I remember my first product development cycle. I was at a different company, years ago. We had carefully researched product specs, mapped plans, and agreed on timelines. I worked hard and promised to catch up with my neglected friends the day after the product went to manufacturing.
If you’ve been through more than one development cycle, you probably know exactly how that worked out for me.
Our best sales rep brought in a prospect who was very interested in our product, and was looking to place a big order. But he would need some design changes. Just weeks before the end of our year-long development cycle!
It took me a couple more years to understand that something like that happens every single time and in many industries. Marketing takes a sharp turn, a technology I was counting on falls through, or the new guy just doesn’t work out.
Seasoned engineers, designers, and project managers know to plan for these things. But last-minute surprises can still unsettle even the best of them. That’s why we offer PTC Creo Parametric with the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX).
PTC Creo FMX gives you more design flexibility when the unpredictable arises. You no longer need to rebuild a model that can’t be updated without breaking the original design intent (constraints, references, features). With PTC Creo FMX, you can easily select and edit a range of geometry and features including rounds and patterns. The design intelligence is fully retained.
In short, PTC Creo FMX saves time and reduces errors and frustration when you need to make last-minute changes.
Download and try PTC Creo FMX free for 30 days. See how it works.
We can’t know what will change in the future, but experience has taught us all that something probably will. Prepare for it, with PTC Creo.