You’ve purchased Creo Simulation Live, and now you’re ready to get started. The good news is that, for most people, it won’t take more than 5 minutes to successfully get started with the software. There are basically three things you need to know to get up and running:
That’s it. In just a few minutes, you’ll be making design decisions with real-time guidance so you can bring great products to market faster than ever. Here's how to successfully install Creo Simulation Live:
You should have received your Sales Order Number (SON) in an email from PTC. To obtain your license file, follow these steps:
Now go to the kitchen and pour yourself a cup of coffee. By the time you get back to your desk with your piping hot mug of java, your license file should be in your inbox. All you have to do is unzip it into your computer file system.
We are now ready to configure Creo Parametric to enable Creo Simulation Live.
If you’re running Creo Parametric off a license server, simply use FlexNet to add the new license to your system. When users launch Creo Simulation Live, it will be automatically enabled.
If you’re not using a license server, there are a few more steps:
You are ready to go. Launch Creo and open a part or an assembly. You will see a Live Simulation tab between the Model and Annotate tabs, and the In Graphics toolbar will contain a Simulate icon that allows you to toggle the display of real-time feedback on and off.
Even though getting started is straightforward, occasionally concerns arise. Here are the most common issues people encounter and how to correct them:
If you have any other issues, PTC Technical Support is ready to help.
Ready to experiment with a design change, or even dozens of them? Creo Simulation Live gives you the power to iterate faster and with new levels of confidence—without waiting.
If you need a little help, multiple tutorial videos and demos are available online, and online help can walk you through everything you need to get set up.
Dave Martin is a Creo, Windchill, and PTC Mathcad instructor and consultant. He is the author of the books “Top Down Design in Creo Parametric,” “Design Intent in Creo Parametric,” and “Configuring Creo Parametric,” all available at amazon.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Dave currently works as the configuration manager for Elroy Air, which develops autonomous aerial vehicles for middle-mile delivery. Previous employers include Blue Origin, Amazon Prime Air, Amazon Lab126, and PTC. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and is a former armor officer in the United States Army Reserves.