How to Download PTC Mathcad & Creo for Students
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PTC Academic offerings prepare students to design, manufacture, operate, and service things for an increasingly smart, connected world. With access to on-demand flexible learning and emerging technologies available through PTC Academic, students can develop the skills they need to stay competitive in the new digital landscape. You’ll find PTC software used in secondary schools and universities worldwide.

Primary and Secondary Students (K-12)

PTC Academic offers free licenses of Creo and PTC Mathcad to all K12 students. All you need is a school email address . Use this free software to prepare for class, to complete homework assignments, and to become familiar with a product used by leading engineering and product development companies.

Part of a competition team? PTC provides even more comprehensive software, training, and resources to students, teachers, and coaches participating on FIRST teams:

Through PTC Academic, teams can gain free software and services, including Creo, PTC Mathcad, Windchill, and now Vuforia, easy-to-use training curriculum, and financial grants to select teams. PTC’s product development software will enable collaboration, increase efficiency, and enhance accuracy during the robot design process. Check out the software and other resources available here.

K-12 Educators

PTC offers resources for K12 educators including:

College and University Students

Students have access to free Creo and PTC Mathcad for completing assignments outside of class and to increase their exposure to industry-leading software and in-demand skills. For over 30 years, Creo has remained the standard product design and development software across a variety of industries for parametric modeling, simulation/analysis, and product documentation. Learning Creo is one way to give yourself an edge on the competition in almost any industry you decide to pursue.

PTC Academic provides even more comprehensive software, training, and resources to students, teachers, and coaches participating on Formula SAE teams:

Formula SAE. PTC is a proud sponsor of Formula Student, Baja SAE and Formula SAE. PTC software enables the design of products by leading automotive companies around the world such as Aston Martin Racing, Penske Racing, and many more. Take advantage of these same tools to create your own world-class racing car with the PTC Sponsorship Package.


How to Model Almost Anything – A comprehensive guide to Creo which teaches industry best practices through a series of hands on activities, practice models, and a final skills assessment.

Get Started!

Ready to learn more and start downloading your free design software and training materials? Visit our PTC Academic website to get started.

Find Free Creo and PTC Mathcad for students and K12 Educators

[Ed. Don't miss  part two  of this series, in which we answer oft-asked questions about free software licenses: How long can you keep them? What support is available? And more. ]

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