If you’re already using PTC Creo, you probably already know about the great benefits that come with using our ground-breaking parametric design solution. But you may not know that many companies don’t stop there. They add on tools that suit their specific company needs, refining and optimizing the software environment so that they develop products that are even more innovative and efficient. They add on tools like PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX).
PTC Creo FMX is for any product developer who wants an easier solution for:
- Making late-stage or unexpected design changes.
- Working more flexibly during the concept design phase.
- Modifying third-party or legacy design data.
If you’re ready to think about getting more value from your software, here’s what you should know first about PTC Creo FMX.
PTC Creo FMX introduces direct modeling to the parametric environment. What’s direct modeling? It’s a CAD method that allows designers to interact directly with the geometry of the model. This means they can manipulate it by pushing, pulling, or twisting. So, unlike parametric modeling, where a feature’s final geometry has to be built into the steps that create the final model, direct modelling allows the features geometry to be modified without having to edit the interim model stages. Learn more here.
PTC Creo FMX is integrated with PTC Creo Parametric. With these tools, anyone can modify models easily, whether they’re generating quick concept designs or modifying a detailed drawing at the last minute. The combination can be useful for creating better simulation workflows, too. That’s because the software makes it easy for designers and analysts in removing features such holes, faces, features, blends, and other geometry as they prepare parametric models for analysis. Best of all, direct modeling doesn’t require a high level of experience with parametric modeling capabilities, so it’s easier for non-CAD experts to work with. Learn more here.
PTC Creo FMX customers come from many different industries—consumer products, automotive, machinery, etc. “Using PTC Creo Parametric and flexible modeling, we more efficiently reuse our existing design data to reduce new project design time by 75%,” says Matthew Moore, mechanical engineer at American Vulkan Corporation—a company that specializes in drive shafts and other power transmission equipment. Meet more companies here and here.
One more tip before you buy: Contact us about special deals like package upgrades—you may be eligible to receive discounts on PTC Creo FMX and other PTC Creo add ons.