PTC CREO PACKAGES

PTC CREO PACKAGES

PTC CREO PACKAGES

PTC CREO PACKAGES

PTC CREO PACKAGES

Compare PTC Creo Design Packages

In product design, it’s easy to fall behind as competition grows tougher and technology speeds forward. Fortunately, there’s a way to make sure you are updated with the best and newest technology to stay relevant.

The Creo design packages are an efficient way to add powerful technologies like direct modeling, faster design, rendering, routed systems, engineering calculations, and more to your engineering environment.

CREO DESIGN ESSENTIALS

Creo Design Essentials packages deliver a comprehensive set of functionalities at a competitive price point. All Creo Design Essentials packages contain the foundation capabilities of Creo Parametric and a myriad of add-on solution capabilities.

INCLUDED Capabilities

Creo Parametric
Welcome to the new industry standard, with more capability and functionality within every seat
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Collaboration Extensions
Easily integrate and work with data from CATIA V4/V5, SolidWorks, Siemens NX and Inventor
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Simulation Elite
(Linear Structural Analysis)
A subset of Creo Simulate functionality allowing users to perform linear static analysis on parts and assemblies.
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Flexible Modeling Extension
(FMX)
Capabilities to directly edit any 3D geometry in Creo Parametric
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Design Exploration Extension
(DEX)
Rapidly create and explore concepts and modeling alternatives
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Piping & Cabling Extension
(PCX)
Create and optimize routings for cost, manufacturability, and service
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Render Studio Extension
Rapidly define and render photorealistic product images
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Intelligent Fastener Extension
(IFX)
Capabilities to automate fastener geometry creation and hardware assembly
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Advanced Framework Extension
(AFX)
Speed design and improve the accuracy of structural framework assemblies
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Legacy Data Migration Extension (LMX)
Support legacy data migration and CAD consolidation efforts
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Human Factors Extension
Validate and optimize products for human interaction, usability and safety
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Human Factors Analysis Extension
Validate designs and demonstrate compliance with safety, health and workplace standards
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CREO DESIGN ADVANCED

CAD Drawing

Creo Design Advanced takes Creo Design Essentials and adds Advanced Assembly and Prismatic and Multi-Surface Milling, as well as PTC Mathcad.

INCLUDED Capabilities

Advanced Assembly Extension
(AAX)
Capabilities to facilitate and support concurrent design and development
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Prismatic & Multi-Surfaces Milling Extension
Achieve the highest quality, highest precision machining in the fastest time possible
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Mathcad
Capabilities to connect geometry calculations and documentation to Creo data
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CREO DESIGN ADVANCED PLUS

CAD Technical Drawing

Creo Design Advanced Plus is the third of the five new Creo packages. With more capabilities in every seat out of the box, the Creo Advanced Plus package takes Creo Design Advanced, and adds additional capabilities such as additive manufacturing, surface design, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and computer-aided manufacturing.

Additional Capabilities:

Additive Manufacturing Extension
(Standard)
Rapidly create and optimize lattice structures and define printer tray setup
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Interactive Surface Design Extension II
(ISDX II)
Combine the power of parametric modeling and flexibility of freeform surfacing
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Behavioral Modeling Extension
(BMX)
Rapidly optimize geometry to solve for design goals and engineering criteria
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Mechanism Dynamics Extension
(MDO)
Analyze and optimize the dynamic performance of mechanism designs
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Tolerance Analysis Extension
(TAE)
Analyze and understand geometric tolerance stack-up and dimensional variation
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GD&T Extension
Simplify GD&T creation and improve MBD compliance with latest standards (ASME & ISO)
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Tool Design Extension
(TDO)
Accelerate the design of high-quality production mold and cast tooling
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Expert Moldbase Extension
(EMX)
Automate manual, time-consuming tasks to speed the creation of moldbase tooling
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High Speed Milling Extension
Rapid creation and computation of 3- and 5-axis high-speed milling sequences
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Layout Extension
Maximize productivity using integral 2D layout and 3D detailed design
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CREO DESIGN PREMIUM

Creo Design Premium builds on Creo Design Advanced Plus, and adds Fatigue Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, further Collaboration capabilities, sheetmetal, and production machining.

