PTC Creo vs. Tacton Design Automation

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PTC Creo
Score 7.3 out of 10
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PTC offers Creo, the company's line of computer-aided design (CAD) products that support the product lifecycle management (PLM) process with 2D and 3D design kits (Creo Elements and Creo Direct), an augmented reality module, Creo Illustrate for technical illustrations, Creo Sketch, Creo Schematics and Creo View for diagramming and sharing information, Creo simulate for running simulations, and other modules.
$2,480
Tacton Design Automation
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Tacton Design Automation provides constraint-based and parametric engineer-to-order automation inside SolidWorks, PTC CREO and Autodesk Inventor. With needs-driven design, CAD engineers can configure designs of complex products – including feedback on incompatible choices - and automatically generate complete 2D drawings, 3D models and quote documents. The configurator-powered Tacton Design Automation is designed to propose a solution that's not just buildable, but optimal for the…N/A
Pricing
PTC CreoTacton Design Automation
Editions & Modules
Design Package
$2,480.00
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PTC CreoTacton Design Automation
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Computer-Aided Design Software
Comparison of Computer-Aided Design Software features of Product A and Product B
PTC Creo
4.0
1 Ratings
43% below category average
Tacton Design Automation
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Ratings
3D Modeling4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
2D Drafting1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Rendering and Visualization6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Parametric Design8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration and Sharing6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compatibility with other software and formats2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Assembly Design3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Documentation and Annotation2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
PTC CreoTacton Design Automation
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(14 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
PTC CreoTacton Design Automation
Likelihood to Recommend
PTC
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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Tacton
For design automation for SOLIDWORKS, I feel Tacton Design Automation is the best solution out there. It's simple to develop and implement for the design/engineering department. But can be implemented within the sales team as well with Tacton CPQ. When a company has products that are modular and/or have many sizing updates, this is where Tacton excels. If you have products that are completely customized, then Tacton or even design automation isn't the best suited for that.
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Pros
PTC
  • 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.
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Tacton
  • Tacton has a non-linear solver, meaning it can solve lots of equations without them being is a particular order. This enables the software to be incredibly flexible.
  • Tacton has a great interface to set up configurators for people to use. No knowledge of programming languages is required. The configurator uses equations similar to Excel equations to control what the users options are.
  • Tacton has the ability to easily add lists of data like product lists, beam or pipe sizes that because available for user selections or for calculations.
  • The Tacton configurator also automatically builds the user interface as you set up user inputs making it much easier to set up then competitor software.
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Cons
PTC
  • No autosave
  • No clear message if it has problems saving the file
  • Not so easy to use
  • In my experience, has a lot of things missing that other CAD already have in years
  • In my experience, it's extremely easy to lose work/time
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Tacton
  • Layout mode is probably the most lacking aspect of the software (within Tacon Design Automation Engineer). Something so powerful as having modular parts should be more heavily supported. Although, I've heard Tacton is focusing on updating this with better functionality.
  • The constraint editor does not display complex/lengthy constraints very well. I end up using Excel to visually break out in cells the different aspects of the constraint.
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Support Rating
PTC
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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Tacton
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Alternatives Considered
PTC
Learning curve of SOLIDWORKS 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 SOLIDWORKS. New upgrades of Creo has given liberty to open different file data of different software without any file conversion. Creo costs comparable to SOLIDWORKS cost, with more capabilities.
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Tacton
Drive Works is the main competitor for the TactonWorks module of Tacton. We actually discovered DriveWorks and purchased it before we discovered Tacton and started to use it. Once we discovered Tacton we liked it so much better we dropped using DriveWorks and switched to Tacton. I think you could accomplish what you need to in DriveWorks, but it is easier to setup in Tacton and Tacton has alot of features that really can make your product configurators nice
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Return on Investment
PTC
  • Having PTC Creo as our primary tool positions us as forward thinking and creative in the eyes of our clients.
  • PTC Creo constantly evolves in the ability to increase our productivity; new capabilities and features are added, which reduce our level of effort for some tasks.
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Tacton
  • Time to produce submittals went from 1-2 weeks down to a couple of days. Then, once approved, normally to produce the fabrication drawings (70+ unique parts) it would take from 4-6 weeks. We can get it down to as little as a few days.
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