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PTC Creo 9 – Enabling the Latest in Design


PTC Creo is the industry’s leading 3D CAD software used in mechanical engineering, design, manufacturing, and in CAD drafting service firms.. You can use 2D CAD, 3D CAD, parametric, and direct modeling capabilities with Creo Parametric and its extensions to build, evaluate, display, and share designs downstream. 

The Creo software is unique because it was one of the first 3D CAD modeling applications that use parameters, dimensions, and features to optimize the development of a product. Creo Parametric enables users to extend broader functionality with each component. Creo offers expanded capabilities to meet your needs as the engineering of your products becomes more complex. 

Creo®, the industry-leading computer-aided design (CAD) program, recently launched a new update from PTC, Creo 9. Creo 9 supports innovation by enabling cutting-edge technologies like additive manufacturing, real-time simulation, and generative design to help engineers produce their best product designs in less time. 

Let’s explore how PTC Creo 9 is enabling the latest in manufacturing design. 

PTC Creo 9 – Unlocking New Design Capabilities  

Creo 9 is jam-packed with productivity and usability improvements to help you deliver your best designs in less time. New tools are available for managing, manipulating, and comprehending CAD models. Creo 9 improves ergonomics, Model-Based Definition (MBD), simulation, generative design, and additive/subtractive manufacturing tools. 

PTC Creo 9 – Features and Enhancements 

  • Usability and Productivity – Daily design tasks are streamlined and simplified by new user-driven productivity and usability enhancements. It has never been simpler to manage a model tree, and a new function for divided surfaces enables even more accurate analysis and definition.  

Creo 9 also brings updates to the model tree, a new function for dividing surfaces, and improvements to analysis and product definition are all included in the effort to structure, document, and understand design intent more quickly. 

All of the tools that you use every day have been enhanced, including ECAD, Multibody, Freestyle, and Sketcher. 

  • Enhanced Simulation and Generative Design – With improved simulation and generative design tools, you can improve your products. Multi-physics analysis has been added to Creo Simulation Live so that you can simulate structural and thermal performance at the same time.  

Both Creo Flow Analysis and Creo Ansys Simulation are more capable and user-friendly. Moreover, you can now use generative design, a safety factor, and modal optimization to make the specified material respond to frequencies in the desired manner. 

  • Model-Based Definition (MBD) and Detailing Enhancements – Enhance your MBD and detailing activities with the aid of improved digital product definition tools. The most recent ASME/ISO standards are supported by semantic PMI and symbols, giving downstream users more details. Detailing is made simpler by new weld symbols and drawing hatch patterns. With less effort, you can provide more clarity thanks to these effective MBD tools. 
  • Ergonomic Design, Manikin, and Vision – Manipulating the position of the manikin is now simpler and you can alter its dimensions. Even new tools have been developed to examine the sight and field of view of Manikins. You can more easily deliver superior product solutions thanks to these customer-driven improvements. 

Enhanced ergonomic tools aid designers in recognizing the individuality of users while ensuring that products adhere to workplace, health, and safety standards. Engineers can examine how users’ lines of sight and fields of view change while operating machinery or while driving using the new Vision Field Analysis capability. 

  • Enhancements in Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing – Creo 9 comes with significant CAM advancements for both additive and traditional manufacturing. Improvements to stochastic and user-defined lattices, as well as support structures, will be found in additive manufacturing.  

Improvements in 5-axis finishing toolpaths, turning, and mold development, as well as adaptive feed rates for milling, are among the subtractive manufacturing updates. These enhancements make it easier to deliver high-quality, manufacturable products. 

“Creo 9 is an important release, and our customers’ feedback played a big part in making that happen,” said Brian Thompson, Divisional Vice President, and General Manager of Creo at PTC. “We made core improvements like the divide surface capability and stronger design intent management to benefit our users. We focused on advanced technologies transforming product design – including simulation, generative design, and additive manufacturing. Finally, to better support our users, we’ve strengthened Creo’s ergonomics capabilities. All these enhancements are about helping engineers get their best designs to market more quickly.” 


