May 22-25 | Boston, MA
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At LiveWorx, you’ll attend sessions specific to the issues surrounding connected product design and how to implement new business processes required by on-going changes in technology.  

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Below is a Sample List of Sessions. Full Agenda Coming Soon.

Design Optimization Process for 3D Printed Designs
Andreas Vlahinos, Advanced EngineerinG Solutions
Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) also known as 3D Printing is the manufacturing technique of the present and future. In this fabrication process, the shape complexity is free. We will provide an overview of ALM techniques with numerous examples. We’ll discuss the enormous potential of light weight designs, the barriers of commercialization, a topology optimization work flow, sub divisional surface modeling, lattice structure features and Behavioral Modeling.

Who Wants to be a Creo Engineer?
Steven LaPha, Jr, NASA
Attend this fun, interactive presentation on Creo Parametric 4.0 tips and tricks. In game show fashion, you’ll team up and answer questions all while learning tips, tricks and what's new in Creo Parametric 4.0.

Topics covered will range from general usability to new advanced features. You’ll have the ability to test your knowledge to see if you have what it takes to call yourself a Creo Engineer. Finally, We’ll show ways to deliver on exacting demands from the industrial designer such as curvature continuity across all surface and edge round transitions.

How 65 User Stories Turned Into 1 Smart User Interface
Hardik Kansupada, Cognizant & Bill Ryan, PACCAR
Learn about our journey to collect over 65 user stories from key stakeholders in engineering, accounting, program management and purchasing to develop a user interface in ThingWorx to perform cost and weight rollups.

In addition to the user interface developed, PACCAR connected to Windchill for metadata and representations along with metadata from spreadsheets.

How PLM Can Clean Your House
Stephen Drzewiczewski, iRobot
We will discuss how iRobot was able to break down the barriers between engineering and operations leading to reduced costs and shorter cycles to market. Learn through iRobot’s real-world example how to transform product development with PLM one step at a time.

From Bill of Materials (BOM) structure setup, to parts classification, change management, supplier management, BOM forecasting and even product cost analytics.

Creo Parametric 4.0: Core Modeling Product Update
Martin Neumueller, PTC
Find out about the exciting new enhancements Updates on Creo Parametric in the areas of core and flexible modeling in regular part mode and sheet metal design.

Why Surfacing Graphics Will Never be the Same Again
Mark Fischer, PTC
Come and learn about the exciting new enhancements in PTC Creo 4.0 in the area of surfacing and graphics.

The Benefits of Doing the Same Thing, the Same Way, Everywhere
Timoth Swett, Raytheon
Learn about Raytheon's journey to provide a repeatable process to deploy their customized Windchill PDMLink environment to both off-network labs and in-country, global data centers. The strategy of one common image allows the company to have the same familiar PLM application throughout the globe.

Change Management: Finding the Sweet Spot Between Complex and Simple
Jeff Zemsky, PTC
Change Management is not an easy process for many. Make the process too complex and it impedes user adoption. Missing critical steps with a simple process can lead to increased costs and reduced quality. Getting the right balance for an organization means understanding ones needs to comprehend and implement the change at the right level while delivering a Change Management process that will be adopted.

Once that process is developed how do you measure for success? We will discuss paths to determine, deploy and measure a Change Management process with Windchill.

How Working Together Works Out Best
Mike Brattoli, Moen & Viji Vijay, Moen
We’ll examine Design Collaboration with internal & external vendors using out of the box Windchill functionality, combined with SAP rest services, multiple data sources and triggers.

Intelligent access, preparation and notification of collaborative activities are contained within the solution. Collaboration with external suppliers, etc. is critical to the following activities: Time to market, data accuracy, ease of access, and accessing permissions.

Simulations and Engineering Calculations Made Easy. Really!
Jose Coronado, PTC & Andrew McGough, PTC
We will demonstrate how simulations and engineering calculations are made easy. We’ll explain how Creo and PTC Mathcad, simulation, analysis and modeling are seamlessly integrated.

You'll gain an understanding how the comprehensive simulation capabilities in Creo enable designers to easily analyze parts and assemblies and optimize design. This leads to immediate added value in product development. Mathcad combines the ease of use and familiarity of an engineering notebook with a powerful mathematical engine. And all this allows you to use more time for development and require less time for documentation.

The Whole Story of Managing Parts
Steve Shaw, PTC & Jeff Zemsky, PTC
We will discuss how customers are moving beyond traditional CAD data management to manage parts and BOM within PLM.

