New Clients:  US Army, Johnson & Johnson, Wieland Designs, Dabir Surfaces &Toast, Caterpillar, Sram.

01.08.18 – Design Engine signs a new lease on an upgrade for her location in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood.  4043 N Ravenswood Ste 301 Chicago IL 60613  

01.08.18 – Design Engine conducts her Creo to Solidworks version of ‘you’ve switched packages’ classes.  This class is for those design or engineering teams that have been forced to switch parametric software packages.  In this type of training we understand that participants are probably upset, however we make the transition as smooth and rewarding as possible in this one week intensive.   You are not in this class with others that are learning 3d from scratch.  The class was quite pumped to see how much they could learn in just one week. 

New Design for a Pirelli Front profile for their premier racing tire in the first Learning to design in Solidworks class Jan 2018

01.22.18 – Week of January 22nd Design Engine makes a trip to Piscataway, NJ to teach Creo Surfacing to American Standard design engineers. 

01.26.18 – Design Engine visits the Solidworks West Chicago. 

01.29.18 – Creo Surfacing  WEEK ONE to Oshkosh Trucks from Oshkosh WI & Kohler from Kohler, WI

02.07.18 – Week of Jan 7th Design Engine makes it to Detroit’s US Army base to teach a week long Creo 4.0 update training intensive.  

02.14.18 – Week of Jan 14th Design Engine continues it’s stay with Detroit’s US Army base to teach a week long Creo 4.0 Learning to design with Creo 4.0 training intensive.  

02.16.18 – Design Engine adds  new flooring Walls and fresh paint on her new space   4043 N Ravenswood Ste 301 Chicago IL 60613  

02.19.18 – Design Engine conducts her Level two Creo Detail Drawings & Advanced Assemblies intensive to Shear Bitts with Johnson & Johnson.  Not only did we cover advanced assembly tips & Tricks, Detail drawings, GD&T, and sheet metal, we covered rendering using Creo 4.0.

02.28.18 – Design Engine’s Bart Brejcha presents Creo 4.0 tips and tricks at the ASME student chapter at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) We discussed using relations w/ parameters to drive geometry using Windchill among other design engineer concepts. 

02.29.18 – Design Engine’s Bart Brejcha presents Solidworks sheet metal at the Solidworks user conference at Purdue University in Lafayette IN

03.05.18 – Hoist Lift Truck visits Design Engine for the ‘Learning to Design with Creo‘ class this week.

03.09.18 – After filling several speaking presentation spots Design Engine re announced the new Peoria Creo User Conference that will be held April 13th at Bradley University

03.05.18 – US Army TARDAC has Design-engine down again for the final week of Creo 4.0 update training. This full week consisted of tips, tricks and update from Wildfire 2.0 to Creo 4.0. The premise is that design engineers may not take strategic advantage of all the tools from years of updates. 

03.19.18 – Creo 4.0 Cable Harness Design intensive for several technicians learning to both route wires cables and harnesses both with and without the Creo Schematics tools.  

03.19.18 – Design Engine Conducts WEEK ONE Creo Surfacing intensive as a second part class to Newell Brands in Atlanta GA 

19" Pirelli Motocross knobby Tire

19″ Pirelli Motocross knobby Tire to illustrate patterning surfaces instead of solid geometry to make the pattern much lighter.  

04.09.18 –  Ingersoll Rand Industrial designers and an engineer from Bolder Colorado Medtronic participated in Design-engine’s WEEK TWO surfacing intensive this week.  The participants requirement for this class is that is that they took the WEEK ONE surfacing intensive & worked over a year using surfaces.  

Volt Hood Model
Volt Hood Model created in the WEEK TWO surfacing intensive with Ingersoll Rand & Medtronic 

04.13.18 – Design Engine hosts the Peoria Creo user conference at Bradley University.  We had 51 participants sign up and participate from Caterpillar and 10 other companies.

04.16.18 – Sketching for Engineers as a form of Communication  along with Idea Generation & Facilitation classes is administered this week

04.24.18 – (CSUG) Chicagoland Solidworks User Group took place on this day. The design engine team was in attendance, with an instructor presenting on Sheet metal design.

05.24.18 Creo 5.0 vs Solidworks 2018 Comparison for Fisher-Price: Due to expertise, Design Engine was consulted in order for Fisher Price to receive a demonstration of Creo and Solidworks software so the company can make a well informed decision on which software package to invest in.

05.17.18 – Remote Wildfire 5.0 to Creo 4.0 Update Training 

05.30.18 Creo Simulate three-day workshop with furniture/office space designer, Steelcase. Creo Simulate enables you to simulate structural and thermal loads on products

05.31.18 –  Creo die cast part design workshop here in Chicago with participants from Schaeffler Group, Newell, and ebm-pabst.

06.12.18 – Creo Surfacing WEEK ONE custom training with J.W. speaker in Wisconsin.

06.15.18 – Lunch & Learn Johnson Controls: This is an opportunity for companies to meet with Design Engine and learn about the service offered talk about current client needs.

