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February 27th, 2018

Peoria PTC User Group – Bradley University

Peoria PTC User Group – A group to link Creo professionals in the greater Peoria area, share techniques and best practices, and to provide a forum for engineering and design professionals, students and enthusiasts. Learn about 3D CAD’s past, present and future from industry experts and network with professionals from the engineering, industrial design and product development fields. Click here to RSVP now! Note: the deadline to register for this event is April 6th!


9:00 AM – 03:00 PM

Bradley University
Michel Student Center
915 N. Elmwood
Peoria, IL 61625

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Check in Atrium of Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Coffee and Networking in Ballroom & maybe a drone or two

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Keynote Presentation: “The future of CAD tools (and how PTC & Creo will remain at the forefront)”

Overview: In this presentation we will present how progressive PTC Creo has been over the years past & present,  and shed light on what is to come in the future for 3D engineering and development platforms.

Presenter: Bart Brejcha (Design-engine)

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.
Morning Breakout Sessions:

Session A: “Creo Sheetmetal – You think you know sheet metal?”

Overview: This presentation will start out as an advanced presentation converting a solid part (enclosure) into a sheet metal part, then utilize conversion in order to create a manageable sheet metal part. We will also cover the basics of sheet metal in Creo 4.0.  Twenty tips and tricks using Creo 4.0 Creo Sheet Metal tools

Presenter: Bart Brejcha (Design-engine)

Creo Sheetmetal

Creo 4.0  Sheet metal flange then gusset 


Creo 4.0  Sheet metal

Creo 4.0  Sheet metal created using conversion

Session B:“What’s Your AR Strategy and how can you realize it with Creo and ThingWorx?”

Overview: Beginning with a brief discussion of why PTC believes that every organization needs an AR strategy, I’ll transition into some specifics about how Creo 5 and ThingWorx Studio have been built to help companies support those strategies.  Having a strategy is important so you don’t end up with a tool looking for a problem to solve.  Having a tool that is integrated with your existing product development processes is important for most rapid adoption and scale. 

Presenter: Keith Gargiulo (PTC)

12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Lunch (Ballroom)

1:00 pm. –1:50 p.m.
Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

Session A: “Using Curves & Surfaces for a strategic advantage” 

Overview: Many design engineers use surfaces to create tractor hoods or interior components.  This presentation is on using curves and surfaces as tools to get your job done more effectively in situations that are not related to form.  We will look at using surfaces to sweep draft, mirror more effectively, pattern lighter, drive equations, manage parameters w/ relations. The bottom line is if you new some basics of surfacing you are one step closer to becoming the expert among your team members.

Presenter: Bart Brejcha (Design-engine)

Tubular Frame Structures

Tubular Frame Structures – utilizing curves and surfaces to a strategic advantage 

Session B: “Do Your OWN Thing with User Defined Features”

Overview: The User Defined Feature (UDF) is a tool that provides great capability in CREO part, assembly, and manufacturing (CNC) modes but it’s one of those tools you tend to forget about when you’re deep into a model. We will take a few minutes to define the idea of “feature” in a slightly different way and then, building on that definition, show how you can multiply your effort by turning complex features into pick and place features with enhanced capabilities. 

Presenter: Andy Meinert (Caterpillar)

2:00 pm. – 2:15 p.m.
Break (Ballroom)  If your a Bradley Student this is where you pass out your resume!  We will have a table set up for both undergraduate and masters students. 

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Conclusion/Raffle prizes 

Future Presentations:
You tell us! We are open to ideas for future workshops. Here are some we have in the works for future presenations:

  • Creo Freestyle
  • Form surfacing Exteriors & Interiors 
  • Reverse Engineering with REX from scan data
  • Artificial assist
  • Behavioral modeling
  • Creo Schematics
  • Creo Welding

Click here to RSVP now!  Note: the deadline to register for this event is April 6th!

Eli Petrov

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Peoria PTC User Group

If you are interested in helping us promote or even presenting at this or any other meeting don’t hesitate to contact us!  312.226.8339 


skeleton part for creating the welded bicycle & jig components

skeleton part for creating the welded bicycle & jig components


welded bicycle assembly created from a skeleton part

welded bicycle assembly created from a skeleton part

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