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PTC Tech Forum - learning more about PTC solutions
It’s time again for CAD industry’s premier event "PTC Tech Forum" in India. After the grand success at Mumbai and Chennai events in 2012. This year it’s time for Bangalore and Pune designers and engineers to experience the latest PTC products LIVE. PTC Tech forum event series is conducted worldwide with an idea to make engineers aware of PTC's breakthrough technologies like PTC Creo, Windchill, Integrity, Arbotext and Mathcad. With Mr. Rafiq Somani and Mr. Jeffrey Wilmot at PTC R&D “India is rapidly growing economy; we have double digit growth in last financial year ended and see increasing demand for our applications” said Mr. Jeffrey Wilmot Country Manager India during the recent conversation with him at PTC R&D office. “During the showcase events we will demonstrate how our innovative products benefit to overcome challenges faced by design engineers, both within India and on global scale. Thousands of designers and engineers in India are using PTC products to bring their projects to life.PTC Tech forum is a platform for attendees to share, collaborate, learn and explore new functionalities and embrace their love for creating innovative products" said Mr. Jeffrey Wilmot This year PTC has scheduled events in Bangalore and PuneBangalore: Feb 12, 2013 at ITC Gardenia, Residency RoadPune: Feb 14, 2013 at The Westin Pune, Koregaon Park For more information: Visit - http://liveforum.ptc.com/ Attendees will hear from keynote speakers who use PTC products to help change the course of human history, and ultimately, acquire knowledge and inspiration that will take their projects to the next level. Automotive leaders Ashok Leyland, Nissan, and Gabriel India would be presenting their experience using PTC products to develop world class vehicles at Bangalore event. VE Commercial Vehicles, a joint venture between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Limitedand bearing manufacturesNEI would be presenting at Pune event. "It’s a wonderful opportunity for existing and potential users of PTC software solutions to get a hands-on experience, learn how to leverage the latest product enhancements and use these capabilities more effectively by attaining best practice sessions" said Mr. Rafiq Somani, Country Sales Manager and AVP. “We have invited two renowned speakers from PTC, US team. Mr. Brian Thompson, VP, Creo Product Management. He is well known speaker for PlanetPTC events worldwide. He would talk on the MCAD, Creo and Technology Road map. Another is Mr. Bill Newman, VP, PLM Solutions at PTC. To give an overview on Wildchill 10” said Mr. Jeffrey Wilmoth Event covers more than 20 sessions to give insight of PTC’s business, vision and service advantage. The key note presentations will cover the latest solutions and capabilities and show users the way to apply them to their business. Apart from PTC Creo 2, Concept Design, Mathcad there would be sessions on PTC Windchill 10. More than 800 professionals are expected for the event this year, giving very good opportunity for attendees to expand their professionals network. I am very excited to learn more about the PTC’s new and exciting Service Lifecycle Management solutions and various training solutions for education innovators. So, if you are ·Design Engineer·Designer·Software Engineer·Analysis Engineer·QA Engineer·CAD Administrator·CAD Manager·IS/IT Manager·QA Manager·Technical Author·Technical Illustrator·Publishing Manager·Compliance Manager·CAD Faculty PTC Tech forum is for you! *Free online registration required to attain these events, click these links to register. Bangalore: https://www.cvent.com/events/ptc-live-tech-forum-bangalore-karnataka-february-12-2013/registration-6b44b6aa8c7149329268513f1ba38b22.aspx?r=14E1D77C-4B80-47C3-8B88-AC52F72B23F9 Pune: https://www.cvent.com/events/ptc-live-tech-forum-pune-february-14-2013/registration-d7ee27b59403430095a37cab1284c8bb.aspx?r=8D0D7E67-F8F4-4B68-93E2-9BCFDBC1923 [more...