06.25.18 – Newell Level Two: This training Newell has customized specifically for their teams product design needs throughout the year.

07.09.18 Creo Plastic Part Design Intensive for injection molding class in Chicago with members of Cornelius, J.W. speaker, ebm-pabst, X-Rite, and Haldex attending.

07.23.18 – Creo Surfacing Week Two Members from Caterpillar and Oshkosh who have taken the WEEK ONE surfacing class already came back to take their skills to the next level with Surfacing WEEK TWO Surfacing class. 

Creo surfacing (Space shuttle nose cone)


07.27.18 – Bart Brejcha of Design Engine presents at the Badgerland Creo user group conference.  His presentation was broadcast live on PTC Facebook page.  The presentation is still live on the PTC Creo Facebook page.  

07.30.18 – Maya Level One: This 3D animation software delivers a comprehensive creative feature set with tools for animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, match moving and compositing on a highly extensible production platform. We would love to do more work with MAYA!

08.06.18 – US Army and Sandia National Labs send participants for ‘Learning to design with Creo’ training class this week.

08.06.18 –  Design Engine administered Learning to Design w/ Creo class to Newell Brands in Atlanta GA this week to all Decreed Mechanical Engineers. 

08.13.18 –  Learning to Design w/ Creo class to ZF transitions in Grey Court South Carolina 

08.27.18 –  Solidworks Plastic Part Design for Injection Molding Class was administered in our Chicago Studio to Display Technologies.

09.06.18 –  Design Engine presents both Surfacing modeling & Design for maneuverability to the Colorado Creo Users group this day in Denver Colorado. 

09.07.18 –  Design Engine presents a 2 1/2 hour lunch and learn to Medtronic in Bolder CO.  Topics were broken up into 30 min segments of Creo surfacing, Creo Sheetmetal, Creo Freestyle & Update to Creo 4.0  To enlist Design Engine at your next lunch & learn contact Scott at our Chicago office.  [email protected] 

09.10.18 –  Singapore.  Long time partner Dell Corporation enlists Design engine for a custom Creo Surface modeling intensive in Singapore.  This class includes both Mechanical Engineers and Industrial Designers with a focus on Sub’D ‘Creo Freestyle’ surfaces and Style.  

               – Custom Creo Level One training took place in Utah for the team at Lifetime Products. The course was conducted by Design Engines resident industrial design expert. 

09.17.18 – This week Creo Cable Harness Design/Creo Schematics was conducted in the DE office in Chicago. Members from Harley, Bosch, and Meditronic joined.

             – On Monday of this week, Design Engines Rhino instructor conducted a workshop for UIC Arquitectos student group.

9.24.18 – Creo level one was joined by members of U.S. Army ARMDEC and Magotteaux in Chicago.

            – A Creo level one class was also being taught onsite in Michigan for the team at award winning office furniture designer, Steelcase.

9.26.18  SolidWorks Presentation was held for UIC ASME student Group by a lead instructor. This gave chance for students to learn some tricks in SW and to get some career advice from DesignEngine.


10.01.18 – Design Engine is known for the surfacing expertise and regularly hold surfacing classes. This week was a Creo surfacing week one class attended by independent students and ones sent by their employer.

10.08.18 – Creo Simulate Week-Long Intensive took place. Participants learned FEA with a high amount of individual attention due to the excellent instructor student ratio.

             –  Michael Run a lead DE instructor was at Lake Forest, CA for a custom Creo surfacing class at Panasonic Avionics.

10.15.18 Creo Import data doctor took place onste in California for the team at Oakley.

              – At DE students came to Chicago with to learn in 1 week a two class combo: Creo level two -detail drawings and advanced assembly, along with mechanism dynamics.

10.18.18 – Solidworks user group with google.

10.22.18 – Creo NC training onsite with Magotteaux in Tennessee.

11.05.18 Creo to Solidworks in Chicago. This class can also be done the other way around ( SW to Creo).

              – Creo level one held in Chicago with participants from Harley, Wilson Trailer and Kohler.

11.09.18 – Badgerland user group in Wisconsin invited Design to present.  Bart Brejcha’s FB live presentation is available on ‘PTC Creo’ Facebook page. His topic was part Creo 5.0 update, plastic part design for manufacturing & top down design introducing Timestamps

11.12.18 – Custom Creo Plastic Part Design class took place at Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine, CA.

11.19.18 – Custom Creo Sheet Metal Workshop with Robert Bosch Tool Corporation at Design Engine in Chicago.

11.26.18 – Custom Creo Surfacing Week One at Design Engine Chicago

12.3.18 – Custom Creo Top Down Design & Creo 4.0 Update Training for Amazon lab126 in Silicon Valley.

12.10.18 – Creo Level One Training at Tobyhanna Army Depot

12.10.18 – Solidworks to Creo Class in Chicago

including our Creo WEEK TWO Surfacing intensive to Import Data Doctor class to Alias Auto Surfacing intensive. Be sure to observe the Design Engine class schedule in the google calendar from the main page of our website.