If you’re looking for ways to kick your design work up a notch this year, look no further than the D3D 30 for inspiration. Not familiar with the award? It’s a list of 30 new technologies that DEVELOP3D says could “transform the way products are designed, developed, and manufactured. The D3D 30 is picked entirely on merit from an even lengthier list of contenders...”
Scrolling the list, you’ll see Creo 7 made the cut this year. [humblebrag]
DEVELOP3D’s Editor in Chief, Al Dean explained why in this review of Creo 7. Dean said Creo 7 "demonstrates how a company can continue to mature a robust toolset and make smart partnerships (with companies such as Ansys and Luxion), rather than attempting to reinvent the wheel.” He went on to say, “Creo is a system that is experiencing a rebirth.”
Dean praised several Creo 7 capabilities, including enhanced simulation, generative design, visualization and Augmented Reality (AR), machining, and more. (You can read about those enhancements here.) However, he spoke most highly of our new multibody modeling functionality.
For anyone who’s not familiar, multibody modeling allows you to create parts with several bodies. As explained by Dean, “multibody modeling describes the ability to have more than one solid body contained in a single ‘part’ file. This isn’t a question of part versus assembly: it’s about explicit and individual chunks of geometry, embodied in a single part.”
Multibody isn’t new, of course, but it is new to Creo -- and its seamless integration into our already robust toolset is what earned us a spot on The D3D 30.
The multibody modeling workflow is special in that it empowers you in the areas of generative design, additive manufacturing, and simulation. Having separate bodies within your design allows you to manage, visualize, and design geometric volumes separately.
Dean pointed out a few ways the multibody approach found in Creo 7 is unique:
Dean said, these benefits will also be felt "when you then follow up with documenting those individual ‘parts’ in BOMs and drawings (where hatching will differ for separate bodies).”
As you can see, you’ll want to add multibody modeling to your toolkit. You can learn how to adopt it into your current processes and transform your design workflows here.
Creo 7.0 introduces revolutionary generative design and real time simulation capabilities, improved multibody design, and more! Innovate faster and design smarter. Learn more today.