How to: Synchronize Simulation Results in Creo 4

Written By: Aaron Shaw
  • 8/24/2017

When you inspect a part using Creo Simulate, you can view your results in multiple windows. For example, the image below shows a Von Mises stress analysis, displacement, and principle stress vectors.

Great. But now, to inspect the model, you have to rotate the geometry in each individual window.

 Unsynchronized windows

A series of unsynchronized results.

Wouldn’t it be handy if the system synchronized the geometry? That way, when you spin or zoom in one window, all of the others follow. Well, in Creo 4, you CAN tie together results windows! Here’s how:

Synchronize Orientation Control

To lock and synchronize windows, just follow these steps:

  1. In Creo Simulate, open multiple display windows.
  2. Click View > Tie Orientation.
  3. Check to see which window is currently selected. Then, click on each of the other windows so they are all selected and tied together.

Now, rotation and zoom actions performed in any window automatically updates all results windows.

 Windows, synchronized

A series of synchronized results.

Watch the Demo

That’s all there is to it. You can see a brief demo in the video below.

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About the Author

Aaron Shaw

Aaron Shaw joined PTC in 2013, currently he is the Senior Manager, CAD Demand Generation. He is responsible for the CAD marketing strategy and execution worldwide. He enjoys playing golf, eating spicy foods, reading, traveling, and rooting for all Boston teams. Aaron is a graduate of Penn State, you can follow him on Twitter @AaronEShaw.