CREO 11 is Now Available

PTC is excited to unveil Creo 11, the newest update to our award-winning CAD system. This exciting update is full of customer-driven improvements—including numerous usability enhancements, productivity tools, and innovative technologies—that will help you deliver your best designs in less time.

With improvements that make every day more productive and every product more innovative, Creo 11 will help take your product-development process to the next level. Included in the latest version are enhanced tools for managing, manipulating, and understanding CAD models, as well as a wide range of enhancements for electrification, composites, model-based definition (MBD), simulation-driven design, and both additive and subtractive manufacturing.

There are also exciting updates to our SaaS offering, Creo+, that combine the power and functionality of Creo 11 and add innovative cloud-based tools that enhance collaboration, improve accessibility for engineers, and simplify CAD administration. Creo+ is upward-compatible with on-premises versions of Creo for better interaction with engineering colleagues and suppliers.

Read on to learn more about this exciting release! 

Productivity and usability

Creo 11 will make it easier and faster for design engineers to do their jobs with a host of updates to areas like multibody design, surfacing, and model-tree management. Productivity and usability updates include: 

  • Improvements to multibody design workflow including support for the multibody design of sheetmetal parts 
  • Faster and more flexible definition of multiple projected point references with improved Spot welding 
  • Faster, more comfortable selection of many surfaces with support for Box, Lasso, and Trace selection as well as selection priority for Quilts 
  • Easier creation of simplified models with a Shrinkwrap option to collect bodies from a referenced assembly into a part 
  • Packaging optimization with pick-up enclosure volume information

Design for composites 

With Creo 11, you can leverage composite materials to ensure the strongest and lightest results possible. Creo 11 allows you to: 

  • Explore expanded functionality for transitions, laminate section, and draping simulation, making it easier to manage and visualize plies 
  • Apply conceptual top-down composite design using zone-based regions and zone stack recipes to automatically create plies  
  • Get more flexibility during composite design and preparation for manufacturing as well as better clarity on the ply book drawing 
  • Increase composite product quality through support of leading laser projection formats 

Design for electrification 

Electrification is becoming a key initiative for many industries. Creo 11 has improved design tools for cables, harness, and PCBs design to help you create and manage wiring, harnesses, and circuit boards. 

These tools will allow you to: 

  • Access the remove locations capability to get a dynamic preview in the graphics area, expanded filtering, and Undo/Redo options with cabling 
  • Change harness settings during routing, with the cabling tree updated for greater visibility of harness structure 
  • Get more flexibility to control the transparency of various layers in ECAD with improved context data visibility 

Model-based definition and digital thread 

Creo 11 gives you numerous powerful MBD tools that provide great clarity with less effort:  

  • Quickly and easily organize data in simple tables. Get access to flat-to-screen or annotation planes and support for parameter callouts 
  • Enhance search precision and efficiency with semantic query for inheritance models 
  • GD&T Advisor has been enhanced with support for ISO 22081 for indication of general tolerances and combined simplified hole callouts for ISO models 
  • Creo 11 supports export of STEP AP242, edition 3. This ISO standard for data exchange enables seamless sharing of 3D models along with associated semantic product manufacturing information. (Available in an upcoming maintenance release

Simulation and optimization 

Improve your products with enhanced simulation-driven design tools and get options you might have never considered. Creo 11 includes updates to: 

  • Creo Simulation Live: Support for conjugate heat transfer between solid geometry and fluid bodies 
  • Creo Ansys Simulation Advanced: Support for transient structural simulation (time dependent boundary conditions)  
  • Generative design: Additions include minimum feature size constraints, bearing load support, and planar symmetry constraints 


Creo 11 brings improvements for both additive and subtractive manufacturing, making it easy for you to deliver high-quality manufacturable products. 

Additive manufacturing: 

  • Create complex lattices with a new lattice command to connect two or more separate lattices
  • Get additional flexibility with expanded capabilities for stochastic lattices and the ability to adjust Simplified lattices using Warp 

Subtractive manufacturing:

  • High-Speed Milling now supports 4-Axis rotary roughing and finishing toolpaths
  • Additional Area turning capabilities have been added to 4-Axis 

Creo 11 offers a wealth of improvements to help you and your team improve productivity, quality, and innovation. From productivity tools that you will use every day, to simulation-driven design tools and innovative composite design tools, Creo 11 provides the capabilities you need to help you deliver your best designs in less time.

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