The Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX) is an industry-defining add-on product to Creo Parametric. For design engineers who need all the power of a parametric 3D CAD solution along with the utmost flexibility to make changes to any model, Creo FMX provides the ideal solution: an easy-to-use, fast and powerful set of geometry editing tools that enables them to make the changes they want – without losing any design intent.
With Flexible Modeling, engineers can modify geometry without worrying about constraints or history trees—it’s a perfect tool for when you’re exploring numerous design concepts or making last-minute changes to a design.
Some of the benefits you can expect from PTC Creo’s Flexible Modeling Extension are:
1. Drive Late-Stage Design Changes
When you work with 3D models, late-stage design changes can be painful and time consuming—often requiring you to recreate the model from scratch. But with Creo and the Flexible Modeling, you can make quick, easy modifications to your geometry, without losing the original design intent or the ability to make future changes.
2. Improve Design Collaboration with Others
Few manufacturers have the luxury of a homogeneous CAD environment anymore. Even within their own firewalls, companies often use multiple CAD tools. Creo combined with Flexible Modeling shines in these environments as designers open 3D models from other systems and edit geometry directly.
3. Create More Concept Designs
In many cases, concepts don’t start from scratch – they start with one or more existing models. With Creo and Flexible Modeling, you can leverage and modify those models to speed up idea generation. Create new concepts without losing the design intent or embedded intelligence of the original model. Best of all, Flexible Modeling works with models created using parametric or direct approaches.
4. Ease CAD Consolidation In-House
By standardizing on Creo, companies can cut product introduction time, streamline processes, and increase product quality.