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Creo Schematics Lite

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Creo Schematics Lite

What is the intended use of Creo Schematics Lite?

 

Is the intent of PTC for any company producing P&IDs for external communication to buy the full version of Schematic?

 

You cannot export anything but XML files, so it seems this is not intended for communicating with customers or vendors.

 

I was told by sales reps it would fulfill our needs for making P&IDs, but now that I have it, I don't think it will. Shame on me for not researching further myself, but I was told the only limitation was the size of projects. So a big engineering firm would never get by with Lite, but a smaller operation could use it to complement the piping & cabling plugin that it comes with. Is this not the case? Is it primarily just a sample?

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Re: Creo Schematics Lite

It is my understanding that in order to get CAT to quit using the legacy version of RSD called Pro/DIAGRAM of what was  apart of the Pro/ENGINEER drawing package.  CAT had heavily customized & programmed most of that tool circa 1993 to 2004  and would not quit using it.... PTC figured out they might get CAT to quit using Pro/DIAGRAM it if they gave the new RSD tool way free.   As we are in a consumer society, think of that as a bridge to get the purchase closer. ... Then when Creo Schematics comes around with the new UI & many new enhancements, they make various changes to how the LITE version is limited.  Smart really.  Better enhancements  other limits to the free version to get the purchase through.   .  By the way the free version costs 3k and comes free with Creo Harness (was Pro/CABLE)   In the beginning you couldn't cross sheets with conductors.  Multiple sheets etc.   Now you can't use dependent  catalog explore over the network. 

 

I tell everyone to just buy it  Smiley Wink

 

Bart Brejcha

Design-engine.com