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What Is CAD?

Computer-aided design (CAD) is a way to digitally create 2D drawings and 3D models of real-world products—before they’re ever manufactured. With 3D CAD, you can share, review, simulate, and modify designs easily, opening doors to innovative and differentiated products that get to market fast.

In 1985 Dr. Samuel Geisberg formed Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) and defined a radically new approach for CAD software. This innovation produced the first parametric, and feature-based solid modeling CAD software in the market, which today is known as Creo, the industry standard for product design and development software.

More than 30 years later, the product development industry is beginning to adopt the next wave of technology driven innovation, as so many other industries already have. Onshape is the industry’s first pure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product development platform that unites CAD software with powerful data management, collaboration, and real-time analytics tools.


Creo delivers the most scalable range of 3D CAD product development packages and tools in today’s market. Its variety of specific features, capabilities, and tools help engineers imagine, design, and create your products better. Creo includes breakthrough capabilities in additive manufacturing, generative design, IoT, model-based definition (MBD), and augmented reality (AR).

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The industry’s first pure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product development platform that unites robust CAD with powerful data management, collaboration tools and real-time analytics. The cloud-native solution is a perfect fit for companies requiring the flexibility of remote design teams, enabling engineers to work together from anywhere, any time, and on any device.

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Creo Simulation Live

Creo Simulation Live

Creo Simulation Live performs structural analysis, thermal analysis, 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.

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