Creo Elements/Direct Modeling

Creo Elements/Direct Modeling

Creo Elements/Direct delivers speed, flexibility and responsiveness-to-change for customers pursuing a lightweight design strategy. As the pioneer and leading provider of direct modeling, PTC and Creo Elements/Direct provide you with unique flexibility throughout your entire product development process.

Since you’re creating and modifying model geometry using direct, on-the-fly interactions, you have ultimate flexibility throughout your design process. Therefore, you can easily pick up a design where others left off – much like the way you can open up and immediately continue working on an existing Microsoft Word® document. Creo Elements/Direct Modeling provides flexibility in several other ways, by giving you the ability to, respond to changes in design team composition, or work easily with design data from any 3D or 2D CAD system as if it were native design data.

Key Fetures

  • 1
    Quickly create and modify 3D parts and assemblies.
  • 2
    The ability to create and modify the design by using the feature recognition and direct manipulation of geometry, you can quickly learn the simplest method of 3D direct modeling.
  • 3
    Easily address unexpected and radical product design changes.
  • 4
    Directly leverage multi-source CAD
  • 5
    Increase engineering productivity by eliminating resource bottlenecks and project delays via flexible design teams.


As a result, lightweight model geometry is central to the Creo Elements/Direct 3D CAD system which makes your models easier to access, modify, archive and share. Easily address unexpected and radical product design changes as well.


Explicit modeling

  • Direct manipulation of shape intelligent is possible
  • It is possible to modify the shape created copy -and-paste , drag-and-drop
  • Features and Specifications Automatic recognition of features according to the modeling operations
  • Advanced functions of the assembly in the context of a process after the top-down design , bottom-up design , a mix of both

Sheet metal design (optional )

  • Sheet metal part design
  • Create and edit bending angle and bending including the cracking stop
  • Development of bending , deployment diagram generation and animation bending
  • Related dimension expansion plan

Surfacing (optional )

  • Creating a spiral shape sweep surface , loft surfaces , curves and
  • Repair of the surface , editing tools

Digital Prototyping

  • You can compare the model to compare the Word document .
  • A feature of the interference analysis you can discover the problem areas, such as interference.
  • Geometric decomposition capacity corresponding to micron accuracy (10 minus 6 power)

Data conversion

  • Creo Elements / Direct Modeling specific can edit the external data and models
  • 3D input and output : STEP, 3D IGES, SAT, PCB IDF
  • 3D output : VRML, STL
  • 2D Input : Autodesk DWG & DXF, 2D IGES "