Posts in Design Engineering
10 of the Best Free Software Alternatives for Engineers

Whether you’re a professional, a student, a DIYer, or simply trying to learn the tools used by professional engineers and scientists, you know the limiting factor is expensive software. Below are the most popular and professionally built open sourced projects and software available as alternatives to engineering software used in the professional world.

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Understanding the Pressure-Volume Diagrams

The pressure-volume diagram (abbreviated as the P-V diagram) is a graphical representation of the changes in pressure with respect to volume in a closed system. P-V diagrams are useful for determining the efficiency of a system and/or the work done by or to a system.

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Tutorial: How to Link Multiple Directories to an Assembly Creo Parametric 4.0

The working directory for the upper level assembly may be isolated from the parts that make it up, therefore, Creo Parametric needs to understand where the parts are. All of this happens inside the configuration editor and saved in the config.pro file.

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Tutorial: How to Access Welding Symbols in Drawings Creo Parametric 4.0

Modeled welds can be added to a part and assembly file in Creo Parametric, but for communication purposes, adding weld symbols and requirements on an engineering drawing is more important. PTC makes it easy to add weld symbols by providing a suite of pre-generated symbols and an options dialog box to customize the symbol as needed per ANSI or ISO standards.

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Tutorial: How To Create Letter Engraving on Flat and Curved Surfaces with Creo Parametric 4.0

Learn how to create an engraving on a flat surface and a curved surface using Creo Parametric 4.0. Most high-end CNC milling machines are capable of letter engravings programming; Creo Parametric and other modeling software offers more control and portability.

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