она должна в сентябре этого года. За счет этого приобретения PTC собирается расширить портфель SML-продуктов. Некоторые вопросы и ответы:


В: PTC – это кто?

О: Корпорация PTC — Parametric Technology Corp. (Nasdaq: PMTC) является разработчиком систем автоматизированного проектирования и бизнес-платформы для производства и разработки изделий (PLM). Наша задача — помочь отечественным промышленным предприятиям достигнуть мирового уровня с помощью оптимизации всех процессов от концептуального проектирования

изделия до вывода из эксплуатации, увеличивая производительность, сокращая издержки, улучшая взаимодействие с поставщиками и заказчиками, используя систему ERP в полном объеме.

С 2005 РТС работает с ведущими производителями, такими как Caterpillar, Whirlpool, AGCO, Ingersoll Rand и Boeing с целью разработки системы для обслуживания, которая позволяет предприятиям успешно планировать, реализовать и анализировать обслуживание своих клиентов. Стратегия поддержки сервисного обслуживания позволила корпорации PTC предложить рынку специализированные решения, которые являются результатом развития инновационных технологий, полученных в результате приобретения Arbortext, ITEDO, LBS и 4CS. Эти корпоративные решения позволяют производителям создавать и управлять сервисной информацией и процессами, что значительно повышает эффективность и качество обслуживания клиентской сети.


В: Servigistics – это кто?

О: Частная компания Servigistics является ведущим разработчиком программного обеспечения для управления жизненным циклом обслуживания (SLM). Технология Servigistics охватывает четыре глобальных процесса сервисного обслуживания: планирование, исполнение, управление информацией и оценка/контроль. Частью этих процессов являются функциональные процессы, такие как обслуживание на месте эксплуатации, управление запасными частями, сервисная логистика и т. д. Servigistics помогает производителям и их партнерской сети оптимизировать свои операции по обслуживанию и получить дополнительную прибыль, конкурентные преимущества и лояльность клиентов.


В: Когда ожидается закрытие сделки?

О: Компания PTC планирует закрыть сделку в сентябре 2012 года, включая разрешения регулирующих органов.


В: Что такое Управление жизненным циклом сервиса ( Service Lifecycle ManagementSLM)?

О: РТС SLM решения помогают производителям и их партнерам выгодно сохранить и расширить лояльности клиентов путем реализации стратегии сервисного обслуживания. Решения включают модули планирования, реализации и анализа сервисных процессов и информации с целью постоянного улучшения производительности и максимальной ценности для клиентов.


В: Почему компания РТС приобрела Servigistics?

О: На сегодняшний день компания Servigistics является лидером в области корпоративных решений SLM вс отдельных областях. Приобретение Servigistics позволит PTC охватить другие области SLM, такие как планирование выпуска запасных частей, управление их ценообразованием, обслуживанием на месте эксплуатации, возвратом и ремонтом, а также базой знаний в области сервиса. Существующие решения PTC по управлению жизненным циклом (SLM) уже включают возможности в области гарантийного ремонта, управления контрактами, запасными частями и технической информацией.


В: Какие преимущества от сделки получат клиенты Servigistics?

О: Клиенты Servigistics смогут оптимизировать свою сервисную службу, дополнив ее решениями PTC, получив технологии, которые охватывают планирование, реализацию и анализ сервисных процессов.


В: Какие преимущества от сделки получат клиенты PTC?

О: Сделка с Servigistics позволит PTC предложить своим клиентам дополнительные возможности в области SLM, такие как планирование выпуска запасных частей, управление их ценообразованием, обслуживанием на месте эксплуатации, возвратом и ремонтом, а также базой знаний в области сервиса. 


В: Как происходящие события повлияют на развитие и доступность решений Servigistics?

О: Компания PTC намерена инвестировать в инновационные технологические решения для управления жизненным циклом обслуживания (SLM), а решения Servigistics будут важными компонентами этой стратегии. После завершения сделки, корпорация PTC будет разрабатывать план развития единого интегрированного портфеля SLM.


