What is it?
PTC Creo is a robust 3D modelling design software toolset, that optimises product development. PTC Creo allows users to create, develop and send to manufacture from one CAD environment. Creo is a scalable design solution for maximising innovation and enabling users to create exactly the design they imagine through CAD design. Maximise innovation and create high quality, well constrained 3D designs. PTC Creo has a diverse range of design extensions for creating added functionality with the Creo software environment that enable users to enhance ergonomics, product safety and product quality.
Hold large assemblies with thousands of parts
Why Use PTC Creo Parametric For Your CAD System?
PTC Creo Parametric is a renowned 3D CAD system, that has all of the tools within its core functionality, to design, develop and manufacture well engineered products. PTC Creo is scalable from one user to a thousand. Whether your company is designing bicycles, handheld devices or car engines, PTC Creo ensures that your users have all of the tools available to create well constrained, safe, innovative products. There is a range of design extensions that can aid certain areas of the design process, for example, whether you require the optimum route of piping and cabling, there are extensions to suit your requirements.
PTC Creo gives an engineer freedom to create concept designs
“I like using Creo because I can create a moveable geometry part, which means I can move the bike around and change position of various bits depending where I want them to be, I can do FEA and now I can do the surfacing. It is a one-stop shop and I haven’t got to jump from one system to another to another depending on what I am doing. So, it’s nice and easy for me from a user’s point of view – I can just get on and go.”
Simon Skinner, Norton Motorcycles
(May, 2017, Develop 3D)
What are PTC Creo Parametric’s Key Capabilities?
3D Solid Modelling
Create 3D parametric models of parts & assemblies. Create precise geometry, regardless of model
Develop complex surface geometry using sweeps, blends, extends, offsets, and a variety of other
Robust Assembly Modelling
PTC Creo is renowned for being able to hold assemblies with numerous parts without crashing, creating opportunity to design from a bolt to an aeroplane and mange the assembly so it is easily editable
Ability to create fluid shapes quickly and efficiently through manipulating the model into the shape your require. Great tool for creating more organic shapes
Detailed Documentation including 2D and 3D Engineering drawings
Create detailed engineering drawings, suitable for manufacture
Work With Non-Native Data From 3rd Party CAD Systems
Bring in 3rd party 3D CAD files, retaining the same geometry. Import Solidworks, NX, Catia & others
Design For Additive Manufacture (3D Print)
PTC Creo has functionality to print directly from the Creo environment. With an additional Additive Manufacture module available to create latticing within 3D printed models
PTC Product Range Integration
PTC Creo integrates with PTC's product range, including Windchill, Illustrate, Mathcad etc
Digital Human Modelling
Insert and manipulate a digital human inside your CAD model
PTC Creo Extensions
Interactive Surfacing Extension (ISDX)
Expert Framework Extension
Design Exploration Extension (DEX)
Advanced Assembly Extension
Flow Analysis (CFD)
Clearance & Creepage Analysis
Harness Manufacturing Extension
Geometry Dimension & Tolerance
Inteligent Fastener Extension
Additive Manufacture (3D Printing)
Piping & Cabling
PTC Creo's Key Benefits Over 3rd Party 3D CAD Systems
Large Assembly Management
PTC Creo has the functionality to withhold very large assemblies and function. Unlike other 3D CAD Systems, Creo can provide optimum performance with well over 200 parts. However other CAD systems can crash and fail to hold this volume of parts
Native Data Management
Flex Modelling is embedded within the core functionality of PTC Creo and allow users to import native data from other CAD systems and enable users to edit these files
There is a range of design extensions that can aid certain areas of the design process. These are tailored to certain applications
Creo also has surfacing capabilities that other CAD systems aren’t capable of doing. Creo provides a wide range of extensions that are tailored to certain applications
PTC Creo 6.0 Enhancements
Creo 6.0 is adding new capabilities to offer you greater flexibility whilst you designing for additive
More Lattices: In addition to the standard 2.5 D and 3D lattices, you can now build formula driven
lattices, such as gyroids, stochastic foam or conformal lattices, and define your own
custom lattices using Creo geometry.
Build Direction: You have the ability to analyse and optimise build orientation to minimise
print time, minimise support structures or maximise tray utilisation, and leverage this
orientation to drive the lattice design.
Optimisation: Creo 6.0 supports assemblies in Topology optimisation. In addition, Creo
6.0 offers an improved results window with more controls to enable you to interrogate and
animate the result more thoroughly.
In PTC Creo 6.0, our cloud-based AR is getting even better.
Augmented Reality is changing the way companies design.
From how you view and share designs,to how you securely collaborate with colleagues, customers, suppliers and stakeholders across the enterprise, to accessing your designs anywhere, anytime.
Now every user can publish and manage up to 10 designs, controlling who has access to each experience, and easily removing old ones at will. In addition, you can now publish experiences for use with HoloLens.
Creo Simulation Live
Creo 6.0 introduces real-time simulation with Creo Simulation Live, powered by ANSYS.
Now you can get real-time guidance on design decisions as you make them. Creo Simulation Live runs in the background, providing instant feedback as you make changes to your design.
No need to simplify geometry, create a mesh, or move between windows. Creo Simulation Live works on parts and assemblies, providing structural, thermal and modal analysis so you can iterate more quickly, consider more options, and design with greater confidence.