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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.PTC Creo is a well-built parametric software for solving real time design problems.PTC Creo has been used as our main work software for our Transportation business unit. We use it in Siemens offshore projects, for creating 3D models as well as 2D drawings. PTC Creo is a parametric software, so it gives us flexibility in creating part models. The software used by us is custom-built by PTC for our needs, which contains specialized tools for Siemens projects. Siemens' Creo is way different from the normal PTC Creo in interface and usage.,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.,The user interface needs to be improved in a lot of areas where the selection of tools and information related to them can't be accessed. The views creation for 2D drawing is a bit difficult when compared to other design software. You need a lot of knowledge to create the 2D & 3D models in Creo for beginners. Working on large assembly files sometimes leads to unknown errors.,7,PTC Creo, along with the Windchill interface, helped us solve different problems related to our projects and showcased our potential to the outside world. We had completed different projects related to Rail domain using this software, and created a good profit in business with our customers. Projects can be handled very efficiently, and that's resulted in timed deliveries.,CATIA,CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, AutoCADMy PTC Creo ReviewMy team is using this software for various mechanical engineering projects. Its a great software for 3D modeling and making 2d drawings.,We are using it with PTC windchill and working on 3D modeling of various mechanical products like an automobile, valves, etc. We creates engineering drawings with this software which is used for manufacturing of products.,Drawing creation is bit difficult for the user. User interface can be more user-friendly.,8,It increased our rate of production. ECN changes are systematic. Great return if you use with windchill.,SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk Inventor and CATIA,SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, Autodesk InventorPTC Creo is a Professional CAD software that works best with large assembly filesPTC Creo's main advantage is its ability to work well (remain smooth) with large assembly files with 1000+ parts. I had to "pick up" PTC Creo for one project, in which we knew that we were going to have an absurd amount of part files within the assembly. From my experience, this seems to be one of the only main advantages of Creo over other CAD programs. The software does allow one to get mechanical/product development work done, but I've never found the user interface to be intuitive.,Large assembly files with 100+ parts. Creo provides more simulation and analytics tools in an integrated environment. Creo provides better management of external references.,Cost of Creo is a bit pricey compared to some of the alternatives (SolidWorks). Ease of use and learning (especially for new employees who have no previous experience in PTC Creo).,5,Making it easy to work on large files without having to fix crashed files.,Autodesk Inventor, Fusion 360 and SOLIDWORKS,Fusion 360, Autodesk Inventor, SOLIDWORKSNot the most user-friendly, but highly capableOur mechanical engineering department uses PTC Creo to design mechanical components of electronic products. For us, a lot of the time this means an enclosure, but we also design mechanisms as well. The bulk of our designs will be molded plastic parts and we occasionally will design with sheet metal or other cast metal materials as well.,Extrudes are easy in Creo, you can start with the tool or with a sketch and either way it doesn't get confused. Sweeps with Creo are better than in some of the other software packages. While sometimes other CAD packages will let you do the impossible, Creo simply gives you an error, which is how it should be. Assembly is very intuitive with Creo.,Providing guidance through using tools is lacking in Creo. There is a small area where the text is displayed at the bottom that is supposed to help guide you, but many times the guidance doesn't make sense. Layers are a hassle in Creo. Unless you know how to set up your config file to do it automatically, you have to add each item to the appropriate layer. There is a lack of automation in Creo. In some other CAD packages, you can add holes or the like on a pattern of features. Not so in Creo.,6,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.,SOLIDWORKS,SOLIDWORKS, Adobe Acrobat DC, MATLAB
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July 07, 2019

PTC Creo is a well-built parametric software for solving real time design problems.

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PTC Creo has been used as our main work software for our Transportation business unit. We use it in Siemens offshore projects, for creating 3D models as well as 2D drawings. PTC Creo is a parametric software, so it gives us flexibility in creating part models. The software used by us is custom-built by PTC for our needs, which contains specialized tools for Siemens projects. Siemens' Creo is way different from the normal PTC Creo in interface and usage.
  • 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.
  • The user interface needs to be improved in a lot of areas where the selection of tools and information related to them can't be accessed.
  • The views creation for 2D drawing is a bit difficult when compared to other design software.
  • You need a lot of knowledge to create the 2D & 3D models in Creo for beginners.
  • Working on large assembly files sometimes leads to unknown errors.
PTC Creo is flexible software for part modeling, which helps in solving real-time problems we encounter. Design models can be created more effectively for complex shapes with freestyle capabilities. Sometimes though, while working on large installation files, finding out the small missing parts is difficult and takes a lot of time.
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July 06, 2019

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Score 8 out of 10
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My team is using this software for various mechanical engineering projects. Its a great software for 3D modeling and making 2d drawings.
  • We are using it with PTC windchill and working on 3D modeling of various mechanical products like an automobile, valves, etc.
  • We creates engineering drawings with this software which is used for manufacturing of products.
  • Drawing creation is bit difficult for the user.
  • User interface can be more user-friendly.
It is best suited for automobile and valve products, working on large assemblies is very easy to control in PTC Creo. It is not really suitable for surface modeling and surface creation.
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February 01, 2019

PTC Creo is a Professional CAD software that works best with large assembly files

Score 5 out of 10
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PTC Creo's main advantage is its ability to work well (remain smooth) with large assembly files with 1000+ parts. I had to "pick up" PTC Creo for one project, in which we knew that we were going to have an absurd amount of part files within the assembly. From my experience, this seems to be one of the only main advantages of Creo over other CAD programs. The software does allow one to get mechanical/product development work done, but I've never found the user interface to be intuitive.
  • Large assembly files with 100+ parts.
  • Creo provides more simulation and analytics tools in an integrated environment.
  • Creo provides better management of external references.
  • Cost of Creo is a bit pricey compared to some of the alternatives (SOLIDWORKS).
  • Ease of use and learning (especially for new employees who have no previous experience in PTC Creo).
PTC Creo is well suited for complex assemblies with a large number of files. If you're not familiar with Creo, then you'll likely find it to be a steep learning curve compared to some of the alternatives. Normal functions and the navigation are a bit harder to use when compared to SOLIDWORKS and Inventor. Creo also really shines when it comes to simulations. The advanced simulation and analytics tools that are integrated within, make the process seamless. Whereas, in other scenarios, you have to use a third part simulation tool and are constantly required to re-export your files. Creo also makes it easy to share files with others using another program, as the file structure can easily be translated into varying file types.
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January 21, 2019

Not the most user-friendly, but highly capable

Score 6 out of 10
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Our mechanical engineering department uses PTC Creo to design mechanical components of electronic products. For us, a lot of the time this means an enclosure, but we also design mechanisms as well. The bulk of our designs will be molded plastic parts and we occasionally will design with sheet metal or other cast metal materials as well.
  • Extrudes are easy in Creo, you can start with the tool or with a sketch and either way it doesn't get confused.
  • Sweeps with Creo are better than in some of the other software packages. While sometimes other CAD packages will let you do the impossible, Creo simply gives you an error, which is how it should be.
  • Assembly is very intuitive with Creo.
  • Providing guidance through using tools is lacking in Creo. There is a small area where the text is displayed at the bottom that is supposed to help guide you, but many times the guidance doesn't make sense.
  • Layers are a hassle in Creo. Unless you know how to set up your config file to do it automatically, you have to add each item to the appropriate layer.
  • There is a lack of automation in Creo. In some other CAD packages, you can add holes or the like on a pattern of features. Not so in Creo.
If you have very complex designs and you want to make sure that the CAD package isn't allowing you to create impossible geometries, Creo is appropriate. For simple everyday designs, other CAD packages are more user-friendly.
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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.

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