Creo Direct

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Creo Direct is a stand-alone app that enables casual CAD users to create new geometry or modify any existing 3D CAD design, regardless of file format.

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Creo Direct review by <span ue="safe-name" data-safe-name-id="2279dc40-d030-4ac3-a39d-64a3b904efb7">Nikhil S.</span>
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"PTC Creo direct is great for 3D modelling and analysis"

What do you like best?

The commands for modelling are easy to learn and implement even in the most complex drawings. The tree like command structure on the left makes it convenient to spot and make changes in the sub assemblies and parts.

Also, All inclusive features - rather than separating extrude and extrude cut, CREO makes it one feature which is nice if your design intent changes.

What do you dislike?

The user interface has a lot of scope for improvement. For example, there are no text labels on the icons.

Also, it takes a lot of time figure out how to perform simple tasks. Sketching in Creo is not so efficient and the mirror command requires too much inputs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

i Would recommend this product to anyone looking to do 3D modelling and its analysis in critical conditions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it mainly for stress-strain analysis of critical parts pf my projects and its pretty effective. There have been several instances when my teams calculations have been wrong and the analysis in creo has been a life saver.

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Creo Direct review by Cody M.
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"Different, but nice"

What do you like best?

I found it a bit more powerful than Solidworks, which was the first software I learned

What do you dislike?

It was much harder to pane the object than in Solidworks. Having the double-tap space bar for view options I really liked in solidworks

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look around at other CAD softwares and try and implement the common short cuts into Creo. If one software can make the transition between the common ones (solidworks, inventor, ect) easier, than it very well might become the industry standard, as everyone learns something different in college.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is mainly used for designs before building test fixtures. I have learned it is much easier to see the potential mistakes a design may have in CAD before building the fixture, than to try and engineer on the fly when problems arise

What Product and Machine Design solution do you use?

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Creo Direct review by User in Entertainment
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"Great CAD software with a few quirks."

What do you like best?

Creo is a great improvement over Wildfire. It's a bit easier to resolve conflicts and dependencies, and has a slightly cleaner and more user-friendly interface and GUI.

I'll also say that Prints are much easier to create and build, and this is one of the best interfaces for creating 3-view prints.

What do you dislike?

Some of the non-default features (think swept helices and blends and the like) are a bit clunky to figure out. They're just not intuitive at all, and I think a few simple interface changes would correct this so that anyone could use it. Which is disappointing, considering there are free 3d CAD programs that do this well. Further, though resolving dependency issues are easier, I recall back in SolidWorks 2004 (a competing CAD package), that the software was better at assuming new dependencies when features or adjacent geometries were changed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Know who your superusers are!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Engineering print creation, documentation, family tables, and revision management.

Creo Direct review by Mike K.
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"I use PTC in Engineering"

What do you like best?

It has a lot of functionality. It can quickly make an engineering drawing, to a given specifications.

What do you dislike?

Not many people outside of the Engineering world use it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Find good sources of information, and apply Creo and other Creo product to meet the need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building models that may be used in various safety regimes and equipment.

Creo Direct review by Tristan W.
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"Crew is simply a more professional version of AutoDesk Inventor"

What do you like best?

I loved the simple interface and easy to learn key commands. You can make some very need prints and models with this software.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the time required to make realistic models. To create a rough draft model it take minutes to hours, but for a model to be ready to import in the 3D capable compositing software like HitFilm 4 Pro days to weeks are required.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are better options than creo if you're looking for a recreational use 3D modeling and drafting. For professional use, the software is great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creo allows me to make prints quickly, great for working with suppliers if you're in a manufacturing market.

Creo Direct review by User
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"PTC Creo Direct - Great software"

What do you like best?

I love the fact that we can create and edit files regardless of the file format they were stored in. The software also stands true to what it says in that there is direct interaction with geometry that makes modelling easier.

What do you dislike?

The online support isnt the best and could really use some improvement. There isnt a whole lot I dislike about the software, except that it doesnt handle large drawings that great.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its a really good software and I would certainly give it a shot!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Design and draw everything from rods, connectors, studs, washers, cups, tubes, motors, hydraulic units etc needed for assembly drawings.

Creo Direct review by Binayak R.
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"3 years working in creo"

What do you like best?

i like the interface after pro e. Fresh new look with more interactive features.

What do you dislike?

constraints (rules) are more making it more robust but at the same time making it less user friendly

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very good software for the Product design and also toll design in automotive industry.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Drafting

modeling

product design

fixture *& tool design

warehouse material handler designs

sometimes in layouts

Creo Direct review by Joe K.
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"Creo"

What do you like best?

Powerful surfacing and complex geometry ability

What do you dislike?

some commands are still hidden/buried within other command areas

Recommendations to others considering the product

take on-line or classroom lead classes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

plastic product design - complex assembly

Creo Direct review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"PTC Creo Review"

What do you like best?

Easy software to use and learn to manipulate. Any background in solid modeling techniques should allow the user to hit the ground running. No real need for beginner level tutorials or use classes.

What do you dislike?

very Basic 3D modeling and not wide spread in the industry. Seems that most customers use other software programs, and when the conversion files are created, corruptions can occur rendering the files inoperable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Needs better functionality and better export file reliability.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

3D modeling and design capabilities are being increased in capacity.

Creo Direct review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"Very happy. Works as expected"

What do you like best?

The cross-format compatibility is the best feature.

What do you dislike?

The usage made processor feel a little lethargic and slow. However, it might have to do with my hardware more than the software

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

3D printing models

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