В: Как повлияет эта сделка на стратегию компании PTC и рост ее доходов?

О: Данное приобретение показывает, что PTC стремится помочь производителям достичь и поддерживать преимущества в области разработки продукции и обслуживания клиентов. Дополнительные возможности Servigistics расширят решения PTC и позволят предлагать самый качественный SLM портфель. Стратегия SLM является хорошей возможностью для роста корпорации, и это приобретение позволит не только увеличить долю рынка, но и выйти на новые рынки.


Финансовые вопросы


В: Стоимость сделки?

О: Компания РТС заплатила около 220 миллионов долларов. 


В: Каковы финансовые показатели Servigistics?

О: За последние 12 месяцев доход Servigistics составил около 80 миллионов долларов.


В: Чего ожидает РТС от этой сделки?

О: Корпорация PTC рада расширить линейку своих решений и предложить разработки Servigistics как часть комплексного решения SLM не только своим клиентам, но и заказчикам Servigistics.


В: Изменится ли финансовый прогноз РТС на FY12?

О: На данный момент мы не будем менять наш прогноз на FY12. Но в связи с этим приобретением мы прогнозируем рост стоимости акций РТС в FY13 в диапазоне от $ 0,02 до $0,05 на акцию.


О компании Servigistics


В: Где располагается Servigistics?

О: Штаб-квартира в Атланте, штат Джорджия. Компания Servigistics имеет региональные офисы в Европе, Китае, Японии и Индии.


В: Какие рынки/вертикали являются целевыми для Servigistics?

О: Servigistics работает примерно на тех же рынках, что и корпорация РТС – высокие технологии, аэрокосмическая и оборонная промышленности, автомобилестроение, промышленное оборудование, бытовая электроника и техника, а также медицинские и научные приборы.


В: Некоторые из клиентов Servigistics?

О: Компания Servigistics имеет более чем 325 клиентов по всему миру, включая такие компании, как Dell, Coca-Cola, Paccar, Johnson & Johnson, Ericsson, Hyundai, AGCO, BMW, Avaya, Cisco, Sears, Volvo, Air Canada, Cummins и EMC.


В: Кто является основными конкурентами Servigistics в сегменте SLM?

О: Рынок SLM технологий сильно фрагментирован и включает множество поставщиков точечных решений, которые традиционно имеют ограниченные масштабы и функционал. Взаимодействие с основными поставщиками ERP-систем, таким как SAP, Epicor и Oracle, открыла для компании Servigistics большие возможности. Многие продукты Servigistics сертифицированы на совместимость с SAP и Oracle.


Servigistics планировщик и диспетчер

Servigistics Field Service Scheduler and Dispatcher.jpg



Servigistics - командный центр

Servigistics Field Service Command Center.jpg


Мобильное приложение Servigistics

Servigistics Mobile Field Apps 2.jpg


Если у вас тоже появились вопросы, задавайте их в этом посте. Постараемся ответить!


The Member Showcase Roundup is a collection of PlanetPTC Community members' expert use of PTC software and things I think are cool, fun or inspiring for week ending 8/17/2012.


In this issue, members show off their expertise in routed system designs, 3D renderings, 3D models and worksheets.


Ampacity Calculations on Three Buried Cablesby ptc-4388075
Engine Blockby Vladimir Palffy
Vernierby Jordi Scattergood
Stevenson Locomotiveby Jordi Scattergood
Electrical Circuitsby Jaime Ruiz
X-Y-Plot in Mathcad Primeby Valery Ochkov
Goldback Ternary Conjecture of 1742by Tezza2010
If Companies Could Win Olympic Gold, Who Would Be the Winnerby Ailbhe
Beauty of Perspectiveby Vladimir Palffy
Central Catalogueby Gopi Ganesh
Metal Keychainby DalbeerSinghSohal
Tool to Purge Bulk Pro/E Files with Easeby DalbeerSinghSohal
Legs Before the Spinal Bendby FrankS.Schiavone
Legs After the Spinal Bendby FrankS.Schiavone
Detailed and Rendered Carby ptc-1441167
Delta Processing - Ammonia Stripping Calculationby Dixie Griffin


Feel free to comment, like, rate or reply to any of the above posts.


Have you had a chance to demonstrate your expertise of PTC software? Either with an image, video, worksheet, blog, document or file, let me know what you're up to and I'll feature your works in next weeks' roundup!


Nice render for your background





Slides are attached to this blog, and more technical details available here:


While the world continues to fever with their sporting heros during the final days of the Olympics I start wonder if companys´ could win Olympic Gold who would get the gold, be on place for silver or be happy enough with bronze.


There is one company that I have worked with recently that I feel merit, not only another well-deserved mention, but the Olympic Company Gold. The company I am speaking about is Wrightbus.


WrightBus not only designed and developed the first New Bus for London in over 50 years but also with their StreetLite range played an integral part in the Torch Relay for the London Olympic Games. Ten examples of the wheel-forward variant owned by Stagecoach were used to shuttle relay runners and event staff between relay starting points. The buses were decorated in a special amber vinyl wrap with lettering for the games.


In my just released article London’s Double-Decker Buses Get a Makeover, you will get to see the many accomplishments of this family owned and managed business which incidentally can proudly acclaim over 65  years’ experience in coach building.

Shortly after posting my article I received this comment:

I was at the PTC TechForum in the UK this year and WrightBus made a presentation about their work on the new bus (..). Both the work achieved and the presentation were excellent. If all UK companies could be like this one!!!

This comment inspired me to share WrightBus´ achievements - Enjoy!

So if we did have the Company Olympics - who would you nominate? I would love to hear your ideas please post them here...

As always,

Stay curious




Jste již unaveni z neustálého vytváření stejných nebo podobných příhradových podsestav?

Video ukazuje jak lze snadno vytvořit a používat svou šablonu konstrukce.


Engine block in Rendering

Posted by VladimirPalffy Aug 6, 2012

... weekend render with Creo Parametric - Creo Advanced Rendering






The Member Showcase Roundup is a collection of PlanetPTC Community members' expert use of PTC software and things I think are cool, fun or inspiring for week ending 8/3/2012.


In this issue, members show off their expertise in routed system designs, renderings, models, worksheets and how-to's.


Routed System Design (RSD) Admin Fileby Gopi Ganesh
S Ramp for Transitionsby Harvey Hensley
No Sharp Corners Allowedby Harvey Hensley
WF4 to WF5 Cheat Sheet for Cablingby Gopi Ganesh
How to Update a Data Table in Creo Schematicby Gopi Ganesh
Teacher Showcase - Scott Freeland - Palmers Collegeby Tim Brotherhood
Tip of the Month: Working With Templatesby Samuel Brantner
Mathcad Prime 2.0: Process Control Ladder Network Simulationby ptc-4009681
Flux Wallpaperby TomD.inPDX
Teacher Showcase - Chris Longfellow - Woldgate Collegeby ptc-4623149
Small Engineers Vice

by Roy Handley

Teacher Showcase - Jon Waite - Norwich Schoolby ptc-1940066
What is Harness?by Gopi Ganesh
Fast Solution for Updating Hatching Info In Your Pro/ENGINEER Drawingsby Vladimir Palffy
Childs Foot Stool Creo Renderingsby Chris Stewart
Hide Custom Layers with Mapkeysby Vladimir Palffy



Feel free to comment, like, rate or reply to any of the above posts.


Have you had a chance to demonstrate your expertise of PTC software? Either with an image, video, worksheet, blog, document or file, let me know what you're up to and I'll feature your works in next weeks' roundup!


... a few steps for quick video tutorial



Take a look at three customer stories I came across this week and would like to share with you...


The unsung hero of the 2012 London Olympic Games may very well be Creo customer Aggreko- powering all the light, action, and broadcasting with temporary power generators.

