Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express

System requirements.

System requirements

Current release Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express 8.0
Languages English, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
Support available Yes (through the online Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express Forum)
Add-on modules No
Upgrade options Yes (professional version of Creo Elements/Direct Modeling)
Operating systems Windows 10 64-bit Editions: Windows 10, Pro and Enterprise (1)
Windows 8.1 64-bit Editions: Windows 8.1, Pro and Enterprise (2)
System memory (RAM) Minimum: 4 GB
Video display 3D capable graphics card with OpenGL support
CPU Intel Pentium (4, M, D)
Intel Xeon
Intel Celeron
Intel Core
AMD Athlon
AMD Opteron
Note: Single-, dual- and quad-core processors are supported.
Hard disk space Minimum: 2 GB
Internet requirements Active Internet connection required for product activation.
Note: Product reactivation is required every three days.


(1) Operating System levels

  • Base OSAnniversary Edition (1607)
  • Creators (1703) - The Creators update requires the latest Microsoft Windows 10 cumulative update.
  • Fall Creators (1709.)
  • April 2018 update (1803).
  • October 2018 update (1809).
  • May 2019 update (1903).
  • November 2019 update (1909).

(2) Windows 8.1 Update 1

PTC software products are tested on the latest operating system service pack available at the time of release. Because Creo Elements/Direct system requirements define a minimum operating system service pack, a newer Microsoft service pack should not affect Creo Elements/Direct products.

However, PTC cannot guarantee the correct functioning of Creo Elements/Direct products on newer operating system service packs. If Creo Elements/Direct products are incompatible with the newest service pack, PTC will attempt to remove the incompatibilities in the next service pack or major release of its products.

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