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7 Advantages of Creo Parametric 4.0

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 01-Oct-2016 12:14:04


The release of Creo Parametric 4.0 is imminent. You may be watching closely, ready to buy and install it, or you might be wondering whether it is right software for you. To try and help you make your decision, we’ve rounded up 7 advantages of the upgrade.

Optimised for model-based enterprises

Creo 4.0 has many added features to help more manufacturing businesses transition into model-based enterprises. There is a greater focus on authoring features such as ASME and ISO standard support, and the calculation of enterprise consumption with the STEP AP 242 and JT Creo View Printing features.

Increased engineer productivity

Several features are now optimised to increase the productivity of users. Geometry based selection, a new mini toolbar and WSYIWIG customisation will all help users design faster. In addition, with advanced rendering, users no longer have to wait a long time for images to be produced or have to work with poor quality renders.

Better enabled concept design

The freestyle design now allows users to import and export control mesh and add finer detail to designs, as well as enabling more drawing flexibility. The advanced rendering also means that model images will be produced to a higher quality.

Increased engineering capabilities

The update has a whole new set of capabilities for engineers. Users can model sheetmetal directly, build accurate solid weld geometry in both parts and assemblies and reuse components through the intelligent mirror tool. New capabilities also allow for greater 3D design ability; engineers can now use a 3D sweep to draw along 3D trajectories.

Increased manufacturing capabilities

With faster, more intuitive mold splitting and integrated material removal simulation, Creo 4.0 allows manufacturers to gather more information and make model changes more easily.

Better simulation

The so-called ‘Digital Twin’ capability allows digital representations of unique occurrences of a physical product to take place. This allows users to gain greater insight into a product’s state, performance and behavior before sending it to manufacture.

Design capabilities for additive manufacturing

The ability to model both 2.5D and 3D structures as well as analyse and optimise them along with increased design capabilities for 3D printing, users have much more additive manufacturing capability. Tools also allow for lattice thicknesses to be varied for the improvement of strength in any specific region of a model.

Creo 4.0 is created for modern engineering businesses

This upgrade is focused on increasing capabilities to suit modern engineering businesses, whether that be 3D design and printing, freestyle concept design or capabilities for model based enterprises. With more model information, simulation and design capabilities, users can create models that are much better suited to the needs of modern engineering.

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