PTC launched the ninth version of its Creo computer-aided design (CAD) software. Creo 9 is designed to help engineers deliver their product designs in less time and helps to encourage innovation with emerging technologies, such as generative design, real-time simulation, and additive manufacturing.
Creo 9 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 help improve analysis and product definition.
More Powerful Simulation and Generative Design Capabilities: More advanced multi-physics from Ansys have been integrated into the Creo simulation portfolio. PTC's generative design technology also adds new capabilities helping to empower engineers to define optimization 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 specialized downstream manufacturing information directly on the model for better efficiency and communication.
Ergonomic Design and Vision: Expanded ergonomic tools help designers to recognize the uniqueness of users while helping to ensure that products comply with safety, health, and workplace standards. Using the new Vision Field Analysis capability, engineers can analyze users' line of sight and field of view when driving or using equipment.
Further advances in Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing: Creo 9 delivers improved control over stochastic and formula-based lattices and user-defined support structures for more advanced additive manufacturing use cases. Continued improvements to subtractive manufacturing focus on 5-axis finishing toolpaths, turning, mold design, and adaptive feed rates for milling.