PTC launches the ninth version of its Creo computer-aided design (CAD) software. Creo 9 helps engineers design better products faster and drives innovation through cutting-edge technologies such as generative design, real-time simulation, and additive manufacturing.
Creo 9 brings its share of novelties:
- Ergonomics and productivity: Improvements in the modeling environment include ergonomics and productivity, including model tree upgrades to speed up structuring, documentation, and understanding of design intent, and a new feature to divide the surfaces of a solid model to facilitate simulation and product definition.
More powerful simulation and generative design capabilities: Ansys' advanced multi-physics simulation has been integrated with Creo's simulation tools. PTC's market-leading generative design technology also offers important new features that allow engineers to define optimization studies by considering criteria such as safety factor and natural frequency.
MBD (Model-Based Definition) and Drawing: Thanks to the continuous evolution of tools related to the MBD approach, especially with regard to surface finishes and welds, users can publish specific manufacturing information directly on the model, for greater efficiency and better communication.
- Ergonomic design and vision: Extensive design tools for ergonomics help designers recognize the uniqueness of each user while ensuring that products comply with safety, health and labor standards. Thanks to the new field of view analysis function of the dummy, engineers can analyze in Creo the line of sight and field of view of future users when they drive or use equipment.
Improvement of additive and subtractive manufacturing modules: Creo 9 offers better control of stochastic lattice structures and "formula-based" lattices as well as user-defined support structures for complex additive manufacturing use cases. Enhancements to the subtractive manufacturing module include 5-axis finishing paths, turning, mold design, and adaptive feed rates for milling.
"Creo 9 is an important release, and feedback from our customers has been instrumental in its development," said Brian Thompson, Vice President and General Manager of Creo at PTC. " We have made key improvements such as the ability to divide the surfaces of a solid model as well as further management of design intent for the benefit of our users. We have focused our efforts on advanced technologies that are transforming the product design process, such as simulation, generative design and additive manufacturing. Finally, to better help our users, we have strengthened Creo's ability to better integrate the notion of ergonomics into the design. All of these enhancements are intended to help engineers develop and bring better products to market faster."