The mechanical 3D CAD buyer's guide helps you score and select the software that's the best fit for your organization. Using a 7-step process, you'll go through a worksheet of must-have fundamentals like sketching and parts and assembly modeling along with weighing more recent innovations like augmented reality and model-based definition.
Creo delivers the most scalable range of 3D CAD product development packages and tools in today’s market. Its variety of specific features, capabilities, and tools help engineers imagine, design, and create their products better. Creo includes breakthrough capabilities in additive manufacturing, generative design, IoT (Internet of Things), model-based definition (MBD), and augmented reality (AR).
Empower your engineering teams with our robust design system to:
The industry’s first pure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product development platform unites robust computer-aided design (CAD) with powerful data management, collaboration tools, and real-time analytics. The cloud-native solution is a perfect fit for companies requiring the flexibility of remote design teams, enabling engineers to work together from anywhere, any time, and on any device.
Quickly deploy Onshape on any computer or mobile device to enable your teams with:
PTC’s 3D CAD software solution Creo streamlines workflows and makes product design a seamless, creative experience. Our customers experience an overall increase in operational efficiency while seeing a decrease in design time, prototype costs, and time to market.
INCREASE IN OPERATION EFFICIENCY
REDUCTION IN DESIGN TIME
REDUCTION IN PROTOTYPE COSTS
REDUCTION IN TIME TO MARKET
Explore Creo's advanced toolset to see how we enable users to expand deeper functionality. From generative design and additive manufacturing to simulation and analysis, learn more about Creo's capabilities in 3D part and assembly design, analysis, manufacturing, and more.
Validate the performance of virtual 3D prototypes to understand how your design performs in real-world conditions that allows you to test the stresses and loads.
Creo Generative Topology Optimization extension creates optimized product designs based on constraints and requirements. Test designs against real-world conditions and stresses.
With additive manufacturing, you can develop innovative designs, optimize, and print to a variety of printers with ease—all within Creo. See how you can improve quality while reducing costs.
Dimension and annotate your 3D models with Creo using model-based definition.
Use Creo to design with composite materials to ensure a strong but lightweight product. Design plies and cores, including laminate sections and resulting solid geometry properties. Simulate draping and composite structures for analysis. Easily generate ply book and digital work instructions.
Define, model, and validate cable, piping, and harness projects from the conceptual design phase to manufacturing. Creo has a dedicated cabling tree to help you create and manage harness assemblies. The Split/Merge Harness Tool enables collaboration on and reuse of subharness assemblies. ECAD capabilities have been extended, including import of paste masks and better handling of ECAD hole parameters.
Computer-aided design (CAD) allows users to create digital 2D drawings and 3D models. The creation of these models allows users to iterate on and optimize designs to meet design intent. It increases the quality of the overall design, allowing users to test out real world conditions, loads, and constraints on the design thus creating a virtual prototype of any object.
2D CAD and 3D CAD are broad classifications of distinct types of CAD, and CAD with the addition of CAE (computer-aided engineering) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) software elements is now becoming the norm.
Presenting 3D objects accurately is easy in CAD software instead of relying on hand drawn models. Once modeled, a 3D object can be analyzed, optimized, and tweaked with technologies like generative design to create the best version of that object within the scope of design intent.
CAD software is used by designers, engineers, and hobbyists to create virtual models of objects. Anyone can use CAD, but we see it most frequently used in the manufacturing space. Any company responsible for the design and creation of a product—from homes to industrial complexes, toys, electronics, cars, and everyday objects—can utilize CAD to create their products.
PTC’s CAD solution Creo is simple to learn and is known for its ease of use. We offer Creo training that lets you become a Creo power user.
Creo+ combines the power and proven functionality of Creo, delivered via SaaS, with new cloud-based tools to enhance collaboration, improve accessibility, and simplify license management. In addition to all the capabilities of Creo 10, Creo+ includes collaboration tools to enable multiple team members to review, explore, and edit part design—in real time. CAD administrators will appreciate the cloud-based desktop tools for license management, deployment, and telemetry services. Creo+ is compatible with on-premises versions of Creo for better interaction with engineering colleagues and suppliers. Get the best of both worlds—proven Creo technology, combined with cloud-connected collaboration and license management tools.