Category: Product Development

PTC acquires Frustum: Adds Artificial Intelligence & Generative Design Capabilities to its CAD Portfolio

On November 20, 2018, PTC announced the ~$70M acquisition of an advanced generative design software company named Frustum Inc. Frustum’s technology leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to generate design options in a process called “generative design.” It will be worth your time to follow this acquisition and how PTC incorporates the technology into their flagship offerings….

Rethinking the Product Development Process

We transform the way companies design, manufacture, connect to, and service their products. To fully grasp how we assist and serve our customers, you need to understand our core organizational beliefs: We believe the product development process is broken. We believe that there is a better way to achieve business initiatives through product development processes…

Sharpen your saw – Stay sharp by attending PTC Certified Training Courses

Stephen Covey’s landmark book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ lists the 7th critical habit as “Sharpen the saw.” It references a parable of a lumberjack and a stranger. The woodsman is very busy cutting down trees. As he completes more and more work his effort increases and his productivity goes down because his…

Topology Optimization Directly Within Creo 5.0!

In a recent Tip of the Week video over on our YouTube channel (https://youtube.com/eacpds) I talked about a new feature in PTC Creo 5.0 – Topology Optimization. Topology optimization has been around for about 20 years, but primarily as stand alone solutions. In spring 2018 PTC announced they had fully embedded a solution from the…

Simulation saves time and validates designs

Did you know you can test and simulate designs in a matter of seconds, with just a few simple parameters? You can. Take a look at the video at the top of this post. That’s not magic. It’s Discovery Live. In this video ANSYS runs simulations on 4 design ideas in about 20 seconds! Engineers…

LiveWorx is an event that PTC hosts every year in Boston, Massachusetts and is known to be the largest technology conference and industrial marketplace in the world. Attendees experience the most innovative and disruptive technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR), machine learning, blockchain, and robotics. At LiveWorx, organizations can discover tomorrow’s…

The Product Development Operating System

The EAC Product Development Operating System is a framework that is based on three attributes of the product development system: that it is a competitive system; that its operation requires team-based participation from a broad range of contributors across the organization; and that it changes, evolves or decays, over time. Many product developers have limited…

How to Convince Management to get Assistance with an Engineering Project

First things first, lets address the elephant in the room. Any engineer or designer reading this article, at some level, is having the same thought.. “Why would I hire an engineering design firm to assist with an engineering project? I don’t want to replace myself.” To that I say – no one is trying to…

3 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Taking on Too Many Projects

Of course, there are times where you think your team can take on the world no problem because well, you’re that good. But most of the time it is about much more than handling multiple projects at once. It’s about making sure the job gets done without compromising quality and the reputation of your brand. Have you…

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