PTC Creo is a collaborative designer's dream!
June 29, 2021

PTC Creo is a collaborative designer's dream!

Isaac Cogdill | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Creo Elements/Direct
  • Tool Design Set

Overall Satisfaction with PTC Creo

The engineering department at each plant uses [PTC Creo] to model/draw products and manufacturing machine designs. We use PTC Creo for everything from small brackets on the production line machines to entire machine assemblies, forging dies, grinding wheel design, and even product drawings and quality lab gauging and fixtures. We also use PTC Creo with Windchill to organize all our models, drawings, and assemblies company-wide.
  • Part import from 3rd party models like fasteners and machine components is super fast.
  • Deriving new parts from another part's geometry is nice when using PTC Creo's parametric relations features.
  • Revising models and drawings while retaining the old version is great when using PTC Creo.
  • The STL model output is not always as smooth as some other software usually can do.
  • There are not many 3D full solid file type export options that are not exported as surface-only.
  • Importing sketches is kind of difficult sometimes depending on how the source sketches are drawn.
  • The model organization
  • Part references that are used to create new parts from existing ones.
  • The ability to share floating module licenses between users who aren't on the software at the same time.
  • Our design time is greatly reduced by using PTC Creo.
  • Our model/drawing organization is much better with PTC Creo.
  • The revision history save us lots of when comparing old/new designs.
PTC Creo is much better than other software at allowing collaboration across multiple users, even multiple plants/locations. We went from an older non-parametric industry standard software to PTC Creo because we could save massive amounts of time by using the parametric assembly features of PTC Creo along with the the Windchill drawing organization functions.

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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.