PTC Creo 4.0 Sneak Peek

PTC Creo 4.0 Sneak Peek

Many are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Creo 4.0, PTC’s 3D CAD Software.  Enjoy TriStar webinar replay: Core Enhancements in Creo 3.0 + Sneak Peek to Creo 4.0.

Plus, here’s a “PTC Creo 4 Sneak Peek” from Paul Sagar, PTC Vice President of Product Management…

Paul Sagar PTC Creo 4.0 Sneak Peek

Model-based Enterprise the first big theme we’re addressing in PTC Creo 4.0

Companies want to move away from 2D drawings because they consume a lot of time. Plus they’re always open to interpretation. However, a 3D model, if annotated correctly, can provide all that information and more; it’s also easier to distribute and share within your organization.

So we’re introducing new tools to help you accurately annotate a model in your 3D environment with correctly displayed geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) per ASME or ISO standards.

You’ll be able to validate that your model meets the necessary standards and is fully constrained.

PTC Creo 4 will offer tools that allow you to design and optimize parts for 3D Printing

3dprinting with PTC Creo 4.0 People have been using 3D printing for rapid prototyping for more than 20 years. But more recently, they’re starting to use it for final production parts.

That’s in part because you can use the technology to build ultra-light components that simply can’t be manufactured with traditional manufacturing techniques. Specifically, with 3D printing, you can build in lattice structures that provide all the strength, with a fraction of the material.

So, in Creo 4 we’re adding capabilities so you can design and analyse these highly complex lattice structures directly inside your model before sending to your printer.

3dprinting4 PTC Creo 4.0 Sneak PeekProductivity Improvements

One of the biggest improvements you’ll see in PTC Creo 4.0 is a change in how you interact with your model. We have switched to geometry-based selection and introduced a new mini toolbar, providing context-sensitive commands right at your fingertips, reducing mouse travel, and allowing users to be far more productive.


PTC Creo 4.0 is going to be an extremely exciting release. We’ve tackled a lot of big areas with model-based design and the drive towards design for 3D printing. In addition to all that, we’ve continued to evolve the core capabilities in the product, many new capabilities, while improving the workflows to improve the overall productivity of the tool.

The feedback that we’ve received so far during testing has been unanimously positive.  PTC Creo 4.0 is going to be an exceptional release, one of the biggest releases we’ve had in a very long time.

Comments (6)

  • Brad Jolly August 17, 2016 - 6:07 am

    Will Creo 4 all more use of Processor Cores, our Creo 3 struggles with complex 5-axis parts even with high end PC’s.

  • Thiagu Palaniappan August 18, 2016 - 2:48 pm

    Hi Brad, There are no enhancements related to multi-core processing for Creo NC in Creo 4. There are plans in Creo 5 to create a new extension for Mold Machining (3 axis first, 5 axis later)and all those mold machining toolpaths will leverage multi-core processors as they will be using a 3rd party that already support that.

  • CAD Course May 11, 2019 - 6:16 am

    Exciting new technologies are changing the world of product design. Creo includes breakthrough capabilities in Additive Manufacturing, IoT, Model-Based Definition (MBD) and Augmented Reality (AR). Design faster and smarter by connecting your digital design to your physical products.

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