Issue 12
December 2013  
Happy Holidays from AI MAXTools!

PTC Partner Council Update:

More on The Future of PTC Creo Elements/Direct

As a Gold Member of PTC's PartnerAdvantage program, we had the opportunity to attend the PTC PartnerAdvantage Council in October held at PTC Headquarters in Needham, MA.  While there, we were able to talk briefly with Jim Heppelman, PTC President and CEO, and Mike Campbell, Executive Vice President of PTC's CAD businesses. As we've mentioned before (but it's great to get confirmation from those calling the shots), PTC is planning to continue development of PTC Creo Elements/Direct through at least 2017.  Mike's quote: "Our current product roadmap includes new release development of and enhancements to PTC Creo Elements/Direct through 2017 and beyond, with continual support."

With a solid outlook for the foreseeable future, why not make the most of your investment in PTC Creo Elements/Direct by maximizing your productivity with AI MAXTools! In the spirit of holiday giving, AI MAXTools is offering new customers a 20% discount on all product orders received by January 31, 2014.


2013 Tax Savings on Software

The IRS has extended the Section 179 Tax Deduction to allow businesses to deduct the Full Purchase Price of qualifying software purchased during the 2013 tax year -- no depreciation required!  This can result in great tax savings -- perhaps as much as 35%*!

To qualify, the software must be placed into service on or before December 31, 2013.  Learn more about Section 179 and check out the Section 179 Calculator.

*Be sure to consult your tax advisor to determine the exact benefits you will gain under Section 179

Tips & Tricks

Creo Elements/Direct (CoCreate) Tips:
  • When using viewport clipping planes, hold Ctrl and Shift, hold down the right mouse button, and drag your mouse in the viewport.  You can easily drag the clipping plane forward and backward! 
    • Clipping plane
AI MAXTools Tips:
  • Use AI MAX Share's Two Points in Direction function to easily align the destination point with another reference point, and project that point onto a given direction.  It's that easy!  See it in action!
AI MAX Share 2 Points in Direction

Try AI MAXTools for yourself risk-free!  Contact Us to request full-function evaluation licenses and/or to set up a free short webinar overview for your organization – you'll be glad you did!
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"I don't know what I would do without these tools. My favorites are AI MAX Share and AI MultiRename. I also just found the WP and clip plane on axis. Sometimes the standard tools make things painful -- I'm glad AI MAXTtools functions are around to help. GREAT TOOLS, love them!"

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