PTC Creo Illustrate

Powerful 3D technical illustrations

PTC Creo Illustrate combines 3D illustration capabilities with associative CAD data to deliver configuration-specific graphical information — information that reflects the current product design — for operating, servicing and maintaining products. It enables users to create 3D technical illustrations that clearly communicate complex products and procedures.

The software interprets heterogeneous CAD formats and is fully integrated with PTC Windchill, PTC Creo and PTC Arbortext products — to deliver fast, up-to-date 3D information for the support of products throughout their lifecycle. It can also restructure CAD engineering bills-of-materials (eBOMs) to create information structures for parts and service procedures or other illustration purposes.

Features & Benefits

  • Clearly convey complex information - create 3D animations to visually describe complex service procedures for easy consumption
  • Reduce translation costs - replace text with illustrated step-by-step procedures, 3D animations, illustrated parts lists, and other graphical representations of text
  • Increase illustrator productivity - automate illustration change management throughout the service information lifecycle by maintaining an associative link to original CAD files
  • Automate parts list creation - generate parts lists and call outs directly from CAD metadata to produce dynamic parts lists

Creo Illustrate Workflow

A powerful solution for creating 3D illustrations that communicate complex product information easily and accurately.

Produce illustrations specific to the end product, even if it is designed using multiple CAD systems.

Create a service BOM (sBOM) using eBOM parts data to produce information structure for parts lists and service procedures.

Visually describe complex procedures for easy consumption and allow the user to view the illustration from any perspective.

Communicate components inside a complex assembly by creating a single plane section or a two plane, quarter-cut view.

Create multiple figures in a single illustration to demonstrate step-by-step instructions.

Leverage metadata from the CAD file to produce dynamic parts lists and linked 3D callouts quickly.

Easily leverage Creo Illustrate 3D files in Arbortext IsoDraw to generate high quality 2D illustrations.