Creo 4.0 from PTC is set to release in mid December and has many new features we are excited about. It includes tools to improve productivity and has also been optimized for model based enterprise and 3D printing. So while you may be content with your old version of Creo or Pro/ENGINEER, we promise the new features are worth the upgrade.

Productivity Enhancements

Creo 4.0 from PTC has changed the way you interact with 3D models. Context sensitive toolbars have replaced geometry based selections allowing for increased productivity. Instead of searching for relevant menu options, context-sensitive commands are available at your fingertips.

Productivity is enhanced with context-sensitive toolbars.

Creo 4.0 also includes automatic kinematic assembly and regeneration. With these features, your design modules can be put together faster than ever.

Optimization for…

Model Based Enterprise

As production techniques have changed, the focus has shifted from 2D drawings to 3D models. Creo 4.0 aims to make using 3D models even easier by providing accurate annotation tools. It can also perform geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) according to ASME or ISO standards.

Although Creo 4.0 has been developed with trends of the industry in mind, PTC understands that users may still want 2D drawings. However, creating 2D drawings can be time-consuming and leave too much room for interpretation. That is why Creo 4.0 can generate 2D derivatives from 3D models. Since drawings are generated directly from your model, you can be sure all annotations are precise.

2D drawings can be generated directly from your 3D model.

3D Printing

Creo 4.0 from PTC has been optimized to ensure that you stay up to date with the latest advancements in 3D printing technology. It provides tools to help you get the most out of your 3D printer. For example, Creo can help design and analyze intricate lattice structures that can only be created using a 3D printer. These designs are significantly stronger and lighter than constructions made using machining techniques.

Design strong and light lattice structures with Creo 4.0.

Get Ready to Upgrade

Creo 4.0 is a huge upgrade, especially if you are still using older versions of Creo or Pro/ENGINEER. From analyzing intricate 3D lattice structures to optimizing tools for 3D models, Creo 4.0 has the potential to significantly improve productivity and workflow.

The tentative release date of Creo 4.0 from PTC is December 15, 2016.

We suggest that you wait for a dot release before upgrading all production machines, just to be sure all the bugs are fixed. However, if you’re using anything older than Creo 3.0 you should consider upgrading to 3.0 today.

Want to learn more about Creo 4.0? Ready to upgrade to Creo 3.0? Contact us for more information or to request a demo!