Whats new in PTC Creo 7.0?

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Mikko Hinkkanen

Here in Finland, Spring returns and brings new sprouts from the ground, leaves to trees and endless sunshine to the north, and of course a new version of Creo Parametric, Creo Parametric 7.0.

When going through all of what’s new in PTC Creo Parametric 7.0 I realized it would be too much for a single blog to dive into the sea of details. Therefore, a general overview to top highlights will follow.

The top highlights are Real Time Simulation, Generative Design, Additive manufacturing – plus a range of core product improvements from sketcher to drawing.

Real Time Simulation

Real Time Simulation

Creo 7.0 introduces Fluid Flow Simulation to Creo Simulation Live.

The Creo Simulate Live is built specifically for designers, the software giving you real time Fluid Flow Simulation capabilities directly integrated within your Creo environment. This gives designers the tools which will be so responsive, fast and so simple to use that it will keep up with design engineers, every step of way.

The solution technology is provided by ANSYS and utilizes NVIDIA CUDA graphics cards. The new real time flow simulation makes Creo Simulation Live a great tool for fast concept analysis with multi physics support.

Generative Design

Generative Design

Creo Parametric 7.0 brings a new extensions such as the Creo Generative Topology Optimization extension, which automatically creates product designs based on engineering requirements. The solution is powered with serious piece of AI which helps to reduce development time and generate various solutions – allowing you to select the best to take further into the next stages of your process.

I suggest to all engineers that they should take a look at this new technology and learn how it could benefit your own business. Some of functionalities are left to later maintenance releases of Creo Parametric 7.0, so lots of new developments will follow on within this front.


New multibody design workflows allow you to separately manage, visualize, and design geometric volumes within a part file. These new workflows empower you in the areas of generative design, additive manufacturing, and simulation.

The multibody design is great addition for Creo Parametric tool-set for design conceptual models and creation of complex geometry often encountered in castings.

When testing the new multibody functionalities, I realized the benefits of this paradigm but, also the wisdoms of keeping the model tree approachable for generations to come. The future maintenance releases will add some additional functionality to this initial release.

Additive Manufacturing

Creo Parametric 7.0Creo Parametric 7.0 features improvements to the Creo Additive Manufacturing Extension. You can now add lattices based on the Delaunay stochastic algorithm and hard-edge definition, enabling lattice modelling, print tray optimization, and metal printing with support structures.

The printer support is extended to variety of printers which makes it easy to design and manufacture in one solution with no more time-consuming, error-ridden hassle of multiple software packages.

Core Product Enhancements

Various new improvements have been made to enhance the design experience through the industry leading Creo Parametric.

Part modelling has multiple changes from previous versions. To support multibody design, the absolute accuracy is now default for solid models. The Skecher has new snapping and mirroring functionalities. The visibility of lines and constrains are polished to perfection.

Creo Parametric 7.0

Detailing and MBD have various updates to support latest industry standards. The multibody approach is carried to drawings with new abilities and configuration options for hidden line removal between bodies.

Model geometrical analysis with ModelCHECK supports the multi body parts.

The Creo EX Tolerance Analysis replaces Tolerance Analysis Extension in 1D tolerance stack up analysis. Users are able to try out Clearance and Creepage Analysis (CCX) without requesting a license for 10 days.

As standard with all PTC applications which use CAD data to generate visualizations, illustrations, toolpaths or data management are upgraded to support these updates and functions. The suite of cross functional applications from PTC is really great for any organization in the era of IT consolidation.

For more information on how PTC Creo 7.0 can enhance your design process just visit Creo.

Best regards

Mikko Hinkkanen


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