Over two decades ago, Nico Marini was a recent engineering graduate living in Hasselt, working for a bus manufacturing company. Luxury touring coaches, public transit — the company did it all. Marini had a great passion for their work, and was appointed head of engineering within a few years.
But his passion didn’t lead him up the traditional corporate ladder. Marini dreamed of creating his own firm built on the twin pillars of technology and ingenuity.
After spending several years learning everything he could, Marini struck out on his own with Certum Engineering. The company specialized in every element of vehicle design: engine mounts, lightweight vehicle structures, and exhaust systems.
Despite being a small company in a crowded field, Marini managed to build Certum into a respected producer of innovative designs and services. To stay ahead of their competition, Marini began wondering what additional technology they could incorporate to improve their workflows.
Certum engineers were already using 3D CAD in their design work; however, they were well aware that their current software came with significant limitations. That’s what make them migrate to these PTC Creo and PTC Windchill offerings:
- PTC Creo Essentials
- PTC Windchill PDM Essentials
- PTC Creo Advanced Assembly Extension (AAX)
- PTC Creo Advanced Framework Extension (AFX)
- PTC Creo Mechanism Dynamics Option (MDO)
PTC Creo Essentials comes with PTC Creo Parametric and the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX). These features and additional seats let Certum’s engineers have the benefits of both a powerful parametric modeler and an agile direct modeler.
PTC Windchill PDM Essentials has revitalized their data management system, without any of the expected disruptions due to a lengthy deployment process.
Certum’s team found PTC Windchill PDM Essentials to be the perfect solution for their unique needs. The software offers their small company the organization, security and ease of use they needed in a data management system. It even includes workflow capabilities to help route files appropriately.
Best of all, most of the system is preconfigured, meaning it’s quick to install and get started. And the results speak for themselves.
“By using PTC Creo software, we have achieved a time-gain of 25%,” said Marini. By deploying PTC solutions, Certum has decreased the number of errors and failures, and positioned their team for remarkable success in the coming years.
Interested in learning more about PTC Windchill? NxRev offers a variety of seminars, tutorials, and customer service to help users get the most out of PTC Creo Simulate, Parametric, Direct, and the rest of the PTC Creo suite. Give us a call at 408-986-0200 to find out more.