This technology makes product design more efficient by automating processes that were once manual, such as traditional drafting. With 3D CAD, designers can also do solid modeling, creating three-dimensional representations of their products.
But CAD isn't just about convenience or bells and whistles.
Broadly speaking, CAD software helps you explore concept design ideas, create product designs, carry out simulations and analyses, and perform engineering calculations. In other words, CAD tools assist you with the experimentation, exploration, and iteration needed to make the most of your design's potential. The overarching goal? Better products produced more efficiently and at less cost so that you get your products to market faster.
We’re proud of the fact that PTC invented and first launched parametric CAD modeling software nearly 30 years ago. Today, product development professionals worldwide use our flagship CAD software suite, PTC Creo.
PTC Creo is a suite of applications you can use to design products the way you want – not the way your CAD tool requires. With PTC Creo, you can create, analyze, view, and share designs downstream using 2D CAD, 3D CAD, parametric and direct modeling capabilities. Each PTC Creo application shares the same user interface and is interoperable, meaning data can seamlessly transition from one to another.