Pro/E or Creo

Creo is a family or suite of design software supporting product design for discrete manufacturers and is developed by PTC. The suite consists of apps, each delivering a distinct set of capabilities for a user role within product development. Creo runs on Microsoft Windows and provides apps for 3D CAD parametric feature solid modeling, 3D direct modeling, 2D orthographic views, Finite Element Analysis and simulation, schematic design, technical illustrations, and viewing and visualization.The key promises of Creo tools include: faster time-to-market, product quality, design efficiency; minimum errors, less scrap and rework.

Creo Elements/Pro and Creo Parametric compete directly with CATIA, Siemens NX/Solidedge, and Solidworks. The Creo suite of apps replace and supersede PTC’s products formerly known as Pro/ENGINEER, CoCreate, and ProductView. Creo has many different software package solutions and features. Creo Illustrate is a good example.Creo apps are available in English, German, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, and Chinese Traditional. The extent of localization varies from full translation of the product (including Help) to user interface only.


Why should you learn?

Product designers and engineers are required to have complete knowledge of developing a product design virtually. Creo comes with all the tools that are required for completing a product design.

Creo’s wide range of products facilitate both engineers and casual users capture and contribute ideas graphically, and take their fleeting concepts into physical products within the same environment, though idea can be contributed using over 200 document types such as Microsoft Word to MCAD to ECAD drawings.

While CAD users can make use of parametric design software from Creo, they can easily collaborate with infrequent or non-CAD users as the software lets them do 3D direct modeling.Creo makes conversion of 2D to 3D, and usage of 3D geometry for simulation and analysis possible.

Learning Objectives

At CADD Centre, we help you master the following capabilities of Creo:

Creo’s 2D solutions:Creo’s Sketch, Layout, and Schematics products allow users to quickly sketch ideas, diagram complex systems, and create detailed engineering concept drawings.

Creo’s 3D solutions: Creo’s Parametric, Direct, and Options Modular, lets users create 3D models by advanced CAD users as well as casual users.

Simulation: Creo’s Stimulate lets users do virtual prototyping to avoid creating multiple physical prototypes, and over designing of products.

Visualization:Creo’s MCAD, ECAD, View Mobile, and Illustrate modules help engineers and designers visualize all product data available in any media formats.

Learning Outcome

You will know how to sketch, model, validate design and visualize product design.

You will know how to do free form, 2D, and evolutionary concept designs; do detailed designing and making late-stage design changes; and you will also know how to diagram electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems.

You will know how to do direct drafting, direct modeling as well as parametric 3D modeling.

You will know how to validate a design with engineering simulation and check whether the product design can meet the functional requirements. CAE analysts and designers can test a product for tolerance, behaviour, mechanism dynamics, mechanical motion, performance dimensions, electric clearances, and creepage.