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PTC Creo is great for assemblies that multiple users are collaborating on. Models can reference other models that someone in another department has released and when those models are changed, the referenced parts and assemblies are changed. These changes are very helpful when working on collaborative machine designs and comparing forging dies with the final parts.
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SAP PLM is well suited for any industry that needs to track the creation of a product from the raw material stage all the way to the shipped product. I do not think it would be well suited for very small companies which do not have any materials, products, and inventory to track.
Read full review Pros PTC Creo contains many advanced tools with better optimization for creating part models and other production related drawings. The initial concept designs can be done more adequately. The parameters of 2D drawings can be changed easily by editing the 3D model. The productivity can be increased by customized tools for modeling. Read full review Provides lower-cost calculation This makes processes related to the product consistent, efficient, and simpler. It manages product development, support, and recycling projects effectively. It allows us to control the whole process. It allows us to see the future status of the products. Read full review Cons PTC Creo could grow a help-line staff of highly experienced individuals to aid the existing knowledge base article searchers. It would include experts with deep knowledge of certain Creo modules (SMEs) and provide help staff a go to for deeper levels of help when it is needed. Read full review Implementation Challenges. Not a one product fits all — each organization to customize a lot to accommodate their own processes. Read full review Usability
SAP PLM is very difficult to use for beginners.
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I liked the training manuals I used to learn some, as I didn’t have CAD background in college or before this job. My coworkers were able to share with me what they learned in PTC training and I was able to get support online and through reading.
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Once implemented, it provides seamless integration between PLM and ERP systems.
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Learning curve of
is higher compared to Creo, however, stability and more design control is provided by Creo. Creo also have more robust and stable interfaces. For larger assemblies, Creo works better than
. New upgrades of Creo has given liberty to open different file data of different software without any file conversion. Creo costs comparable to
cost, with more capabilities.
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SAP PLM encompasses
and SAP PRD. We tend to focus more on the SAP PRD portion as it directly involves more closely to production. We selected SAP PLM because it gives us a great visibility in the life cycle of materials, products and overall costs. SAP PLM compliments the other packages very well
Read full review Return on Investment Creo is our standard design package and as such we have had a negative impact on time spent designing because it is less user-friendly. In difficult design situations, we have had a positive impact because Creo is better suited for complex designs. Read full review Accurately able to order raw materials which are necessary for the current production run, thus reducing overhead. The negative impact would be the initial cost of the software and how long it would take to ROI that cost. It has allowed us to control batches of product creation much more closer and have the ability to cut some erroneous costs which were found in large batches. Read full review ScreenShots