As promised, we’ve got more Creo Parametric versus Pro/ENGINEER head-to-head action.
You may recall that when we tried to compare performance working with large assemblies, sketching, and freestyle, Creo Parametric dominated. This new generation of design software required less time and fewer actions to do exactly the same work. At least 30% less time and action, in fact.
But maybe we were handicapping the results, huh? Would Creo Parametric post the same results if we threw a different set of challenges at our independent testers?
Round 1: Sheet metal
In this round testers use flat pattern preview in Creo Parametric as they detect and modify overlapping geometry.
They also create bend features and use sketch forms to update the model. Watch the video to see the results. Notice how much time the Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 tester spends plowing through menus? In fact, the Creo Parametric user spends nearly 60% less time looking at menus. But that’s just the start:
Round 2: Measure
In the second round, we ask, “Can Creo Parametric 2.0 improve on measuring geometry?” Let’s see it try.
In this video you’ll see testers try out Creo Parametric’s unified measuring tool. The measuring dialog stays on screen as they inspect distances, volumes, areas, etc. It even populates all the measurement information for any reference they select. Watch as testers minimize and move all this data right on the geometry.
With 65% fewer menus to open to finish the same work, Creo Parametric testers simply do better when it comes to measure compared to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire users too.
Round 3: 3D Cross section
We saved some of the most complex (and perhaps most impressive) tasks for last. Creo Parametric 2.0 introduces cross-sectioning features and here the testers use it to find interference, view 2D cross sections, change fill colors, and more.
They create and fine tune offset sections, preview just the features they want to see, and then view sections right in the model tree.
Pro/ENGINEER can perform some of these tasks, but it takes testers longer to get the same results. Much longer. See the video for details:
So, it wasn’t a fluke. Creo 2.0 can improve design performance and results no matter which areas of the software you lean on most heavily.