Nothing has the potential to disrupt workflow more than a late stage design change or the arrival of important models authored in other CAD systems. Who knows what richly varied frustrations await? Maybe you’ll have to put aside plans for optimizing your design while you recreate that model from scratch.
Or you could use the direct modeling approach without leaving the parametric environment. It’s a lightweight, flexible design strategy that’s fast. If you want to modify geometry, click and use the drag-handle, or enter a new numeric value. That’s it. Think of it as a strategy that speeds up the design process, saves money, and rescues your weekend.
PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX), included with PTC Creo Parametric, is a powerful set of direct modeling tools for making these quick and easy changes to parametric or non-native CAD models. You can directly edit models created in PTC Creo Parametric without losing design intent. Don’t know how the model was built? No problem. PTC Creo FMX can add or alter design intent. And you’ll be up to speed fast because the tools are easy to use. Soon you’ll be enjoying streamlined collaboration with your extended team and suppliers, perhaps de-featuring models for use by colleagues downstream or saving time because these colleagues can do it themselves. Now you can make the changes you want quickly, easily, and on your own terms.
In addition, the PTC Creo software suite also offers stand-alone applications for those seeking dedicated direct modeling capabilities.
PTC Creo Direct: The ideal tool for users who are not CAD experts. Easy to use and suitable for any member of the larger product team.
Combining the ease of direct modeling with the control of parametric 3D CAD in making changes to 3D models.