Creo 1.0: How open is Creo? and Evan Yares’ recent blog posts ask the same great question about Creo – How open is PTC’s Creo file format?

To help answer the question, Mike Campbell, DVP of Creo Product Development, recorded video answers over the last couple of months, so let’s listen to Mike clarify the points. For you skimmers, I’ve summarized the points in a short sentence, but it’s definitely take the time to watch the videos.

1. Creo uses a common data model to keep all the data used by each Creo app in synch, not a single common data file. The common model is NOT a common file format.

2. The common data model enables each Creo app to have it’s unique view

3. Parts of the common data format will be open to customers, partners, etc.

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  1. Posted Aug 7, 2015 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    I am currently using Creo 2.0 and need to use the software in Windows 8 as well which implies that I have to upgrade…If I have to upgrade to Creo 3.0 do I need to purchase an AMC for existing Creo license.

    • Cat McClintock
      Posted Sep 4, 2015 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

      Creo 2.0 M030 is supported on Windows 8 and Creo 2.0 M100 is supported on Windows 8.1. You do not need to upgrade to Creo 3.0. What is an AMC?

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