ITC Infotech - PTC's 1st Authorised Training Partner (ATP) in India
ITC Infotech, a leading global IT services and solutions company, and PTC India, a leading technology solutions company, have jointly announced that ITC Infotech is the 1st Authorised Training Partner (ATP) for PTC in India. Under this agreement, ITC Infotech will provide to customers, high quality training services on PTC Windchill® PLM software & curriculum related to other products through In-centre and Onsite training classes. As part of the ATP program, ITC Infotech has also set up a state-of-the art training centre at its ITC Infotech park campus in Bangalore. As the exclusive ATP of PTC in India, ITC Infotech will provide the full range of training services on all PTC Windchill modules, which will help professionals enhance their careers and lead to a highly skilled pool of resources for the entire PLM industry.Through this ATP programme, the target customer base will have access to PTC’s world class training material and methodology and course completion certification. Training will be delivered using experienced instructors approved by PTC. Certification requirements will vary according to course and are established by PTC University, based in Needham in USA. The learning solutions under the ATP programme are completely scalable, and can focus not just on the training needs of a single user but can also address diverse requirements of an enterprise.Eduarda Camacho, VP, PTC Global Services, said, “Industry best-in-class training tools and curriculum, plus the more experienced delivery resources, are combined to bring to the market and to the organizations the right skill sets at the right time, which will ultimately lead to the right output. PTC’s award-winning Windchill® PLM solution has high regard in the industry and with the launch of ATP program (India Chapter), PTC together with its partner ITC Infotech, aims to train & certify more and more people to make them industry-ready in this ever-growing PLM market in India. These certified resources will enable organizations to implement and adopt product development best practices. The ATP India program will surely be another milestone for the PTC University program.”V V Rajasekhar, Sr Vice President, ITC Infotech, said, “The ATP program further consolidates our long-standing relationship with PTC. The curriculum and facilities will offer best-in-class training for individuals and corporates who wish to adopt PTC solutions and realise value from the PLM Investments.”Best suited for End-Users, Business Administrators, System Administrators and Team Leaders, the course is designed to impart best practices of PTC PLM solution (Windchill). End-users are given a comprehensive training to use the basic and advanced features of PTC Windchill with tips and tricks so as to enhance day-to-day usage. Additionally, ITC Infotech will also be offering Adoption Training to end users.Jeffrey Wilmot, India Country Manager, said “India continues to offer huge opportunity for PTC and today, I am very excited to launch the India chapter of the Authorized Training Partner (ATP) program along with our valued partner -- ITC Infotech. The ATP program has been a huge success in EMEA and NA regions and I know that it will be the same for India. Through this program, PTC has globally managed to meet the ever increasing demand for PTC Windchill® certification in a professional & flexible way.”Ashwani Maheshwari, CEO - India and APAC business, ITC Infotech, said, ”We see good demand for PLM in the emerging markets. PTC and ITC Infotech have a large client base using state of the art PTC-PLM solutions. By being an Authorized Training Partner with PTC, ITC Infotech will help existing and new clients, derive the ‘maximum value’ from their Windchill implementations”ITC Infotech is one of the leading PLM service providers globally and has been a long–standing partner of PTC for PLM-based services. ITC Infotech has consistently delivered value at the highest quality to over 500 business organizations worldwide across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about training contact: http://www.itcinfotech.com/ Mail ID - firstname.lastname@example.org [more...
Best of What’s New in SolidWorks 2013
Let’s start with the enhancements that SolidWorks users appreciated or liked most during the SolidWorks Innovation Day. Out of 200+ enhancements in SolidWorks 2013, presenters at Innovation day tried to cover maximum within the given time slot during event. In this post let’s cover what influenced users most, those features which have an impacts on the day to day working of design engineers. Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp not only makes enhancements in their MCAD program but also add new tools to their data management, simulation software every year. View Selector: Previous versions of SolidWorks already have a quick access to commonly used front, side and isometric views. This feature would add up to make users life much easier. Hitting spacebar the orientation dialog comes up, it has ‘View Selector’ option that switches the model into a wireframe cube from which standard views can be selected with various angles. The View Selector option can be turned ON/OFF by hitting button or using Ctrl+spacebar.Center of Mass: This new feature has ability to include CG in mass properties calculations. User can see a point on the part, can add reference points. Any change in the part reflects by change in CG location accordingly. It is easy to update it at drawing and assembly level.Quick Filter: This is a big time saver for users; it quickly filter the type of file required like part, assembly, drawing or combination. It also provides quick access to top-level assemblies. SolidWorks Costing: This tool now calculates the cost required to manufacture a turned part.Assembly: Breaking All External References: It was very tedious job while working with previous releases. Now there is no need for user to go through each part killing references.The feature allows user tobreak all external references in an entire assembly hierarchy or subassembly at once.Any Component as Envelope: Sometimes designers add some part of assembly for the sake of reference. But, it sometimes misleads to error in calculation of center of mass also it might start an argument between client and vendor for not delivering all the items included in drawing. In SW 2013 user can now set any part or assembly in an envelope. This is great way to exclude required components. Components are automatically excluded from BOM in drawing. New options let you adjust envelope visibility and load envelopes as lightweight or read-only. Intersect: When working with complex models one can use this command to add and subtract materials at the same time by intersecting solids, surfaces, and/or planes. It performs multiple solid geometry interactions simultaneously. Administration:SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard: This enhancement is for CAD managers, they can now directly monitor the performance, hardware/machine configuration of SolidWorks users at a glance. It can be accessed from anywhere through the SolidWorks Customer Portal. Parts and Features:Varying Dimension Patterns: This tool allows users to vary dimension and locations while creating pattern. This speedy tool automatically varies spacing, length and width of the part features. Also, allows user to modify individual instances as they wish.Sketching: Conic Curves: Most MCAD programs use spline curves from surface modeling to draw irregular shapes. In SolidWorks 2013, it let user draw elliptical, parabolic or hyperbolic curves using Conic sketcher, that are driven by end points and rho value.Drawings and Detailing: Section Views:The new options in SW 2013 allow users to create production drawing faster with more consistent section views, aligned section views, and half section views on a drawing. Supports ASME, ISO, and other standards. Simulation:Submodeling: This feature allows user to improve the results at critical areas without having to rerun the analysis for the whole model. Refining the mesh for a selected portion of the model and rerunning the analysis for specific areas of large and complex models saves computation time.Overall 2013 is a solid release. Stay tuned for more on SolidWorks 2013 articles [more...
PTC Announces the Winners at the Channel Sales Kick Off
- Aditya Infotech Limited won the Academic Partner award while Softcell Technologies Limited won the Impact partner and The Achievers club Award at The Channel Sales Kick off - India – 5th November, 2012: During the FY13 Channel sales kick off in Boston, Massachusetts Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC®) announced Aditya Infotech Limited as their Global Academic Partner of the year and Softcell TechnologiesLimited as their India Impact Partner of the year, Softcell Technologies Limited went on to win the Achievers Club award at this annual event. Attended by over 250 VAR, 100 PTC personnel and eminent PTC spokespeople such as Jim Heppelmann, President and CEO of PTC, Robert D Ranaldi, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Distribution at PTC, Rob Gremley, Executive Vice President, Product Development & Corporate Marketing at PTC and Anthony (Tony) DiBona, Executive Vice President, Global Support at PTC this event was a huge success. With an objective to review FY2012 and provide outlook and direction for FY2013, the event aimed at apprising the partners from across the globe about new programs and products and also to share best practices on selling, supporting and implementing PTC Products & Enterprise Solution Services. From India, the event was attended by Adroitec Engineering Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Aditya Infotech Limited, IonIdea Enterprise Solutions Private Limited, ITC Infotech India Limited and Softcell Technologies Limited. Commenting on this, Mr. Jeffrey W Wilmot –PTC India Country Manager said, “The increasing volatility in the business arena makes it indispensible to get acquainted to the best practices in the industry to ensure we offer premium support and service to all our customers. Channel Sales Kick Off events give our partners an opportunity to learn about the best practices in the industry. We are also very happy that our partners from India were recognized and awarded for their excellent performance. I wish them all the best and hope they will continue with their ground breaking work” Commenting on the award Mr. Binish Parikh, VP - Software Solution Division, Aditya