Creo Illustrate

creo-illustrate-wiecej-bieli

THE USE OF 3D ILLUSTRATIONS IS A RAPIDLY GROWING OPPORTUNITY FOR MANUFACTURERS TO DELIVER MORE EFFECTIVE TECHNICAL INFORMATION. THE SOFTWARE COUPLES SUPERIOR 3D ILLUSTRATION CAPABILITIES WITH ASSOCIATIVE CAD DATA TO DELIVER CONFIGURATION-SPECIFIC GRAPHICAL CONTENT USED TO OPERATE, SERVICE AND MAINTAIN PRODUCTS THAT ACCURATELY REFLECTS THE CURRENT PRODUCT DESIGN.

 

PTC Creo Illustrate offers a dedicated environment with the capabilities required to create rich 3D technical illustrations that are used to communicate complex products and procedures clearly and graphically to users of service and technical information. This functionality enables technical illustrators, authors and service planners to repurpose design and engineering data from any 3D format for use in service procedures, training materials, illustrated parts catalogs and all forms of technical communications.

Power of 3D illustrations in Creo Illustrate

Creo Illustrate Sectioning

Key benefits

Increase service and parts accuracy

 

• Ensure service effectiveness with interactive, configuration-specific repair and maintenance procedures

• Improve spare parts identification with associative CAD-driven illustrated parts lists

• Create visual representations of service parts and kits to increase accuracy

• Leverage 3D, up-to-date information to reduce field errors related to outdated technical publications

 

Accelerate repair and maintenance times

 

• Enable easy 3D navigation of service information, based on specific product configurations and user environments

• Provide technicians and users with easy-tounderstand 3D technical information to increase productivity and accuracy globally

• Eliminate wasted time searching for service information in static, generic technical documents

 

Improve product performance and customer experience

 

• Deliver interactive training materials and technical information to improve product adoption and customer satisfaction

• Capitalize on growing adoption of 3D devices and applications to deliver advanced 3D product support content that is easy to find and understand

Features

 

Repurpose CAD for up-to-date 3D technical illustrations and animations

 

• Easily create 3D technical illustrations by importing design data from all major CAD systems

• Leverage PTC Creo View ‘Adapter’ technology to quickly convert essential engineering design data, regardless of its origin, into a readily accessible format for 3D illustration

• Interpret leading formats such as PTC Creo and PTC CADDS® 5, as well as other neutral formats such as STEP, IGES, VRML and STL

• Leverage additional CAD formats such as JT, Catia V4, I-deas, SolidWorks, and Unigraphics with adapters available at an additional cost

• Import one or more assemblies from original CAD sources and merge and assemble them into a single illustration file

• Maintain an associative link with original CAD files, on local disk or on a PTC Windchill® server, to automate the 3D illustration change process when the engineering design is modified

 

Restructure engineering product structures into an illustration service bill of materials

 

• Generate service BOM (sBOM) information structures to populate with required parts illustration

• Easily drag and drop items from the detailed engineering model structure into the sBOM

• Collapse groups of assembly items into a single serviceable or replaceable part

 

Generate illustrated parts lists and call outs

 

• Create an interactive parts list that reflects the structure of the sBOM, representing the entire bill of materials or a subset

• Repurpose engineering CAD metadata to produce dynamic parts list information quickly and accurately

• Generate and apply call outs from parts lists automatically

• Dynamically link call outs to the parts and enable cross selection between the call out balloon, model object and parts list line item

• Drop in extra columns based on model metadata and add description fields to the parts table

• Customize call out styles quickly and easily

• Publish illustrated parts lists quickly using PTC Arbortext® Service Information Solutions, PTC Arbortext Editor or your own custom delivery application based on PTC Creo View Express.