Visiting PTC HQ in Seaport District – fancy building, cool demos and… CAD data challenges

Visiting PTC HQ in Seaport District – fancy building, cool demos and… CAD data challenges

I had an opportunity to visit PTC yesterday at their new headquarters location in Boston Seaport District. If you’re following my blog, you probably had a chance to read my earlier article – Boston PLM Innovation – Highway vs Seaport. Check this out if you missed that earlier.

PTC organized a series of meetups. Here is the one I attended yesterday – Industrial Augmented Reality: What’s Next?

This will be the first in a series of industry-focused events held at PTC’s new state-of-the-art headquarters, where technology is interlaced with the physical space and the digital infrastructure of 121 Seaport.

New 121 Seaport Blvd. building is new and fancy. If you like modern architecture, that’s good enough reason to come and see it. Jim Heppelmann, CEO and President of PTC provided open remarks and reminded the roots of PTC new logo – digital and physical productions.

Live demos with stations and products. It is very cool – no “software” only stands. In every place, you see software and real products.

But you cannot come to PTC and avoid this kind of presentation for CAD geeks. Everyone has a problem with CAD data… huh? I found fascinating to see young people that were born at the time Pro-Engineer software was developed bringing up these questions.

What is my conclusion? If you live in Boston, find the time to come and visit PTC in Seaport. They’re very open about what they do and will show you all the cool stuff they have. This is a great opportunity to learn about new trends and software at the intersection of engineering, manufacturing, and IoT. And also, a very good spot to see Boston night views. Just my thoughts…

Best, Oleg

Disclaimer: I’m co-founder and CEO of OpenBOM developing cloud-based bill of materials and inventory management tool for manufacturing companies, hardware startups and supply chain. My opinion can be unintentionally biased.


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