Completing design for manufacturing and assembly can be incredibly complicated. As distributed engineering teams increasingly become the norm, it’s critical to use a CAD system built for productivity. Creo from PTC includes all the basics, like easy-to-use UI, fast load times, and advanced 3D design tools—plus it integrates with other leading IoT and AR solutions, putting more options at your fingertips.
Creo includes the advanced features and tools needed to help organizations stay competitive and advance their digital transformation initiatives.
Advanced Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
The Creo solution is built for advanced CAD designers looking to take their design for manufacturing and assembly to the next level. It includes features such as:
- Direct modeling: Direct modeling streamlines late-stage design changes without breaking the original constraints. Creo is designed so that any changes made to complex geometry are propagated to all downstream deliverables.
- Multibody design: Multibody allows individual volumes to act as single objects within a geometry without creating an assembly. This streamlines modeling and enables more advanced modeling practices.
- Tolerance analysis and geometric dimensioning: Creo offers expert guidance and validation for GD&T (geometric dimensioning and tolerancing). Easy-to-use analysis and visualization tools simplify tolerance and dimensional variations that can impact designs.
- Sheetmetal design tools: Creo’s sheet metal design tools are unmatched, giving designers the ability to bend, rip, punch, and more, all within a single solution.
Creo includes all the tools required to develop products quickly and efficiently, even across distributed teams.
Not only does Creo give designers access to these advanced tools, it delivers them in a consolidated interface that leverages:
- Model trees: Easily document design intent when working within numerous surfaces by designing items within folders.
- Snapshots: Quickly view entire models or components of models at any previous point in time to see how they were developed and modified throughout the product design process, without having to roll back the model.
- Model-based definition: Your 3D CAD models become the single source of truth for products across the entire enterprise. Model-based definition tools within Creo allow anyone from executives to workers on the shop floor to investigate models for clear communication.
Design for Manufacturing and Assembly of the Future
Creo is also built with tools that will help propel your digital transformation forward, including:
- Generative design: Explore new design options by allowing AI to automatically develop alternatives that fit within your design constraints.
- Simulation-driven design: Don’t wait until the end of the design process to determine if your products are going to work in the real world. Use instant simulation feedback to validate your design throughout the entire development process and solve issues sooner.
- Industrial IoT (IIoT): When you’re ready to create smart, connected products, Creo already has the tools you need integrated into its easy-to-use UI. IoT-driven design takes data from your products and feeds it back into CAD models for a better understanding of how products are operating in the real world.
- Additive manufacturing: Take advantage of new manufacturing technologies and 3D print previously impossible parts. Plus, combine these tools with integrated simulation technology and you’re well on your way to developing the products of the future.
Move into the future of product development and design with advanced tools for connected products, additive manufacturing, and simulation-driven design.
Increase Productivity with Creo
Design for manufacturing and assembly is simplified with Creo. The comprehensive CAD platform includes all the functionality required for developing products today and into the future. Plus, advanced features help enterprise organizations stay competitive and move forward in their digital transformation strategy.
Interested in learning more about how Creo can significantly improve your design for manufacturing and assembly? Contact us.