This is a post by Emma Rudeck on the Concurrent Engineering Site.
With Creo 2.0, manufacturing experts can leverage design data to create, optimise and validate machining sequences. Manufacturing teams and product design teams are able to work concurrently, knowing the any design modifications will be instantaneously and automatically included in the existing machining routines. So, even as the product design evolves, they remain up to date.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF COLLABORATION?
Being able to collaborate and share data from Creo with manufacturing is vital to decrease product development times. As, of course, it doesn’t matter how great the model looks is it cannot be manufactured in a timely and cost-effective way. So, for example, it means manufacturing engineers can start to create a rough blank representing the design and add machining operations, like roughing, to begin to shape the material at an earlier stage.
Manufacturing engineers are able to use CAD model to check that the assembly can be properly completed and to make the tooling required for the machining. It allows them to run real time complete machine and tool simulations in 3D, enabling them to preview the actual behaviour of the machines and tools in the workshop.