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PTC believes you deserve the best-in-class CAD software for your engineering team, so we make significant investments in improving every release of Creo for all users. Find out more about our new top-shelf features and our enhancements to Creo.

01. Features and Functionality

While deciding if you are ready to upgrade to the latest version of Creo, we recommend reviewing the features available with each version of Creo.

Read about what’s new in the latest release of Creo on the What’s New page.

Read technical details on Creo’s Core Features and Functionality on the Help Center.

Creo’s Top Class Core Features:

PTC’s Creo is a global leader in Product Design 3D CAD software. Read how Creo helps re-invent how we design, create, and innovate better products with our broad range of functionality:

  • Modeling & Design: Build better products faster by accelerating product innovation, reusing the best of your design, and replacing assumptions with facts. Go from the earliest phases of product design to a smart, connected product with Creo.
  • Simulation & Analysis: With simulation, you can analyze and validate the performance of your 3D virtual prototypes, allowing you to iterate more quickly and design with greater confidence while saving money and time.
  • Augmented Reality: With Creo AR Design Share integrated into every seat of Creo, companies are changing their product design process to take advantage of this cloud-based technology. With Creo AR, you can iterate faster, make fewer prototypes, and conduct more meaningful design reviews.
  • Smart Connected Design: When the power of CAD and IoT come together, your team can access a feedback loop of how your products are performing in the field, enabling you to design more reliable products.
  • Additive Manufacturing: With Creo additive manufacturing, you can develop innovative designs, optimize, and print to a variety of printers with ease, all within Creo.
  • Model-Based Definition: A model-based definition is an approach to creating 3D models so that they effectively contain all the data needed to define a product.

02. Why Upgrade Your Version of Creo Parametric?

Many current Creo customers upgrade simply because they want to be on the latest and greatest version of the software. Here are a couple more reasons to upgrade:

  1. Subscription customers upgrade for free. If you’re not a subscription customer yet, make a move to PTC subscription to upgrade!
  2. Creo’s Core Functionality has evolved, get the best in user experience and features when you upgrade.
  3. PTC’s investment in the best-in-class new CAD technologies.

You can find a summary of all the capabilities added to Creo since Creo 1!

Upgrading an established system often seems daunting – from planning all the way to installing an update to all users’ machines, getting everybody onboarded for quick productivity, and possibly adjusting workflows – sounds like quite a task.

Every customer is different and there is no one-size-fits-all approach for upgrading. However, with our expertise from servicing customers over many years, our Customer Success team has the expertise to support you with your upgrade project.

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