You may have already watched Paul Sagar’s introduction to the Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX) for Creo Parametric. But how does this extension for Creo Parametric compare to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire when it comes to handling late stage design changes? Well for engineers genetically predisposed to seeing comparisons and asking why and how did Creo get so much better? You can watch this new head-to-head comparison of Creo 2.0 versus Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0.
Direct Editing of Models
With the Creo Flexible Modeling Extension, designers can directly edit any model, for example models built by someone else or with design intent that makes making changes difficult. Designers can easily select and directly edit a range of geometry and features including rounds and patterns, without having to investigate and resolve previous design intent, for example, complex references across entities, and so on.
Fully integrated in Creo Parametric
And Creo FMX is available directly integrated in Creo Parametric, quickly access commands using the dedicated UI tab and other productivity enhancing short cuts (versus having to enter another tool or mode typical in other CAD software). The result is immediate productivity for those familiar with Creo Parametric.
No Loss of Design Intent
Any design change made with Creo FMX fully retains the design intelligence of the parametric model, no design intent is ever lost and the parametric model stays in synch with all the changes made either parametrically or through direct editing.
Designers will also find the direct editing capabilities robust, able to handle complex geometry and rounds. Watch the comparison to see some of the complex cases Creo FMX can handle.
Some of these items may seem like huge changes, while others seem minute, but the reality is that the fewer mouse clicks and menus you go through, the faster you can finish late stage design changes – in fact up to twice as fast as Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire.
Want to try Creo FMX and Creo Parametric for free? Download the 30-day trial version.