Additional Capabilities:

Collaboration Extensions
(for CATIA V4 & V5)
Easily integrate and work with data from CATIA V4/V5
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Collaboration Extension
(for NX)
Easily integrate and work with data from NX
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Simulation Extension
Analyze and optimize the structural integrity of part and assembly models
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Fatigue Advisor Extension
Analyze and optimize the structural integrity of part and assembly models
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Flow Analysis Extension
(FAE)
Analyze and optimize fluid and gas flow to improve product performance and function
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GD&T Advisor Plus
provides expert guidance on the application and validation of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing based on the latest standards
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Production Machining Extension
Rapidly creation and optimization of NC machining sequences to support production machining requirements
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NC Sheetmetal Extension
NC programming for turret punch presses, contouring laser/flame machines, nibbling and shearing
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CREO DESIGN PREMIUM PLUS

CAD Technical Drawing

Creo Design Premium Plus is the highest-tiered package of the five-package Creo Design family.

Known colloquially as “the kitchen sink”, it features everything in Creo Design Premium, plus Advanced Simulation, Complete Machining, Flow Analysis Plus, Options Modeler, Additive Manufacturing Plus, and Generative Topology Optimization.

INCLUDED Capabilities

Advanced Simulation Extension
Need description for this extension and need to link product brochure below.
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Complete Machining Extension
Powerful, comprehensive NC machining capabilities to meet all production machining needs
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Flow Analysis Plus
Need description for this extension and need to link product brochure below.
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Options Modeler
Extension dedicated app for creating and validating 3D modular products
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Generative Topology Optimization (GTO)
Automatically generate designs solving for specified design criteria, goals and objectives
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Additive Manufacturing Extension Plus
Directly connect to 3D metal printers and automatically generate 3D metal support structures
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ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS AVAILABLE

Creo Generative Design Extension (GDX)
Provides high-performance cloud computing and advanced tools to compare, interrogate and select the optimal design
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Creo Simulation Live
Puts fast and easy simulation into the hands of every engineer providing real time analysis feedback
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Creo Simulation Live Plus
Plus puts fast and easy fluid flow simulation in the hands of every engineer providing real time analysis feedback
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Creo Ansys Simulation
Puts best in class design and simulation capabilities at the fingertips of every designer and engineer
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Creo High Speed Milling Extension
Rapid turn-around and delivery of production mold, die, electrode and prototype parts
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Creo Product Insight Extension
Design for connectivity to capture relevant data streams and return real-world data from physical objects
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Creo Sketch
Rapid ideation and exploration of design concepts using digital tools to create sketches and illustrations
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Creo Reverse Engineering Extension (REX)
Reverse engineer 3D CAD models from prototype scan data
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Creo Schematics
Rapidly create 2D schematics and automate the routing of 3D cable and piping systems
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Creo Harness Manufacturing Extension (HMX)
Simplify and automate the creation of harness manufacturing documentation
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Creo Clearance & Creepage Analysis Extension (CCX)
Analyze and optimize designs for electrical product safety
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Creo Flow Analysis Premium (CFD)
Analyze and understand internal and external flows
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Creo Mold Analysis (CMA)
Analyze and optimize design geometry and mold conditions to avoid part defects and costly rework
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Creo Progressive Die Extension (PDX)
Automate manual, time-consuming tasks to speed the creation of sheetmetal progressive dies
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Creo Topology Optimization Plus
Automatically generate designs solving for specified design criteria, goals and objectives
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Josh Bendel

Owner, Automation Design

PTC Creo Parametric is more intuitive and there are more options. It is more of a direct input environment and it seems to be a bit more professional.

Mike Goetz

Senior Engineer, Augustine Die and Mold Inc.

I started my career using SolidWorks, then I switched to Pro/ENGINEER which is now Creo. Creo Parametric, in my opinion, is the best CAD software available. I have noticed recently that files created in Solidworks tend to have solid modeling issues and make it difficult to design to the solid models needed. The reputation and performance that Creo has definitely surpasses any other software on the market.

POST PROCESSING

Formlabs’ post-processing solutions allow you to continually produce high quality products and maintain an efficient and clean workspace by simplifying and automating the post-production-process

WHY DO I NEED POST PROCESSING PRODUCTS?

There are two factors that make the post wash process necessary—simultaneously soaking and moving parts in solvent work together to remove the thin layer of liquid resin from the surface of printed parts. The Form Wash and Form Wash L circulate solvent throughout the entire wash cycle, enabling shorter wash times than parts that are left to soak without constant movement.

Post-print curing is need because printing cures the resin to its “green” state. In the green state, some polymer connections are not yet fully reacted. Post-curing parts with additional light and heat strengthens the polymer structure, improving strength, stiffness, and temperature resistance.

