PTC is changing the way Creo Design software is being sold. As of January 1st, 2018 new 3D modeling software licenses for PTC’s core solutions are only available by subscription in North America.

This makes it easier for users to utilize new functionality and keep up with the latest release of PTC Creo Parametric CAD software. It also gives organizations the flexibility to choose a 3D CAD package according to specific needs at a given time, and ensures access to the latest capabilities and premium support.

Changes in PTC Creo CAD Packaging

PTC has retired and consolidated the following CAD packages into one of 4 new tiered PTC Creo Parametric Design packages: Essentials, Essentials Plus, Essentials Premium, Engineer 1, Essentials Team, Engineer 2, Engineer 3, and Engineer 4.

You can see from the table below that Creo Design Essentials (T1) replaces Essentials, Essentials Plus, Essentials Premium, and Engineer 1; Creo Design Advanced (T2) replaces Essentials Team and Engineer 2; Creo Design Advanced Plus (T3) replaces Engineer 3; Creo Design Premium (T4) replaces Engineer 4; and Creo Design Premium Plus (T5) is an entirely new package that becomes the fifth tier for the new Creo packaging.

New PTC Creo Design Packages

With Creo Parametric and its extensions you can create, analyze, view, and share designs using 2D CAD, 3D CAD, parametric design and direct modeling capabilities along with additive manufacturing, model-based definition (MBD), and smart connected design. Every package includes the industry’s most comprehensive set of 3D CAD tools to allows you to design with maximum potential.

Every package comes with the Core Capabilities and the power to publish, share, and create augmented reality experiences right inside of your 3D CAD models. This allows you to add value to your customer experience because they can now visualize your design with AR.

Here’s a breakdown of what is included in each package:

Creo Design Essentials

  • Creo Parametric
  • Design Exploration Extension
  • Flexible Modeling Extension
  • Human Factors
  • Human Factors Analysis
  • Advanced Framework Extension
  • Collaboration Extension for Autodesk Inventor and SolidWorks
  • Intelligent Fastener Extension
  • Legacy Data Migration Extension
  • Piping and Cabling Extension
  • Render Studio Extension
  • Mathcad Express
  • Simulation Elite (Linear Structural Analysis)

Creo Design Advanced

**includes everything in Design Essentials and also includes:

  • Prismatics and Multi-Surfaces Milling Extension
  • Advanced Assembly Extension

Creo Design Advanced Plus

**includes everything in Design Advanced and also includes:

  • Interactive Surface Design Extension II
  • Behavioral Modeling Extension
  • Mechanism Dynamics Extension
  • Additive Manufacturing Extension – Standard
  • Tolerance Analysis Extension
  • GD&T Advisor Extension
  • Tool Design Extension
  • Expert Moldbase Extension
  • Mold Machining Extension
  • Layout Extension

**includes everything from Advanced Plus and also includes:

  • Collaboration Extension for CATIA V4 and V5
  • Collaboration Extension for NX
  • Simulation Extension
  • Fatigue Advisor Extension
  • Flow Analysis
  • GD&T Advisor Plus
  • Production Machining Extension
  • NC Sheetmetal Extension
  • Mathcad

Creo Design Premium Plus

**includes everything from Design Premium and also includes:

  • Advanced Simulation Extension
  • Complete Machining Extension
  • Flow Analysis Plus
  • Options Modeler Extension
  • Topology Optimization
  • Additive Manufacturing Extension – Plus

For more details on the extensions in each of the new packages, watch our webinar replay, “New PTC Creo Design Packages Overview.”

FAQ on New Packaging

Q: What is the price for existing customers upgrading to the new packages?
A: If you already have a subscription license, then you may upgrade to the new packaging through a contract amendment. If you are still on a perpetual license, then you may convert and upgrade at the same time and pay the subscription conversion price.

Q: Do the new packages contain PTC Windchill?
A: Creo Design Advanced (Tier 2) contains Windchill PDM essentials. Design Advanced Plus, Design Premium, and Design Premium Plus is bundled with Navigate Author, MCAD Data Management I, BOM Management, and Project Management at no increased cost. These three packages will also be available without PDM.

  • Q: Do we offer node-locked licenses?
    A: We offer a locked license for Design Essentials and Design Advanced only.

Q: Can I still buy Creo extensions that are now bundled in the new packages?
A: Yes, all extensions will still be available to be purchased separately. If you are subscribing to a new package that does not contain an extension that you need, that extension will be available separately.

Q: Are trials for the Creo software available online?
A: Yes, you can download a free 30-day trial here

Q: How would upgrades work if I already have subscription license?  Do I pay the difference on the remaining contract?
A: Subscription upgrades are handled through a contract amendment. You would pay the difference between your current package and the upgraded package.

If you have more questions or would like to talk to us about the new Packages and Pricing, then contact us and we’ll give you more information.