General Information
System Requirements
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, 8.1 and 10
  • Wildfire 4.0 or Wildfire 5.0 or Creo Elements/Pro 5.0, Creo Parametric 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0
DFMPro® Installation for a Standalone Machine
  • Download the zip file from https://dfmpro.geometricglobal.com
  • Zip file contains DFMPro for Creo Parametric installers & installation guide
  • Close Creo Parametric application if running before DFMPro installation or uninstallation
  • Refer installation guide to uninstall all previous versions of DFMPro for Crep Parametric
  • Extract ZIP file by double-clicking the file and specifying the desired directory.
  • For 32 Bit Operating System, double-click the DFMPro For Creo Parametric_x32_Setup.exe file to install DFMPro for Creo Parametric
  • For 64 Bit Operating System, double-click the DFMPro For Creo Parametric_x64_Setup.exe file to install DFMPro for Creo Parametric
  • Refer DFMPro Installation Guide.pdf to complete the installation of DFMPro for Creo Parametric.

Version v5.0 of DFMPro for Creo Parametric

  • Added support for Creo 4.0
  • Added support for DFX Analytics
  • Captured images now appear in separate column
  • Added new rule – Maximum hole size
  • Added new rule – Recommended tolerances for holes
  • Added new rule – Sudden wall thickness
  • Added new rule – Uniform wall thickness
  • Added new rule – Recommended molding tolerances
  • Added new rule – Recommended hole distance tolerance
  • Added new rule – Gusset parameters
  • Added new rule – Gusset spacing
  • Added new rule – Card guide form parameters
  • Added new rule – Card guide form to bend distance
  • Added new rule – Recommended spoon parameters
  • Added new rule in Real Time DFMPro – Standard hole sizes
  • Enhancement in existing rule – Interference detection
  • Enhancement in existing rule – Draft angle based on height
  • Enhancement in existing rule – Emboss spacing
  • Enhancement in existing rule – Interference in flat pattern
  • Enhancement in existing rule – Maximum engrossment depth

Version v4.6 of DFMPro for Creo Parametric

  • DFMPro now remembers import selection information on Import or Rerun
  • Grouping results now supported for injection molding and casting modules
  • DFMPro now supports importing bulk data into rule configuration
  • Added new rule – Minimum Radius at Base of Boss
  • Added new rule – Minimum Radius at Base of Rib
  • Added new rule – Minimum Radius at Tip of Boss
  • Added new rule – Recommended Boss Parameters
  • Added new rule – Recommended Corner Radius
  • Added new rule – Recommended Rib Parameter
  • Added new rule – Boss Recess Parameters
  • Added new rule – Draft Angle Based on Height
  • Added new rule – Rib Parameters for Recesses Boss
  • Added new rule – Cutout to Part Edge Distance (Cutout Length Based)
  • Added new rule – Notch to Bend Distance(Notch Length Based)
  • Enhancement in existing rule – Minimum Draft Angle
  • Enhancement in existing rule – Recommended Boss Parameters
  • Enhancement in existing rule – Bridge Lance with Extruded Hole
  • Enhancement in existing rule – Cutout to Bend Distance
  • Enhancement in existing rule – Hem Distance to Cutouts

Version v4.4 of DFMPro for Creo Parametric and ProENGINEER

  • DFMPro Report now supports Microsoft Excel 2016
  • Enhancement for Capture Image
  • Added search functionality in DFMPro Rule Manager
  • Added support to zoom on mold wall faces
  • Real time DFMPro: DFMPro provides quick and instant feedback and recommendations while features are created or modified.
  • Added new rule – Curl distance to bends
  • Added new rule – Curl distance to bends

Version v4.3 of DFMPro for Creo Parametric and ProENGINEER

  • Added new rule – Relief to Bend Distance 
  • Added new rule – Extruded Form Parameters 
  • Added new rule – Bridge Lance Spacing 
  • Added new rule – Bridge Lance with Extruded Hole
  • Added new rule – Extruded Form Distance To Part Edge
  • Added new rule – Extruded Form Distance To Cutouts
  • Added new rule – Maximum Embossment Depth
  • Added new rule – Extruded Hole Height Enhancement
  • Added new rule – Cored Hole Radius in Boss
  • Added new rule – Minimum Draft for Bosses
  • Added new rule – Boss Spacing
  • Added new rule – Recommended Boss Parameters 
  • Added support for Windows 8.1 and 10

Version v4.2 of DFMPro for Creo Parametric and ProENGINEER

  • Added new rule – Bend Relief
  • Added new rule – Closed Hem Parameters
  • Added new rule – Closed Hem with a Bend Parameters
  • Added new rule – Countersink Hole Distance To Form
  • Added new rule – Emboss Distance to Cutouts
  • Added new rule – Emboss Spacing
  • Added new rule – Emboss To Bend Distance
  • Added new rule – Emboss To Part Edge
  • Added new rule – Emboss With Extruded Hole Parameters
  • Added new rule – Extruded Form Spacing
  • Added new rule – Extruded Form To Bend Distance
  • Added new rule – Hem Distance To Cutouts
  • Added new rule – Hem Distance To Bend
  • Added new rule – Hem Distance To Form
  • Added new rule – Hem Spacing
  • Added new rule – Non-Uniform Bottom Radius
  • Added new rule – Shut-off Parameters
  • Added new rule – Recommended Bottom Radius for Lip

