Explore the Latest Features and Innovations in Creo 11

Written by: Brian Thompson

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PTC is excited to unveil the eleventh version of its Creo computer-aided design (CAD) software and the latest version of its Creo+ SaaS CAD solution. Creo enables engineers to deliver their best designs in less time, and with Creo 11, a wide range of enhancements for electrification, composites, model-based definition (MBD), simulation-driven design, and manufacturing are now available. 

Creo 11 and Creo+ deliver enhancements that design engineers will use every day. With the improvements to our AI-powered generative design and integrated Ansys-based simulation, Creo allows customers to employ simulation-driven design earlier in the development process to improve time to market, initial product quality, and manufacturing cost. PTC has continued to invest in Creo’s capabilities for model-based definition (MBD), design of electrical sub-systems, composite designs, and advanced manufacturing. 

With Creo 11, customers have access to: 

  • Usability and productivity enhancements: Investments across the core modeling environment include support for multibody concepts, streamlining part design workflows, a refined Shrinkwrap feature for seamless assembly handling, and an upgraded enclosure volume feature for optimal packaging solutions.
  • Improvements in electrification: Strengthened capabilities in cabling and ECAD-MCAD collaboration align with the growing importance of electrification across industries. Customers can leverage cabling tools to manipulate locations precisely, place custom components more efficiently, and gain better visibility into harness structures. Additional ECAD features like Transparency Control improve visibility into PCB stack-ups.
  • Enhanced composite design and manufacturing: Advancements in composite design, simulation, and manufacturing capabilities continue to meet the needs of design engineers increasingly using composite materials. 
  • Expanded model-based definition tools: More powerful model-based definition tools enable teams to easily organize design data in simple tables that can be read by humans and machines with user-defined text, parameter callouts, and semantic references. 
  • Simulation-driven design and generative design: Creo 11 introduces new simulation-driven design capabilities for better design ideation, guidance, and validation. Creo’s generative design has been enhanced with minimum limits on feature size, bearing load support, and constraints for planar symmetry.
  • Advanced manufacturing tools: Optimized additive and subtractive manufacturing tools ensure greater efficiency and versatility in the manufacturing process. Improvements include enhanced lattice structure creation, and smoother operations, such as 4-axis rotary milling and area turning. 

In addition to the release of Creo 11, PTC announced the latest version of Creo+. With Creo+, users can leverage the power and proven functionality of Creo in a SaaS solution with cloud-enabled collaboration and entitlement tools. Creo+ is fully upward compatible with on-premises versions of Creo and is built on the same core technology as Creo, so no data translation is needed.

Creo 11 includes all the capabilities of previous Creo versions. For additional information on Creo 11, please click here or register for the launch webinar on May 15.


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About the Author

Brian Thompson

Brian leads PTC’s CAD and engineering calculations businesses as Division Vice President and General Manager. Under his leadership, this 30-year business enjoys above-market growth rates and a reputation for the highest-levels of innovation in support of customer needs. Brian is the primary spokesperson for Creo and PTC’s CAD business.

Prior to PTC, Brian worked for more than 15 years in electro-mechanical product development in a variety of discrete manufacturing industries. Brian holds six product design patents, many of which are on products still being sold today. He has worked in a variety of roles representative of PTC’s customer base such as functional engineering management, product development management, and technical product management.

Brian holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and an M.S. in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.