Creo Elements/Direct Drafting (formerly CoCreate Drafting) is a comprehensive 2D CAD system with powerful assembly management and 2D parametric capabilities that allow you to adapt existing drawings and create families of parts or drawings more easily.
Some of the parametric capabilities and some of the features like ISO view. Part idea is not terrible.
What do you dislike?
Requires a lot of macros to automatize simple operations
Unable to switch selection mode by dragging mouse from left to right and from right to left.
Unable to lock the parts - this is huge issue that might cause a big problem! user can accidentally move the part in the assembly (when working at the top level) just for tiny bit and never catch it! and if you try not to work at the top level then good luck with pulling dimensions between different sub parts!
It uses its own macro language instead of normal VB or C or whatever the industry standard is - I think it is a con.
In summary we all almost hate Drafting here and will be switching to something else, especially considering that there are many other 2D CAD packages given away for free these days and PTC still charges a lot of money for their crappy unfinished product.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Think twice - there are free 2D CAD packages available that could do same things!
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
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