PTC Creo Essentials Packages

Powerful 3D CAD Solutions optimized for your product development tasks.

If you’d like to get more product design capability from your design software, I invite you to find out more about PTC Creo upgrade packages, like PTC Creo Essentials. Here are three good reasons you don’t want to wait: First, upgrade packages add new, productivity-enhancing capabilities like flexible modeling, integrated PDM, piping and cabling design, and advanced assembly design to your product development environment. So you can start getting more innovative products to market faster. Second, upgrading your existing seats is the most cost effective way of adding these capabilities. Many people who started with Pro/ENGINEER Foundation or PTC Creo Parametric find they want to expand their product design capabilities as new technologies emerge. But nobody wants to burn through the IT budget to do it.
 
Product design firms and manufacturing companies are under constant pressure to develop more products in less time, without sacrificing innovation or quality. PTC’s 3D product design solution, PTC Creo, provides engineers with the right tools to achieve the highest qual-ity designs in the fastest possible time. PTC delivers the most scalable range of 3D CAD product development packages on the market today. Available exclusively through PTC Value Added Resellers, the PTC Creo Essentials Packages are easy to use, competitively priced and always upgradeable–to meet the varied needs of your specific engineering design tasks and business requirements as you grow.
No matter which package you choose, users will be able to take advantage of a powerful, intuitive, and comprehensive set of 3D CAD capabilities. And since it is an integral part of PTC’s Product Develop-ment System, your 3D CAD solution will seamlessly connect to PTC’s other industry-leading solutions, including PTC Windchill® for product data/product lifecycle management (PDM/PLM) and PTC Mathcad® for engineering calculations.

PTC Creo Essentials Packages – At a Glance

Creo Direct Packages Chart 2014
3D Part & Assembly Design

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, faster assembly modeling performance
  • Static and dynamic interference detection
Automated 2D Drawing Creation & Update

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 associative bill of materials (BOM) with balloon notes
Breakthrough Multi-CAD Data Exchange

Breakthrough Multi-CAD Data Exchange

  • Work with a number of standard file formats including STEP, IGES, DXF, STL, VRML, AutoCAD DWG, DXF (import of 3D with associated 2D), ACIS import/export, Parasolid import/export
  • Using Unite technology, convert data from other CAD systems including: CATIA®, Siemens® NX™, SolidWorks®, Autodesk Inventor®, and Solid Edge®
  • Incorporate non-PTC Creo data directly into your designs without creating additional business objects or files to manage
Parametric & Freestyle surfacing

Parametric & Freestyle surfacing

  • Creo Advanced Assembly Extension
  • Creo Behavioral Modeling Extension
  • Creo Mechanism Dynamics Extension
  • Two additional high-performance design extensions:
  • Creo Interactive Surface Design Extension
  • Creo Piping & Cablin Extension
  • Windchill ProjectLink –Web-based collaboration and project management capabilities
Assembly Management & Performance Tools

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 Shrinkwrap™ tool
Sheet Metal Design

Sheet Metal Design

  • Easily create walls, bends, punches walls, bends, punches, flanges, forms, and reliefs using the streamlined user interface
  • Automatically generate flat patterns from 3D geometry
  • Dynamically preview formed and flattened sheetmetal designs simultaneously
  • Easily convert solid parts to sheetmetal
  • Simply define sheetmetal design parameters, e.g. bend allowances
Mechanism Design

Mechanism Design

  • Create mechanical connections
  • Validate the kinematic motion of your design
  • Establish motion envelopes to detect and avoid interferences
Plastic Part Design

Plastic Part Design

  • Comprehensive analysis tools including draft and 3D thickness evaluation
  • Mold filling simulation capabilities
  • Integrated measurement tools
Structural Framework & Weld Design

Structural Framework & Weld Design

  • Optimized user interface for the structural framework design process
  • Extract valuable information from the model, such as mass properties, clearances, interferences, and cost data
  • Easily produce complete 2D weld documentation
Realistic Rendering and 3D Animation

Realistic Rendering and 3D Animation

  • Create accurate, photorealistic images of products quickly, while rendering even the largest assemblies
  • Create accurate, photorealistic images of products quickly, while rendering even the largest assemblies
  • Create assembly/disassembly animations directly from the modeling environment
Direct Modeling (Flexible Modeling)

Direct Modeling (Flexible Modeling)

  • Make changes to PTC Creo data regardless of design intent
  • Modify non-PTC Creo data regardless of origin (Solidworks, STEP, etc…)
  • Recognize rounds, chamfers, patterns and symmetry on imported geometry
  • Create or recreate design intent and record edits as features
Product Data Management (PDM)

Product Data Management (PDM)

  • Secures CAD models, their structures and relationships (PTC Creo, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Inventor, Pro/ENGINEER, PTC Creo Elements/Direct, and PTC Mathcad) improving control and collaboration. Manage office documents, such as Microsoft Word and Excel, tracking changes through check in and check out functionality
  • Embedded 3-D view and markup utilities – Allows non-CAD consumers to view, section, measure and markup designs
  • Powerful searching tools – Quickly and easily search, copy or rename designs improving product information discovery and design reuse
  • Fast deployment through installation and configuration wizards which greatly simplify set-up time and provide your organization with quicker time-to-value
Structural Analysis for Parts and Assemblies

Structural Analysis for Parts and Assemblies

  • Conduct standard linear static analysis on parts and assemblies
  • Fast, automatic meshing and solution convergence
  • Comprehensive customizable materials library
Motion Analysis

Motion Analysis

  • Incorporate springs, dampers, motors, friction, gravity and custom dynamic loads to evaluate product performance
  • Use design studies to optimize the mechanism’s performance over a range of input variables
  • Create accurate motion envelopes for use in interference and space claim studies
  • Create high-quality animations directly from dynamic simulations
Piping & Cabling Design

Piping & Cabling Design

  • Full routing capabilities, including automated ribbon cabling and specification-driven design and auto-routing, speeds design and adheres to design rules and schematic logic
  • Customizable library of standard fittings and connectors
  • Manufacturability and interference checking
  • Associative harness manufacturing capabilities include automatic development of flat patterns
  • Automatic creation of supporting documentation including isometric drawings, bend tables, nail board drawing, associative wire lengths, bills of material
Concurrent Engineering Capabilities

Concurrent Engineering Capabilities

  • Establish and enforce design criteria to support concurrent engineering efforts
  • Manage and control assembly references and unwanted relationships
  • View graphical representation of dependencies to understand component relations and change propagation
  • Enhanced capabilities to work with assembly data and manage system performance
Top Down Design Tools

Top Down Design Tools

  • Plan assembly structure and manage assembly design process
  • Define configuration rules and automate the creation of design-to-order products
  • Specialized capabilities to streamline the creation of assembly process planning documentation