Issue 11
July 2013  

PTC Live Global 2013 Part I:
Convention Highlights

Keynote Presentations -- Worth Watching!

PTC Live Global 2013 was held in Anaheim, CA, with over 2000 people in attendance from a wide range of industries. Attendees were treated to a great event. The keynote presentations were excellent, covering many different ideas and industries, from appliances to car seats to high-performance motorcycles.  

Two of AI MAXTools' favorites were the presentations "Cultivating Innovation" by Curtis Strong from Britax, in which he presented a great overview of what can encourage (and what can stifle) the innovative process, and "Technology and Empathy" by Matt Morrison from Medtronic, in which he used his personal experiences to demonstrate the importance of doing those things that bring real meaning to our lives and the lives of others.

All of the keynote presentations are available on PTC's website. Give them a look!


PTC Live Global 2013 Part II:
The Future of Creo Elements/Direct

As expected, there was a great deal of interest in PTC's Direct Modeling technology at PTC Live Global 2013.  Since Creo Direct 2.0 is still a very young product, and lacks most of the functionality of Creo Elements/Direct, the interest in Creo Elements/Direct was significant.  As a result, many want to know what the future looks like for this mature, powerful product.

Through PTC's presentations, as well as through personal conversations with multiple PTC employees, we have learned that Creo Elements/Direct is expected to be actively developed through at least ... (read more)


Tips & Tricks

Creo Elements/Direct (CoCreate) Tips:
  • Use toolbars with the ribbon UI!  Many Modeling users do not realize that they can still use toolbars, even with the Ribbon UI.  It's very easy to do -- go to the "View" tab, select "Toolbars" from the "Window" group, and select the "Modeling" option.  Then just select whatever toolbar(s) you'd like to use.  As with previous versions, you can also create your own toolbars and menu customizations by simply right-clicking any existing toolbar and selecting "Customize."
    Displaying toolbars with the ribbon UI
AI MAXTools Tips:
  • Use AI Reference Table to help populate your Counterbore dialogs when using the Machining Module.  Just double-click the value for the counterbore size you want to use, and the associated fields in the Machining Counterbore dialog for that size will be populated. It's that easy!  See it in action!
AI Reference Table populating Machining Dialog

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