Creo Schematics is a comprehensive, stand-alone 2D diagramming solution for creating 2D schematic diagrams of routed systems such as cabling, piping, HVAC, and hydraulic systems. The software automates the creation of detailed 3D routed system designs from existing 2D schematics within Creo Parametric and Creo Elements/Direct. This saves time, reduces errors, and eliminates tedious manual processes by correctly interpreting 2D logic and transferring it accurately into 3D. It also improves product quality by capturing both electrical and mechanical design intelligence within a single digital model. Now, design professionals across multiple disciplines can streamline product development processes and collaborate more effectively.
Why Creo Schematics
With Creo Schematics, you can:
Create schematic designs for routed systems quickly and easily, including complete system documentation, regardless of complexity;
Capture electrical and mechanical design intelligence within a single digital model;
Improve product quality by improving collaboration among electrical and mechanical designers;
Automatically create detailed 3D routed system designs from 2D schematics within Creo Parametric, and reduce errors and speed up time to market; and
Preserve the value of existing 2D data in both Creo Parametric and Creo Elements/Direct 3D modeling environments.
Reduce time-to-market - Creo Schematics provides the rich, multi-discipline tools design engineers need to create schematic designs quickly and easily. It then automates the routing of 3D cables and wires within Creo Parametric™ and Creo Elements/Direct®, and the routing of pipes within Creo Parametric. This eliminates the process of manually interpreting 2D schematics when creating a 3D digital prototype of harnesses and pipes.
Reduce total product cost - PTC offers a more comprehensive routed systems solution, consisting of Creo Schematics, Creo Parametric, and the Creo Piping and Cabling Extension. In combination with ECAD-MCAD Collaboration extension, PTC provides the electromechanical engineer the foundations for developing smart connected products. The complete digital model to be defined within Creo reduces the dependency on physical prototypes and significantly lowering product costs. Analysis tools such as Clearance and Creepage Extension and E-simulate for schematics, helps engineers to digitally optimize the electrical design for safety, cost and weight. Indirect costs can be reduced as well. Since all schematic creation and analysis tools, and 3D routing, PCB and Analysis tools are provided in a common set of tools, users won’t need to learn multiple software user interfaces, further reducing training costs.
Improve product quality - Creo Schematics enables the digital design to be completely defined, and its information to be transferred directly into Creo Parametric or Creo Elements/Direct to drive the 3D design. This eliminates the error-prone interpretation of 2D schematics by the mechanical engineer. Creo Parametric and Creo Elements/Direct can automatically check the completed 3D routed assembly for exact compliance with the 2D schematics, saving the engineer hours of manual, tedious checking, and eliminating mistakes before production– thereby resulting in improved product quality and greater confidence. In addition, simulation capabilities in Creo Schematics and Creo Parametric allow designers to optimize the design for electrical reliability.
Improve information exchange - Creating a single, comprehensive digital model makes the rich product information available to all teams. The combination of Creo Schematics with the cabling and piping applications within Creo enables routed systems teams to completely define all aspects of the design in a rich digital model, without the need for interpretation or translation. Creo Schematics drives the 3D routing via XML, *.ecad, and *.con, which eliminates translation errors and automatically ensures compliance with the 2D schematic design. The right tools Designers using Creo Schematic no longer need to rely on office tools that were never intended for schematic design. Nor do mechanical designers have to experience the frustration of interpreting 2D schematics, or manually checking the 3D routed systems for compliance. Creo Schematics, combined with the 3D piping and cabling applications in Creo, offers the ‘no compromise’ solution for the design of routed systems.
Built on proven technology - A rich diagramming solution built on proven technology, the software combines the best functionality from PTC’s proven incumbent diagramming solutions, leveraging experience from major aerospace and automotive customers. The result: rich diagramming technology and the connection to drive routed systems within 3D MCAD solutions.
Features and specifications
Supported export formats: CSV, CGM, DWG, DXF, Medusa, PDF, XML, ECAD, and CON
Supported import formats: EDS, CSV, CGM, DWG, DXF, Medusa, and XML
Support for legacy Pro/DIAGRAM™ data
Windows® Explorer-style interface
Context-sensitive, right mouse button pop-ups
Define any user property
Fast navigation through multiple sheets
Merge design sheets
Integral product data management
Enable management of schematic data within PTC’s Product Development System (PDS), including Windchill® PDMLink® and Windchill ProjectLink™
Access Windchill and open, check out, and check-in designs directly from within Creo Schematics
Flexible catalog management
Central catalog provides a single source for company design libraries
Free symbol library includes ANSI, CSA, and IEEE standards
Properties and parameters
Parameters are fully user-definable and may be attached to: Folders, Sheet Sets, Sheets, Blocks, Fibers, Groups, Ports, Formats
Parameters values may be defaulted in the catalog, modified upon instancing, updated by selection from a data set, edited from a multi-selection, or allocated automatically
Graphical display of properties available on: Sheets, Formats, Blocks, Fibers, Groups, Ports
Automated assignment of connector terminator information
Import signal information from PCB applications
Any number of attributes
Any sub-string of any attribute value
Any fixed strings, delimiters
True Type font support
Any layer, color
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