Simulate Early and Often With PTC Creo
Would you ever walk out on stage without rehearsing or show up to an exam without studying? So, why would you launch a product without testing and analyzing it first? With simulation tools you can validate your product quickly and easily – without the need for an advanced degree.
Simulation is the virtual, mathematical process by which a computer processes input data intended to represent certain ‘real world’ conditions. Ideally you describe the stresses and loads under which your product will operate and then, based on simulation results, either fix design flaws or forestall them.
But simulation isn't just a tool to perfect a design you've already settled on.
Simulation allows you to optimize your design, as opposed to iterating and then testing each of the iterations you come up with. You can create feasibility and optimization studies to achieve goals. For example, you may want to optimize part thickness to not exceed the maximum allowable stress. If you can measure it, you can optimize it.
Basic simulation is well within the capabilities of any engineer. Imagine how much faster your product will get to market if analysts can focus on five upper-level problems instead of 20 smaller ones.
PTC Creo: Simulation Capabilities
The PTC Creo product suite offers a range of interoperable simulation solutions, all with a simplified user interface and an intuitive workflow. With a few clicks, simulation can fit easily and conveniently into your design life without requiring data translation, eye-popping math, or the sudden acquisition of mysterious skills.
PTC Creo Simulate, integrated closely with PTC Creo Parametric, has comprehensive FEA (finite element analysis) capabilities to handle thermal and structural analysis. Simply apply your constraints, loads and forces, and the software gives you the results. Change inputs as you wish and continue on the road to your best product.
For those with specialized requirements, simulation also saves money, time, rework, and frustration.
- Mold Analysis: Simulate plastic flow behaviors before committing to a mold design.
- Mechanism Designers: Test the behavior of mechanisms under dynamic forces such as gravity and friction.
- Fatigue Analysis: Predict the life of metal structures under cyclical loads.
- Tolerance Analysis: Easily analyze, visualize, and understand the geometric tolerance stack-up and dimensional variation of your design.