Did You Know? Update and Save/As with PTC Creo Collaboration Extensions
Do you want to reduce redundant work, improve product quality, and deliver products on-time? If yes, then you’ll definitely want to know how Unite Technology is making it easier to reach all of those goals through better collaboration.
The PTC Creo Collaboration Extensions, part of Unite Technology, address the primary barrier to collaborating early and often. Now, integrating new data into designs is so easy that it can be done throughout the development process. In this post, we’ll explain how to use the Update and Save As capabilities in the PTC Creo Collaboration Extensions to improve collaboration.
Unite Technology enables you to open or import non-PTC Creo data directly in PTC Creo and incorporate them into designs. Simply open your model, click Assemble, and use the open dialogue box to select your file. In this example a SolidWorks assembly has been opened and appears on the model tree. Now, assembling the model is as simple as selecting the alignment for the two assemblies.
The full assembly appears in the model tree after opening the file.
As changes are made to the non-PTC Creo data outside of PTC Creo, designers are notified and can quickly and easily integrate the updates to data that has been converted or opened. You can feel confident that any design intent that has already been established will not be changed. For example, when the assembly in the image below was regenerated with an updated motor, the sheet metal bracket automatically adjusted to the new locations of the pins. The mounting blocks adapted to the surface contour of the new motor as well.
The assembly on the right automatically adjusted to changes during regeneration.
Additionally, designers can exchange PTC Creo model data in CATIA, NX, and SolidWorks formats with their design partners. From the file menu select Save As then click Save a Copy. Using the Save a Copy dialogue box you can select the type of formatting that is most convenient for your partners.
The capabilities in the PTC Creo Collaboration Extensions for CATIA, NX, and SolidWorks simplify collaboration. Now you can collaborate early and often in the product development process with the confidence that you will not need to redo work as designs change.
To learn more about the PTC Creo Collaboration Extensions check out our demo video on PTC.com (“PTC Creo Collaboration Extensions Synopsis Demo Video”).
Stay tuned to our “Did You Know” blog series as we cover more exciting, new enhancements in PTC Creo 3.0.
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