In Creo 4.0 we will have a cycling splash screen. This means every time you launch Creo you will see a different splash screen. PTC would like to show rendered images of your designs and provide worldwide advertising for your company.
In the example Creo Parametric splash screen below, you can see the concrete trailer pump is from Jina Park of Nard Co Ltd.
All we require from you is your models and an image of the real product and then PTC with the help of Keyshot we create a beautifully rendered image.
In return for sending us your model's, PTC will provide you with the rendered image for your own marketing material, as well as an image of your product, and your company name on the global stage.
If you would like to take part in this exciting initiative or would like additional information then please contact me.
I look forward to helping you obtain free advertising across the world.
I think there's a knee-jerk reaction that this will be another "Resource Center" pop-up that can't be disabled by administrators (without interaction by the user.)
While I like the idea of showcasing people's work, this really feels like PTC is just copying SolidWorks again...
Personally, if I were a small shop with everybody in the same building, I wouldn't mind seeing cool products for other companies when launching Creo.
Being responsible for corporate users around the world, I want to be able to use Splash Screens to communicate with my users. I especially do not want any marketing thrown at my users. I also don't want Creo accessing some external site I have no control of and may trip up my internal security applications.
It cannot access an external site as my production system is not on any network to obtain the images from.
Creo starts up now with NO splash screen, why add the programming just to copy some other company.
I agree with Joahua, If a splash screen is a must, then let me add my company internal information to it to communicate with my users. They don't need any advertising gimmicks, which they will 99% of the time ignore anyway.
Joshua and those who would like their own splash screen.
With Creo 4.0 (subject to change without notice) you will be able to define your own splash screen and have Creo display it on start up.
You will not be able to have multiple Splash screens
The splash screen can be in a shared location.
The custom splash screen will be a configuration option
For "communication" with users we use Creo browser. You can force that it will runs together with Creo through "File -> Options -> Window Settings -> Expand the browser during startup". Then you have great opportunity to communicate anything at anytime to all users easily. Of course, only with those who use Creo actively. The page(s) can be somewhere in your network or at intranet server so there is nothing to do at each machine when you need to change the content.
I think this is a great idea - showcasing Creo in the real world vs. sample designs as the splash screen does now.
Our company is a consultancy, if we were to submit customer data (with their approval, of course), would there be room to credit our customer and us on the splash screen?
Based on the discussions above I have attempted to address your points below.
I hope that answers all the questions, thanks, Jim
Good answers. Since the images will be in the load point, is there any possibility that we could add our own images (for internal use only), or will these be embedded in some compiled resource file? Thanks.
Just fire up a slideshow from creo.bat - or let an AutoIt / AHK task wait for xtop.exe to start and then start up a picture viewer and run it until the main window opens.
I'm frankly surprised at the negative response to this. Creo already has a splash screen, this just makes it different.
Doug has a good point.
I know that as engineering type personalities we all HATE change, but this is relatively small. I do understand the concerns brought up, and hopefully Jim and PTC will take those into consideration, but overall, this is a good thing.
CAD / PLM Systems Manager
I expect the chance of getting images onto a competitor's computers would make this more interesting. Maybe include a QR code for the LinkedIn resume of the creator? Possibilities - endless. The mind boggles.
Hi Jim, referring to https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS135182, we CANNOT change the splash screen image that shows up while launching Creo Parametric 3.0, are you sure this is an enhancement for Creo 4.0 really? If yes, I think this technical article need to update
As requested I have requested that article https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS135182 is updated with the information below.
From Creo 4.0 FCS you can have Creo launch your own custom splash screen
Set the configuration option splash_screen_image_path and point to your own custom *.png file
You mention png files. Historically gif files were supported ... the article doesn't specifically say what image formats are supported. Is it just png?