With this latest release of Creo, PTC says, product designers can design smart, connected products and capitalise on new technologies, such as additive manufacturing and augmented reality.
Key enhancements in Creo 4.0 include:
Smart Connected Product Design
With Creo 4.0, product developers can take advantage of the IoT to better understand how products are used and behave to improve design decisions. The solution provides the ability to pull real-world information back into the design process. It also enables a design for connectivity strategy where developers proactively design products with custom data streams by integrating sensors into the design process.
Creo 4.0 removes barriers to efficient design of production parts built with additive manufacturing techniques. It delivers ‘design for additive manufacturing’, enabling designers to design, optimise, validate, and run a print-check in a single environment. With the ability to create parametrically controlled lattice structures, it enables designers to optimise models to meet multiple design objectives or constraints.
Creo 4.0 allows for more engaging and informative visual experiences of designs by bringing the digital product into the physical world. With Creo 4.0, designers can reuse CAD data to create engaging and informative visual augmented reality experiences of a design with a realistic sense of size, scale, and context.
Model Based Definition
Creo 4.0 enables designers to implement MBD and increase efficiency in product development by reducing dependency on 2D drawings. Creo 4.0 enables designers to reduce the errors that result from incorrect, incomplete, or misinterpreted information by guiding and educating designers in the proper application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T) information. Creo 4.0 also validates that the GD&T is captured in the 3D CAD model in a fully semantic way, that the model is compliant with ASME and ISO standards, and that it constrains model geometry to enable efficient and error-free downstream use in manufacturing and inspection.
“Realising the potential of the IoT is not just about getting more product usage data, it means you can use, refine, and analyse that data to design better and smarter,” explained Brian Thompson, senior vice president, CAD segment, PTC. “Creo 4.0 enables designers to replace assumptions in the design process with real-world data to make better product design decisions and along with model-based definition helps give designers a more complete digital definition of a product.”