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PTC Live 2014 comes home to Boston

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This year's edition of the annual PTC customer event took place in in PTC's  home town of Boston and welcomed 3000 people. The news at the event revolved around the launch of Creo 3.0, PTC's flagship CAD platform, and the company's expansion into the "internet of things" with the acquisition of ThingWorx at the very end of 2013.


CADplace brings you the most extensive PTC Live Global 2014 coverage that you will find anywhere. Starting with the CEO keynote address in full, we continue with coverage of the Creo 3.0 launch and the details on new features. We look at PTC's plans to support their customers with the challenges of developing smart connected products for the internet of things.


Our coverage below includes interviews with executives, management discussion panels, and eco-system partners in the PTC Live Global exhibitor showcase.



Trane's four stages of transformation : how the company grew beyond just manufacturing

The company Trane conjures an image of the archetype of manufacturing companies. If that is true, they may well be shining a light into the future of manufacturing companies. Today in the USA, half of the company revenue comes from services and more than half of its profits.

Thermo Fisher Scientific builds a business on building very smart, very connected products

Thermo Fisher Scientific would have like to kept to the "scientific" part of its name in delivering very capable, lab-quality instrumentation to the field. However the market needs of its customers has driven the company into producing smart connected products. Director of Information Technologies, David Riddle, tell you how the company achieves their goals in this video.

Millions and millions of applications - why Thingworx got into the Internet of Things business

Russ Fadel is the President and General Manager of ThingWorx. At PTC Live Global in Boston, Russ took the stage to tell the story of ThingWorx and to share the vision he and the company first saw.

Daktronics designs and builds gigantic, unique visual display systems using PTC Creo

When large visual display system designs are so large that they cannot be assembled in the factory, and when the form is customized for the site, there is only one chance to build and install it.  Daktronics uses PTC Creo to make sure that the first time is the right time.

Toyota drive trains enjoy more than a dozen years of success by using PTC solutions

Toyota has been driving their success on PTC applications for over a decade. Koichi Shimizu, Toyota's Project General Manager, discusses how the world's number one automotive OEM benefits from PTC software and shows why the company is upgrading to the PTC Creo platform.

Saving millions through CAD & PLM consolidation : Raytheon describes their battle for platform integration

Raytheon drives a business which is in constant need of new technologies and new expertise. This drives a pattern of acquisition which provides an on-going challenge to coordinate the use of diverse and varied systems across the enterprise. Raytheon needed to consolidate onto a single, unified platform. David Slader, Raytheon Enterprise PDM Director, tells you about their journey.

On the road, in the data center, or under your desk, AMD FirePro graphics deliver performance for PTC Creo 3.0

PTC Live Global 2014 in Boston : Take the booth tour with CADplace as we talk with AMD's Jon Clark and PTC's Sandy Smith about AMD FirePro solutions as well as the AMD & PTC partnership – a hardware-software combination that delivers performance and reliability for PTC Creo customers.

PTC Creo 3.0 new features : face-to-face with Brian Thompson

Brian is PTC's vice-president of product development. CADplace had the pleasure of a face-to-face discussion on the latest features and benefits PTC Creo 3.0 provides to 3D design engineers.

PTC takes the Strategic Road less travelled and is very happy about it

Five years ago, you could argue that the business at PTC, Dassault Systemes, and Siemens PLM Software looked relatively the same. Today, PTC's CEO, James Heppelmann comments how his company has gone down a road less travelled. And he is really excited about that.

What is new in PTC Creo 3.0 : See the new features presented by PTC's vice-president Brian Thompson live on-stage at PTC Live Global

PTC Creo 3.0 is a major release for the parametric design experts from Boston. Presenting "Unite Technology"; which implements PTC's promise for AnyData compatibiilty in multi-CAD environments.

PTC's world of smart, connected things : CEO Jim Heppelmann delivers the opening keynote at PTC Live Global 2014 in Boston

Jim Heppelmann draws on Boston's tradition of "Firsts" to prepare the visitors for their PTC Live Global visit. As this year's event was the first since the company acquired ThingWorx, the visitors had plenty of news about smart, connected 'things' in the Internet of Things.  In the keynote presentation video here, Mr. Heppelmann describes how the trillions of dollars of economic value-added activity generated from the Internet of Things will impact the manufacturing of products and - more importantly - our daily lives.

Lenovo's ThinkStation P300 on display at PTC Live Global 2014

The workstation specialists at Lenovo showcased a host of technology at PTC Live Global in Boston this year. The latest addition to the line up, the ThinkStation P300, figured prominently in configurations designed for PTC customers. Mobile solutions, unique displays, and remote workstation products were on display as well.

3Dconnexion launches the SpaceMouse Pro Wireless at PTC Live Global

Boston was the venue for more than one debut. The 3D mouse experts at 3Dconnexion unveiled their newest professional product and the first professional 3D mouse to cut the cord, the SpaceMouse Pro Wireless.  CADplace caught up with 3Dconnexion for all the details.

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