PTC updates its CAD software every year because the challenges you face evolve every year. Creo 9 is about customer-driven enhancements, tools that speed innovation, enhance collaboration, and replace assumptions with facts.
Here’s what we’re excited to bring you – and what we think you’ll be excited to use.
Model tree management has never been easier, and a new divided surfaces function enables new workflows for MBD, simulation, geometry creation and appearance assignment. Sketcher, multibody, Freestyle and ECAD have all been improved to simplify and speed up your everyday work.
Manage, manipulate, and understand the model tree with ease
The model tree includes numerous updates.
Image: New toolbar in the Model Tree.
New Divide and Unify surface capability can be used for MBD (think semantic annotation references). It’s also helpful for rendering aesthetics, simulation load regions, engraving, and generative design load and constraint surfaces.
Image: Surfaces can now be divided in Creo 9.
Freestyle additions include the following:
Image: Freestyle Brush tool enables sculpting-like capabilities to easily manipulate control meshes.
Human beings don’t come in one shape or size. With Creo 9.0, you can easily account for the uniqueness of users.
Taller? Wider? Customize Manikin dimensions and optimize designs for human interaction, safety, comfort, and usability.
This one is great for evaluating compliance with safety standards The user interface makes it easier to manipulate Manikins. You can also now identify and analyze gaps between actual and intended targets.
What good is a dashboard if the steering wheel blocks it? You can now evaluate sightlines to ensure quality and safety. Perfect for analysis of cameras, displays, and Manikins.
Image: Take more control over your Manikin’s dimensions.
Creo gives you powerful MBD tools to provide greater clarity with less effort. MBD Symbols are now compliant with the latest ASME/ISO standards, providing more information for downstream users. New weld symbols and drawing hatch patterns make detailing easier. Here’s a closer look:
Improved support of detailing standards, for better drawing quality and increased productivity. Look for:
STEP AP 242 is critical to MBD efforts. That’s why in Creo 9, we added the ability to export STEP 242 files with additional references added to the note annotations. You can also Import STEP 242 files with additional references included.
Image: STEP 242 import and export enhancements added in Creo 9.
Piles of failed prototypes are a bad look and bad business. Rely instead on enhanced simulation and generative design tools.
Creo 9 adds:
Image: Creo 9 includes the Ansys solver updates from 2021R2, among other enhancements.
In additive manufacturing, you will find improvements to stochastic and user-defined lattices as well as support structures. Updates to subtractive manufacturing include enhancements in 5-axis finishing toolpaths, turning, and mold development, as well as adaptive feed rates for milling.
Image: Creo now supports open quilts on stochastic lattices. Surface does not have to be closed.
Ruth Morss is a B2B content creator and freelance writer with a background in Art History. When not pining for Italy, Ruth writes about product development, CAD software, engineering and PTC Mathcad. In her free time, Ruth enjoys rowing crew, baking, and learning why and how engineers do what they do. A self-confessed jewelry fanatic, she believes in accessorizing.