Additive Manufacturing in Creo
Additive manufacturing (3D printing) is the process of building an object one thin layer of material at a time. The definition is simple but the process is not. Designers often must use multiple software packages, a situation which forces them to export, redesign, optimize and reimport their model each time.
Creo closes the gap between 3D CAD and 3D printing
With Creo, what you design is actually what you print. Say goodbye to the disconnected, error-ridden hassle of multiple software packages. Now you can design, optimize, validate, and run a print-check all in one environment, reducing overall process time, tedium, and mistakes. When you’re ready, simply send the file straight to the compatible 3D printer.
With Creo’s capabilities you can do both part preparation and lattice design and then print with ease:
- Create parametrically controlled lattice structures, fully-detailed parts with accurate mass properties. With variability control you can reinforce the lattices how you wish. (requires extension).
- Define settings for multiple printers.
- Print parts, assign materials, colors, and calculate build and building material directly from Creo to supported 3D Printers.
- Identify printability issues on your design.
- Scale, position, and show a clipped view of the model and probable support material on the tray.
- Connect directly to service bureaus, such as i.materialise, for access to 100+ materials.
- Automatically optimize the position of the model in the tray for printing.
- Save the CAD data, model translation, and position in the tray as one STL file.