But this is not Aggreko’s first time around the track – it’s their 11th Olympic games.

When Aggreko was awarded the contract for powering London 2012, it turned to Concurrent Engineering, Virtual Interconnect and Creo Schematics to create the blueprint. The plan involves mobile generators, 600 miles of cable, and 3500 distribution panels that will provide power across 39 venues in seven different locations.

The design took about a week. That has to be some kind of an Olympic record… Read the full Aggreko article on



Creo customer Tamaggo says, “Say goodbye to lens attachments and stitched 360. Say hello to a new experience.” Weighing in at 7 oz, egg-shaped, and fitting snugly in the palm of your hand, this is a consumer camera that takes pictures with fully integrated panomorph technology.

A Tamaggo picture is completely usable. You can tag it, crop it, Tweet it, Facebook it, and print it. With all the digital cameras racing to catch up to iPhone and Android cameras with their integrated social networking connections, the Tamaggo is competitive in the race and goes beyond the 360-stitiching apps. Read the full article and watch the video on

ZEN™ stroller

The BABYZEN YOYO™ stroller is pure revolution to any parent who’s battled with airport security and a toddler at the same time. Hold, unfold, and bolt… to your gate.


The BABYZEN™ brand is the brainchild of French designer Jean-Michel Chaudeurge together with his son Julien. Jean-Michel created both a luxurious and stylish three-wheel stroller that was also compact and folded up easily. When the ZEN™ stroller hit the scene in 2010, it was an immediate hit, winning the Innovation Award at the Kind & Jugend fair in Cologne in 2010.


Take a look at full article on


What does your company create with Creo - why don´t you share your story.


As always,

Stay curious



SMARTXHatch is the fast solution for updating hatching information in your Pro/ENGINEER and Creo Elements/Pro drawings. Using rules and parameters, the software will update the section presentations in a selected view.

In the video you can see improvements to the software by using Pro/Engineer restricted parameters (predefined value of parameters).



have more fonts in creo in Creo

Posted by psantos Aug 1, 2012

How to have  more fonts in creo

It might suggest putting the variable directly to all sources of windows

but then it was a bit heavy ....

Just add a folder can be within the PTC

and put there some fonts or need to taste each

they can copy the windows directory or any other


After the put a line with variable

pro_font_dir E: \ PTC \ fonts_templates


Good work




Last week I wrote about the Creo Illustrate 2.0 Part 1 video.  Did you have a chance to take a look? If not I encourage you to do so when you have a moment.


Today I would like to highlight part 2 in the Creo Illustrate 2.0 video series.


Creo Illustrate 2.0 provides you with 3D Technical Illustrations that clearly convey complex information to a global workforce, reduce translation costs, and increase illustrator productivity. You’ll also be able to automate parts list creation. 


In this 7 minute video, Tim Harrison, director of product management, continues to review enhancements for Creo Illustrate 2.0 which includes:


  • Item list enhancements
    • New API enables 3D interactive illustrations for supporting documents or webpages
    • Dynamic parts list table
      • Manually re-numbering items
  • Publishing
    • User-defined/configurable “recipe” files
    • 2D formats
    • SVG export
    • Publish preview
  • IP security
    • Additional security for illustration publishing


Take some time to watch the Creo Illustrate 2.0 Part 2 video and let me know what you think. I also welcome any suggestions and recommendations on future video topics.


Creo 2.0 is the release that everyone is racing to implement. One factor driving this adoption is the compatibility of Creo 2.0 with Windchill PDMLink 9.1, Windchill 10.0 and 10.1. Other factors are the compelling functionality as well as the widespread agreement that Creo 2.0 is ready for “primetime”.

With this article, we will dive into the ribbon interface in an attempt to bring everyone up to a common level of understanding as well as clarify several areas where early adopters of Creo have had questions.

Getting Started with the Creo 2.0 Ribbon Interface

The ribbon is a series of tabs and icons arranged horizontally at the top of the Creo application window.



