PTC Creo 9 Now Available

Core enhancements enable better designs in less time, company reports.

Core enhancements enable better designs in less time, company reports.

PTC’s newly released Creo 9 is said to inspire innovation with technologies such as generative design, real-time simulation, and additive manufacturing, the company reports. Image courtesy of PTC.


PTC launched the ninth version of its Creo computer-aided design (CAD) software. Creo 9 helps engineers deliver product designs in less time and encourages innovation with emerging technologies such as generative design, real-time simulation, and additive manufacturing, the company reports.

PTC Creo 9 brings engineers updates to:

  • Usability and Productivity: Investments across the core modeling environment focus on usability and productivity, including updates to the model tree to make it faster to structure, document and understand design intent, and a new function for dividing surfaces to improve analysis and product definition.
  • More Powerful Simulation and Generative Design Capabilities: Advanced multiphysics from Ansys have been integrated into the Creo simulation portfolio. PTC’s generative design technology also adds capabilities to define optimization studies with designed-in safety factors and natural frequency limits.
  • Model-Based Definition (MBD) and Detailing Improvements: Continued investment in model-based product design, especially in surface finishing and welds, means that users can include specialized downstream manufacturing information right on the model.
  • Ergonomic Design and Vision: Expanded ergonomic tools help designers recognize the uniqueness of users while helping ensure products comply with safety, health, and workplace standards. 
  • Advances in Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing: Creo 9 delivers improved control over stochastic and formula-based lattices and user-defined support structures for advanced additive manufacturing use cases. 

“Creo 9 is an important release, and our customers’ feedback played a big part in making that happen,” says Brian Thompson, divisional vice president and general manager of Creo at PTC. “We made core improvements like the divide surface capability and stronger design intent management to benefit our users. We focused on advanced technologies transforming product design—including simulation, generative design and additive manufacturing. Finally, to better support our users, we’ve strengthened Creo’s ergonomics capabilities. All these enhancements are about helping engineers get their best designs to market more quickly.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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