Form Wash and Form Cure

The Form Wash and Form Cure streamline you 3D printing process to help you produce high-quality parts with less time and effort.

Originally, these solutions were developed to automate post-processing for the Form 2 and Form 3. If you are printing smaller parts (14.5 x 14.5 x 18.5 cm) on the Form 3L, the Form Wash and Form Cure may still be viable solutions.

Form Wash

INCLUDED: Form Wash

$599

Form 3
Form 3L
Form 3B
Form 3BL
Form 2
Form Cure

INCLUDED: Form Cure

$750

Form 3
Form 3L
Form 3B
Form 3BL
Form 2

Form Wash L and Form Cure L

Streamline your workflow and consistently produce clean, high-quality, accurate parts with our automated, large format post-processing machines.

Form Wash L

INCLUDED: Form Wash L

$3,999

Form 3
Form 3L
Form 3B
Form 3BL
Form 2
Form Cure L

INCLUDED: Form Cure L

$3,499

Form 3
Form 3L
Form 3B
Form 3BL
Form 2

Fuse Sift

The Fuse Sift is a safe, efficient powder recovery system for the Fuse 1. This all-in-one station combines part extraction, powder recovery, storage, and mixing in a single free-standing device. Highly convenient and compact, this is the most functionality you’ll get in a single device on the SLS market.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below you’ll find answers to our most commonly asked questions.

You can count on personalized support around the clock by email, live chat, or by joining a live webinar.

Are there any post-curing requirements for the ESD Resin?

ESD Resin requires post-curing to reach its optimal mechanical properties. The print’s specific post-curing settings depend on equipment and the geometry of the part. 

Can I leave parts in the printer after they finish?

Yes, Formlabs SLA printers have an orange cover that blocks UV light, so you can leave parts in the printer with the cover closed to protect them.

Is there a way to recycle used solvent?

Yes, Formlabs recommends recycling solvents for environmental and costs concerns. Investing in recycling Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) reduces waste and disposal costs, production emissions, purchasing costs, and supply chain interruptions.

What type of material is Formlabs resin made out of?

The proprietary material of Formlabs resins is liquid photopolymers.

What is the average lifespan of a Formlabs printer?

The lifespan of your printer depends on many factors. However, all Formlabs printers must pass a rigorous endurance test. The 36-month design operation test ensures a long-lasting, quality printer.

FORMLABS

FORMLABS

FORMLABS

FORMLABS

FORMLABS

Whether you’re prototyping or scaling to production, Formlabs 3D printers produce industrial-quality parts for applications across multiple industries

INDUSTRIAL QUALITY 3D PRINTERS

Whether you’re looking to experiment with prototypes, advance education, or scale for production – Formlabs 3D printers make 3D printing an affordable reality for everyone.

PRECISION & VERSATILITY ACROSS INDUSTRIES

Now, more common than ever, Formlabs 3D printers are even making their way into classrooms and labs across the country. These advanced desktop 3D printers empower students, engineers, and even product development organizations to rapidly prototype in-house.

ENGINEERING
DESIGN, PRINT, & TEST FASTER
Reliably integrate 3D printing across design and product development workflows and rapidly create prototypes with a range of resin materials.

MANUFACTURING
OPTIMIZE PRODUCTION
From pre-production validation to jigs and fixtures to end-use parts – produce high precision, functional prints that can stand up to the rigors of the factory floor

MEDICAL
PRINT PATIENT-SPECIFIC PARTS
Open the door to high-impact 3D medical applications, that save significant time and costs all the way from the lab to the operating room.

JEWELRY
PRODUCE READY-TO-CAST PIECES
Integrate digital workflows with a reliable 3D printer for jewelry production. Prototype designs and produce large batches of ready-to-cast pieces.

EDUCATION
3D PRINTING FOR THE CLASSROOM
Bring 3D printing into the classroom to enhance student productivity and prepare them for their future career paths.

FORMLABS 3D PRINTERS ARE BEING USED AT SOME OF THE TOP-RANKED ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS AROUND THE GLOBE

FORMLABS WEBINAR

Applications & Implementation of 3D Printing in Education

Interested in learning how 3D printing is making a difference in education, and how you can get started? Watch the webinar replay to learn how educators around the country are benefiting from using 3D printers as powerful education and research tools.