Figure 1


On each tab of the ribbon, icons are arranged together into groups of related commands. (Figure 1) Each group of icons may also have an overflow panel that has additional commands that can be accessed by clicking the small arrow. (Figure 2)



Figure 2


The icons themselves may be different sizes. (Figure 3) For example, some icons are full size with a label, some are small with a label and some are small without a label. When Creo is used on smaller screens or if the window is made narrower, large icons will become smaller or icons with labels will have the label automatically removed so the entire ribbon can still be displayed. The “collapse priority” can be controlled by each user and it determines which icon groups will shrink first to accommodate a smaller window size.



Figure 3

Also, some icons drive only one function and other icons are referred to as “split icons” that have a flyout menu. (Figure 4)



Figure 4

The flyout menu is another way that related functions are collected into a common launching point. It is important to understand that clicking the icon will launch the main command and clicking the arrow will present the flyout menu.

Finding Commands on a Ribbon

When you first begin using Creo 2.0, you can dive in with the confidence that the Command Search function has your back. Think of this as a better and faster “menu mapper”. If you can’t find the command you want to use, simply click the Command Search icon and enter the item you are looking for. The key here is you do not need to use “wildcards”. Simply begin typing a portion of the command you are looking for and the system will dynamically present a list of functions containing the string you have entered. Figure 5 breaks down this workflow.



Figure 5

Several important things to note about this capability:

  1. Hovering your cursor over the item in the list will open the tab it is on and highlight the icon in yellow on that tab. Now you know where to find it next time!
  2. Clicking an item from the Search list will actually launch the command.
  3. Command Search will find mapkeys too!

Collapsing and Expanding the Ribbon

Experienced users may feel that the ribbon consumes too much vertical screen space. No problem, the ribbon can be collapsed to enlarge the viewing area for your model or drawing. This can be accomplished in two ways:

  1. Double Click On A Tab.
  2. Click the Minimize/Maximize Ribbon icon.



Figure 6


When the ribbon is collapsed, single clicking on the tab will temporarily display the ribbon overlapping the screen so you can select a command. Double clicking the tab again or clicking the Minimize/Maximize Ribbon icon again will return the ribbon to normal display. Even if you prefer to drive Creo with the ribbon maximized, understanding how the ribbon can become minimized will help avoid confusion while transitioning to Creo 2.0.

Take Advantage of the Quick Access Toolbar

Out of the box, there is a small row of icons above the ribbon, known at the Quick Access Toolbar. This toolbar can be positioned above or below the ribbon and can be customized to include the icons you would like to see all the time.



Figure 7

The Quick Access Toolbar is unique to each mode of Creo. In other words, the Quick Access Toolbar that is present when working on a solid part will be different than the Quick Access Toolbar for drawings, assemblies or sheetmetal models.

The Quick Access Toolbar is important as it provides a simple way to place small icons on the UI all the time.  For people that prefer the smaller icon arrangement of prior releases, this is your opportunity to develop something similar in Creo.

Customize the Ribbon to Make it Your Own

The Creo 2.0 user experience has been improved by providing simple ways for every user to tailor the ribbon to suit the way they use Creo. Consider the out-of-the-box arrangement a good starting point, and build what works for you from there. The two ways to customize the ribbon and its behavior are:


Customizing the UI using the right mouse button popup commands: This is a slick way to tweak the UI on the fly and a great place to begin to personalize Creo 2.0. Hover your cursor over any icon and press the right mouse button to use these commands:

  1. Add to Overflow. Move lesser used icons off the ribbon and into the Overflow panel to develop a simple and clean UI.
  2. Add to Group. Move icons from the Overflow panel to the ribbon if you use them frequently.
  3. Add to Quick Access Toolbar. Place a small shortcut icon for this function onto the Quick Access Toolbar.