Pro engineer vs Creo? 

PTC Creo, formerly known as Pro/ENGINEER, is 3D modeling software used in mechanical engineering, design, manufacturing, and in CAD drafting service firms.  

Creo is the most recent edition of Pro/E. Pro/E was renamed “PTC Creo” and relaunched as a suite of applications in 2011. It was announced by the company that developed it, Parametric Technology Company (PTC), during the launch of its suite of design products that include applications such as assembly modeling, 2D orthographic views for technical drawing, finite element analysis, and more. 

Within the new suite, the following brands that were previously associated with Pro/E have also been rebranded and renamed: 

  • Pro/E was renamed PTC Creo Parametric 
  • Product View was renamed PTC Creo View 
  • CoCreate was renamed PTC Creo Direct 

PTC Creo says it can offer a more efficient design experience than other modeling software because of its unique features including the integration of parametric and direct modeling in one platform. The complete suite of applications spans the spectrum of product development, giving designers options to use at each step of the process. The software also has a more user-friendly interface that provides a better experience for designers. It also has collaborative capacities that make it easy to share designs and make changes.  

The update from Pro engineering cad software (Pro/E) to PTC Creo was aimed at improving technologies to meet the needs of modern engineering businesses, whether it’s 3D modeling and printing, freestyle project design, or model-based businesses. Users can build models that are much better suited to the needs of modern engineering with more model knowledge, simulation, and design capabilities. 

Benefits of using PTC Creo 

The following are the benefit of using PTC Creo. 

1. Increased Productivity 

First up, the biggest advantage is increased productivity because of its efficient and flexible design capabilities. It was designed to be easier to use and have features that allow for design processes to move more quickly, making a designer’s productivity level increase. 

Users will benefit from a geometry-based collection, a new mini toolbar, and WYSIWYG customization. Furthermore, advanced rendering eliminates the need for users to wait for long periods of time for images to be produced or to deal with low-quality renders. 

2. Manufacturing Capabilities Expanded 

Part of the reason productivity can be increased is because the package offers tools for all phases of development, from the beginning stages to the hands-on creation and manufacturing. Late-stage changes are common in the design process, but PTC Creo can handle them. Changes can be made that are reflected in other parts of the process. Creo helps manufacturers to collect more data and make model adjustments more quickly with quicker, more intuitive mold splitting and integrated material removal simulation.  

The simulation or Digital Twin capability allows for digital illustrations of one-of-a-kind physical product events. Before sending a product to manufacture, users will gain a better understanding of its state, efficiency, and actions. 

Users have much more additive manufacturing potential thanks to the ability to model both 2.5D and 3D structures, as well as analyze and optimize them, as well as improved modeling capabilities for 3D printing. Lattice thicknesses can also be varied with these tools to increase strength in particular areas of a model. 

Users can now import and export control mesh and add finer detail to designs, as well as have more drawing versatility, thanks to the freestyle interface. Model images will be generated to a higher quality as a result of the advanced rendering. 

3. Cost-Time Benefits 

The collaborative capability of the software also makes it easier and faster to use. One of the reasons it can process information more quickly is because of the interface between MCAD and ECAD designs. Designs can be altered and highlighted between the electrical and mechanical designers working on the project thus saving a lot of time. 

However, time saved by using PTC Creo isn’t the only advantage. It has many ways of saving costs. For instance, the cost of creating a new product can be lowered because the development process is shortened due to the automation of the generation of associative manufacturing and service deliverables. 

4. Optimized for Modern Engineering Businesses 

PTC also offers comprehensive training on how to use the software. This can save businesses by eliminating the need to hire new employees. Their training program is available online and in-person, but materials are available to access anytime. 

Many new features in Creo will assist more manufacturing companies in transitioning to model-based businesses. Authoring features like ASME and ISO standard support, as well as enterprise consumption estimation with STEP AP 242 and JT Creo View Printing, are getting more attention. 

A unique feature is that the software is available in 10 languages. PTC knows they have people from all over the world using their software, so they offer it in multiple languages so nearly anyone who wants to use it is able to do so. 

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