Smackdown: Creo Parametric head-to-head with Pro/ENGINEER – Match 1

As Michael Buffer says, “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!” Time to rock and roll and compare out-of-the box versions of Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 with Creo Parametric 2.0 and see how they stack up. We’ll compare on same hardware platform, same proficient user, and same challenge, where only the software is the variable.

In all three videos, Creo Parametric 2.0 gets the job done in a fraction of the time. But don’t take our word for it – watch it all happen and decide which is superior.

Round 1: The Lawnmower (Large Assembly)

From lightweight graphics to 3D sectioning, Creo Parametric 2.0 has fewer menus and mouse clicks to accomplish the same tasks with large assemblies. In this comparison, the user spends 30% less time performing the activity with Creo Parametric 2.0 compared to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0.

Round 2: The Part (Sketching)

When you want to create sketches and features, Creo Parametric 2.0 is smoother. Side-by-side, it sometimes gets messy in Pro/ENGINEER with opening and closing menus and  windows. With Creo Parametric 2.0, most of your action happens with either right-clicks or ALT keys. Check out how the user shaves more than a quarter of their time (28%) performing the activity with Creo Parametric 2.0.

Round 3: The Watering Can (Freestyle)

It’s not about proficiency of the user; it’s about efficiency of the software and Creo has it in this comparison. Watch how in four minutes, using Freestyle in Creo Parametric 2.0, the user completely designs a watering can, while 45 minutes later, the Pro/ENGINEER watering can is still to be completed.

The secret is in the control mesh and the 3D draggers used to manipulate the control mesh. It blows the competition (especially Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0) out of the ring, and is my favorite of these three smackdowns.

Warning: This smackdown may send Pro/ENGINEER away hobbling on a cane. It’s just time for the next generation so you can to stay ahead of your competition.

In the future, we’ll do another set of comparisons. But for now, what do you think of how Creo Parametric 2.0 stacks up? Ready for the switch?

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