Loi Truong

Design Engineer

Initially we were only using the Formlabs printers for product design – now our manufacturing has started to use the 3D printers for their tooling as well. The use of the machines has been migrating down to manufacturing for one of the tools they use for building nest tool fixtures that they use within actual production.

Jeff Martin

Applications Engineer, CPC

Getting the Formlabs products in my hand, I will say that the industrial design is top notch. It is great, beautiful, and very intuitive to use. For me that was a pleasant surprise I wasn’t aware of.

Patrick Gerst

VP of Engineering, CPC

These Formlabs printers run every single night, so there is a lot of iteration going on because it is easy and it’s quick and it’s low cost. By doing this we definitely end up with better designs.

Loi Truong

Design Engineer, CPC

Now there is a quicker turn around. Because we’re using the Formlabs printers, we can do everything right away, not even thinking about the costs. I have the option to go and do it right now, so by tomorrow I can have something in my hand that I can actually look at.

Patrick Hobbs

Product Design Engineer, Brinly-Hardy, Co.

I am very pleased with the level of commitment and dedication that EAC has shown throughout our project. From the beginning of exploring our options of a PDM solution that would work best in our environment, EAC provided the value and confidence that was needed to allow Brinly-Hardy to improve its Product Development processes. They have the knowledge and experience necessary to get the job done. They are willing to work non-conventional hours to ensure the job is completed on time.

Jeff Martin

Applications Engineer, CPC

The reason for suggesting the Formlabs over the other low end SLS –  I’ve seen the accuracy that the SLS machines were capable of when I was doing the electrical pinning. Some guys had samples around and had been talking for quite a while about it.

Loi Truong

Design Engineer

Because we have 3 Formlabs printers now, we are able to make multiple parts for everyone. The flexibility in terms of being able to get a bunch of small parts printed means more efficiency for us.

Patrick Gerst

VP of Engineering, CPC

Being able to prototype has been a huge selling tool for us on the custom side of our business. It’s all about getting customer feedback quickly.

Jeff Martin

Applications Engineer, CPC

My big push for getting the Formlabs printer was when I was doing some electrical connector design. For very long aspect holes or very small diameter holes that were very long or that had steps in them for retaining contacts, the objet printer just didn’t work well because I couldn’t clean out that material very well. And even if I did, the steps were filled in with that wax and I just couldn’t get any of the pins to stick – that’s where the Form 2 was excellent.

Loi Truong

Design Engineer, CPC

With the Formlabs 3D printer we can get the desired sizes and get a true prototype by injection molding prototyping. Looking at the computer is one thing but when you really print it out and get it the right size that you need – you’re able make adjustments on it to see how they fit and how you feel about it.

Patrick Gerst

VP of Engineering, CPC

Resolution is a big deal for us because we make small round parts to be very general. The layer thickness is critical – especially if we are trying to do a little bit of light sealing and things like that. We found that the Formlabs printer was perfect for most of our needs.

Loi Truong

Design Engineer, CPC

So far the Formlabs printers have been exceeding our expectations compared to the last printers we used in terms of getting parts faster and quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to our most commonly asked questions.

You can count on personalized support around the clock – by email, live chat, or by joining a live webinar.

Can I leave parts in the printer after they finish?

Yes, Formlabs SLA printers have an orange cover that blocks UV light, so you can leave parts in the printer with the cover closed to protect them.

Is there a way to recycle used solvent?

Yes, Formlabs recommends recycling solvents for environmental and costs concerns. Investing in recycling Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) reduces waste and disposal costs, production emissions, purchasing costs, and supply chain interruptions.

Which Formlabs resin has the highest impact strength?

For the highest impact strength among Formlabs materials, choose Durable Resin. Other good options include Tough Resin or Grey Pro Resin.

What kind of resins does Formlabs 3D printers use?

There are 3 types of resins available: Standard Resins, Engineering Resins, or Nylon Powders (for the Fuse 1).

Custom-formulated Standard Resins deliver the highest-quality output plus capture astonishing detail without sacrificing strength. Engineering Resins are versatile, reliable, and formulated to help reduce costs, iterate faster, and bring better experiences to market. Nylon Powders 3D print production-ready, end-use parts on the Fuse 1 printer. Check out our Formlabs Resins Library.

What is the average lifespan of a Formlabs printer?

The lifespan of your printer depends on many factors. However, all Formlabs printers must pass a rigorous endurance test. The 36-month design operation test ensures a long-lasting, quality printer.

