Creo View



One of the biggest issues facing manufacturers is how to efficiently share the large volume of digital product content created throughout the product development process across the extended enterprise. With its compact, accurate 3D viewable format, Creo View MCAD allows complex product information to be quickly accessed. Now everyone can collaborate visually on product information, using markups to reduce rework and accelerate decision-making across the enterprise and beyond.


PTC Creo View MCAD: key benefits.

Creo View  – for mobile devices

Creo View ECAD: Introduction 

Creo View ECAD in action!


Simple and Powerful Viewer


Easy and intuitive user interface enables the visualization of MCAD models, documents and images in a common, consistent experience across the enterprise.

• Instantly familiar, task-based user interface with undo/ redo capabilities

• View richly annotated model-based designs from Creo and CATIA® V5 (requires optional adapter)

• Supports a wide variety of 3D model, 2D drawing and image source formats

• Supports (with optional adapters) all major MCAD formats, including: CADDS5®, CATIA V4, CATIA V5, NX®, I-DEAS®, SolidWorks®, Microstation® (DGN) and Autodesk® Inventor™

• Visually integrate ECAD and MCAD information within the same user experience (also requires Creo View ECAD)

• Supports STEP AP203 and AP214 standards for exchange of product structure and geometry information

• Encompasses metadata and annotations, to provide immediate reference information to the user

• Easily create smart exploded product views


Effective Markup Tools


Replace error-prone and inefficient paper processes with Web-based mark up and distribution.

• Full set of markup tools for 3D models, 2D drawings, images and documents

• Manage multiple markups

• Distribute markups across the extended enterprise

• Check markups back into Windchill® or other Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems and associate with source file for reference

• Cut, measure, mark up and manipulate sections in real-time


Filter Visual Information


Rich product queries can utilize spatial locations to reduce the amount of information required to locate components within a 3D model.

• Query based on product attributes such as material or color

• Query based on positional location (e.g., find parts that are within 10mm of a position or specific part)

• Search for product properties or components based on multiple criteria

• Perform color-coded searches by attribute or spatial location

• In-graphics assembly, navigation and selection

• Interactive graphical definition of search volumes PLM-wide




As an integral part of PTC’s Product Development System (PDS), Creo View MCAD enables visualization of digital data within a wide range of PTC applications, including Windchill PDMLink® and Windchill ProjectLink™. Creo View MCAD has also been integrated with other PLM systems, so it can display designs based on many CAD applications and other data formats, as well as facilitate electromechanical design collaboration.

• Measure and mark up product viewables

• Embed Creo View MCAD viewables within Arbortext® publications

• Use rich watermarking to prevent uncontrolled screen shots and printing

• Dynamically insert into Creo View MCAD from Windchill Platform




• Microsoft® Windows®, Solaris/AMD, Linux

• Languages: English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Korean, Russian

Key benefits

Accelerate the Design Process


By offering comprehensive view, markup and annotation tools, as well as market-leading performance, Creo View MCAD can accelerate the important design reviews that occur throughout the product development process. Now stakeholders around the world can simultaneously be involved in the design process. And with its ultra-scalability, Creo View MCAD supports a full range of visualization requirements, from simple desktop viewing of single CAD models to interaction with massive digital models of over one million parts.


Reduce IT Infrastructure Overhead


Having a single tool to view many types of detailed product data lowers the amount of overhead required from the IT department. A common, consistent interface that can access digital product definition data across the enterprise lowers expenses associated with software maintenance, product upgrades and internal training. Eliminating data interoperability issues translates into lower overhead and higher productivity.


Improve Efficiency


Productivity improves by enabling engineers to easily share visual information across the enterprise, while still permitting users to accurately measure dimensions. Not only can Creo View MCAD accelerate time-to-market, but its visual collaboration and markup capabilities can also help reduce costs. Increase Control and Security Creo View MCAD allows critical business content (including models, drawings and documents) to be watermarked when collaborating on projects both within and beyond the enterprise.

Creo View – Optional Extensions


Creo View Interface for JT Provides native import and export of JT format files

Creo View Toolkits (Web, Java, Office) Use a rich set of APIs to create interactive Web pages, customize visualization applications and embed Creo View technology in Microsoft applications such as PowerPoint®

Creo View PDF Review Full document collaboration capabilities, including annotation, viewing and watermarking

Creo View Design Check An interactive tool that provides rapid, digital verification of the design intent captured in the original 3D model-based design

Creo View Interference Analysis Identify, understand and review interference issues early in the development process

Creo View Animator High-performance animation for digital mockups

Creo View Massive Assemblies Utilize the exceptional scalability of Creo View MCAD to explore even the most massive assemblies

Creo View Adapters Provides the ability to ‘publish’ native MCAD files to lightweight, accurate Creo View formats