PTC announced its PTC Creo design and analysis applications will be available and supported in a virtual desktop environment. Five of the apps, PTC Creo Parametric, PTC Creo Direct, PTC Creo Layout, PTC Creo Options Modeler and PTC Creo Simulate, have been verified as Citrix Ready.
Starting with PTC Creo 2.0 M060, these applications will be supported by PTC when running on virtualized desktops on an IBM server through a Citrix and NVIDIA-powered integration. PTC's support for virtual desktop configurations will enable customers to realize improved performance when working with large assemblies stored on a remote server, while ensuring IP protection of the design data and streamlining administration and deployment of PTC Creo, the company says.
"Some power users experience network bandwidth limitations when they work with their largest assemblies, simply because they need to move a lot of data from a PTC Windchill server to their local workspace. This inefficiency slows the design process for some of our customers' most proficient users," said Mike Campbell, executive vice president, CAD segment, PTC. "But now imagine working on huge assemblies in PTC Creo with little to no network latency impacting your part load times because all of the data is right there-potentially on the same server rack as PTC Windchill-and is therefore almost immediately available. You actually have a better user experience than if you tried loading the data across the network to your local machine."
In addition to Citrix verifying PTC Creo applications as Citrix Ready, PTC has tested and certified the complete virtual technology configuration consisting of PTC Creo 2.0 M060 running on IBM iDataPlex dx360 M4 server, Citrix XenServer and XenDesktop with HDX 3D and NVIDIAGRID K2 graphics boards.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.