On Monday, June 10th 2013, PTC announced their intention to include the ability for Creo 3.0 to open 3D models that are in various native formats. Creo 3.0 is planned to be released in the first half of 2014.
OK. So what exactly will Creo be able to do here? Here’s the run down.
Creo 3.0 will be able to open 3D models in native NX, CATIA, Solidworks, SE, JT and Fusion formats.
Opening such native formats will not create intermediary files nor create new Creo files for NX, CATIA and Solidworks models. Work is being invested to do the same for Solid Edge, JT and Fusion formats.
Once opened, those 3D models can be inserted into an assembly and dropped onto a drawing.
When such 3D models are changed in their native CAD applications, the changes are propagated into the Creo environment. So a Solidworks part changed in Solidworks will update a Creo drawing made from that Solidworks part. A NX part modified in NX will update a Creo assembly that utilizes that NX part.