Creo Simulation Live: The Resources You Need to Get Started Today

Written by: Cat McClintock

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What if your 3D CAD software provided real-time feedback on your designs decision, reacting to changes as you make them?

Creo Simulation Live does exactly that. The software guides you through the thousands of decisions you make during the development process, improving quality, reducing time to market, and saving you money. Play the video below for a quick introduction.

You can try Creo Simulation Live free on your own models. But if you’re the type who wants to learn more before diving in, here is some extra background to get you started:

What is Creo Simulation Live?

Creo Simulation Live is a tool embedded within Creo CAD software that gives engineers feedback in real time on their parametric models.

“So every time you make a change in your model, you’ll see the consequences instantaneously in the modeling environment,” says Brian Thompson, SVP CAD Segment at PTC, in the video below.

For more detail, read the following blog posts:

The Buzz

We announced this ground-breaking technology in June, 2018. Here’s an interview with our CEO, and typical press reactions.

The Demos

Talk to anyone familiar with the live simulation technology, and they’ll say, “Nobody believes it’s as quick and easy as we’re saying!”

That’s why we’ve been presenting live and online demos ceaselessly. Here’s a short demo from the floor at LiveWorx:

  • Simulation Live Demo (scroll to bottom of page for video)
  • View Real-Time Simulation Results While Creating Designs (presented by our partner TriStar)
  • The Deep Dive

    You may have more in depth questions about how this all works. For example, many people ask about system requirements or what happens to their existing Creo simulation technology. For answers, attend the following on-demand webcast. You’ll see a demo and learn how you can use the technology to optimize your models, reduce prototyping, and free up analysts for more complicated work. Plus, the host explains some in-depth details behind this groundbreaking technology.

    Building Confidence

    If you’re feeling uncertain about your analysis skills, don’t worry. Creo Simulation Live is built specifically for product designers—not experts and analysts. For some, it may be simple and intuitive to use. Others might like some guidance on structural, thermal, and modal analysis. For them, PTC University offers a free course when you sign up for the Early Access program described below.

    Creo Simulation Live Early Access Program: Try It on Your Own Models

    We hope you’ve found answers to all your questions about Creo Simulation Live. Why not try it on your own models? The Early Access program is available now.

    Creo Simulation Live is unlike any design tool you’ve ever used before. Don’t believe it? Try on your own models absolutely free. You don’t even need to own Creo to get started. Choose from the following options:


    Get real-time Feedback as You Design. Try Creo Simulation Live Free

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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.