Most of us have been to a training class on how to use Pro/ENGINEER / Creo. In these classes a focus on the fundamentals of usage is covered, and often there is a ‘short’ discussion about automation. Most users return to their companies equipped with modeling (carving) skills that are not compatible with those required to properly model their own products, much less “automate” them.
Our approach is “different”
Our approach to Pro/ENGINEER / Creo is “different.” We developed our Training to focus on the “flow” of information, predictable change, and stability over multiple versions of Pro/ENGINEER / Creo. We have trained customers around the world on how to properly prepare for design and documentation automation, and then implement those plans to obtain amazing results. Often we are looking at our customer’s product designs and offerings, before we put a class on, so that we can tailor what we teach to be more in-line with their real-world challenges.
Design automation is not trivial, and most companies follow what PTC says should be done (e.g. Top-Down Design, Layouts/Notebooks, etc. etc. etc.). While these recommendations DO achieve results, the results are very complicated and deeply linked together which results in administrative problems, management problems and re-use difficulties.
Our approach to training is to educate our students on the following principles:
- Modeling for flexiblity
- Breaking the bad Habits
- Guarding against regeneration failures
- Predictable and repeatable results
- Requirements data flow and control
- Model and drawing autonomy
- Painless PDM/PLM item reuse and sharing
- and much more…