If you have been living under a rock these past couple weeks, then you might have missed the big news – PTC released Creo 2.0 – and it’s packed with new, innovative features.
Creo has added another intuitive app to the existing Creo family, Creo Options Modeler. Modeler bridges the gap between the configuration and customization of a specific product to its 3-D design. It interacts with Creo Windchill to put together the constituent parts and sub-assemblies required by the specific configuration and places them into the assembly file. Users can now instantly see how changes in different options affect the final product in the 3-D build model, allowing for much faster design cycles. The Options Modeler also improves productivity by eliminating potential data transfer errors by handling everything in one location.
There are over 490 enhancements that have been introduced to the apps in Creo Parametric, which greatly improve on the usability and functionality of the Creo family. Here are some of the standouts:
- Freestyle for Creo Parametric incorporates sub-divisional modeling, which facilitates the creation of continuous geometry in a free-form manner. By using control meshes, users can edit, manipulate, and produce more refined surfaces with high levels of detail while maintaining total control over the freeform shape without having to plot complicated path structures.
- Cross-sections has become much more dynamic and easier to work with. Users can now pick any plane or point of reference on an object, and it will automatically add the cross section. Another new feature is a pop-up window that opens up in the graphics screen that displays a 2D profile, which enables users to highlight specific parts of the design that might cause interferences.
- Sheet Metal Productivity has been improved by adding capabilities such as flat pattern preview, dynamic previews and editing, and streamlined workflows. These additions let users add bends between two walls, create sketch-based form features, and detect overlapping geometry in a live flat pattern preview.
- The Measure Tool has become much more flexible and powerful thanks to a couple of updates. You can now perform multiple measures and gain insights into single dimensions and measurements in a single operation on any selected surface. You can now copy and paste your measurements so you can use or share your data more seamlessly in other documents or spreadsheets.
- The Track Changes tool now allows for users to view and accept or reject changes made by others using Creo Direct. This ensures that design intent is fully maintained and enables teams to work together more efficiently.
Creo 2.0 has become a much more integrated suite thanks to these new updates and additions. Users will definitely notice an increase in their workflow and will certainly welcome the intuitive changes that have been made. But don’t take our word for it, contact NxRev today to purchase your copy of Creo 2.0. If you need help getting started, sign up for one of our training sessions. Or call us at 408-986-0200 and we’ll get you up and running in no time.