Figure 8


Customizing the UI using the Options Dialog: Click File > Options and there is a nice, simple dialog box for customizing the ribbon. (Figure 9)



Figure 9


Within this dialog box you can:

  1. Set the order of the tabs from left to right.
  2. Remove a tab to simplify the ribbon if the functionality is not being used.
  3. Add a custom tab to the ribbon.
  4. Arrange the order of the groups on any tab.
  5. Remove any groups on a tab that you will not use.
  6. Add a custom group on a tab to suit your needs.
  7. Add, move or remove any icons from within a group or the overflow list.
  8. Rename any of the tabs or groups.
  9. Define the collapse priority.


You can also drag and drop tabs, groups, priority and icons while in the Options Dialog instead of using the dialog “up/down” arrows to change the sequence.


With Creo 2.0, PTC has brought the user interface up to the Microsoft standards and beyond. The larger icons and labels will be helpful to seasoned users with challenged eyesight as well as those that are new to Creo 2.0.


In addition, Command Search will allow users to remain productive during the transition and learn where their favorite functions are located. And the ability to easily customize the layout and behavior of the ribbon should allow the development of an efficient user interface aligned with how Creo is used in a particular organization or role.


The ODE and PDE routines don't like abrupt changes (i.e. corners) when the routine includes an error criteria.  One of two things may happen: the integration stops with an error, or the step size gets very, very small.  This can happen even when the change is just a linear ramp between two values, not a step change.  To most integration routines, the change to a ramp from a constant value is still an abrupt change in slope.  As has been mentioned elsewhere (can't find it now), the real world doesn't have as many abrupt changes as we often believe.  There is often a capacitance in the system or a lag in the controller elements that make the variable of interest change smoothly to the new value. 


Long ago I got tired of inputing a series of points that made the variable take on an "S" shape in the transition.  I finally settled on a cubic function that works well.  The function is dimensionless, so it can be applied to any system.  After using it for several years just to change a single variable, such as a flow rate to a pipeline or reactor, I decided to try using it to transition between two functions.  It worked!  Now I could transition between one viscosity relationship above the cloud point and another relationship below the cloud point.  Or, I could use it to transition between the laminar and turbulent friction factors.  This latter example is shown in the graph below and also in the document provided here.


This function can be used to come very close to a step change without causing a problem for the integration routine.  I use it so much I usually can copy it from the last worksheet that I built instead of going to my template folder.


The Member Showcase Roundup is a collection of PlanetPTC Community members' expert use of PTC software and things I think are cool, fun or inspiring for week ending 7/27/12.


In this issue, members show off their renderings, models, worksheets and how-to's.


click to enlarge


CPUG New Logoby Vladimir Palffy
Cube and Strut Assemblyby Paul Spencer
Dark Cinder Block Wallby TomD.inPDX
Mathematical Analysis of Biomechanical Systemby Vibron
Glue Stickby ptc-1441167
Oscillating Engineby ptc-1441167
Display Boothby KrisR
Automatically Adding Dynamic Relationsby Peter Kehoe
Harness Drawing Processby Gopi Ganesh


Feel free to comment, like, rate or reply to any of the above posts.


Have you had a chance to demonstrate your expertise of PTC software? Either with an image, video, worksheet, blog, document or file, let me know what you're up to and I'll feature your works in next weeks' roundup!


Have you heard about the latest Arbortext Video Series found right here on the PTC Community? These short videos from product experts review the newest features, functions and enhancements included in Arbortext products and our Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) solutions.


You will find step-by-step demonstrations and real-case scenarios highlighting the major advancements in the latest releases. 


The first movie I would like to highlight is on Creo Illustrate 2.0.


Creo Illustrate 2.0 Part 1


In this 10 minute video, Tim Harrison, director of Product Management, reviews three major enhancements to Creo Illustrate 2.0:


  • sBOM manipulation
    • Configure external/imported XML files

  • New Illustration tools
    • Measurement tools
    • Construction datums
    • Multi-point (full assembly path) explode lines

  • Animation – rework “unscrew” tool
    • Temporary groups
    • Preview unscrew
  • User-defined axis


Take a look at the Creo Illustrate 2.0 Part 1 video and let me know what you think. I would also love suggestions for future movies.