Few manufacturers have the luxury of a homogenous CAD environment anymore. Even within their own firewalls, companies use an average of 2.7 CAD systems1. But beyond your own firewall, you have customers to impress, supply chain dynamics to comply with, and legacy CAD systems that hold old designs. Here’s the big problem: everyone’s using a different CAD system. And with different CAD systems come inefficiencies and redundancies. CAD data needs to be recreated, translation problems arise, and design intent is easily lost.
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It may seem working with multiple CAD systems is unavoidable. Chances are that at least some members of your product design supply chain create files in a format different than your preferred CAD system. What does that mean to product developers? Lost time and more errors as they exchange, then fix or recreate, models among supply chain partners and vendors.
Good news: PTC Creo thrives in multi-CAD environments. And if you're thinking about improving design collaboration or consolidating your company’s CAD applications, PTC Creo is the ideal suite of design software. Designers can open 3D models from other CAD systems and edit geometry directly. PTC Creo supports in-house CAD consolidation of 2D, 3D, and other legacy systems that are still resulting in multiple CAD formats within your own four walls.
If you’re losing time importing and repairing models from disparate 3D CAD software systems, PTC Creo can help. With Unite technology, opening those “other” files is now straightforward.
Unite technology, in PTC Creo, provides breakthrough capabilities to improve productivity in multi-CAD environments. By enabling organizations to efficiently consolidate CAD systems and users to collaborate more effectively across systems.
With Flexible Modeling or Direct Modeling, designers can edit geometry features, regardless of the source and without losing design intelligence.
With PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX), an add-on product to PTC Creo Parametric, designers can import any 3D model and directly edit its geometry.
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