Creo 20 is the newest release of the popular 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software from PTC. It offers powerful new features and enhancements to help you design, create, and innovate your products faster and better. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, Creo 20 can help you achieve your product development goals with ease and efficiency.
In this article, we will explore some of the highlights of Creo 20 and how it can benefit you in your design process.
One of the most exciting capabilities of Creo 20 is Generative Design. This is a breakthrough technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate optimal designs based on your requirements and constraints. You can choose from different materials and manufacturing processes, such as additive manufacturing, subtractive manufacturing, or hybrid manufacturing. Creo 20 will then create multiple design studies for you to compare and select the best one for your needs.
Generative Design can help you save time, reduce costs, improve quality, and enhance creativity. You can explore more design possibilities, optimize performance, and minimize waste. Creo 20 offers two extensions for Generative Design: Generative Topology Optimization (GTO) and Generative Design Extension (GDX). GTO helps you optimize designs for a specific material and manufacturing process, while GDX allows you to simultaneously develop numerous design studies with a variety of materials and processes. Both work seamlessly within the Creo design environment, to enhance productivity.
Ansys Powered Simulation
Another key feature of Creo 20 is Ansys Powered Simulation. This is a collaboration between PTC and Ansys, the leader in engineering simulation software. It allows you to perform real-time simulation of your designs within Creo, using the powerful Ansys solvers. You can quickly and easily analyze stress, strain, displacement, temperature, modal frequency, buckling, and more. You can also perform parametric studies, design optimization, and sensitivity analysis.
Ansys Powered Simulation can help you validate your designs faster and earlier in the product development cycle. You can reduce physical testing, avoid costly errors, and improve performance. You can also leverage the Ansys cloud service to run simulations on demand, without installing any software or hardware. Creo 20 offers two extensions for Ansys Powered Simulation: Creo Simulation Live (CSL) and Creo Ansys Simulation (CAS). CSL provides instant feedback on your design changes, while CAS provides more advanced capabilities for complex simulations.
Creo 20 also supports Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, as a key technology for product innovation. It enables you to create complex geometries that are impossible or impractical to make with traditional methods. You can also customize your products for specific applications or customers. Creo 20 provides comprehensive tools for designing, optimizing, validating, and printing your AM parts.
Creo 20 supports various AM processes, such as fused deposition modeling (FDM), stereolithography (SLA), selective laser sintering (SLS), direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), electron beam melting (EBM), binder jetting (BJ), and more. You can also work with different AM materials, such as metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, and bio-materials. Creo 20 offers several extensions for Additive Manufacturing: Creo Additive Manufacturing Extension (AMX), Creo Additive Manufacturing Plus Extension (AMX+), Creo Generative Design Extension (GDX), and Creo Mold Machining Extension (MMX).
Besides these major features, Creo 20 also offers many other enhancements to improve your user experience and productivity. Some of these include:
Improved usability in Modeling, Annotation, Simplification, Drafting, Part Library, and Data Management.
Enhanced interoperability with other CAD software, such as SolidWorks, Catia, NX, Inventor, AutoCAD, and more.
Updated compatibility with Creo 8 and Windchill Workgroup Manager.
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