PTC Product Day

Driving Product & Engineering Advancement

A Premier Event for Creo, ThingWorx, Vuforia and Windchill Users

Presented in partnership with:


Thursday, June 11, 2020
9:00am - 3:45pm


Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

415 Summer St., Boston, MA


Free with DeluX, 4-Day All Access, or Thursday 1-Day All Access Pass

About the Event

LiveWorx, in partnership with PTC/USER welcomes you to attend PTC Product Day to gain access to 30 bonus breakout sessions focused on specialized Creo, ThingWorx, Vuforia, and Windchill topics. You will learn from experienced super users and gain tips and tricks, peer-to-peer guidance, best practices, and insight into how other large enterprise organizations are taking advantage of these solutions.

PTC Product Day is free with a DeluX, 4-Day All Access, or Thursday 1-Day All Access Pass.

The sessions below are a sampling of content from 2019. As 2020 content is solidified, we will update this listing. Once the LiveWorx Content Catalog launches in February, you will find a full list of all sessions offered.

2019 Agenda

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

How To Effectively Use The Creo Welding Application In An MBD World

Roger Mast, Creo Application Manager, CNH Industrial

Attendees will learn basic setup options to manage weld visualization, symbol appearance, layering and other configuration options. In addition, techniques using mapkeys and UDFs will be explored showing how to improve the overall efficiency of weld creation. Finally, CNH Industrial will share lessons learned from implementing Creo Weld and their transition to using the standard symbols included with Creo 4.0.

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Making Oracle SQeaL!

Andy Hermanson, Windchill System Admin, Daktronics and Leo Schleicher, System Administrator, Daktronics

In this session, learn about Daktronics’ journey from an Oracle based PDMLink to one based on an SQL Server.

Hear about the roadblocks, failures and successes Daktronics faced, from the cleaning up of their data, talking with stakeholders, and to the benefits to the business. Daktronics will also discuss how performance was measured before and after.

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Managing & Integrating Building Information Modeling with Windchill

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, VP - Engineering Services, Srinsoft Inc.

This is a live demonstration session which will provide attendees with insights of managing BIM data in Windchill. The presenter will also discuss how users can capture and control design information from Revit within PTC Windchill throughout its lifecycle. The session will also showcase how you can integrate Revit with the ThingWorx platform for smart building information management with IoT.

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

New Product Development By E2E Process Integration Based On PLM and ERP

Pascal Kalitta, Process- & Team lead IT, Vaillant Group Business Services IT and Christian Willmann, Head of Business Application PLM, Vaillant Group

Digital transformation is built on a strong backbone of connected product data, process information and system integration. Vaillant Group switched from various sources into an integrated and process-driven solution based on PTC and SAP technologies.

Learn how The Vaillant Group improved the degree of maturity of their products by combining their digital engineering efforts in Windchill with holistic E2E processes across the product lifecycle. The result has enabled them to cover data governance in all affected business areas in a highly automated approach, to ensure high data quality and process readiness.

This case study will provide insight on technology and lessons learned while implementing Windchill and SAP ERP for the introduction of new products.

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

15 Tips In Creo Parametric

Brian Krieger, CAD Administrator, Peterbilt Motors

Creo Parametric is a very expansive product. Delivering best practices is essential. Come and learn 15 specific tips that have helped users in the Peterbilt Motors engineering group. Attend this session to learn about Assembly, Part and Drawing including interaction with Creo View.

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Refactoring Wonky Windchill Workflows

Ron Harkins, Director, Engineering IT, Newell Brands

Is the logic in your workflows wild and unruly? Do small enhancements lead to hours of regression testing? Well, here is good news! This presentation will showcase how Newell Brands (NWL) has created an event-based process dispatcher for Windchill workflows. The functionality was implemented to minimize logic complexity within a standard “workflow backbone” while providing hooks to enable process variation to support specific business needs. This technology is currently in production and supporting the various brands in the Newell Brands (NWL) portfolio.