CREO ILLUSTRATE

CREO ILLUSTRATE

CREO ILLUSTRATE

CREO ILLUSTRATE

CREO ILLUSTRATE

Creo Illustrate is a technical publications software that allows technical illustrators to generate illustrations and animations directly from any 3D CAD designs

With the power of Creo Illustrate, technical publications now have more impact and provide greater value to the organization than ever before.

CAD Technical Drawing

3D technical illustrations enable individuals to absorb complex information quickly

Technical illustrations make it possible to quickly and accurately communicate complex product, service, and parts information to the people that need it the most throughout the entire product lifecycle.

 

TO DEVELOP 3D CONTENT AT SCALE & EFFICIENTLY, CONTENT CREATORS MUST HAVE THE RESOURCES TO:

01

Create 3D illustrations from existing engineering files

02

Auto-update illustrations when product changes occur

03

Reuse illustrations/animations across multiple tech pubs

THE BENEFITS ARE REAL

Save Time Designing & Managing Illustrations

Easily Create Interactive 3D Animations & Illustrations

Gain Knowledge with User Friendly Training Manuals

Utilize Features to Focus & Illustrate Complex Parts

EASILY CREATE INTERACTIVE

ILLUSTRATIONS & SERVICE DOCUMENTATION FOR:

Service Procedures

Parts Catalogs

Assembly Instructions

Training Manuals

Marketing Materials

Operating Instructions

Packages & Features

Creo Illustrate Essentials
Sequence and Animation (3D, VR/AR)
Essentials
For creation of any animated view of the content whether it’s for traditional 3D animations on the desktop, or for use in creating AR/VR experiences.
Windchill Integration (PLM, SLM & MFG)
Essentials
Allows connection of Creo Illustrate with Windchill either for PLM, Service or Manufacturing). Can use either the workgroup manager or direct connection.
CAD data Associativity
Essentials
Automatically update illustrations when associated CAD data changes.
Multi Format Publishing
Essentials
Allows for publication to multiple 3D, 2D vector/raster formats as well as formatted PDF.
Standards & Profiles
Essentials
Allows standards to be enforced across all illustrators, for example line weights, colors, text sizes. Profiles allows for a subset of a standard to be applied to illustrations depending on the use- case, for example a parts list versus an animated disassembly sequence, or rules on how parts are displayed.
Localization
Essentials
Define source & required languages for an illustration & manage the translation process either with or without Windchill translation management. End-user can then select which language they require within the graphic & text & notes will appear in the selected language.
Massive Assembly
Essentials
For users of massive models (over 16GB) this option allows for use of more than 16GB Memory on a local machine.
BOM Editing
Essentials
Enables editing of the BOM structure within Creo Illustrate. Parts can be grouped or combined into service kits or sub-assemblies, either for easier animation or so that only a whole sub-assembly, for example a pump, can be ordered rather than the individual constituent parts
Part Replacement
Essentials
Allows for an old part out to be swapped for a new part. The new part assumes any callouts or notes that were previously assigned to the old part within Creo Illustrate.
Assemble and Smart Explode
Essentials
Assemble allows for alignment of for example holes, faces – this allows for accurate positioning of parts as they are assembled in Creo Illustrate. This is important for cases where a lot of assembly is done within Creo Illustrate. Without this tool then parts can only be assembled by dragging a part into its position. Smart Explode automatically explodes selected parts within an assembly.
Floating License
Essentials
Can have a floating license of Creo Illustrate.
3D to 2D Figure Associativity
Essentials
After a 3D figure is created & converted to 2D & cleaned up (removal of unwanted lines etc.); when the 3D figure is updated, the 2D figure will update & any clean up that was previously done on the 2D figure is also updated.
2D Illustration Authoring Tools
Essentials
For creation of 2D drawing within a 2D figure, for example for adding missing details from a figure.
High quality 2D Vector output
Essentials
Output very high-quality line art from Creo Illustrate
3rd Party CAD Import
Essentials
Allows for direct import of 3rd Party CAD like CATIA, SolidWorks.
Creo Illustrate Standard
Sequence and Animation (3D, VR/AR)
Standard
For creation of any animated view of the content whether it’s for traditional 3D animations on the desktop, or for use in creating AR/VR experiences.
Windchill Integration (PLM, SLM & MFG)
Standard
Allows connection of Creo Illustrate with Windchill either for PLM, Service or Manufacturing). Can use either the workgroup manager or direct connection.
CAD data Associativity
Standard
Automatically update illustrations when associated CAD data changes.
Multi Format Publishing
Standard
Allows for publication to multiple 3D, 2D vector/raster formats as well as formatted PDF.
Standards & Profiles
Standard
Allows standards to be enforced across all illustrators, for example line weights, colors, text sizes. Profiles allows for a subset of a standard to be applied to illustrations depending on the use- case, for example a parts list versus an animated disassembly sequence, or rules on how parts are displayed.
