This is a post by Geoff Hedges on PTC site.
In a world where product designs include parts from different sources and designers, it’s not unusual to find pieces that collide or don’t leave enough space. That’s why most 3D CAD systems include tools for finding interferences and checking clearances.
But here’s the problem. Most people who take part in design reviews and validation processes don’t have 3D CAD engineering software or training. In truth, most companies simply can’t afford to buy a seat for every person in every role: Quality Control, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Management, etc.
And there’s a second problem. Because those people don’t have 3D CAD software, engineers and designers end up spending a lot of time preparing data for others.
That’s why we offer PTC Creo View MCAD, a viewing app for anyone on the product team, from management to documentation to tooling to the assembly floor. The app can upload 3D data from a variety of sources (not just PTC Creo) as well as 2D drawings and documents.