We’ll include an overview of the various paths customers may take on this journey. In addtion we’ll give insight into the latest improvements in Windchill 11.0 and Creo providing enhanced support of Part centric methodologies.

Get More Bang for Your PDMLink Buck
Darn Harlan, Barry Wehmiller
If you have implemented PDMLink for CAD data management but not yet as an enterprise solution, we’ll show you how.

We will look at practical approaches for enhancing not only the footprint of your implementation, but how to increase user adoptability and reduce data silos within your organization. We will discuss methods for bringing the management of low-hanging fruit such as engineering documentation as well as the less thought of files such as training records and company policies to help enable a single repository.

We will discuss how projects can be piloted to increase the scope of your usage while minimizing user resistance and simplifying tasks such as ISO compliance. Finally, we will cover the “behind the scenes” steps that needs to be done by your Administrator to enable leveraging your existing system such as context architecture, object initialization rules, object typing and extending and access control modifications.

Code & Candy: The Sequel (Or CAD-Driven eBOM Structure)
James Ellis, JLG Industries, Inc. & Charles Foreman, JLG Industries, Inc.
We'll demonstrate how to use a Windchill Listener to manipulate the WTPart structure to apply custom quantities and units of measure, and how to keep CAD changes in sync even after specific usage links have been disassociated from the CAD structure.

Also learn how you can capture existing sequence numbers and custom quantities from drawing tables and apply them to assembly model automatically. And how this is done using simple J-Link (or Creo Object Toolkit) code.

All of this plus free candy... Who could ask for anything more?

MBD: Reality is in the Eye of the Beholder (Or Stakeholder)
Rosemary Astheimer, Purdue university
We’ll discuss some of the challenges you might encounter when exchanging a Model-Based Definition (MBD) between various stakeholders of a product. They often hold disparate positions because they focus on different aspects of the product’s lifecycle.

This also means exchanging data amongst multiple CAD systems, PDM systems or downstream devices such as inspection equipment.

From Napkin Sketch to Parametric Model
JoMichale Porter, Harman Professional Solutions
Discover options for taking a 2D sketch in JPEG form (either hand drawn or sketched in Photoshop) into Creo and building an intelligent, robust solid model from the artwork.

We’ll show how to use the ISDX module to import the sketch (or sketches if the designer provides multiple views), orient it properly relative to a coordinate system, and define geometric references to give additional parametric control over the final form.

We’ll also cover how to create curves to build surfaces in the model by combining the functionality of ISDX and the Creo Surfacing tools. Learn ways to exercise precise control over the driving curves and some common pitfalls to avoid in the process.

Finally, We’ll show ways to deliver on exacting demands from the industrial designer such as curvature continuity across all surface and edge round transitions.

Game of Drones: First Flight
Brian Martins, Twisted Pear Solutions, Inc.
In this briskly paced live demonstration, We will design, construct, and ‘fly’ a drone developed entirely with the Creo suite of tools in about 30 minutes. Starting with a basic wiring schematic and an empty skeleton structure, you will supply real-time requirements to drive the design.

Creo Piping is used to create a simple, lightweight frame. Creo Cabling is leveraged to create wiring connections. Creo Mechanisms simulate motion. New capabilities of Creo Parametric 4.0 including direct export of the frame to a 3D printer are also used. At the end of the demonstration, a sample drone built from the Creo models is assembled - and ‘flown’ (safely and in a controlled manner) using a WiFi connection from your smartphone.

A Non ‘Round-About’ ‘Work-Around’ To Link CAD BOM And PDNLink
Scott Bots, SRAM LLC & Roger Cook, SRAM LLC
As SRAM began shifting from a drawing-centric to a part-centric environment, it became clear that maintaining a link between the CAD BOM and PDMLink Product Structure was crucial.

Maintaining a separate and disjointed CAD BOM and Product Structure BOM would add confusion and work for SRAM and our suppliers. The method for passing information from CREO into PDMLink, effectively linking the CAD BOM and PDMLink Product Structure is less than ideal.

We determined that instead of doing this work manually, using PTC’s j-Link API to automate the process resulted in a win-win; people get the ease of CAD BOM creation using out-of-the-box CREO tools and the time-saving benefits of using PDMLink Product Structure, all in a connected and synchronized environment.

