Creo 5.0 Offers AR, Topology Optimization and More
Michael Alba posted on March 20, 2018 |
Creo 5.0 now offers the Creo Topology Optimization Extension. (Image courtesy of PTC.)
Creo 5.0 now offers the Creo Topology Optimization Extension. (Image courtesy of PTC.)

PTC has launched the latest version of its parametric CAD software, Creo 5.0. The new update comes with several new extensions that add functionality for manufacturing, simulation, augmented reality (AR) and topology optimization, as well as general productivity improvements.

Highlights of the Creo 5.0 release include:

  • Augmented reality: PTC has integrated Creo with its Vuforia AR platform, allowing Creo users to author and publish an AR experience from within their designs.
  • Additive and subtractive manufacturing: Creo 5.0 expands its support for 3D printing with the Creo Additive Manufacturing Plus Extension for Materialise, which allows users to connect directly to Materialise-enabled printers for metal printing. Additionally, the new Creo Mold Machining extension offers high-speed 3-axis and 3+2 positioning machining optimized for molds, dies, electrodes and prototypes.
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD): The new Creo Flow Analysis extension allows engineers to simulate fluid flow directly within Creo. PTC claims the extension is easy to use, highly accurate, and able to produce quick results.
Creo 5.0 offers a new CFD solution in the form of the Creo Flow Analysis extension. (Image courtesy of PTC.)
Creo 5.0 offers a new CFD solution in the form of the Creo Flow Analysis extension. (Image courtesy of PTC.)
  • Topology Optimization: Creo 5.0 offers its new Creo Topology Optimization extension, which allows users to input objectives and constraints, and let the software automatically create an optimized design.
  • Bi-directional CAD: The new Creo Collaboration Extension for Autodesk Inventor enables a bi-directional exchange of Creo parts and assemblies with Autodesk Inventor.
  • Productivity improvements: Creo 5.0 offers a number of improvements to user productivity, including an enhanced user interface, volume helical sweeps, geometry creation with sketch regions, surfacing improvements, sheet metal design improvements, and more.

“Product design is fundamentally changing, and Creo continues to evolve to meet the needs of our customers,” said PTC’s Brian Thompson. “With Creo, companies can go from the earliest phases of design to a smart, connected product. Improved functionality and new capabilities, like additive manufacturing, set Creo apart, and give companies a true competitive edge all the way from concept to manufacturing.”

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