Version v4.1 of DFMPro for Creo Parametric and ProENGINEER

  • Added new rule – Minimum Clearance Between Tubes
  • Added new rule – Tube Bend to OD Ratio

Version v4.0 of DFMPro for Creo Parametric and ProENGINEER

  • Added Creo 3.0 Support
  • Added new rule- Recommended Groove Distance (Milling)
  • Added new rule- Extended Clearance for Fillet (Milling)
  • Added new rule- Recommended Countersink Hole Parameters (General)
  • Added new rule- Recommended Tube Bend Radius (Tubing)
  • Added new rule- Minimum Wall Thickness (Investment Casting)
  • Added new rule- Uniform Wall Thickness (Sand Casting)
  • Added new rule- Minimum Draft For Ribs (Injection Molding)
  • Added new rule- Interference In Flat Pattern (Sheet Metal)
  • Added new rule- Bend Relief (Sheet Metal)
  • Added new rule- Recommended Punch Parameters (Sheet Metal)
  • Added new rule- Preferred Sheet Sizes (Sheet Metal)
  • Added new rule- Recommended Enclosure Size (Sheet Metal)
  • Added new rule- Recommended Flange Parameters (Sheet Metal)
  • Added new rule- Notch to Bend Distance (Sheet Metal)
  • Added new rule- Minimum Distance Between Notches (Sheet Metal)
  • Added new rule- Minimum Width Of Cutout (Sheet Metal)
  • Added new rule- Minimum Bridge Width (Sheet Metal)
  • Added new rule- Maximum Bridge Angle (Sheet Metal)
  • Added new rule- Maximum Bridge Height (Sheet Metal)

Version v3.6 of DFMPro for ProE and Creo Parametric

  • Added one new module for Casting
  • Added one new module for Additive manufacturing
  • Added three new sheet metal rules
  • Added one general rule
  • Added support for Excel 2013

Version v3.5 of DFMPro for Creo Parametric
  • Added one new module Welding with one rule
  • Added one Assembly rule
  • Added three Injection molding rule
  • Added three Sheet Metal rules
  • Added three General rule

Version v3.4 of DFMPro for Creo Parametric
  • Added one Assembly rule
  • Added one Injection molding rule
  • Enhancement done for Sudden Wall Thickness Variation rule
  • Added twelve Sheet Metal rules
  • Added Material Support for Minimum Bend Radius rule

Version v3.3 of DFMPro for Creo Parametric
  • Added new Die Casting Module
  • Added one General rule
  • Added sixteen Sheet Metal rules
  • Added two Assembly rules

Version v3.2 of DFMPro for ProENGINEER
  • Added one General rule
  • Added one Assembly rule
  • Enhancement made in Minimum Clearance Between Components Rule
  • Injection Molding Analysis based on Multiple Pulling Directions
  • Five Beta Rule Added for Injection Molding
  • One Beta Rule Added for Assembly module
  • Support is now available above Pro_E Wildfire 4.0

Version v3.1 DFMPro for ProENGINEER
  • Added support for Creo Elements/Pro 5.0
  • Added Linear and Angular Tolerance Rule
  • Added Sudden Wall Thickness Variation Rule
  • Added Material support for Uniform Wall Thickness Rule
  • Added Grouping and Ungrouping support for ease of Viewing and Interpreting Results
  • License usage information provided for client and server

Version v3.0 of DFMPro for ProENGINEER
  • New Assembly module
  • New rules for Assembly module
  • Support for mixed unit in assembly
  • Enhanced DFMPro Licensing

Version v2.3 SP2.0 of DFMPro for ProENGINEER
  • Korean language support to all the functionality of v2.3 version of DFMPro for Creo Parametric

Version v2.3 of DFMPro for ProENGINEER
  • Grouping/Ungrouping support provided for Uniform Wall Thickness and Wall Thickness Variation rules
  • Support Excel based report
  • New Sheetmetal Rules added
  • New options for displaying only failed components and maintaining instance index in reports

Version v2.2 of DFMPro for ProENGINEER
  • Export/Import results functionality
  • Batch Mode support for Export/Import results functionality
  • Advanced report generation
  • VB APIs for Injection Molding
  • New Injection Molding rules are added
  • Support for Wildfire 5.0
  • Support for Microsoft® Windows® 7

Version v2.1 SP1.0 of DFMPro for ProENGINEER
  • Japanese language support to all the functionality of v2.1 version of DFMPro for Creo Parametric
  • New Injection Molding rule is added

Version v2.1 of DFMPro for ProENGINEER
  • New Injection Molding Module and related rules
  • More pre-programmed rules for Sheet Metal – Fabrication
  • Support for Assemblies
  • Performance improvement in Prismatic Mill,Turn and Sheet Metal part type

Version v1.0 of DFMPro for ProENGINEER
  • Support for Drilling, Milling, Turning and Sheet metal modules.
  • Script user defined rules using Visual Basic.
  • Create advanced customized rules and analysis engines using c++.
  • Supports parts opened from Intralink workspace. Please read FAQ for more information.
  • Please refer DFMPro Help and API Help documents in the installation for detailed information.

FAQ