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Learning about ProE at McCormick-Stevenson Visit

Team Duct Tape members visited the McCormick Stevenson Corporation in Clearwater, FL this week, to learn more about practical applications of CAD design and engineering analysis. With the recent gift of accessibility to ProEngineer, Mathcad and other collaborative tools from PTC, it was a great opportunity to see how these tools are used in everyday engineering work.

Team members brought their robot, which they demonstrated for McCormick Stevenson engineers, explaining about their own design process and how the Face Off! competition works. Engineers enjoyed examining the robot and trying their hand at driving it.

Nathaniel McCormick, an engineer with the company, and son of company president Noel McCormick, provided team members with a comprehensive overview of ProEngineer , explaining some of the program’s basic tools and how to use them. Team members were also able to see products in various stages of development and compare them to the design drawings.

Team Duct Tape is very grateful to McCormick-Stevenson for all the time they took to share their knowledge and experience with team members. They’re all great role models for our young engineers!

PTC(R) Official Provider of 3D CAD and Collaboration Software for FIRST Tech Challenge teams

From Marketwatch:

MANCHESTER, N.H., Dec 17, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators and engineers, and PTC(R), The Product Development Company(R), announced today that PTC has agreed to a three-year sponsorship of the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) program.

As the CAD and Collaboration sponsor, PTC will provide its Pro/ENGINEER(R), Mathcad(R), Windchill(R), and ProductView(TM) CAD and collaboration software to all FTC teams at no cost. This software will allow teams to build their robots in a virtual environment using models of parts supplied in the FTC Competition Kit. The groups will also be able to collaborate within their own teams, with other teams, and with mentors and industry sponsors using PTC’s Windchill.
Read the entire release at the link above. PTC software is immediately available to all FTC teams. FTC teams can get access by visiting http://www.ptc.com/go/first/. This page also provides links to online tutorials to help teams get started.