Monday, April 30, 2012

Introducing Creo Parametric 2.0


Paul Sagar, Director of Product Management for Creo Parametric at PTC, introduces his personal highlights of Creo Parametric 2.0 and demonstrates key new capabilities in freestyle, sketching, sheet metal design, assembly, and the Creo Flexible Modeling 

Creo 2.0 Doubles Design Productivity, Delivers Conceptual Design Gains and Modular Assembly


Creo 1.0 provided nine integrated purpose-built tools that enabled a much broader design contribution across the enterprise. Creo 2.0 takes another leap forward by delivering user interface enhancements that double design productivity for Pro/ENGINEER users, apps that substantially improve the conceptual design process, and a new role-specific app supporting modular product assembly.

User interface advancements. The large numbers of Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 users, or those on earlier versions can achieve dramatic productivity improvements with the Creo ribbon user interface which makes it easier and quicker to find functions and reduces the number of clicks required to accomplish any task. The ribbon user interface logically categorizes functions on tabs according to the tasks they are associated with.

One of the coolest capabilities is Freestyle, included in Creo Parametric, listen to Paul Sagar, Product Management director, explain.


Head-to-head comparisons for eight of the most common CAD activities show that design productivity is doubled with the Creo 2.0 interface compared to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0. Specifically, 3D annotation is 50 percent faster and measuring time is reduced by 80 percent, along with many other time efficiency improvements.

“Users find Creo Parametric easier to use than Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 by a long shot,” says Dami├ín Castillo, CAD & administration manager at Hensley Industries. “Especially the reworked workflows in common areas like sketching, part modeling, assembly modeling, sheet metal, and drawing – it’s really increased design productivity.”

Improving the conceptual design process. Creo 2.0 also delivers substantial improvements in conceptual modeling, the earliest phase of the product development process where critical decisions are made that determine product performance and cost with respect to competitors.

Creo Direct, introduced with Creo 1.0, enables users who are not experienced with parametric modeling constraints to create a model or change an existing model and move models back and forth between Creo Direct and Creo Parametric. With the Creo 2.0 release, Creo Direct can be used to create and edit assemblies rather than just individual components.

Many users prefer to work in 2D during the conceptual design phase. For example, when designing turbines and other rotary machinery, the third dimension may add unnecessary complications during the conceptual design phase because most designers prefer to work with a 2D profile at this stage. Creo Layout enables users to quickly create detailed 2D design concepts and easily make large unforeseen changes to the model without having to worry about parametric constraints.

Users can import a variety of 2D CAD file types, sketch and modify 2D geometry, organize information with groups, tags and structure, and add dimensions, notes and tables. Within the 2D environment, you can quickly explore design alternatives and migrate a concept to 3D when ready. You can create the 2D design as the basis for a 3D model, then continue to work in 2D after the 3D model has been created. Any changes made in 2D are reflected in 3D after regeneration.

Creo Sketch, which was previously introduced on the PC with Creo 1.0, is now available on the Mac platform with Creo 2.0. Creo Sketch is a freehand drawing tool that can produce line drawings and bitmapped art that can be easily transferred to Creo as 2D geometry and used as the basis for design geometry.

Modular product assembly. Finally, Creo 2.0 introduces Creo Options Modeler, a new role-specific app that enables users to create or validate modular product assemblies in 3D in the early stages of the design cycle. For example, each different style of bicycle frame interacts with the other parts in the assembly in a common manner. The seat tube connects to the rear junction of the frame, the seat attaches to the seat tube, etc.

Normally, a manual process that can take a considerable amount of time is required to position all the different parts to each bike frame. Creo Options Modeler can save huge amounts of time by enabling the designer to define general rules to assemble each module and then automatically assembling each assembly based on these rules.

As a member of the Creo product family, Creo Options Modeler seamlessly leverages and shares data with other Creo apps and with other people involved in the design process, generating dramatic improvements in detailed design and downstream process productivity.

Creo Options Modeler also contributes to the AnyBOM Assembly Technology vision which will give teams the power and scalability to create, validate and reuse information for modular product architectures.

Creo 2.0 provides major improvements in design productivity across the board while offering important new capabilities for conceptual design and modular product assembly.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Demos & Tech Tips: Live Webcast Schedule-May 2012


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Friday, April 20, 2012

Technical Tips April 2012

Highest Point on a Surface

Complex Geometry Cut

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Adroitec Certified As Windchill Preferred Partner


NewDelhi , INDIA – April 11, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Adroitec Engineering Solutions Pvt Ltd is now a

"PTC WINDCHILL PREFERRED PARTNER".

This preferential status became effective April 11th , 2012 and it now means that Adroitec has met the training, capacity and customer reference requirements necessary for PTC to endorse Adroitec's expertise in Product Lifecycle Management.

Windchill is PTC’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for managing product content and processes. Fast, secure, and web-based, this business collaboration software enables companies to streamline product development processes and deliver superior physical goods and information products.

Adroitec Engineering Solutions has been implementing PTC solutions for the last 5 years and has an extensive sales and support coverage across India.
The Windchill Preferred Partner status identifies Adroitec Engineering Solutions as a Partner that customers can depend on to properly, appropriately and expertly implement and support Windchill solutions.


About PTC
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) enables manufacturers to achieve maximum value from their product strategies with software and services designed to optimize key business processes throughout the entire product lifecycle - from conception and design to sourcing and service. PTC's integral solution portfolio enables customers to unleash product innovation, improve collaboration and ensure product data integrity within engineering and across the enterprise, supply chain and service partner networks. Founded in 1985, PTC employs over 6,000 professionals serving more than 27,000 customers worldwide. More information can be found at www.ptc.com.

About Adroitec Adroitec Engineering Solutions (P) Ltd is a 100% subsidiary of the Adroitec Group providing innovative technology Solutions with a mission to make customers globally competitive and profitable. With a team of over 300+ highly qualified and experienced professionals & state of art infrastructure, Adroitec delivers services which are closely aligned with the design-through-manufacturing strategies of its global manufacturing customers, crashing cycle times and reducing costs. It serves over 8000 customers globally. More information can be found at www.adroitecengg.com