PTC announced its Creo+ software as a service (SaaS) computer-aided design (CAD) solution and the release of the tenth version of its Creo CAD software. Creo+ combines the power and functionality of Creo with new cloud-based tools to help enhance design collaboration and simplify CAD administration. Building on the capabilities of Creo for model-based definition, simulation-driven design, and advanced manufacturing, Creo+ includes real-time design collaboration tools to better enable multiple team members to review, explore, and edit product designs. Creo+ also includes the PTC Control Center application, powered by the PTC Atlas SaaS platform, which helps to enable simpler deployment and management of software licenses for cloud-based tools.
With Creo+, customers have access to:
- Real-Time Collaboration and Branching Tools: Teams can collaborate in real-time to review, explore, and edit product designs using a dedicated workspace designed for any number of people. This helps to drive early design feedback from manufacturing, suppliers, and other stakeholders while promoting concurrent design rather than sequential design. Branching tools provide visibility to exploration activities, and when ready, these exploration branches can be merged back into the main design.
- PTC Control Center: Administrators can deploy and update Creo+ across the organization from a single desktop, helping to minimize the time spent installing, configuring, and updating the software. Creo+ helps to enable users to be more efficient when assigning and deploying named licenses and adjusting licenses according to user requirements. The PTC Control Center is accessible with a cloud-based interface.
Creo+ is fully upwards compatible from on-premises versions of Creo and is built on the same core technology as Creo, so no data translation is needed.
In addition to the release of Creo+, PTC announced the simultaneous release of Creo 10. With Creo 10, users can now design and simulate with composite materials for lighter products that maintain strength and durability. Additionally, Creo 10 introduces Ansys-powered thermal stress as well as non-linear materials and contact simulation, which helps to broaden addressable simulation-driven design use cases in Creo.
Creo+ includes all the capabilities of Creo 10.