Creo Schematics

Creo Schematics supports growth opportunities. Drive 3D routes from 2D schematic logic, virtually eliminating errors

What is Creo Schematics

When designing connected products, it is absolutely essential to create high quality schematics that document and plan the Electrical requirements. Creo Schematics contains the rich breadth of diagramming tools to satisfy the needs of many disciplines and industries, without forcing designers to compromise.

As part of the design process, electro-mechanical designers route cables and pipes within their 3D assembly by using logical information from the the schematic. The transition of smart data from the 2D schematic to 3D electro-mechanical and piping design ensures design integrity. This compatibility not only speeds the 3D design by removing the tedious, manual process of interpreting 2D schematic diagrams, but also Creo Schematics provides electrical and electro-mechanical designers with more time to optimize the positioning of key sensors.

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Benefits of Creo Schematics

Discover how Creo Schematics can optimize your design and engineering processes.

Discover how Creo Schematics can optimize your design and engineering processes.

Reduce time-to-market

By automating the routing of 3D cables, wires and pipes, the process of manually interpreting 2D schematics when creating a 3D digital prototype of harnesses and pipes is eliminated.

Reduce total product cost

By using schematic creation and analysis tools, engineers can digitally optimize designs for cost as well as reduce the dependency on physical prototypes.

Improve product quality

By automatically checking the completed 3D routed assembly for exact compliance within the 2D schematic, engineers save hours on manual, tedious checking and eliminating mistakes before production.

Features and specifications

Diagram types

  • P&ID
  • Block
  • Wiring
  • HVAC
  • Functional
  • Schematic
  • Hydraulic
  • Pneumatic

Data exchange

  • Supported export formats: CSV, CGM, DWG, DXF, Medusa, PDF, XML, ECAD, and CON
  • Supported import formats: EDS, CSV, CGM, DWG, DXF, Medusa, and XML
  • Support for legacy Pro/DIAGRAM™ data

Design manipulation

  • Windows® Explorer-style interface
  • Context-sensitive, right mouse button pop-ups
  • Define any user property
  • Fast navigation through multiple sheets
  • Update catalogs
  • Merge design sheets

Integral product data management

  • Enable management of schematic data within PTC’s Product Development System (PDS), including Windchill® PDMLink® and Windchill ProjectLink™
  • Windchill and open, check out, and check-in designs directly from within Creo Schematics

Flexible catalog management

  • Central catalog provides a single source for company design libraries
  • Free symbol library includes ANSI, CSA, and IEEE standards

Properties and parameters

  • Parameters are fully user-definable and may be attached to: Folders, Sheet Sets, Sheets, Blocks, Fibers, Groups, Ports, Formats
  • Parameters values may be defaulted in the catalog, modified upon instancing, updated by selection from a data set, edited from a multi-selection, or allocated automatically
  • Graphical display of properties available on: Sheets, Formats, Blocks, Fibers, Groups, Ports
  • Automated assignment of connector terminator information
  • Import signal information from PCB applications

Display characteristics

  • Any number of attributes
  • Any sub-string of any attribute value
  • Any fixed strings, delimiters
  • True Type font support
  • Any layer, color
  • Customizable labels

Display characteristics

  • Report types: Parameters, Inventory, Connection
  • Reporting classes: Design, Catalogue, Block, Group, Fiber, Port
  • Criteria:
    • Integer and real parameters
    • String parameters
    • List parameters
    • Sheet parameters
    • Type parameters
  • Report destination: Sheet, Dialog Box, File Java Read API

Display characteristics

eSimulate Lite for analyzing various current and voltage properties between components (not available with Creo Schematics Lite*)

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