Product development is one of the most important activities that modern society engages in. It brings goods and services to improve the quality of life of people throughout the world. Preparing the next generation of innovators to be creative and familiar with best practices in product development is the purpose of this curriculum. This curriculum is structured to provide as much exposure to industry best practices and to the variety of models and activities that occur in product development as is possible. There are 12 exercises and each exercise is typically organized with a hands-on activity to explain the concepts, then a practice model to enforce the learning of the concepts and then a final skills assessment activity that provides another model to demonstrate the acquired skills.

Teachers who are in the classroom are the best practitioners for determining how to integrate curriculum like this into the normal classroom curriculum so that it can enhance and reinforce the standards based curriculum that is being taught. This curriculum is engaging and inspiring and gives students hands-on, active learning experiences. It has been developed and tested in real classrooms and shown to engage and inspire students.

PTC Inc. proudly provides this curriculum as a part of its academic outreach programs in an effort to help inspire and engage the next generation of engineers, scientists, technicians and mathematicians. PTC’s award winning “Engineering of the Future” program has impacted students and teachers all over the world. It is our hope that this new set of curricula will continue to prepare the next generation of workforce for our customers and help improve the quality of life across the globe.



Solid Modelling

Learn about solid modelling as the language of product development.

Model Structure

Concepts of product model assemblies and part models are presented.

Model Analysis

The purpose of models is explored through calculating mass properties and completing mechanism simulations.

Assembly Constraints

The basics of assembly modelling are presented and components to simple models are added.

Assembling Systems

Learn about systems engineering and how to sub-divide products into sub-systems and model them with sub-assemblies.

Assembling Mechanisms

Kinematics and mechanisms are presented through gear trains. Mechanism coupling and simulation are also a part of this exercise.

Concept Development

Learn about new part creation with a candy product development challenge. An introduction to drawings is presented as well.

Preliminary Design

New part creation is continued and expanded where multiple part creation operations are taught in the context of creating a next generation water bottle.

Creating Parts & Assemblies

Part creation and assembly modelling of products is explored through the creation of simple Geneva mechanisms. Part drawings are also covered.

Advanced Modelling

Advanced modelling operations are explored to create more complicated geometry. Sweep and Blend features are covered in depth.

A Virtual Laboratory

Simulations using 3D contacts are explored where gravity and the coefficient of restitution are modified to demonstrate 3D motion.

Calculating Stress & Deflection

Stress analysis on robot parts are introduced to explain forces and force balances in static structures.


This curriculum has a variety of different files associated with it that are required for many of the exercises. Most of these files are the actual part and assembly files that will be used. Please download the files from here before starting: Once downloaded, you must first extract the files to your desired location before using them for the exercises.


PTC Creo 6.0:

PTC Creo 6.0 is a suite of different applications. For this curriculum, we will focus on PTC Creo Parametric, and a few exercises will use PTC Creo Simulate.

Note: This curriculum unit is not backwards compatible with previous editions of PTC Creo

If you need a copy of the software, keep in mind that it is always FREE to K-12 students and educators. Please see the below link to register for your copy:

Download and installation instructions will be included on the webpage after you submit your registration.

Configuration (Important!)

PTC Creo has hundreds of different configuration options that allow the user to tailor its behavior based on what they need most. In large companies, the CAD Administrator will set up these options so everyone’s CAD system works consistent with the company requirements.

To make this curriculum and your introduction to PTC Creo easier we have developed a set of custom configuration and user interface options for you. If you do not apply this configuration, then the instructions will not match your screen.

For information on how to download and install this PTC Creo configuration, please see the below guide:

Need Help?

If you find yourself stuck at any point during the curriculum, please feel free to reach out to our experts at PTC.

For questions where you are stuck or would like more information on a particular topic, make a new post on our Schools community. Please remember to include any relevant screenshots, page numbers, etc. A link is included below:

For technical support questions, please make a new post on our Academic Support community. A link is included below:

Printable Version

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