Creo Elements/Direct Sheet Metal Productivity Package

Accelerate the design and manufacture of precision sheet metal components

Creo Elements/Direct (formerly CoCreate) allows you to immediately realize the proven performance of PTC’s industry-leading design solutions today while putting you on the path to achieve break-through productivity gains with Creo.

The Creo Elements/Direct Sheet Metal Productivity package extends the 3D CAD power of Creo Elements/Direct Modeling by giving you a fast, flexible and tailored 3D design and data management capabilities, specifically tailored for designers and manufacturers of precision sheet metal components.

The package includes : Creo Elements/Direct Modeling, Creo Elements/Direct Sheet Metal, and Creo Elements/Direct Model Manager.

Now you have the tools to: streamline the design and manufacture of sheet metal components; deliver products to market faster; and reduce engineering change order (ECO) frequencies and lead times, while also improving collaboration and ultimately decreasing your product costs.


  • Design sheet metal parts faster, and rapidly iterate product designs for build-to-order products
  • Avoid the trial-and-error associated with traditional 2D design, by using 3D to see and analyze the complicated physical behaviors and material deformations from manufacturing processes; your first prototype may be your only prototype
  • Incorporate your suppliers’ custom sheet metal manufacturing capabilities into your 3D CAD process, which expands your options with your supply chain
  • Calculate manufacturing costs in just minutes, to provide fast and accurate bids for sheet metal projects, or to support analysis for sheet metal capital equipment purchases
  • Optimize product design by using industry-standard sheet metal tooling within the manufacturing process, while eliminating unnecessary customized tooling costs

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