This is a post by Emma Rudeck on the Concurrent Engineering Site.
Effective design reuse can decrease both design time and the associated cost. It means you can recycle concepts from other design, so that this work is not wasted or lost, and utilise parts from other products, so the work is not repeated unnecessarily. But, knowing how to increase design reuse can be hard, as different designs are made with different design tools. Ideally, then, your design tools should be interoperable, so you can use the most suitable tool for reusing the design. A design tool, such as Creo, which is fully interoperable, makes design reuse easier to manage and more simple to implement. Find out below six different steps to increase your design reuse with Creo.