In 2017, PTC announced that we would start dropping new releases of our flagship CAD software every spring. “This allows us to respond to the market as it’s becoming more and more competitive,” said Paul Sagar, Vice President of CAD Product Management.
For companies that want to be at the forefront of innovation, this means they no longer have to wait more than a few months to embrace hot trends or start using simple productivity enhancements. Which leads us to our 2018 offering, Creo 5.0.
Creo 5.0 focuses on 4 major themes: Modeling and Design, Simulation, Manufacturing, and of course, those Productivity Improvements with Collaboration enhancements. Look for these advances in Creo 5.0:
Creo 5.0 introduces Topology Optimization. Now you can save time and boost innovation by creating optimized shapes directly on Creo geometry. You specify objectives and constraints, and Creo does the rest. Best of all, your 3D model retains all its original design intent! One system, all parametric geometry.
Faceted output from a topology optimization.
Creo has long offered extensive finite element analysis tools. But now, Creo 5.0 also adds the ability to evaluate how liquids and gasses flow past your model. The new Creo flow analysis packages offer a complete set of CFD tools intended not just for expert analyst, but for everyday design engineers too.
A flow analysis in Creo 5.0.
Creo already enables you to design, optimize, print check, and additively manufacture your parts without the need for multiple pieces of software. No more disconnected process, no more time spent recreating models, just more time to spend on what is really important—your design. Creo 5.0 further extends these capabilities.
The new Creo Additive Manufacturing Plus Extension for Materialise extends Creo’s additive manufacturing capabilities to the Materialise library of 3D printers, including the ability to generate and customize the support structures needed for metal printing. Additionally, you can manage your print drivers, access printer profiles, and direct print to some 70% of metal printers on the market.
Part appears in print tray with support structures generated.
To help those who build one-off and low-volume designs, we’ve introduced the Creo Mold Machining Extension. Objects like molds, tools, electrodes, and dies only need to be produced once in a while. As such, a rapid tool path creation may be more practical to product developers than the processes used to produce hundreds or thousands of products.
Creo Mold Machining Extension provides high-speed sequences, multi-threaded for fast computation.
Every year, Creo adds enhancements aimed at improving productivity and collaboration. In Creo 5.0, don’t miss:
Create accurate 3D geometric representations for parts machined with cutting tools instead of 2D sweep approximations.
Easily select multiple regions in a drawing, reuse a sketch to create more than one feature, and create complex geometry faster than ever.
For a more realistic look as you design, switch out of orthographic mode and into perspective mode.
Easily apply drafts to models that contain rounds and chamfers.
A few years ago, we introduced Unite technology for product developers who work with files from CAD systems like CATIA, Siemens NX, and SolidWorks. With Unite technology, designers can work more effectively and establish design intent with data from other CAD software formats.
In Creo 5.0, we have enhanced our multi-CAD capabilities for working with Autodesk Inventor. Now, designers can open Inventor files in Creo Parametric without an Inventor license. And with the new Creo Collaboration Extension for Autodesk Inventor, stay up to date as changes are made to the original file.
And if you haven’t updated your Creo 4.0 installation lately, don’t miss these hot features that slipped into Creo 4.0 late last year:
You’ll find several new augmented reality capabilities to the software. With just a few clicks, you can turn your models into an immersive 3D experience that people can see on their smart phones or tablets. And most recently we’ve introduced the Creo Design Share Extension, which lets you control who can view an AR experience.
“With Creo Design Share Extension, you now have a great tool to share your vision with potential vendors for example,” says Sagar. “And when you’ve chosen your preferred supplier, you can simply remove the others from your viewing list.”
Finally, in Creo 4 we also added the ability to embed sensors directly in your CAD model. We also introduce Creo Product Insight, which you can use to stream data from those sensors back into your digital designs.
Learn more and download your free version of Creo 5.0 today.