What's in Creo 5.0

Creo 5.0 focuses on 4 major themes: Modeling and Design, Simulation, Manufacturing, and of course, those Productivity Improvements with Collaboration enhancements.

Modeling and Design

Topology Optimization


Creo 5.0 introduces Topology Optimization. Now you can save time and boost innovation by creating optimized shapes directly in Creo.  You specify objectives and constraints and Creo does the rest. Best of all, your 3D model retains its design intent! One system, all parametric geometry. 

Faceted output from a topology optimization.

A flow analysis in Creo 5.0.

Simulation and Analysis

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)


Creo has long offered extensive finite element analysis tools. But now, Creo 5.0 also adds the ability to evaluate how liquids and gasses flow past your model. The new Creo flow analysis packages offer a complete set of CFD tools intended not just for expert analyst, but for everyday design engineers too.

Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing


Creo already enables you to design, optimize, print check, and additively manufacture your parts without the need for multiple pieces of software. No more disconnected process, no more time spent recreating models, just more time to spend on what is really important—your design. Creo 5.0 further extends these capabilities.


The new Creo Additive Manufacturing Plus Extension for Materialise extends Creo’s additive manufacturing capabilities to the Materialise library of 3D printers, including the ability to generate and customize the support structures needed for metal printing. Additionally, you can manage your print drivers, access printer profiles, and direct print to some 70% of metal printers on the market.

Part appears in print tray with support structures generated.

Creo Mold Machining Extension provides high-speed sequences, multi-threaded for fast computation.

Mold Machining


To help those who build one-off designs and low-volume designs, PTC has introduced the Creo Mold Machining Extension. Objects like molds, tools, electrodes, and dies only need to be produced once in a while. As such, a rapid tool path creation may be more practical to product developers than the processes used to produce hundreds or thousands of products.

Productivity and Collaboration

Every year, Creo adds enhancements aimed at improving productivity and collaboration. In Creo 5.0, don’t miss:

Volume Sweeps


Create accurate 3D geometric representations for parts machined with cutting tools instead of 2D sweep approximations.


Sketch Regions


Easily select multiple regions in a drawing, reuse a sketch to create more than one feature, and create complex geometry faster than ever.

Design in Perspective


For a more realistic look as you design, switch out of orthographic mode and into perspective mode.



Draft Rounds


Easily apply drafts to models that contain rounds and chamfers.





Unite for Autodesk


A few years ago, Creo introduced Unite technology for product developers who work with files from CAD systems like CATIA, Siemens NX, and SolidWorks. With Unite technology, designers can work more effectively and establish design intent with data from other CAD software formats.

 

In Creo 5.0, Creo has enhanced your multi-CAD capabilities for working with Autodesk Inventor. Now, designers can open Inventor files in Creo Parametric without an Inventor license. And with the new Creo Collaboration Extension for Autodesk Inventor, stay up to date as changes are made to the original file.

Updating an Inventor model with Creo Collaboration Extension for Autodesk Inventor.

ICYMI

And if you haven’t updated your Creo 4.0 installation lately, don’t miss these hot features that slipped into Creo 4.0 late last year:

Augmented Reality


You’ll find several new augmented reality capabilities to the software. With just a few clicks, you can turn your models into an immersive 3D experience that people can see on their smart phones or tablets. And most recently PTC has introduced the Creo Design Share Extension, which lets you control who can view an AR experience. 

 

“With Creo Design Share Extension, you now have a great tool to share your vision with potential vendors for example,” says Sagar. “And when you’ve chosen your preferred supplier, you can simply remove the others from your viewing list.”

Design for Connectivity


Finally, in Creo 4 they added the ability to embed sensors directly in your CAD model. PTC also introduced Creo Product Insight, which you can use to stream data from those sensors back into your digital designs.


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