I would like to know if there was any new functionality added to M040 or was it a only a maintenance build?
See "Core Enhancements for This Release" in the Creo Illustrate 2.0 M040 Read This First document:
I had looked at that document but went right over the "Core Enhancements for this Release" section.
There are three core enhancements (summarizing/more detail in http://www.ptc.com/WCMS/files/153826/en/CreoIllustrate2_RTF_M040.pdf ):
- You can save a perspective view of a figure as a 2D illustration file.
- You can include a shaded image of the figure behind the transparent HLR rendering.
- You can create multiple explode lines for a single part.
These will be worth the upgrade in my opinion.