Localization
Standard
Define source & required languages for an illustration & manage the translation process either with or without Windchill translation management. End-user can then select which language they require within the graphic & text & notes will appear in the selected language.
Massive Assembly
Standard
For users of massive models (over 16GB) this option allows for use of more than 16GB Memory on a local machine.
BOM Editing
Standard
Enables editing of the BOM structure within Creo Illustrate. Parts can be grouped or combined into service kits or sub-assemblies, either for easier animation or so that only a whole sub-assembly, for example a pump, can be ordered rather than the individual constituent parts
Part Replacement
Standard
Allows for an old part out to be swapped for a new part. The new part assumes any callouts or notes that were previously assigned to the old part within Creo Illustrate.
Assemble and Smart Explode
Standard
Assemble allows for alignment of for example holes, faces – this allows for accurate positioning of parts as they are assembled in Creo Illustrate. This is important for cases where a lot of assembly is done within Creo Illustrate. Without this tool then parts can only be assembled by dragging a part into its position. Smart Explode automatically explodes selected parts within an assembly.
Floating License
Standard
Can have a floating license of Creo Illustrate.
3D to 2D Figure Associativity
Standard
After a 3D figure is created & converted to 2D & cleaned up (removal of unwanted lines etc.); when the 3D figure is updated, the 2D figure will update & any clean up that was previously done on the 2D figure is also updated.
2D Illustration Authoring Tools
Standard
For creation of 2D drawing within a 2D figure, for example for adding missing details from a figure.
High quality 2D Vector output
Standard
Output very high-quality line art from Creo Illustrate
3rd Party CAD Import
Standard
Allows for direct import of 3rd Party CAD like CATIA, SolidWorks.
Creo Illustrate Professional
Sequence and Animation (3D, VR/AR)
Professional
For creation of any animated view of the content whether it’s for traditional 3D animations on the desktop, or for use in creating AR/VR experiences.
Windchill Integration (PLM, SLM & MFG)
Professional
Allows connection of Creo Illustrate with Windchill either for PLM, Service or Manufacturing). Can use either the workgroup manager or direct connection.
CAD data Associativity
Professional
Automatically update illustrations when associated CAD data changes.
Multi Format Publishing
Professional
Allows for publication to multiple 3D, 2D vector/raster formats as well as formatted PDF.
Standards & Profiles
Professional
Allows standards to be enforced across all illustrators, for example line weights, colors, text sizes. Profiles allows for a subset of a standard to be applied to illustrations depending on the use- case, for example a parts list versus an animated disassembly sequence, or rules on how parts are displayed.
Localization
Professional
Define source & required languages for an illustration & manage the translation process either with or without Windchill translation management. End-user can then select which language they require within the graphic & text & notes will appear in the selected language.
Massive Assembly
Professional
For users of massive models (over 16GB) this option allows for use of more than 16GB Memory on a local machine.
BOM Editing
Professional
Enables editing of the BOM structure within Creo Illustrate. Parts can be grouped or combined into service kits or sub-assemblies, either for easier animation or so that only a whole sub-assembly, for example a pump, can be ordered rather than the individual constituent parts
Part Replacement
Professional
Allows for an old part out to be swapped for a new part. The new part assumes any callouts or notes that were previously assigned to the old part within Creo Illustrate.
Assemble and Smart Explode
Professional
Assemble allows for alignment of for example holes, faces – this allows for accurate positioning of parts as they are assembled in Creo Illustrate. This is important for cases where a lot of assembly is done within Creo Illustrate. Without this tool then parts can only be assembled by dragging a part into its position. Smart Explode automatically explodes selected parts within an assembly.
Floating License
Professional
Can have a floating license of Creo Illustrate.
3D to 2D Figure Associativity
Professional
After a 3D figure is created & converted to 2D & cleaned up (removal of unwanted lines etc.); when the 3D figure is updated, the 2D figure will update & any clean up that was previously done on the 2D figure is also updated.
2D Illustration Authoring Tools
Professional
For creation of 2D drawing within a 2D figure, for example for adding missing details from a figure.
High quality 2D Vector output
Professional
Output very high-quality line art from Creo Illustrate
3rd Party CAD Import
Professional
Allows for direct import of 3rd Party CAD like CATIA, SolidWorks.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below you’ll find answers to our most commonly asked questions.

