Products and Extensions for PTC Creo
As a provider of CAD/CAM special solutions and long-time software and technology partners of PTC, Software Factory has developed Creo-specific extensions and applications for over 20 years. Our mission is to adapt Creo to the specific needs of your company and to best integrate it into your process chain. We help you to optimize your Creo installation from a technical viewpoint and with regard to better cost efficiency.
Automated Collection of Characteristics
INSPECT for Creo is the system for automatically collecting, managing and documenting characteristics for Creo. At the push of a button, all characteristics are full-automatically determined from the CAD data, documented across the complete life cycle with a unique number, and labeled in the drawing
Know-How Protection by Simplified Models at the Push of a Button
SF SIMPLIFY for PTC Creo is the easy-to-use and fully automated tool to generate a filled envelope geometry to simplify complex models or to deface their inner details.
3D COLORCODING for Geometric Dimensioning&Tolerancing (GD&T)
Use SF COLORCODING and be able to use colors for the fully-automated assignment of quality specifications directly in your CAD model. SF COLORCODING saves your valuable time by removing manual tolerance assignments in separate 2D drawings.
Elfsquad – The Product Configurator for PTC Creo & Windchill
Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation require new, automated and agile methods to improve processes between customer, sales, development and production. Automate your product configuration with Elfsquad’s web-based configuration assistant and Software Factory’s Integration for PTC Widchill and Creo to make sales processes for customer specific products with many variants as easy as possible.
Fast and Safe Thickness and Distance Analysis
WALLCHECK for Creo is a tool for fast and automated analysis of wall thickness conditions and distances in Creo parts and components. By eliminating time-consuming manual measurements, time to market is effectively shortened
Discover your hidden optimization potential
GEOCHECK for Creo is the module for testing and controlling the data quality of CAD models according to the VDA Recommendation 4955/1 of the Association of the German Automotive Industry (VDA).
SF ModelCHECK Extensions
Check CAD models against standards and design guidelines
Each company defines company-specific model standards and designs guidelines for its assemblies, components and drawings. With ModelCHECK Extensions, the ModelCHECK extends the product scope of PTC® Creo® Parametric™
Check CAD models against standards and design guidelines
Every company defines specific standards and design guidelines for its assemblies, parts and drawings. QCHECK for Creo checks the compliance with these specifications in the design process. As a consequence it ensures CAD data quality and compatibility with the subsequent process chain.
Export of Sheet Metal Cutting Data
THERMCUT for Creo extracts the silhouette geometry required for NC cutting and various other data relevant for production directly from 3D sheet metal models. The resulting Dxf or Iges files are ready for use in nesting programs without manual modification. Thus, a high degree of automation can be achieved, leading to considerable time savings.
SF WELDING EXPORT
Automate the programming of welding robots for lot size 1
Robot-based welding with small lot sizes and changing product variants is often uneconomically and the welding processes are performed by welders manually. However, qualified personnel is becoming scarce since welding is also feeling the impact of skill shortage. A continuous digital transformation of the process chain from development to manufacturing with SF WELDING EXPORT for PTC Creo can solve this problem. With this software, a “digital shadow”, a virtual and real-time model of the product and the welding product, is available at any time.
Mechanical Design of Printed Circuit Boards
eTRONIC for Creo is equipped with interfaces for different circuit board layout systems. The development of eTRONIC is based on the Pro/DEVELOP programming interface.
ParametricExpressions is an interactive add-on for Creo that provides all dimensions, parameters and relationships of a part clearly arranged in an editor.
- The displayed dimensions are grouped by construction elements.
- Selected dimensions are highlighted in the 3D view.
- After changing values, a preview of the effects on the model can be activated.
- Values can be specified numerically or depending on other dimensions and parameters as a calculation rule. The same syntax is used as in the relation editor. Modified or newly created relationships are transferred to the model and are then also available via Creo’s standard functionality.
- Patterns are supported and can be edited.
- Interactive creation of variants of an existing model
- Analysis of the parametric relationships of an unknown model
- Support for creating or simplifying relationships
- Checking the robustness of a design against dimensional changes
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PTC Creo Toolkit Projects
SOFTWARE FACTORY – The TOOLKIT EXPERTS for PTC Creo and Creo View
Industry 4.0 needs new capabilities and methods to improve the workflows within the product development process. Smart Engineering and the complete digital definition of the product model require an economical and beneficial optimization of CAD-CAM processes with Model Based Definition (MBD), Model Based Enterprise (MBE), and Product Manufacturing Information (PMI).
With the help of Software Factory, you can work more efficiently and productively with the Creo and Windchill platforms. With 25 years experience as a PTC Software Partner, we have the expertise to automate your product design with Creo Toolkit, making it more flexible, faster and more efficient.
Software Factory – The EXPERTS for Vuforia Studio, Vuforia Chalk and Creo AR
Smart engineering, agile development methods and the complete digital definition of the product model enable a new user experience across the entire product life cycle with augmented and mixed reality. This offers companies from various industries and their customers fantastic new opportunities, from smart engineering through smart manufacturing to smart service and assistance.