3D product design is the creation of a product in a virtual environment such the product has three dimensions (height, width, depth). The result is a digital prototype of your product, one you can explore in detail. Without digital prototyping, you’d need to use more budget-vaporizing physical prototypes, watch time slip away, and get to market later with a product that might not be optimized. 3D design makes your life as a product designer easier and faster, giving you more time and energy to devote to optimizing your product.
Designers usually take one of two approaches to 3D design and solid modeling: direct or parametric modeling. Direct modeling means you can push and pull directly on geometry. Use it for speed and quick changes. Parametric modeling means that the software maintains consistent relationships between components, so a change to one component is a change to all.
PTC Creo Parametric is the industry’s leading CAD application for 3D product design. We know as well as you do that that no 3D design software can make you innovative, but we think you’ll agree that using the right tool for the job can be enormously powerful.
Parts and Assembly Modeling
Create precise geometry regardless of a model’s complexity
Automatic 2D Drawing Creation and Update
A few clicks at any time and your documentation is done
Assembly Management & Performance Tools
Load your assemblies quickly and start work
Use this flexible, lightweight design strategy when you need speed
Comprehensive environment for working with sheetmetal
Investigate a model’s kinematic behavior, check for interference or range of other motion issues
Plastic Part Design
Capabilities specifically for design with plastic
Design Reuse and Automation
Structural Framework and Weld Design
Framework design is now easier, faster, and cheaper
Rendering and Animation
Easily generate realistic images
Parametric & Freestyle Surfacing
Intuitive tools to create the surface quality you need
Test your product’s comfort levels
Standardize fasteners and let the software assemble them for you
Simulate,test and explore alternatives to optimize your design
Go from concept to printer in one software environment
PTC Creo Parametric is the standard in 3D CAD software. It provides the broadest range of powerful yet flexible 3D CAD capabilities to accelerate the design of parts and assemblies.