Below is a list of questions and answers you may find helpful.
Q: How will AI MAXTools be affected by the Creo product line?
A: As interest in the direct modeling approach to design continues to increase, the number of people using the Creo Elements/Direct (formerly CoCreate) platform is growing significantly. At AI MAXTools, we're seeing much more interest in Creo Elements/Direct than in the new Creo Direct app, as those we've talked with are planning to wait until the new app contains equivalent functionality to Creo Elements/Direct. Based on information from PlanetPTC Live 2012, official statements were that Creo Elements/Direct will be around for at least another 5 years (very likely much longer). For our full plans, please see our "What About Creo" page.
Q: What advantages will I gain by using AI MAXTools instead of just the standard Creo Elements/Direct (CoCreate) Modeling application?
A: In addition to providing new functionality, solutions from AI MAXTools are designed to streamline everyday very common modeling tasks and operations. Users of our products typically see a productivity improvement of 10%-20% with many functions, and much greater improvements with others.
Q: How quickly can I learn to use AI MAXTools?
A: Our products are designed to have a very short learning curve. Most users of our products see immediate benefit, and are able to see significant time savings very quickly, often within the first few minutes of product use! Even the more complex functionality is easy to master very quickly. The reason for this is simple: We design our tools to work the way you think!
Q: How long will it take to recover my investment in AI MAXTools?
A: Typical users of our products will see payback in 1-3 months depending on engineering cost rates and individual usage patterns.
Q: What is AI's upgrade policy?
A: All upgrades and updates within a product line are FREE -- AI allows users with a current license for a product to run any version of that product for the duration of their license.
Q: What if I'm using an older version of CoCreate Modeling?
A: No problem! AI MAXTools is supported on all versions of Modeling (both 32-bit and 64-bit) from the current version back through v15. Almost ALL of the AI MAXTools functionality is available even in the older versions. Plus, our flexible licensing allows you to use AI MAXTools with whatever version(s) of Modeling you choose.
Q: How do I know if AI MAXTools will work for me and/or my organization?
A: You don't have to take our word for it -- simply request a FREE TRIAL of our products and see for yourself! You'll have 30 days to evaluate the benefits and capabilities of our tools (including access to our support team) before you need to make a decision.