You can count on personalized support around the clock by email, live chat, or by joining a live webinar.

What languages are supported by Creo Illustrate?

Creo Illustrate supports English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, and Russian.

Which formats can Creo Illustrate interpret?

Creo Illustrate can interpret formats such as Creo and PTC CADDS 5. As well as other neutral formats such as STEP, IGES, VRML, and STL. Additional CAD formats include JT, Catia V4, I-deas, SolidWorks, and Unigraphics with adapters (available at an additional cost). Contact us to learn more.

Is Creo Illustrate compatible with Arbortext?

Yes, you can author in Arbortext IsoDraw or publish illustrated parts lists quickly using Arbortext Editor. You can also connect to PTC Windchill to manage illustration assets through a direct link to the Windchill server.

ARBORTEXT

ARBORTEXT

ARBORTEXT

ARBORTEXT

ARBORTEXT

Automate technical publication for your product and service information

PTC software products are currently used by

28,000+ businesses worldwide

THE BENEFITS ARE REAL

PTC’s Arbortext technical documentation software suite of products creates quality technical publications. Reduce costs and gain the ability to provide accurate, timely, accessible technical content customized to your users’ needs. 

Cost Reduction

Reduce authoring, translating, and publishing costs. Repurpose topics and content by authoring at a sub-document level to eliminate the need for translating and revising entire manuals.

Consistency

Improve the consistency of layouts, and the delivery of information, while eliminating formatting challenges. Standardized stylesheets ensure a coherent look and feel every time.

Automation

Automate most Arbortext features. Automatically generate information, tables of contents, indexes, and cross-references with little effort.

Powerful Flexibility

Enjoy enterprise-grade features of a technical publication editor, while ensuring content is consistent and accurate by leveraging standard styles and document types like DITA or S1000D, or creating a custom styles and document types.

Improved Productivity

Empower teams to easily author and manage multiple document versions when paired with a content management system like Windchill or Windchill Service Information Manager.

Global Accessibility

Support over 25 languages and any XML-based document type definition (DTD) or schema, such as DITA or S1000D.

HOW IT CAN HELP

Arbortext takes the time and effort out of creating quality technical publications with quick turnaround times. Empower your teams to produce enterprise-grade technical publications that reduce costs, improve accuracy, and increase accessibility for your customers. Authors no longer have to spend hours of their day creating operator guides, service manuals, bulletins, installation instructions, or work instructions.

CREATE

Tools to help create and produce a variety of content – from writing XML documents and developing style sheets, to designing 3D and 2D illustrations. Efficiently create and maintain connected data across platforms and provide the ability to reuse content.

Arbortext Editor

Arbortext Editor is a sophisticated toolset designed to help you create and edit documents in SGML and XML. Arbortext Editor’s familiar word-processing interface makes it easy for authors to create structured content for reuse and automated publishing.

Windchill Service Parts Editor

Windchill Service Parts Information and Instructions Parts List Editor enables generation and automated update of associative parts list from BOMs, enrichment of spares data and dynamic update of their 2D and 3D illustrations.

Arbortext Styler

Arbortext Styler helps you create simple to complex stylesheets for publishing to multiple outputs. Using Arbortext Styler’s simple user interface, a designer can define format settings for both electronic and print output without having to learn any of the stylesheet programming languages.

Arbortext IsoDraw

Arbortext IsoDraw produces illustrations using original 3D and 2D CAD data to optimize product and support information, such as assembly and disassembly instructions, parts catalogs, operator and service manuals, training documents, and more.

Arbortext Web Editor and Reviewer

Arbortext Web Editor and Reviewer provides users with an intuitive user interface that captures and manages XML behind the scenes. Accessible via a browser, these tools make it easy for casual contributors to quickly and effectively collaborate with the documentation team. All aspects of the content production process can be streamlined by removing the need for manual conversions and iterative reviews. For those contributors already using Windchill for content management the collaboration process begins in the familiar Windchill interface.

