Traditionally, 3D CAD software was used just to digitize and optimize 3D models. 3D models would have to be hand drawn, which could introduce many errors into the product development process.
Today, digitizing these drawings not only reduces errors—it also allows engineers and designers to advance their designs swiftly and collaboratively. In the new age of 3D CAD software, analyzing and reworking models to best meet design intent becomes smarter, swifter, and more agile—allowing your teams to speed up new product introduction.
3D CAD combines tools like CAE (computer-aided engineering) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) to create a powerhouse of modeling options, along with model-based definition (MBD) to maintain a single source of truth for all model data. Add in the capabilities of generative design, real-time simulation, additive manufacturing, and augmented reality, and your design teams will have all they need to keep and increase your competitive advantage.
Reduce time-to-market: Increase engineering productivity and efficiency by rapidly creating and updating 3D geometry and associated downstream deliverables
Accelerate the introduction of new products: Rapidly create and evaluate design options and alternatives while using virtual analysis to quickly arrive at the optimal design
Reduce product development costs: Identify and eliminate design flaws early in the process and eliminate the costs of creating and testing physical prototypes
Improve product quality and innovation: Optimize product performance, quality, and durability and use cost savings from reducing rework to boost budgets and the capacity for innovation and creativity
Grow market share and customer satisfaction: Deliver high-quality product and service documentation to improve adoption and customer support, thus increasing competitive differentiation
Fewer physical prototypes: 3D models can be visually inspected, interrogated, and virtually analyzed removing the need for costly physical prototyping
Fewer engineering change orders: Errors and design flaws are identified and resolved early eliminating late-stage change orders
More accessible design reviews: 3D models require little interpretation allowing more people to participate in the design review process
Fewer design reviews overall: High-fidelity models along with dynamic cross-sectioning and interference-checking ensure flaws are identified and resolved early
Yes. With the Creo free trial you gain access to the following benefits: