3D Industrial Design

Achieve complex curves, the smoothest of high-quality surfaces, and compelling renderings

3D Industrial Design

Easily handle complex curves and production-ready surfaces. Just start with Creo Parametric. Go on to use the freestyle design capabilities to do rapid freeform surfacing and attach that surface to your parametric model. Take advantage of Creo Parametric’s technical surfacing capabilities or choose extensions for advanced surfacing and rendering. Finally, use Augmented Reality (AR) to share your design with stakeholders anywhere in the world. You create the experience in Creo, send team members a link that they click on to visualize your work against a real-world backdrop.


Complex Surface Design & Visualization

Tools for the aesthetic, non-mechanical aspects of a product

Creo Parametric
Create precise geometry regardless of a model’s complexity with real-time collision and interference capabilities, so you can correct design problems early in the design process. Creo Parametric has powerful surface creation capabilities build into the base package.

Interactive (Freestyle) Surface Design Extension (ISDX)
Looks are everything in the industrial design world. Surfacing is about creating the product’s look by defining its shape and any surface that can be seen or touched.

Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX)
Directly edit native and multi-CAD geometry data from inside of Creo without parametric constraints.  Now included in the base Creo Parametric package!

Reverse Engineering
Create, or recreate, the electronic 3D CAD model of your physical product. Whether you are reverse engineering from a complex sculpted clay model, or from a scanned engineered mounting plate, Creo REX can help.

Render Studio
Whether you need a photorealistic depiction for a design review, marketing collateral, or packaging: Creo Render Studio makes it easy.

Augmented Reality
Transform the way you create, operate and service products with Augmented Reality. Increase productivity, improve knowledge transfer, reduce service cost, increase service revenue and more.


Plastic Part Design & Manufacturing

Capabilities specifically for design with plastic

Expert Moldbase Extension (EMX)
Create moldbase layouts in a familiar 2D environment and automatically generate a 3D model to get the benefits of 3D design. The resulting 3D models can then be used for interference checking during mold opening, as well as for automatic generation of deliverables such as production detail drawings and BOMs.

Mold Analysis Extension (MAX)
Get reliable and easy-to-understand analysis data. Use powerful simulation capabilities to see how the mold will function when the molten plastic is poured in, use the color-coded analysis to see where material is flowing well or lagging, make changes in the material or mold, and rerun tests for instant results.

Tool Design Extension (TDX)
TDX steps you through the process of creating various molds with ease, giving feedback and advice on the design. Attain a quicker, cheaper path to successful design of complex tooling. The Creo Tooling Design Extension cuts down time by automating many of the complex, arduous processes that affect quality and threaten deadlines.

Complete Machining Extensions (TDX + EMX)
The precision removal of material in machining needs tight control and zero mistakes. Rework and scrap add up to busted budgets and uncomfortable meetings. There is a better way.  Designed for specialized mold assembly creation, this package bundles Creo TDX and Creo EMX.

Additive Manufacturing Extension (AMX)
What you design is actually what you print. Design, optimize, validate and run a print-check all in one environment, which results in reduced overall process time, tedium and no mistakes. When you’re ready, simply send the file straight to the 3D printer.

Complex Surface Design

Render Studio

Easily produce photorealistic renderings and animations: stunning images with sophisticated handling of light, scenes and model appearances. Render Studio is fully integrated with Creo Parametric, so you can move between rendering and modeling modes without the need to exit the rendering application. With real-time ray-tracing, you can leverage existing scenes and appearances for your designs without waiting.

Parametric Surface Design

Simply develop complex surface geometry using sweeps, blends, offsets, and other specialized features. Parametric Surface Design also allows you to trim or extend surfaces and perform surface operations like copy, merge, extend, and transform. You can inspect, validate and verify the quality of what you’ve created in order to give your model the surface styling you’ve envisioned without any hard labor.

Interactive (Freestyle) Surface Design

Inside Creo Parametric, there are freeform modeling and surface creation using the Freestyle modeling capabilities. Freestyle is much like modeling with clay.  Just as you’d pick up a piece of clay and start shaping something, with Freestyle you begin with a primitive shape and use the 3D dragger to push and pull. It’s simple. Freestyle automatically creates curvature continuous manufacturable surfaces for you.

Augmented Reality

Use augmented reality to deliver digital product experiences to your customers. AR shortens sales cycles, reduces the cost of marketing and sales logistics and immerses customers to set you apart from the competition. Augmented reality offers business value across a wide range of use cases, from reducing costs and accelerating pipeline, to unlocking new revenue streams.

Flexible Modeling

Adding flexible modeling capabilities to Creo allows you to improve product design process by handling late changes more seamlessly, evolving concept designs faster, and directly editing multi-CAD data from others.  Flexible Modeling Extension is now included in the base Creo Parametric package allowing you to use both parametric and direct modeling in the same model.

Reverse Engineering Extension

With Creo Reverse Engineering Extension (REX), an extension to Creo Parametric, you can create – or recreate – the electronic 3D CAD model of your physical product without spending excess time, effort or money. Reverse Engineering allows you to design new, innovative products to succeed in today's competitive product environment. Get it right the first time with REX.

Expert Moldbase Extension (EMX)

Creo EMX is an indispensable add-on tool for moldmakers and toolmakers that eliminates time consuming, tedious tasks and the need for data translation that typically slows down the product development process. EMX allows users to create moldbase layouts in a familiar 2D environment and automatically generate a 3D model to leverage the benefits of 3D design and increases design speed.

Mold Analysis Extension (MAX)

Mold Analysis Extension gives you reliable and easy-to-understand analysis data. Powerful simulation capabilities allow you to see just how the mold will function when the molten plastic is poured in. Quickly and accurately simulate the injection molding of plastic parts, potentially saving lost time due to mold rework and debugging trials. Also perform analyses such as moldability, sink mark and weld line.

Tool Design Extension (TDX)

The Creo Tooling Design Extension (TDX) helps you create parting lines, design parting surfaces, check mold lock conditions, calculate full volumes, and create solid molding parts like cores, cavities and sliders. Use TDX to evaluate mold draft, undercut and thickness problems, and automatically create parting surface and splitting geometry in a process-driven environment that’s simple.

Complete Machining Extension (EMX + TDX)

Complete Machining Extension provides basic prismatic milling options and advanced NC programming capabilities for your model. Access tools for multi-axis machining, 2.5- to 5-axis mills, 2- to 4-axis lathes, multi-task machines programming, extensive tool libraries, proven manufacturing templates, and 2- to 4-axis wire EDM. Develop machined products like a pro, from design to production.

Additive Manufacturing

Creo closes the gap between 3D CAD and 3D printing. With Creo, what you design is actually what you print. Say goodbye to the disconnected, error-ridden hassle of multiple software packages. Now you can design, optimize, validate, and run a print-check all in one environment, reducing overall process time, tedium, and mistakes. When you’re ready, simply send the file straight to the 3D printer.*