Dealing with Late Stage Design Changes

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Challenges of Dealing with Late Stage Design Changes

Product developers need to effectively deal with late stage design changes in twenty-first century business. According to a recent PTC study, 2 of every 5 CAD users struggle with the same challenge: accommodating late stage design changes.

As a result, many teams manually recreate existing data, diverting valuable time and resources from more productive endeavors—like creating superior products, decreasing time-to-market, or streamlining product development costs. Industry experts have been aware of these challenges for a long time. Explore the links below as the pros elaborate on these and other “opportunities for improvement” in product design.

Infographic: The Need for Design Flexibility

Engineers weigh in on the top five challenges facing today’s CAD systems. Download this infographic, and see if any of these challenges sound familiar.

The Challenge of Late Stage Design Changes

Our favorite animated character, Brian the Engineer, explains the key challenges when trying to complete late stage design changes.

Issue in Focus: CAD and the Need for Design Flexibility

In this independent eBook, industry analyst Chad Jackson explores best practices for late stage design changes.

VIEW PTC’S SOLUTION FOR LATE STAGE DESIGN CHANGES

The Solution: PTC Creo and PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension

PTC Creo gives you more design flexibility and speed to complete late stage design changes in one tool.

You no longer need to rebuild a model that can’t be updated without breaking the original constraints. With PTC Creo, you can easily complete late stage design changes by selecting and editing a range of geometry and features including rounds and patterns in the model. The original design intelligence is fully retained. PTC Creo saves time and reduces errors and frustration.

The resources below introduce this solution. Stop recreating designs, and do more to create effective products.

Introduction to Flexible Modeling

Paul Sagar, Director of Product Management at PTC, introduces the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX), including core capabilities, in this quick online video (2:16).

The PTC Solution for 3D Parametric Modeling

PTC’s Solution for 3D Parametric Modeling

Learn more about PTC Creo Parametric, the award-winning product design solution. In this short video (2:35), you’ll see why PTC Creo Parametric is the natural upgrade for Pro/ENGINEER users and users of many other CAD systems.

Demonstration: Effectively Managing Late Stage Design Changes

When you work with product design models, late stage design changes can be painful and time-consuming -- often requiring the model to be recreated. With PTC Creo, you can make quick, easy modifications to the model geometry, without losing the original design intent or the ability to make future changes.

Flexible Changes with the Power of PTC Creo

PTC Creo FMX can help you flexibly make direct changes to any design, preserve original design intent to PTC Creo Parametric models, and import data from other CAD systems. See how in this in-depth 60-minute webcast.

Find out more on creo.ptc.com

Visit the PTC Creo blog to learn more about PTC Creo and handling late stage design changes. See use cases, customer testimonials, and more.

TRY PTC’S SOLUTION FOR LATE STAGE DESIGN CHANGES

Choosing the Right CAD Solution for Late Stage Design Changes

As you evaluate PTC Creo for dealing with late stage design changes, think about the following:

  • What measurable impact will these tools have on your design process?
  • How does PTC Creo compare to your existing CAD tools?
  • How much time can Flexible Modeling save?
  • Is the return on investment (ROI) significant?

Use the resources below to answer these and any other questions about PTC Creo.

Buyer’s Guide

Globally recognized analyst firm CIMdata offers a guide you can use when considering CAD software that can best support you in handling late stage design changes.

Head-to-Head Comparison: Late Stage Design Changes in PTC Creo and Pro/ENGINEER

How does PTC Creo and Pro/ENGINEER compare when last-minute changes arise? In this head-to-head comparison, we pit PTC Creo 2.0 versus Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0.

Want to compare PTC Creo with other CAD tools? Contact us for a free consultation today

30-Day Free Trial

Try PTC Creo Parametric with the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension, a parametric and direct approach to modeling. Create new designs; import CAD data formats such as IGES, DXF, and STEP; and use the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension to handle late stage design changes by quickly and easily modifying geometry.

Time Savings Calculator

Calculate how much time you can expect to save with PTC Creo with our online calculator.

Want to compare PTC Creo with other CAD tools? Contact us for a free consultation today

Find out how PTC Creo can solve your challenges. We can compare completing late stage designs changes in PTC Creo and other CAD tools. Request a free consultation today. We will prepare a complementary ROI calculation to help determine the value of your investment.