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April 18th, 2019

Peoria PTC Creo User Group — 2019

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Peoria Creo User Group

2019 Peoria Creo User Group 

Sponsored by Design Engine and The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bradley University. Registration provided by Continuing Education, Bradley University.  (Friday, May 3rd 2019)

PTC and Design Engine 2019 Peoria PTC User Group at Bradley University

2019 Peoria Creo User Group

For the second year in a row, Bradley University hosted our Creo User Group Meeting. Our goal of this event was to bring CAD professionals and the future minds of the industry together. It was a nice Spring day that brought out engineers and designers, Creo users, vendors, partners, recruiters, students, professors and enthusiasts. Everyone came out to network, learn, share tips and drop some knowledge about their experiences using this software to improve their workflow and productivity.

Bart at 2019 Peoria PTC User GroupBart Brejcha of Design Engine started out the event with a presentation featuring Creo 6, What does Advanced Assemblies in Creo mean to you?that was broadcast via Facebook Live Video on the PTC Creo page. This was a demonstration for making large assemblies easier to manage from Shrinkwrap to flexible components and a few other cool new functionality. Bart gives a quick tip in this YouTube clip for mastering what is hiding behind that “right-click button”.

Hamed at 2019 Peoria PTC User Group

Hamed Yadzi and Eduardo Soto from Tech-30 presented on a couple topics. “How to create augmented reality experiences using Creo Illustrate & Vuforia Studio”  & “MathCAD integration with Creo” , demonstration for reusing your existing CAD data to generate AR experiences in minutes. You can also find this presentation on the PTC Creo Facebook page. 

Jon at 2019 Peoria PTC User Group

“Curvature Continuity in Surface Modeling” was the presentation topic for Jon Robertson of Clean Slate Design Solutions, who is currently on contract with Harley-Davidson. He spoke about improving aesthetic and increasing manufacturability. 

Keith at 2019 Peoria PTC User GroupKeith Gargiulo, PTC presented “Taking advantage of exponential change in design – How to use PTC’s tools to get 10X better, not 10% better.” His main topics included AI-driven generative design, Real-time analysis, AR in engineering – sharing and getting feedback, and finding the best manufacturing solution – additive or subtractive/system on a part. These topics illustrate how PTC is incorporating exponential technologies and redefining the expectations of what the flow of work in design will even look like.

Mike at 2019 Peoria PTC User GroupOur lunch and learn presentation by Mike Wimberly of Boundary Systems was titled “Enforcing CAD Standards using ModelCHECK Gatekeeper for Windchill”. Mike discussed the processes that help you catch errors before the product makes it down the manufacturing line.

The event was capped off by the last presentation, “Surfaces as tools presented using Creo 6.0?” given by Bart Brejcha of Design Engine. 

At the conclusion of the event, attendees were able to meet and network with the future minds of the industry as Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students were displaying their final projects of the year. It was a chance for them to meet CAD professionals that they will soon be working alongside.

(Facebook Live and other Video clips from the event can be found below)

— To attend next year’s event or if you would like to present, call (312) 226-8339 or email: 

Photos From Peoria PTC User Group 2019:

Israeli Merkava Battle Tank

Israeli Merkava Battle Tank (example of a Design Engine large assembly model)


patterned tank tread Creo 6.0

2019 Peoria PTC User Group

Learn to mitigate the time needed to manage large assemblies with models like this tractor.








Photos From Spring 2018:

(To check out last years event click here)

Raffle Prizes

Keith GargiuloAndy Meinert Peoria PTC User Group

As the main instructor for Design-engine Bart teaches many of the PTC Creo & the Solidworks Surfacing classes. When he is not developing new training material you will find him on motorcycles, bicycles or on a skateboard. He loves any kind of racing on two wheels.

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