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PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0 Is Available
PTC announces the availability of version 19 of its direct modeling computer aided design (CAD) software PTC Creo Elements/Direct. P.J. brings you the details

ptc creo  announced the availability of PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0 , its direct modeling computer aided design (CAD) software, formerly known as CoCreate . The release’s productivity enhancements in the core areas of modeling, drafting, and data management are complemented with greater interoperability with PTC Creo 3.0 and other non-PTC CAD systems, via PTC’s novel Unite CAD technology (also announced at the conference; look for my analysis on that in a separate post on the TEC Blog ).   Support for

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PTC Windchill and Creo: 2012 State of Play


Principal TEC Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic is back--and so is his encyclopedic knowledge of all things software. In today's special report, P.J. gives you a comprehensive overview of the latest developments at PTC Windchill, and a look at what lies ahead for its flagship PLM products.

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PTC Creo to Be Available as Virtual Desktop CAD


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PTC Sees SMBs as “Essential” to Its Business


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Should SAP Buy PTC?




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