3D Industrial Design
Industrial Designers know that it takes powerful tools to achieve complex curves, the smoothest of high-quality surfaces, and compelling renderings
Easily handle complex curves and production-ready surfaces
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 to visualize your work against a real-world backdrop.
Complex Surface Design & Visualization
Tools for the aesthetic, non-mechanical aspects of a product
Create precise geometry regardless of a model’s complexity with real-time collision and interference capabilities so you can correct design problems early on 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. Beauty sells, and it’s the designer’s job to create timeless elegance, radical chic, or other visual qualities that help buyers connect to the product on an emotional, almost irrational, level. Technically speaking, 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!
Create – or recreate – the electronic 3D CAD model of your physical product by measuring the physical object using 3D scanning technologies, such as coordinate measuring machines (CMM), laser scanners, structured light digitizers or computed tomography. The resulting point ‘point cloud data is the basis for a 3D CAD model.
When you have a target customer in mind, nothing beats working in a virtual environment that allows you to understand how the product would fit in the ‘real world’ your intended customer inhabits. Rendering can do this quickly and inexpensively, enriching design reviews and helping stakeholders connect with your design.
You have the power of AR in every seat of Creo. With a few clicks, you can author and publish an AR experience from right inside your model. Send an automatically-created link to colleagues anywhere in the world, or at the next desk so they can see your product at scale against a real-world backdrop wherever they are.
Plastic Part Design & Manufacturing
Capabilities specifically for design with plastic
Expert Moldbase Extension (EMX)
With Creo EMX users can 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 are then 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)
This 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. The Creo Mold Analysis Extension erases that scrap and stress. Run the simulation and use the color-coded analysis to see exactly where material is flowing well and where it’s lagging or stuck. Make changes in the material or the mold and rerun the test for instant results.
Tool Design Extension (TDX)
Even the occasional user can create single-cavity and multi-cavity molds and casts with ease. How? This extension steps you through the process, giving feedback and advice on the design. That’s less rework and redesign for you and a quicker, cheaper path to successful design of complex tooling. Intricate casting cavities, mold inserts, and patterns take time to get right. The Creo Tooling Design Extension cuts down that time by automating many of the complex, arduous processes that affect quality and threaten deadlines.
Complete Machining Extension (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)
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.
Complex Surface Design
What is Creo?
3D parts and assembly modeling is the CAD technique through which the design intent of a part or assembly is accurately and unambiguously described by a 3D virtual model, an almost tangible representation of physical reality. Gain the ability to build a virtual working model and pull it apart on the screen for a closer look; leading to faster, cheaper and easier product design with simple to complex surfaces.
Parametric Surface Design
With Creo Parametric, you’ll find it’s straightforward to develop complex surface geometry using sweeps, blends, offsets, and other specialized features; to trim and extend surfaces; and to perform surface operations such as copy, merge, extend, and transform. You can also inspect, validate and verify the quality of what you’ve created. You can 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.
What is New in Creo 5.0?
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. And you can do it without spending an enormous amount of time, effort or money. Whether you are reverse engineering from a complex sculpted clay model, or from a scanned engineered mounting plate, Creo REX can help.
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, these applications offer complementary benefits.
Easily produce photorealistic renderings and animations: stunning images with sophisticated handling of light, scenes and model appearances. It’s fully integrated with Creo Parametric so you can move between rendering and modeling modes without the need to exit the rendering application. And with real-time ray-tracing, you can leverage existing scenes and appearances for your designs in real time with no waiting.
Plastic Part Design
Expert Moldbase Extension (EMX)
PTC Creo EMX is an indispensable add-on tool for moldmakers and toolmakers that eliminates timeconsuming, tedious tasks and the need for data translation that typically slows down the product development process. PTC Creo 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)
This 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. The program lets you quickly and accurately simulate the injection molding of plastic parts, potentially saving lost time due to mold rework and debugging trials. You can also perform such analyses as moldability, sink mark, and weld line.
Tool Design Extension (TDX)
Intricate casting cavities, mold inserts, and patterns take time to get right. The Creo Tooling Design Extension cuts down that time by automating many of the complex, arduous processes that affect quality and threaten deadlines. Creo 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.
Complete Machining Extension (EMX + TDX)
The Creo Complete Machining Extension provides basic prismatic milling options as well as advanced NC programming capabilities for your model. In fact, you’ll find tools for multi-axis machining, 2.5- to 5-axis mills, 2- to 4-axis lathes (synchronized or not), multi-task machines programming, and 2- to 4-axis wire EDM. Plus it includes extensive tool libraries, and proven manufacturing templates. If you want to develop machined products like a pro, from design to production, this is the extension for you.