It was wonderful to see the live demo of the Creo View for iPad app at PlanetPTC in June of this year. There was a lot of excitement and applause during that demo. However, we are almost at the end of this year and there ha been no update on the progress of this application. Meanwhile, many other companies are releasing iOS apps for CAD creation, viewing and interrogation. AutoCAD WS, Inventor Publisher Mobile, Design Review mobile, Turbo Viewer, vueCAD, iRhino 3D, TurboViewer Pro, iXVL View... In fact, 30 apps for the iPad show up when you search "CAD Viewer." So where is PTC? I kills me to see them missing the boat again. If you need help testing, please ask the user community! If you are waiting for Apple to review the app, at least let us know. No new is not good news in this case!
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Creo 2.0 will launch in March of 2012 and you’ll see two more (yet to be announced) apps and, more than likely, Mac OS X support and an iPad app. After this, the PTC Creo apps will slip into an annual release schedule.
Yes and no. PTC did release a Windchill app on iPad, and the app does include viewer functionality, but it's very basic at this point. You can spin shaded models and "shake to explode" like they demonstrated at PLANETPTC last year.
The app is free to install and it does come with a demo database so you can play around with it, but but you'll need Windchill 10.1 on your servers and pay extra licensing to run the mobile app with your data.
Thanks Brian. I was hoping they would release the stand alone app. Several other companies have apps that will read in PTC files. I guess there just wasn't a clear enough revenue stream to justify releasing the stand alone app.
Last week at PlanetPTC, Madhavi Ramesh from PTC announced that they are releasing a standalone CreoView for the iPad! She didn't give a timeframe, but did show a live demo of the app so it should be released soon. There was no discussion about price or how they plan to license the app, but it will be integrated with DropBox.
I passed Madhavi in the hallway and she mentioned they were looking to release the Creo View Mobile App in the next month or so. I couldn't squeeze a hard date out of her unfortunately.
Thanks for trying Dan.
I spoke to Madhavi several times at the Orlando event. Many people asked her about the mobile app. We're waiting patiently for it!