CAD Software Achieve better designs in less time
PTC launched the ninth version of its Creo computer-aided design (CAD) software with the promise of helping engineers deliver their best product designs in less time.
The most recent version of the CAD software Creo 9 from PTC includes core enhancements and advanced features that are designed to encourage innovation with emerging features, such as generative design, real-time simulation and additive manufacturing.
The company made core improvements like the divide surface capability and stronger design intent management, whilst also focusing on advanced technologies that transform product design — including simulation, generative design, and additive manufacturing. To better support users, the software developer strengthened Creo’s ergonomics capabilities.
The new version brings engineers updates to:
- Usability and Productivity: Investments across the core modeling environment focus on usability and productivity, including updates to the model tree to make it faster to structure, document, and understand design intent, and a new function for dividing surfaces to improve analysis and product definition.
- More Powerful Simulation and Generative Design Capabilities: Advanced multi-physics from Ansys have been integrated into the Creo simulation portfolio. PTC’s industry-leading generative design technology also adds important new capabilities empowering engineers to define optimisation studies with designed-in safety factors and natural frequency limits.
- Model-Based Definition (MBD) and Detailing Improvements: Continued investment in model-based product design, especially in surface finishing and welds, means that users can include specialised downstream manufacturing information right on the model, for better efficiency and communication.
- Ergonomic Design and Vision: Expanded ergonomic tools help designers recognise the uniqueness of users while helping ensure products comply with health safety, and workplace standards. Using the new Vision Field Analysis capability, engineers can analyse users’ line of sight and field of view when driving or using equipment.
- Advances in Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing: Creo 9 delivers improved control over stochastic and formula-based lattices and user-defined support structures for advanced additive manufacturing use cases. Continued improvements to subtractive manufacturing focus on 5-axis finishing toolpaths, turning, mould design, and adaptive feed rates for milling.