PTC Creo Tool Design Extension (TDO) is the essential 3D CAD tool for professional designers who need to rapidly create higher quality mold inserts, casting cavities, and patterns. Using Tool DesignExtension's powerful parametric surfacing capabilities, Engineers can easily create even the most complex parting surfaces with unprecedented ease. By automating many time-consuming, complex processes, Tool DesignExtension enables you to focus less on tedious tasks and more on creating innovative, top quality designs.
Tool DesignExtension features a variety of 3D CAD tools specifically engineered to accelerate the design of molds and castings. With its robust functionality and two easy-to-use process-driven GUIs - one for molds and one for castings - designers can quickly develop inserts, casting cavities, and patterns regardless of the complexity of geometry.
Since the 3D models you create in PTC Creo Parametric automatically reference your mold and casting designs in PTC Creo Tool Design Extension, any changes you make are instantly reflected in your tooling and patterns, which further speeds up the product development process.
Graphically evaluate mold draft, undercut, thickness, and projected area, and make instant repairs
Design within two process-driven user interfaces, one for mold, one for casting, each guiding you step-by-step through the process of creating mold and casting cavity and patterns
Create and modify any features such as drafts, rounds, complex surfaces, and parting lines to improve moldability
Compensate for both isotropic and anisotropic shrinkage
Build patterns and sand cores that reference design part geometry
Create parting lines by simply selecting the mold opening direction
Design parting surfaces, including steel-to-steel shutoff surfaces
Check for mold lock condition with mold opening and interference checks
Calculate fill volume
Split, using the parting surface, and create solid model mold components such as cores, cavities, and sliders
Features and specifications
Mold Assembly Functionality
Create multi-cavity layout configurations including single, rectangular, circular, and variable
Create waterlines and instantly analyze for thin wall conditions
Simulate the mold opening sequence, including interference-checking
Generate production-quality detail drawings, including Bill of Materials (BOMs) and balloon notes
Produce runners, gates, and sprues instantly
Dramatically shortens time-to-develop mold inserts, casting cavity, and pattern geometry while reducing modeling complexity
Automates creating parting surfaces
Ensures optimal quality due to mold inserts being built by referencing design part geometry which makes sure the cavity is always current with the design part
Compensates for model shrinkage by enabling you to dimension or scale the entire model in X, Y, and Z
Seamlessly integrates with PTC Creo Plastic Advisor Extension for mold filling simulation
Produces solid models if inserts that maintain an associative link to PTC Creo NC offers; if the design part changes, the mold inserts and NC tool paths automatically update
Eliminates the need to translate between part design, mold design, and NC due to seamless integration with other PTC Creo offers applications
Erases costly rework from interface-checking and mold-opening simulation
Enables new users to become productive immediately with easy-to-use interface both for mold and casting
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In order to work properly, your copy ofPTC Creo Behavioral Modeling Extension1-Year Subscriptionrequires:
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly runCreoare as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i7
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADRO RTX4000
Hard Drive: 1TB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Novedge, in partnership withHigh Speed Computing, can also provide the perfect hardware for your design needs,pre-installed with your software, at a very competitive price. Contact us to discuss custom-configured workstations and laptops.