The PTC Creo Intelligent Fastener Extension (IFX) expands on the hardware fastener functionality in PTC Creo Parametric™. PTC Creo IFX introduces the ability to customize hardware libraries, adds greater flexibility of placements, and provides dedicated validation tools to users.
Assembling fasteners such as screws, bolts, nuts, washers, and dowels can be a labor intensive task. The user must ensure that holes align on mating parts, are the correct diameter, and that they assemble the correct hardware. PTC Creo Parametric automates this process, including access to comprehensive catalogs (ANSI, DIN, and JIS), enabling users to reduce the time to place and assemble fasteners by up to 90 percent.
PTC IFX builds on this functionality. With a fully customizable library, the ability to assemble fasteners without generating assembly references, more placement options, and design validation tools, PTC Creo IFX increases user productivity, eliminates errors, and reduces part proliferation.