Introducing our latest version of Creo, the most advanced and powerful iteration to date. Packed with a plethora of enhancements, this version revolutionizes productivity and offers an array of new features for CAD model management, manipulation, and comprehension.
PRODUCTIVITY & USABILITY
Year after year, PTC and Creo strive to enhance productivity and efficiency, making your job easier and faster. Creo 10 continues this tradition with a range of updates and improvements across various areas, including multibody design, surfacing, and model tree management.
The following steps are often involved in structural simulation:
- Creo 10 introduces significant improvements to multibody design workflows. One notable enhancement is the addition of a new split/trim feature, enabling users to efficiently split or trim their models as needed. This feature offers greater flexibility and control during the design process, allowing for precise modifications and adjustments.Another valuable enhancement is the ability to propagate appearances and references during Boolean operations. When performing Boolean operations, such as combining or subtracting bodies,
- The Stretch tool in Warp has also undergone enhancements in Creo 10. Users can now select a defined reference, such as datum planes, points, axes, coordinate systems, surfaces, curves, or facets, to stretch their models in a specified axis direction. This enhancement provides more control and flexibility when adjusting and modifying designs.
- Creo 10 brings improvements to the model tree, addressing any confusion between restructuring and reordering an assembly. These enhancements provide a clearer and more intuitive model tree management experience, making it easier for users to organize and navigate complex assemblies.
- Furthermore, Creo’s extensive patterning capability has been expanded in Creo 10. Users now have the ability to drive the pattern member count for nested patterns, offering greater control and flexibility when creating complex patterns. This enhancement enables users to create intricate designs with ease and efficiency.
DESIGN FOR COMPOSITES
Expand your realm of possibilities. Leverage composite materials to ensure the strongest and lightest results possible.
- Creo introduces a dedicated composite design and manufacturing environment in its latest release. This specialized environment offers a comprehensive range of functionalities specifically designed for composite product development.
- Broad support for simulating and validating the draping and flattening of the individual ply as well as simulation of the final composite design.
- Rich capabilities to apply splicing or darting operations to relieve stresses in the fabric. Automatically create complete and detailed playbook documentation of the final layup sequence.
DESIGN FOR ELECTRIFICATION
Electrification is becoming a key initiative for many industries. Creo has improved design tools for cables and harness design to help you create and manage wiring harnesses.
- There is a tool called the Split/Merge Harness Tool for Cabling, which allows users to divide an existing harness into two separate harnesses. These individual harnesses can later be merged back together, making it easier to reuse sub-systems and promote collaboration among multiple users working on the same overall harness design.
- In order to enhance cable and wire management within the model tree, a new application-centric tree has been introduced. This tree provides three different views: cables, bundles, and connectivity views. These views offer improved organization and accessibility when dealing with cables and wires.
- Furthermore, additional ECAD (Electronic Computer-Aided Design) capabilities have been implemented. These include the inclusion of paste masks and hole parameters, which enhance the design and control of PCB (Printed Circuit Board) designs.
DESIGN FOR ERGONOMICS
Customers must be able to use your products safely and efficiently. Discover enhancements to Creo that allow you to account for the range of movement, the field of vision and uniqueness of users.
- The Visual Field features have been enhanced to include reflection analysis capabilities. Users can now select an object and analyze the resulting surface cone, which represents the visual field reflecting off the chosen object. Furthermore, the orientation of the reflective object can be controlled by adding rotation values around one or two axes.
- In addition, the Manikins in the software now support multiple reach envelopes. Each Manikin includes reach envelopes for the index finger, middle finger, thumb, and the center of the palm. To facilitate better management, the Manikin libraries have been updated and are now stored as inseparable assemblies, making them easier to handle and access.
MODEL-BASED DEFINITION & DIGITAL THREAD
Creo 10 gives you powerful model-based definition tools to provide greater clarity with less effort.
- The latest enhancements in Model-Based Definition (MBD) introduce new capabilities for relating symbols or surface finishes to other annotations within the 3D model. When placing a symbol or surface finish, it inherits its annotation plane from the parent annotation. This means that any movement or modification of the parent annotation will also be applied to the related symbol.
- Moreover, the GD&T Advisor has undergone significant improvements. It now offers enhanced semantic behavior for general profile tolerances, ensuring better compliance with detailing standards. Model surfaces that are not explicitly constrained by GD&T annotations are automatically associated as the semantic references for the general profile tolerance.
SIMULATION & OPTIMIZATION
Improve your products with enhanced simulation-driven design tools. Introducing Creo Ansys Simulation Advanced, the latest addition to the Creo simulation offerings, which gives you options you might have never considered.
- The software now supports a variety of non-linear materials, including Neo-Hookean hyperplasticity, linear orthotropic elasticity, and bi-linear plasticity. This expands the range of materials that can be accurately simulated and analyzed.
- Creo now offers combined thermal and structural analysis capabilities, allowing users to analyze the interaction between thermal effects and structural behavior. This feature is particularly useful for understanding the impact of temperature changes on mechanical performance.
- Creo Simulation Live, a real-time simulation tool, now provides expanded options for contact simulation and improved result options for both fluid and structural analysis. This allows users to obtain more accurate and comprehensive simulation results in a faster and more interactive manner.
- Creo Flow Analysis and Creo Simulate have undergone improvements as well. Creo Flow Analysis now offers better animation capabilities, allowing users to visualize fluid flow behavior more effectively. Creo Simulate has been enhanced with improved multibody support, enabling more sophisticated analysis of assemblies and their interactions.
Creo 10 brings improvements for both additive and subtractive manufacturing, making it easy for you to deliver high-quality manufacturable products.
- Users can now create various beam-based lattice types, including rhombic, rhombic with diamond structure, dodecahedron, and elongated dodecahedron. These lattice structures can be utilized in additive manufacturing processes, enabling the creation of complex and lightweight designs.
- Support for Auxetic cells is provided, which generates geometry with a negative Poisson’s ratio. This unique property offers enhanced material characteristics and opens up new possibilities for additive manufacturing applications.
- Creo 10 introduces formula-driven lattices for subtractive manufacturing. These lattices can be generated based on mathematical formulas, and users have the flexibility to simulate variable wall thickness. This allows for more efficient material removal and optimized manufacturing processes.
- The software also includes highly efficient l-graph-wrapped (IWP) lattice cell functionality. This feature enhances the quality and precision of lattice structures in subtractive manufacturing, resulting in improved overall performance and aesthetics of the manufactured components.