PTC/USER Technical Community Boston Meeting
February 7-9, 2017 (Boston Park Plaza Hotel)
Deadline of January 16 to book your hotel room is quickly approaching! Attendance will be limited to 300 to ensure a great experience for all.
We’re getting lots of enthusiasm from attendees and sponsors and hope you can join us this February 7, 8, 9 at the Boston Park Plaza for PTC/USER’s first annual Technical Community Open Forum built for PTC Customers and put on by PTC Customers. PTC has pledged their support of the event and will be in attendance.
The two biggest questions we are hearing are:
What’s the value?
There has always been value in pulling users of PTC products together and giving them the opportunity to share with one another. It is one of the pillars we all founded PTC/USER on, and it’s the most often sited reason people come to our events whether local, national, or international. This event is purely that, gathering users of PTC products to share and learn from each other with no limitations. If you would like to pull together interest in new functionality, product fixes, or whatever, we’re not restricting anything. PTC is not planning agenda items like product updates or new functionality reviews, but they will be in attendance.
Why Boston, in the winter, again?
Great question. For an inaugural event, we wanted to keep it close to PTC to lessen the restrictions of them attending and didn’t want to get to close to the Liveworx event. We all recognize, and agree, that PTC attendance at these meetings is important to all of us. If successful this year, we fully intend to return to our nomadic format for future events and move around. Boston Park Plaza also came through with a tremendous offer that would allow all of us the least amount of overhead which is important to us and you. We don’t anticipate anyone will need to rent a car and Logan is extremely economical to fly into. Combined with a centrally located hotel with a rate of $129/night, we don’t think we could have found a better deal for all of us. I hope you and your company will agree.
The Technical Committee team has been working hard to pull together interesting and engaging topics for us.
We still have some particulars to work out but there will be one room per track. No problem moving to any room you want at any time and best estimate topics times will be posted for each room.
Track Coordinator Topic
ALM Hartwig PTC Presented Topics
ALM Hartwig Customer Presentation – Project Management in Integrity
ALM Hartwig Enhanceing Reports with JQuery
ALM Hartwig Agile in Integrity
ALM Hartwig Feedback from Stuttgart Event
ALM Hartwig Round table discussion – session 1
ALM Hartwig Round table discussion – session 2
ALM Hartwig Round table discussion – session 3
ALM Hartwig World Café
CAD Mastrapasqua Better integration Creo View
CAD Mastrapasqua CAD Wrap-up
CAD Mastrapasqua Central Library for all Creo Apps
CAD Mastrapasqua Created vs. Shown Dimensions
CAD Mastrapasqua Customized Automation to Creo and Regression Testing of Builds
CAD Mastrapasqua Data management with co-designs
CAD Mastrapasqua ModelCHECK Topics
CAD Mastrapasqua Open Forum
CAD Mastrapasqua Routed Systems for MBD
PLM Murali/Lewis Business Reporting and Metrics
PLM Murali/Lewis CAD workers, cool ideas tips and tricks
PLM Murali/Lewis Change Management Roundtable
PLM Murali/Lewis Creo to EBOM
PLM Murali/Lewis Incremental steps to be Enterprise solution
PLM Murali/Lewis Licensing Round Table
PLM Murali/Lewis Managing Engineering Work Requests
PLM Murali/Lewis Options Modeller, Options and variants
PLM Murali/Lewis Part displacement, consolidation and succession
PLM Murali/Lewis Parts Link Round Table
PLM Murali/Lewis PTC Navigate Apps based on Thingworx Platform
PLM Murali/Lewis Renaissance project, migrating a multi-Org WC to a harmonized single org
PLM Murali/Lewis Save as functionality limitations
PLM Murali/Lewis Security Labels Discussion
PLM Murali/Lewis Solar Turbine MPM link successs story
PLM Murali/Lewis Upgrade to Windchill 11 Roundtable.
