What is Creo Simulation Live?

This groundbreaking technology performs structural, thermal, and modal analysis and fluid flow simulation on 3D CAD designs in seconds. No more back and forth, no separate environments. Created especially for design engineers, the analysis updates dynamically in real time as you edit, create new features, or change properties.

With Creo Simulation Live (CSL), you get instant feedback on your design decisions in your CAD environment as you work. You no longer need to guess how your design might perform under real-world conditions. You iterate fast, incorporating as many design changes as you want, confident that you’ve made the best-informed decisions possible.

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When and why should designers use Creo Simulation Live?

Designers should use Creo Simulation Live early on and throughout the design process because it allows them to perform real-time simulations directly within their CAD environment, providing immediate feedback on design changes. This leads to faster iteration and better-informed design decisions, ultimately resulting in higher-quality products and reduced time to market.

We surveyed designers and engineers and compiled the results into an e-book for you. Read the results below and see how simulation is being used.

What are the benefits of using real-time guidance?

Adding a tool that gives you real-time guidance as you design might seem like an addition to your existing product design workflow, but it is a valuable and important one for these reasons:
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Catch problems 65% faster

Real-time guidance can help designers identify and solve problems as they arise, rather than waiting until the end of the design process to address them.

Real-time guidance can help designers identify and solve problems as they arise, rather than waiting until the end of the design process to address them.

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Produce 46% fewer prototypes

Real-time guidance can help designers validate their assumptions and hypotheses about the product’s behavior under simulated realistic loads and constraints before creating prototypes.

Real-time guidance can help designers validate their assumptions and hypotheses about the product’s behavior under simulated realistic loads and constraints before creating prototypes.

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Develop 37% more innovative designs

Real-time guidance can shorten design cycles since the designers can make informed decisions as they design, and the time savings here can be put toward more iteration and leave room for more innovation.

Real-time guidance can shorten design cycles since the designers can make informed decisions as they design, and the time savings here can be put toward more iteration and leave room for more innovation.

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Catch problems 65% faster

Real-time guidance can help designers identify and solve problems as they arise, rather than waiting until the end of the design process to address them.

Real-time guidance can help designers identify and solve problems as they arise, rather than waiting until the end of the design process to address them.

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Produce 46% fewer prototypes

Real-time guidance can help designers validate their assumptions and hypotheses about the product’s behavior under simulated realistic loads and constraints before creating prototypes.

Real-time guidance can help designers validate their assumptions and hypotheses about the product’s behavior under simulated realistic loads and constraints before creating prototypes.

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Develop 37% more innovative designs

Real-time guidance can shorten design cycles since the designers can make informed decisions as they design, and the time savings here can be put toward more iteration and leave room for more innovation.

Real-time guidance can shorten design cycles since the designers can make informed decisions as they design, and the time savings here can be put toward more iteration and leave room for more innovation.

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Use Creo Simulation Live and Creo Ansys Simulation

When you want real-time feedback as you design, choose Creo Simulation Live powered by Ansys. Just define a few simple conditions and the software does the rest, presenting results in real time as you edit or create features. That’s not just convenience and speed, that’s design guidance as a normal part of your workflow.

When you want a comprehensive analysis of your model while you design, choose Creo Ansys Simulation or Creo Ansys Simulation Advanced. While both are built for design refinement and validation, Creo Ansys Simulation Advanced has the added benefit of supporting use cases like nonlinear contact and nonlinear materials. Creo Ansys Simulation Advanced also allows you to run combined structural and thermal studies.

Watch the video on how these two solutions are used:

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See how Creo Simulation Live works

Creo Simulation Live Advanced: Fluid flow simulation
Thermal analysis
Structural analysis
Modal analysis
Fluid simulation
We’ve added real-time CFD capabilities like Fluid Flow Simulation. Watch how you can use real-time fluid flow simulation in your design workflow. Fluid Flow Simulation is available only in Creo Simulation Live Advanced.
Creo Simulation Live Advanced features fluid flow simulation
Watch this video to learn how you can run real-time thermal analyses in Creo Simulation Live.
Thermal analyses in Creo Simulation Live
Watch this video to learn how you can run real-time structural analysis in Creo Simulation Live.
Structural analyses in Creo Simulation Live
Watch this video to learn how you can run real-time modal analysis in Creo Simulation Live.
Modal analyses in Creo Simulation Live
Watch this video to learn how you can run real-time fluid simulation study in Creo Simulation Live.
Fluid simulation study in Creo Simulation Live
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Take a deeper dive into real-time simulation

We picked this list of curated assets that will help you understand real-time simulation and how to incorporate it into your workflow. Learn about PTC’s simulation portfolio, how to empower yourself and your team with real-time simulation, and a look at simulation in action.

Creo Simulation Live case studies

SQlab

Stephan Esser, Designer at SQlab GmbH Taufkirchen, Germany said, “Creo Simulation Live is the perfect solution to help me design new products that work the first time. I am not a simulation expert, but now I can do stress analysis myself. It is so easy to set up, runs fast, and automatically stays synchronized with my design changes.”

Daktronics

Randy Soukup, Business Analyst at Daktronics said, “When I first saw the Creo Simulation Live demo, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Design iterations that would normally take weeks only took seconds. I tapped my coworker and said, “We’ve gotta have this.””

NASA

W. Scott Taylor, Senior Mechanical Engineer at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center said, “I think that our designers could have a significant impact, by way of reduction, on time loss due to a burdened “handoff” to analysis and “return” to design cycle history.”