Creo Illustrate

Creo Illustrate enables you to create rich 3D technical illustrations, 2D drawings, and interactive animated sequences that accurately reflect current product configurations and support formats from hard copy to augmented reality. This software allows you to communicate complex service information easily and accurately.

MANAGE

Tools to manage and improve the product lifecycle management process by maintaining connectivity through the digital thread.

Windchill PLM Software

Windchill PLM Software is a product lifecycle management application suite that enables geographically dispersed, multi-disciplinary teams to strategically collaborate with partners and customers using trusted, up-to-date product information.

Windchill’s open architecture enables easy integration with other enterprise systems, including IoT, providing a solid foundation for a product-driven digital thread. Expand self-service access of traceable product data to non-experts who don’t typically use PLM, while avoiding over-customization and complexity.

Windchill Service Parts Information

Windchill Service Parts Information and Instructions add-on is a context-specific service information content manager that enables manufacturers and service organizations to manage information based on how the product is configured and serviced in the field.

The Windchill Service Parts Information and Instructions add-on improves service operations efficiency and effectiveness by enabling service information to be organized and optimized for accuracy, applicability, and rich, graphics-driven delivery.

DELIVER

Tools that allow you to publish and distribute content to your customers efficiently and reliably

Arbortext Publishing Engine

Arbortext Publishing Engine is a server-based system that pulls XML and SGML content from a file system or content management system, assembles that content for different audiences, and automatically publishes the assembled content in both print and electronic forms, all with high-quality layout and formatting. It provides the starting point for creating publications out of reusable components, and provides authors with the functionality they need to aggregate content into publications and to make those publications dynamic and personalized.

Arbortext Content Delivery

Arbortext Content Delivery is a powerful scalable web-based parts catalog and technical information portal, allowing dealers, distributors, and end user customers to easily find and access the updated high quality product configuration-specific content, regardless of where it is created or stored across your enterprise. Arbortext

Content Delivery also integrates with e-commerce business systems to facilitate the parts ordering process for service repairs. It delivers the parts information required for servicing a product along with the supporting documentation required for maintenance and repair operations, right on time, boosting user productivity.

Arbortext Layout Developer

Arbortext Layout Developer enables the creation of templates for the automated print (PDF) production of documents where output quality and/or performance is of prime importance.

Arbortext Layout Editor

Arbortext Layout Editor is for document finishing processes such as changing text formatting to reflow pages in a more pleasing manner and adding floating page regions containing text or graphics.

Vuforia View

Vuforia View is an application that delivers Augmented Reality (AR) enabled experiences to a mobile or eyewear device. It is what you use to access and utilize an AR experience. Vuforia View works by tracking in your real-world space where to launch and anchor the AR content.

Vuforia Studio

Vuforia Studio transforms existing CAD and IoT data into detailed AR experiences that provide critical information to front-line workers when and where they need it most

Integrate With PTC Windchill

When combined with PTC’s Windchill solution, Arbortext offers the industry’s best dynamic content management system (CMS). Link your product engineering data directly with technical publication content for real-time alignment throughout your enterprise. Together, Windchill and Arbortext ensure your information is always accurate and relevant.

IsoDraw allows me to complete projects in half the time I’m accustomed to. Not only do I benefit from productivity gains, IsoDraw helps me produce higher quality technical illustrations too.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to our most commonly asked questions.

You can count on personalized support around the clock by email, live chat, or by joining a live webinar.

What is Arbortext?

Arbortext is an end-to-end, dynamic publishing solution that streamlines how organizations create, manage, and deliver technical publications. The Digital Thread of dynamic data ensures end-to-end consistency by using the CAD Data and existing Bills of Materials from Engineering to create reusable content components, maintain them, and automatically publish up-to-date content across multiple audiences and formats.

What kind of publications can I create and publish with Arbortext?

You can create operator manuals, service documentation, part catalogs, interactive service manuals, installation guides, eLearning courseware, and more. 

Can Arbortext desktop publishing software products and tools be used independently?

Yes, utilize PTC’s Arbortext Suite of tools independently or together.

What is Arbortext Editor?

Arbortext Editor is a sophisticated toolset designed to help you create and edit documents in SGML and XML. Arbortext Editor’s familiar word-processing interface makes it easy for authors to create structured content for reuse and automated publishing.

Is Creo Illustrate compatible with Arbortext?

Yes, you can author in Arbortext IsoDraw or publish illustrated parts lists quickly using Arbortext Editor. You can also connect to PTC Windchill to manage illustration assets through a direct link to the Windchill server.