With its unveiling of Creo Product Insight, PTC is aiming to aid engineers to replace assumptions in the design process with facts, bringing real-world usage data back into engineering and connecting it with the original CAD model – its digital twin.
Integrated with the company’s ThingWorx Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, inside the normal Creo release, Creo Product Insight is also able to help designers optimise their product sensor strategy and provide secure, custom data streams needed by integrating sensors into the design process.
As designers increasingly look to better understand how products are used and how they behave, and proactively design products with custom data streams by integrating sensors into the design process, bringing the IoT to the front-end of the design process is an exciting development.
Showcased at PTC’s LiveWorx 17 user event, with the product scheduled to be available in July, demonstrations highlighted how Creo and ThingWorx can work together to provide designers access to new levels of product and service information for better design decisions and building connected products.
“PTC brings the power of the IoT and augmented reality (AR) to its CAD and PLM portfolio, actually supercharging the design process,” said Paul Sagar, VP of CAD product management, PTC.
“Creo Product Insight enables designers to capture and connect real world performance data with the original CAD model, thus allowing them to proactively design smart, connected products.”