PTC Creo for designers
September 10, 2021
PTC Creo for designers
Score 9 out of 10
- Creo Elements/Direct
Overall Satisfaction with PTC Creo
We used PTC Creo for teaching undergraduate students part modeling, and assembly. This product varied from department to department. Started with basics of using a CAD software and basic approaches for modeling, then creating simple geometry, and finally taught best approach to deal complex geometries. Further, taught how to use assemblies to bring different part models to create a product. For example, a dove-tail joint was initial assignment and car scissor lift was more complex and large assembly that was taught using PTC Creo.
- Large Assemblies handled really well and is faster and stable for processing the designs
- User have more control over the design
- CAD files from other software can be directly opened even without converting the files
- Some selection for switching between advanced control and default user controls while designing. This can help speeding up the design process and give freedom to improve design at specific locations if user needs
- With easy and faster learning curve it helped to keep students interested and motivated to design and use the software
- Stable interfaces provide reliability on the software
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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PTC Creo has a very stable and fast interface. It is well suited for handling large assemblies. For example, I used it for updating utility truck bucket assemblies. It was simpler and faster to update parts. With such assemblies small parts like fasteners can get tricky to update, but Creo was great. However, Creo can get tricky when designing parts. It takes more steps to create a geometry than necessary. This reduces the speed to design and user sometimes need to keep track of steps order to design.