This is a post by Hans-joachim Estler on the PDSVISION site.
Rivalry between Creo, formerly Pro/ENGINEER (Pro/E) and SOLIDWORKS. As a senior consultant for PDSVISION I spend a lot of time with customers in the field. Historically, many of our existing customers are users of PTC Creo Elements/Direct Modeling, formerly known as CoCreate. This CAD System is a direct modeler that has been under PTC’s roof for several years. In conversation with customers you often come across other CAD systems, of course. Often, customers will tell old horror stories like how a parametric CAD is not able to function or, particularly for Creo Parametric, that it’s too complex and too difficult to use. The classic is, however, that a parametric CAD would not work for our products.