In one minute or so: How disruptive is this going to be? (part 8)

Creo is an exciting breakthrough in the CAD industry, but for established PTC users, concerns arise about how the technology might impact existing data. In this group of videos, Mike Campbell, Divisional Vice President of Creo Product Development, answers questions about just how much disruption you can expect.

We’ve summarized his answers in just a few words (for you skimmers), but you’ll want to view the complete videos for details.

Q. What type of effort do existing users of Creo Elements/Pro (formerly Pro/ENGINEER) need to plan to upgrade?

“Think of this upgrade as you would have a significant release of Pro/ENGINEER in the past.”

Q. Can I migrate models and drawings from Creo Elements/Pro to Creo 1.0?

“All previous versions of Pro/ENGINEER will be Creo compatible. No conversion necessary.”

Q. Will I lose any existing product capabilities when I upgrade from Pro/ENGINEER and Creo Elements/Pro to Creo 1.0?

“In general, no.”

Q. I’ve customized my UI, how will those customizations be handled in Creo 1.0?

“If you’ve customized menu bars, added buttons, etc., you’ll need to rebuild those customizations for the new ribbon-based UI.”

Q. Will Creo 1.0 support the same platforms and configurations as Creo Elements/Pro?

“By and large yes. Creo 1.0 will support Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.”

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  1. Dave
    Posted Apr 26, 2011 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    “new ribbon-based UI”? I hope it’s better than the current Creo Elements Pro 5.0 is for drawings.

  2. Posted Jun 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    What about Pro/Web.Link and JLink functionality. I have custom apps that were written using Wildfire’s previous API’s as mentioned. So I am wondering…How does Creo 1.0 (parametric app) handle these exactly…How disruptive will that be? I haven’t seen any mention of this yet. Will it still have embedded web browser?

    • Geoff Hedges
      Posted Jun 27, 2011 at 11:05 am | Permalink

      Hi Gary,

      Thanks for your post, the product manager responsible tells me:

      “All Application Programmer Interfaces (APIs) in Creo Elements Pro 5.0, including the Parametric Foundation Class (PFC) APIs – J-Link, WebLink, and Visual Basic, are supported in Creo 1.0 (for Creo Parametric only). The only caveat is that customer applications that use top-level menu commands will need to transition to the new ribbon-based user interface. PTC provides a legacy application migration tool that will automatically place top-level commands into the ribbon in a default location. The programmer can subsequently modify the ribbon layout, including the location of their commands in the ribbon, via the use of a ribbon customization file that can be saved with and executed from his or her application. The programmer should see the documentation for Creo Toolkit, J-Link, WebLink, and/or Visual Basic for details. The embedded browser, as well as the Navigation Pane, continue to be available to the programmer for display of information to the user and for custom user interfaces development.”

      Hope this helps.

      Best Regards,

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