Tips & Tricks: Exploring Simulation Analysis Updates in Creo 4




Here’s one more reason to download Creo 4.0 and try it out, especially if you use simulation: Now you can see your analysis results as a convergence plot and get more information for each step of the design study. Here’s how it works:

Starting an Analysis

First, start a study or analysis.

  1. In the Simulation group on the Applications tab, click Simulate.
    The Simulation app opens.
  2. In the Run group on the Home tab, click Analyses and Studies.
  3. Select an analysis or design study from the list.
  4. Click Start (green flag icon).

Clicking the green flag to start contact_analysis2, which is selected.

Clicking the green flag to start contact_analysis2, which is selected.

Viewing the Convergence Plot

Once you have a study or analysis running, you can easily view the results and the new convergence plot. Watch as points are plotted in real time as the study runs. Just click the Run Status icon in the Analyses and Design Studies dialog.

Clicking the icon to display the status dialog, which includes the new convergence plot and other details for the run.

Clicking the icon to display the status dialog, which includes the new convergence plot and other details for the run.

Convergence plot

The convergence plot appears in the Run Status dialog. Points are added for each iteration.

Viewing Diagnostic Information

After you run the study or analysis, you can view detailed information about each diagnostic step. Just select a diagnostic step from the Simulation Diagnostics list in the Run Status dialog.

Details appear in the area directly below the list.

Selecting a diagnostic step to view details.

Selecting a diagnostic step to view details.

The new Run Status dialog is streamlined and modernized to give you all the information about your design studies and analyses in one easy-to-use place.

Watch the Demo

You can see a brief demo of these tips in the video below.


Start using Creo 4.0 today

There are hundreds of new, convenient improvements in Creo 4.0 like this one. We’ll have much more in coming weeks. If you haven’t downloaded Creo 4.0 yet, visit the Creo 4.0 page to find out more about this exciting new release and start using it today.


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