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Single Sign On With ThingWorx and Windchill

Martin Duffy, Windchill Technical Lead, US Army

This session will outline the process the Windchill Technical Leads at the US Army went through with PTC customer success management to configure and deploy single sign on with public key infrastructure and common access cards in a Department Of Defense environment.

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Back to Basics: Simplified Reps For Everyone

Josh Houser, MCAD Solutions Architect, Schneider Electric

The Simplified Representation is one of those tools that almost everybody is aware of, but nobody uses. Come to this session for a "back to basics" look at Simplified Representations and how they can turn your sluggish, disorganized models into fast, efficient tools to get your next product to market. While it's not IoT-specific and does not require AR goggles, this presentation contains information on one of the building blocks to advanced product development.

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Enterprise Product Costing in The Design Phase

Christian Hinz, Director Sales Europe, FACTON GmbH

This session will provide you with in-depth exposure on how to go about executing real-time costing in the product design phase. Windchill users now have the ability to see how design changes affect product costing. FACTON will demonstrate this capability along with discussing best practices in Enterprise Product Costing.

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Lessons Learned: Moving to Creo 4.0 For The Enterprise

Matthew Burr, CAD Analyst, Solar Turbines Incorporated

Historically, upgrades are large undertakings and once an upgrade is completed, no changes take place for long periods of time. As more and more changes occur around the CAD software (Windchill changes, OS changes, graphics drivers, etc.), issues start to appear in the CAD software. Correcting these issues usually requires extensive projects typically requiring all users needing to check in or upload data into Windchill, and preserving any modified data before an upgrade. With Creo 4.0, Solar Turbines decided to accelerate by installing every Creo 4.0 maintenance release. Presenters from Solar Turbines will review some of the lessons learned with the new strategy and how it changed their system administration of Creo, from how it is installed and managed, to how it is launched and deployed.

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Model Tree Tricks for Large Assembly Management

Pete Hollmer, Senior MCAD Applications Engineer II, Raytheon

The model tree has been ubiquitous in Creo Parametric for nearly twenty years. For assemblies especially, and large assemblies in particular, it’s been an invaluable tool for interrogating troublesome areas and correcting them. This session will cover not only the simple everyday applications, such as using columns and filters to isolate areas, but also some out-of-the-box uses of the model tree like editing parameter information, exporting it to another format, and applying Excel finesse. Attendees will leave with a number of new tricks for how to better handle their large assemblies.

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Windchill Build and Deploy Automation – Raytheon’s Journey Towards Continuous Integration In A Highly Customized Environment

Sateesh Dendukuri, Performance Architect, Ratheon; Stephen Jones, Scrum Master, Carimus LLC and Jon Pasquino, Software Engineer, Raytheon

Attend the session to learn about Raytheon’s approach to improving DevOps for our business critical Windchill environment. We’ll discuss what prompted the effort, what we’ve done so far, and where we’re headed with the goal of “One Click” build-and-deploy automation!

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Unleashing Designers Through Customization Tools in Creo Parametric

Brian Krieger, CAD Administrator, Peterbilt Motors

Designers often find themselves repeating the same tasks while working in Creo Parametric, or confused at implementing company standards in the Creo Parametric environment. Come join me to find out how Peterbilt Motors has worked to tailor the Creo Parametric experience for Designers. This session will cover the entire process of identifying needs to implementation.

Time TBD

Creo 6.0 Tips and Tricks

Patrick Brulot, Consultant, Brulot Solutions and Hugo van Andel, Lead Mechanical Designer, Code Product Solutions

Engineers around the globe are facing common problems designing complex products. Meet two experts as they share their Creo knowledge on surface modeling, sheet metal, multi-CAD, data doctor and freeform modeling. The tips and tricks are demonstrated using actual, present-day cases.

Agenda is subject to change.

Welcome Reception

Monday, June 8 | 6:15-8:15pm

Enjoy complimentary refreshments and appetizers in Boston's Seaport District while continuing discussions with colleagues about topics covered during your day (included with a LiveWorx pass).

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