Infotech said “The PTC Education Business is very important for us in terms of top line and bottom line contribution, around 40% of our PTC business comes from this segment. Education business is very close to us as it helps in creating a good user base, which is very essential for us in terms of creating manpower (engineers of the future) required for our commercial customers.” Mr. Sunil Dalal, Managing Director, Softcell Technologies said, “We are extremely proud and excited about receiving the Achievers Club award and the India Impact Partner of the Year award from PTC. These awards are a reflection of our ability to stay focused in understanding the needs of our customers and addressing them through innovative service delivery. We have made substantial investments in developing skills on products and solutions from PTC. We value our partnership with PTC and we are committed to growing our business together". About PTC® PTC® (Nasdaq: PMTC) enables manufacturers to achieve maximum value from their product strategies with software and services designed to optimize key business processes throughout the entire product lifecycle – from conception and design to sourcing and service. PTC®’s integral solution portfolio enables customers to unleash product innovation, improve collaboration and ensure product data integrity within engineering and across the enterprise, supply chain and service partner networks. Founded in 1985, PTC® employs over 6,000 professionals serving more than 27,000 customers worldwide. More information can be found at www.ptc.com About Softcell Technologies Limited Softcell Technologies Limited (Softcell) is a leading Systems Integration services company in India and specializes in sales of IT software, hardware, solutions and consulting services to corporate customers in India. Founded in 1989, Softcell is headquartered in Mumbai and has offices in Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. With an experienced workforce comprising of over 350 professionals, Softcell specializes in providing end-to-end IT solutions to corporate customers. Over 100 globally recognized software companies including IBM, Adobe, Symantec, Check Point, PTC, Fortinet, etc. partner with Softcell to sell their products and services in the Indian market. Softcell's portfolio of solutions include: Software reselling, Hardware and Networking services, IT Security services, Engineering (MCAD/PLM) Services, Testing Services and Internet Hosting services. About Aditya Infotech Limited We take this opportunity to introduce ourselves as a leading National Value Added Distributor in India. Through our Software Solution Division (SSD) we cater to different industry verticals such as Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment, Print & Publishing and Advertising, through leading companies such as: Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), BOXX, Brainstorm, Corel, Chaos Group, DDN, GenArts, Gefen, IRIS, MSC Software, Next Limit, Pixar-Renderman, SAP, Toozio, TV Logic, and Wacom. For the manufacturing industry, we have a complete range of solution from Art to Part – DesignTM through our association with vendors as mentioned above. We have 25 offices and a reach in 100+ cities across India with our extended team of Value Added Resellers (VARs). PTC - wwwptcco [more...
SolidWorks Innovation Day 2013 – Explore What You Can Get From MCAD Tools!
Few, days back I attended SolidWorks Innovation Day 2013 in Bangalore and Pune. This year Indian professionals were fortunate to get glimpse of SW 2013 before the US and European users, much before SolidWorks 2013 SP0 was announced. This was because of festive season ‘Diwali’.coming close.BEACON Event Bangalore I am attending Innovation day events since 2009. I can see that the SolidWorks user’s community in India is growing rapidly every year. Numbers of delegates are doubled each year. SolidWorks has so much to offer in form of new features, new tools, add-ons and case studies that a full day event seems to be very small to present all this stuff. Every year, I find some presenter saying that this year’s release is best ever SW version, but again next year more 200+ features comes with the next version, proving the previous year’s statement wrong. The attendees are very much surprised to see lot of development in the latest version. I caught up one of my friend in the event, their company is using version 2011 and they are extremely happy with the package, they rarely come across a situation where they do not find any feature in SolidWorks to help them out to design a particular object. This might be because the SolidWorks takes care of every customer request they receive since last 15 years. Innovation day event are not just to listen to what’s new in latest version but gives networking opportunity to design professionals from various industries. There are very good key note presentations by renowned industry speakers. Resellers offer hands on test drive of latest package, lot of offers on products and hardware announced during event. Short overview on the events attended. SolidWorks Innovation Day 2013 – Bangalore by BEACON The key note speaker was Dr. N Ramani. He talked about the break through innovations in India. It was nice to know about the TVS Luna’s