3D Design

Optimize your product with 3D design software.

How does Creo support 3D design?

Creo is the easy-to-learn 3D CAD solution accelerating innovation from product design to manufacturing and beyond. It seamlessly combines powerful, proven functionality with new technologies. You will iterate faster, reduce costs and improve product quality. Product development moves quickly, and only Creo delivers the transformative tools you need to build competitive advantage and gain market share.

The vast list of capabilities that support the 3D design process include:

3D part & assembly design

  • Create precise geometry, regardless of model complexity
  • Quickly build robust engineering features such as rounds, chamfers, holes, and more
  • Create design variants using family tables
  • Smarter and faster assembly modeling performance
  • Static and dynamic interference detection

Automated 2D drawing creation & update

  • Create 2D and 3D drawings according to international standards, including ASME, ISO, and JIS
  • Automate the creation of drawings with templates
  • Automatically create associative bill of materials (BOM) with balloon notes

Assembly management & performance tools

  • Load large assemblies quickly using lightweight representations
  • Create simplified representations on the fly
  • Share lightweight yet fully accurate model representations using the unique Shinkwrap tool

Plastic part design

  • Comprehensive analysis tools including draft and 3D thickness evaluation
  • Mold filling simulation capabilities
  • Integrated measurement tools

Parametric & Freestyle Surfacing in Creo

Parametric & freestyle surfacing in Creo

Surfacing lets you create and manipulate surfaces and curves on a model. It also enables you to manipulate curve tangents directly on the screen.
Use the Surfacing area of Help to learn about creating, changing, and manipulating surfaces. Surfacing Help shows you how to use surfacing applications to work with the curves and surfaces of parametric, nonparametric, and imported models. In addition, you will learn how to alter the form and shape of curves, quilts, facets, and solids by transforming, scaling, rotating, stretching, tapering, bending, or twisting the geometry.

Here are some of the Surfacing Modules:

  • Technical Surfacing
  • Creo Interactive Surface Design (Style)
  • Creo Reverse Engineering (Restyle)
  • Facet Modeling
  • Scan Tools
  • Warp
  • Freestyle

Explore Creo Parametric's 3D design capabilities

3D product design is the creation of a product in a virtual environment in which it has three dimensions (height, width, and depth). The result is a digital prototype of your product, one you can explore in detail. Without digital prototyping, you’d need to use more budget-vaporizing physical prototypes, watch time slip away, and get to market later with a product that might not be optimized. 3D design makes your life as a product designer easier and faster, allowing you to devote more time and energy to optimizing your product.