The newest version of PTC’s flagship CAD software – PTC Creo 3.0 – was unveiled yesterday at PTC Live Global in Boston, MA — and there’s no shortage of new features for users to get excited about.
The latest release offers improvements which will make users more productive, such as:
New multi-CAD data handling capabilities
As well as being able to import neutral file formats (e.g., STEP, IGES, DXF, etc.) directly into PTC Creo Parametric, users can now both import and open CATIA, SolidWorks, and Siemens NXTM files without the need for a separate translator or access to the native authoring software.
Core modeling enhancements
A new round option has been added in PTC Creo 3.0 Parametric allowing users to create chordal rounds.
Improvements to Freestyle
With the introduction of a new Align capability inside Freestyle, PTC Creo Parametric users can now create and drive their freeform, stylized designs parametrically – and that’s just the beginning.
Powerful new analysis tools
It is now possible to perform a 3D thickness check. The geometry is color coded based upon minimum and maximum allowable thickness specified by the user.
PTC Creo 3.0 Parametric continues to see significant improvement in graphics performance and capability. Shade with reflections has been significantly improved to support realistic materials with access to different material classes that will each be displayed appropriately, such as metal, glass, paint, and plastic.
Watch Paul Sagar, PTC’s Director of Product Management, explain these exciting new highlights in detail: