PTC’s LiveWorx 2023 was a huge success. EAC is proud to have been a Premier Sponsor for the leading technology trade show in Boston, MA that ran from May 15-18. LiveWorx brought over 10,000 attendees from all over the world to the Boston Exhibition Center (BCEC) to learn and share insights about today’s digital transformation for the manufacturing industry. 

The exhibition hall was buzzing with energy as EAC’s booth was filled with great discussions and technical demos revolving around navigating the digital thread. As the #1 PTC Reseller and Solution Provider in North America, it was great to be back with PTC leaders and innovators under one roof while connecting with our customers and network, sharing how we help manufacturers in various industries.

Event Highlights

With groundbreaking intelligence from PTC at the Global Partner Summit, to country star Dierks Bentley (wearing an EAC company ball cap), to hosting PTC’s CEO Jim Heppelmann at our EAC x Fishbowl Solutions Happy Hour, plus exciting guest speakers such as celebrity mountaineer Alex Honnold- LiveWorx 2023 was one for the (digital) books.

Navigating The Digital Thread with EAC

EAC Product Development Solutions is at the forefront of providing and implementing digital thread solutions for companies seeking to transform how they design, manufacture, connect to, and service their products. EAC’s advanced industry knowledge helps resolve pain points companies face from multiple facets throughout the product development lifecycle. Our experts at LiveWorx had seven successful IgniteTalx and Breakout Sessions that covered a wide range of topics, including:

  • Creo Illustrate for AR Developers
  • Minimum Windchill Implementation to Achieve Significant ROI
  • Augmented Reality and Expert Capture
  • Model-Based Definition
  • Assessing Your Business Practices to Find Optimization Opportunities
  • Rapid Prototyping Made Simple with Creo Additive Manufacturing
  • Simulation-Driven Design with Creo Simulation Live

Special Thanks

Thank you to everyone who attended our presentations and visited our booth at LiveWorx. We enjoyed meeting with you and learning about your manufacturing challenges, wins, and visions for the near future. We look forward to continuing the conversation and helping you improve your operations throughout the product development lifecycle. Thank you to PTC and our customers who joined us for LiveWorx 2023.

If you missed LiveWorx 2023, you can still get access to our presentation slides or book a technical demo by sending us a note here. Our experts can answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to learn more.

See you in Boston next year!

LiveWorx 2023 Photo Recap:

Many organizations don’t realize that they already own a Digital Media Publisher (DMP), nor what DMP can do for them. If you have Arbortext Publishing Engine, you have access to DMP.

If you have ever used the Help Center in Arbortext Editor or Windchill, you’ve used an instance of DMP (actually it is Digital Media Consumer (DMC), which is the application deployed for viewing the media image created by DMP).

Just the Facts

Arbortext Digital Media Publisher is a companion product to Arbortext Editor and Arbortext Publishing Engine. DMP gives you the tools you need to create a searchable media image from a set of documents that can be written to any digital media type such as a DVD or flash drive. You can run the resulting image (DMC) directly from the media, install it on your system, or deploy it over the Web.

Have it your way

The media image and the associated installation process can be highly customized to meet your individual delivery requirements.

Here’s the out-of-the-box home screen of the Arbortext Help Center:

And here’s an example of a home screen the from when I worked with The Raymond Corporation, for their service documentation:

Arbortext Digital Media Publisher - A Hidden Gem

Not only can the home screen be customized, but the functionality can also. In this example, when I clicked on iWAREHOUSE®; the table of contents expanded and the home screen now displays the iWAREHOUSE components.

Arbortext Digital Media Publisher - A Hidden Gem

The next step is selecting the component, which will display the technical documentation available:

Update a CD? Yes you can!

A unique feature of DMP is that it supports publishing updates to existing images, even DVD and CD-ROM! So you don’t need to issue a completely new CD when there is an update to your content. The update can be included with the existing content automatically when the user opens the DMC.

It doesn’t have to be a CD

The DMC output can take several forms:

  • Install the image to a local disk or server and run it from there
  • Create a DVD, CD, or save it to a Flash Drive
    • Run directly from the media (DMC bundles a web server and includes an embedded web browser for Windows)
    • Install from the media to your local computer
    • Create a web application (WAR file) for your website
    • Create an image ready to be used as an application’s online help system

And it doesn’t have to be HTML

DMP images can contain the following file types, in any combination:

  • HTML
  • Text
  • XML
  • PDF
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Other Microsoft Office documents
  • Any file types that can be viewed in a browser, including those that require browser plug-ins.

Find what you are looking for, and hide the rest

DMP provides the capability of full-text search, even within PDF and Microsoft Office content.

If your content is profiled*, users can elect to view only the information that pertains to them.

* Profiling is a means to provide specific content for a selected audience. Profiling sections of documents (or even individual words) lets you designate that certain sections (or words) contain information targeted at a specific audience or contain information that only applies when a particular set of circumstances exists.