I just looked at Autodesk products. They have a product called 'Inventor Fusion'. It combines parametric and direct modelling. So what is revolutionary on Creo ?
Different modules- according to your daily needs ? - It's not new.
Special and customized apps ? - What about the Pro/Toolkit and WebLink, JLink ? There was also the possibility to create 'apps' - EFX is the best example.
One data base with data management? - It seems that ADesk already has such features - Inventor + Vault - interfaces to other ADesk products.
Or is it just a new image?
a new interface?
(a new attempt to earn money ?)
I'm speculating (I have no direct experience on CREO, yet...) but I think what PTC will tell you is that they will be offering a "round trip" where you can start in parametric, then do some explicit, then back to parametric....NX doesn't allow for the round trip. I did have a demo of fusion and was impressed (GUI REALLY nice job) but I don't think fusion is allowing for a full round trip, at least not yet...
It's hard to believe that you can switch a direct modell into a parametric one.
There are too many ways to create solids.
simple Cylinder: Extrusion or Rotation ?
complex geometry: Surfaces or Solids ?
But maybe they've found a way. I'm excited what it will look like.