Go to the Cape? Or Upgrade to Windchill v.11? Hmmm.
Andy Hermanson, Daktronics Inc. & Leo Scheicher, Daktronics Inc & Brian Vogl, Daktronics Inc.
Migrating from PDMLink 10.2 to 11.0? Hear how we migrated our Windchill environments from PDMLink 10.2 M030 CPS11 to PDMLink 11.0 M010 including upgrades to Oracle 12c with a 500 GB database. The migration was run across three test and one production environment consisting of 24 servers, all new production hardware, supporting over 500 users spanning engineering, sourcing, manufacturing and product management.

Learn how detailed planning, multiple test runs, and user preparation allowed us to successfully complete the production system upgrade over a weekend.

Integration Potholes, Speed Bumps and Roadblocks
Ron Welch, BAE Systems
Integration, once the key to innovation, is fast becoming the key to mere survival. Software is becoming a principle driving force in the design of highly engineered products.

As a result the necessity of ALM / PLM integration is becoming self evident.

We’ll show you the first steps taken by BAE Systems US Controls division along the path to an integrated solution. Delve into the trade-offs and design decisions that were made along the way and their ramifications. Apply the lessons learned to your ALM / PLM integration projects.

How Integrity Lifecycle Manager is Changing the World, One Fortune 500 Company at a Time
Teejay Momoh, Cummins Inc
Advancements in technology are continuously driving mankind to increase and optimize capability across industries to meet basic and less basic needs. This trend is resulting in cross pollination of technologies and ideas, intertwined disciplines and highly integrated systems. The resulting increase in complexity and risk creates the need for new approaches and best practices with the discipline of Systems Engineering key among those.

Today, complexity and risk aversion are highest in the aerospace and defense and as a result Systems Engineering tends to be most mature in those industries. The automotive industry however is accelerating Systems Engineering adoption. In doing so, many automotive companies are facing challenges in adopting Enterprise wide Systems Engineering tools.

We will take the audience through Cummins’ journey in adopting PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager to enhance its product development process.

Preventing Cars from Flying off the Autobahn
Christian Weyhersmueller, Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KS
Customers of complex German luxury cars expect maximum driving comfort, safety and stability even when driving at top-speed on a winding Autobahn.

Our innovative active roll stabilization (ARS) is available with some of the latest high-end cars and reduces the rolling motion of the vehicle when going around curves.

We’ll show you how PTC Integrity LM has been used to
- track the requirements through the entire engineering process,
- show constant progress and trace coverage to the customers and the safety assessors through real-time dashboards.
- even connect the model-based engineering artifacts with natural-language specifications. You’ll see an innovative engineering project not only successfully completed, but also fully compliant to safety standards and process requirements. And all this while even increasing efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Using Iot to Turbo-Charge CREO
Cassandra Kemp, CeDel Solutions LLC
Creo Schematics provides support for system diagrams that can represent IoT infrastructures from device to back-end system. Further, Creo Schematics can be used to represent directly connected devices to form a more complex system.

Coupled with the API provided with Creo Schematics, engineers and diagnosticians can combine real-time feedback from an installed system and display it on the system diagram with Creo Schematics. The live display can then be interrogated further to get down to the lower level wiring diagrams in order to verify designs and diagnose issues.

We will demonstrate how this can be done and walk through how it can be set up, so you can understand the broader use of the IoT and Creo toolsets in novel scenarios.

Why Engineers Shouldn’t Have to Do it All Themselves
Kenneth Freeman, UTC Climtae, Controls and Security
UTC Carrier has been using Windchill for 20 years, and with 86 design centers, so it’s no wonder we have been skeptical to breaking out of the “PDM Paradigm”.

Being the only team to really access or distribute product data, engineers became burdened with product data and rework requests primarily as a result of inefficient change management processes. We’ll outline the journey our team took to relieve engineers of this burden and extend product data to the enterprise, starting with change management.

With PTC Navigate – a set of role-based, self-service, no-training needed applications, casual users can finally access and manipulate product data based on their business need with confidence that product data is up-to-date, accurate, and reflects real-time changes.

Creating Custom ModelCHECK Checks with Creo Parametric Toolkit 
Robert Monat, Jernad Technical Services
Creo Parametric Toolkit can be used to implement custom ModelCHECK checks. These checks can be used to implement an organization's design rules and support the development of model based design (MBD).

We will describe how to implement custom checks and set up a development and test environment. Sample code for several types of checks will be presented, sample checks will be shown and we’ll describe how all toolkit functions can be used to create simple or complex checks.

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