CFD Comes to Creo 5
Written By: Cat McClintock
2/8/2018 Read Time : 3 min.

Earlier this week, PTC's Paul Sagar provided a sneak peek into Creo 5 at a webinar for Design World. 

The session focused on "How CAD works with emerging technologies like Augmented Reality and Additive Manufacturing." We highly recommend the session for anybody in the business of product development in 2018. And while AR and 3D printing grabbed the headlines, anybody who stuck around to the end also got a glimpse at some of the new features coming in Creo 5.0 in March. 

Including the new computational fluid dynamics capabilities. Here's what Paul had to say:

In Creo 5.0, we're introducing computational fluid dynamics. For many, many years, we've had simulation tools inside Creo for doing structural and thermal analysis. But we've never had a direct offering for doing fluid flow analysis. 

Now working with our partners at Simerics, we have the ability inside Creo to take your model, understand the volume of flow inside your model. Apply your loads and constraints and evaluate the fluid flow going through your product. This enables you to understand the whole design process and the impact of your design from a thermal or flow characteristic.


Take a closer look by watching the brief demo on the prerecorded webinar. It's available here.

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About the Author Cat McClintock

Cat McClintock edits the Creo and Mathcad blogs for PTC.  She has been a writer and editor for 15+ years,  working for CAD, PDM, ERP, and CRM software companies. Prior to that, she edited science journals for an academic publisher and aligned optical assemblies for a medical device manufacturer. She holds degrees in Technical Journalism, Classics, and Electro-Optics. She loves talking to PTC customers and learning about the interesting work they're doing and the innovative ways they use the software.