I was alerted to the fact that PTC released version 3.0 of their free CoCreate Modeling Personal Edition by a blog post written by Stefan Boeykens on his blog CAD & 3D. I could not find any press release on the subject in the PTC News Room. Ironically, I can see a press release announcing that PTC has donated software valued at $180 million to 200 Chinese secondary vocational schools. I guess giving away paid software for free is more newsworthy than giving away free software.
For those who don’t know, and I am pretty sure there will be very many of you, CoCreate Modeling Personal Edition is a free but restricted version of their CoCreate Modeling product. I don’t believe there is any mention of the free product in the CoCreate brand of products. The only way I found to reach the free version’s home page was to expand the Additional Resources link on the CoCreate home page. You cannot even find a link to it in the site map of ptc.com. One would expect that PTC would be making a big noise about their free offering. But it looks like they have outsourced that job to bloggers like us. 😉