importance and world's thinnest watch by Titan. Many time when we talk about innovation the companies like apple, sony, google come in our mind and we do not think of the innovations that happened next to us in India. TVS developed a two seater moped in house from scratch, Titan developed world’s slimmest watch, just 3.5 mm thick when Swiss watch makers find it impossible and BOSCH Bangalore developed PF pumps which are more efficient then CRDi pumps. Mr. Subba Bangera MD Sidel India The next, guest speaker was Mr. Subba Bangera, Managing Director, Sidel India. Sidel India is 100% subsidiary owned by Sidel SA, a group of Tetra laval. Sidel’s 26 worldwide plants use only SolidWorks to design their products. He gave an overview on how the company develops innovative packaging PET solutions for various cold drinks, beverage industry in India using SolidWorks. I never thought a bottle of ‘appy’ is designed using SolidWorks. Just amazing! Afterwards, Mr. Ravi Varadarajan, Sr. Country Technical Manager, SolidWorks Corporation India talked on SolidWorks 2013 and Beyond. Its seventeen year journey for a company focusing on usability, reliability and user needs. He asked attendees to send the enhancement request if any and SolidWorks would take care to add requested feature in future versions. SolidWorks today have around 1,878,300 users worldwide. The number of educational users are also too large with 407 VARs and 218 users group. Mr. Ravi Varadarajan, SolidWorks India Now, SolidWorks is offered in many engineering colleges in India as a part of curriculum. FE to BE students are using it to do their academic projects. SolidWorks has appointed re-sellers for the educational sectors which take care of training the faculty members of colleges to teach SolidWorks in better way to students. SolidWorks has plans introduce their tools at school level, like what they did in US and Europe. This year SolidWorks Plastics, Electrical and eDrawing for ipad are introduced. The future generation SolidWorks may be on-cloud, with powerful 3D experience, extreme modeling flexibility and more. After break, there was technical session on SWX 2013 from Mr. Rajgopal Y G, Technical Manager, BEACON & Mr. Praveen. A, Technical Manager, BEACON There are more than 200 enhancements in SW 13; it is not at all possible to cover all the new features in one session. But, they tried best to cover maximum. I liked previous release interoperability, Intersect feature, varying dimension pattern, CAD Administrator dashboard, costing enhancement. I will cover the most liked features in next blog post. The BEACON’s Bangalore event has around 700 attendees witnessing the launch of SolidWorks 2013 at ITC GARDENIA . Again of Oct 5, 2012 I attended SolidWorks VAR BEACON’s Pune event. There were more than 250 attendees present for the event. The guest speakers here was Mr. Varadharajen Lakshmanan Managing Director - Bray India & South East Asia and Mr. Govind Hublikar, Director of Engineering, Emerson Innovation Center. BEACON Pune Event Good to know few more enhancements in SolidWorks 2013 presented by Mr. Mubashir Ahmed, Mr. Vishal Surwade, Sr. Consultant Technical, BEACON. Mr.Joseph Jerome, CEO, BEACON has announced some big offer for Pune audience, check this video and call Mr. Ashish to know more about it. There were very good partner presentations from Mr.Mandar Parkhi-Director-Mark Design Solutions on Design Automation with CADECplus, Inspection geni, and SolidCAM. And on Oct 9, 2012 I attended Pelf infotech’s event in Pune. There were around 350 attendees present. Good to brush up what’s new in SolidWorks 2013. I attended this event not for knowing what’s in SolidWorks 2013 but to meet SolidWorks users, feel very happy to know their passion for the creating innovative products, learning new tools. Pelf Infotech is also very active SW VAR in west region, with constant demand from their clients they have developed an add-in for SolidWorks called Pro Designer used to quickly create, modify and manage piping and instrumentation diagrams and process flow diagrams. Mr. Sanjay Phadake of Pelf gave very good demo of the product. The product is very useful for oil and gas, power generation, chemical, food and beverage industries. Pelf Infotech Pune Event Event sponsors Lenovo, AMD and 3Dconnection presentations were awesome. Breaking news I got in event was that Lenovo passes HP for Number One in PC business. Lenovo now offer certified workstations for CAD applications. One thing I notice that the attendees present in event were not just the young professionals but also the senior old guys representing their company as directors, CEOs, partners. It was nice to see their interest levels and passion to create better products using latest technologies. For those who missed the Innovation Day events this time can stay updated by joining SolidWorks India website http://fans.solidworks.in or join the newsletter from the VARs near to you. Overall, Innovation days are GREAT event. The passion level amongst attendees is at its best I’ve seen in SolidWorks events. Everyone at the event liked SolidWorks 2013 enhancements. My personal opinion is that it is the best release ever! Stay tuned….more articles on SolidWorks 2013 to come! Visit www.dailycadcam.com for more SW 13 articles [more...