PLM Murali/Lewis User Account Management Issues Roundtable
PLM Murali/Lewis Workflow roundable disucssion
Retail Moretti 10.2 upgrade experiences (Customer)
Retail Moretti FlexPLM Role based / Task based apps (Survey and next steps) (Innovate / Future)
Retail Moretti Developer based topic conference call track (Customer)
Retail Moretti Costing (series of calls to understand requirements and challenges) (Future)
Retail Moretti Plugin 76 (update on development being done for TC customers) (Future)
Retail Moretti Product Ideas (300 current open ideas – consolidate and/or prioritize the list) (Customer)
We hope this answers most of the questions you’ve been asking. Here is the original announcement with registration and hotel details:
PTC/USER Technical Community Open Forum
Feburary 7,8,9, 2017 at the Boston Park Plaza
Registration cost: $400; Room rate: $129/night
The winter PTC/USER meeting has traditionally been exclusive to the Technical Committees. We are introducing a new concept. A simple four track agenda, CAD, PLM, ALM, and Retail, organized by the Technical Committees and the Board of Directors open to all members of PTC/USER.
The format will concentrate on brief topic introductions followed by open discussion. The goal is to have structured networking between our members and let you do what you’ve told us you want to do most, learn from each other. Topics and a more detailed agenda will be coming soon. We anticipate minimal if any content from PTC introducing new products or enhancements.
The agenda will run from Tuesday morning Feb 7 through Thursday noon Feb 9. Continental breakfast all days, lunch Tue and Wed, and cocktail reception Tuesday evening will be included.
The Boston Park Plaza is easily accessible to and from Logan airport via public transportation and centrally located in Boston near to every variety of dining and entertainment within easy walking distance.
Log into ptcuser.org and the link on the top of the home page will take you to the simple registration and payment page.
(Login is required. To join PTC/USER click the “Request Login” link at the top of the page.)
Attendance is limited and will be cut off at the first 300 paid registrations.
Boston Park Plaza
50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
For Reservation Call 1-800-225-2008 mention the “PTC/USER Community” to get our discount or reserve on line.
Room blocks and discounts are also limited. Discounts will be offered as long as rooms are available. Register early.
We are currently have room for additional sponsors. If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact us.
Looking forward to seeing you in Boston!
Solar Turbines Incorporated
Meeting Agenda (Tentative)
2017 Meeting Schedule:
Meeting #77 – March/April 2017: Location – TBD
Meeting #78- July 2017: Location – TBD
Meeting #79 – November 2017: Location – TBD
The newsletter is being finalized and will be sent out to the membership and our vendors and prospective vendors later this week. The link enabling registration for the November meeting has been activated.
As many of you noticed our new website is easier to navigate and use. If you have a few minutes please take the time to drop the board a line and let us know what you like, what you don’t like, etc…. Your input is critical in ensuring we can offer you the services and functionality you want and need. You can use the “What’s On Your Mind” area located on the right side of the website screen.
A quick review of what the new site means to you as users?
1) Users WILL NOT need to login to the NOPUG homepage to locate information about upcoming events/meetings. Select the “NEXT MEETING” link and view the agenda, location, directions, and any/all information related to that meeting – NO LOGIN REQUIRED!
2) Users WILL need to login to the NOPUG site in order to register to attend an upcoming event/meeting. Registration is quick, easy, and intuitive – much simpler than our prior process!
3) Dedicated Vendor Area in which to register for upcoming events/meetings, use PayPal to pay for their participation, with other functions coming soon.
4) The bi-annual Mike Dolan Memorial / NOPUG golf outing will be coming again in 2016. The integration with PayPal will allow us to offer a credit card payment option to you as members to pay for your golf outing participation. We hope this will speed up the registration process the morning of the outing.
4) The updated site is compatible for mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones! This will increase your access to the site and content found in it!
As a reminder as a NOPUG member you will still be able to utilize your existing username, but will need to generate a new password for your individual account – no way existed to transfer over your existing passwords from our prior software to the new application we are now using (we apologize for that). (NOTE: IF YOU ALREADY DID THIS YOU CAN IGNORE THIS INFORMATION!). If not, here’s what you need to do:
1) Select the “NEXT MEETING” link at the top of the homepage. Choose the “LOST YOUR PASSWORD” link. Input your username or email address that is linked to your account and pick “GET NEW PASSWORD“. An email will automatically be generated and sent to that email address where you can change your password as desired.
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