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    Discussion in 'Creo or Pro/Engineer' started by andreasgamborg, Dec 19, 2018.

    1. andreasgamborg

      andreasgamborg New Member

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      Anyone updated to Creo 5 yet?

      I was wondering if I should upgrade from 4 or wait till next release. I have read the PR material but would like to hear some real user review.
       
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    3. Bill Toulas

      Bill Toulas Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      Well, it really depends. Do you need the new capabilities in topology optimization, fluid dynamics computation models, CAM, AR, and CAD features? Do you care about finishing your modeling a bit quicker as the interface has been optimized to help you with that? Would you prefer the simulation module to be based on ANSYS? Do you want better interoperability with AutoDesk Inventor? If most of these leave you untouched, then stay with 4. I personally value the modernized interface and the fact that some “common productivity” elements are now quicker to access and utilize. This saves people time, but how much time it saves remains susceptible to the type of the user. In the end, Creo offers a 30-day trial version, so you can check it out yourself and see how it works for you before upgrading.
       
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      andreasgamborg New Member

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      I agree it sounds great and should be a no-brainer to update as soon as possible. But is stable? are there a lot of bugs? that kind of thing...

      As a CAD admin I would wait until they had released at least datacode M040 to roll out the updated version. You don't want your colleagues to use a buggy CAD system.
       
    5. Bill Toulas

      Bill Toulas Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      You are absolutely right. Creo 5 was released 5 months ago, so I suppose that you could wait for another 6 months or so, just to ensure that it works reliably in most workstations. Of course, Creo developers have rolled out bug-fixing updates even after 3 years of a release (3 to 4), so there can always be something buggy even after quite some time. However, at this point, the core works well, so it's up to how well the modules are doing.
       
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