Integrated Design to Analysis


Using digital prototypes to understand how your designs perform in real-world conditions is vital to your product development process. Not only can you reduce costly physical prototyping, but you can also increase your products durability, reliability, and safety. Nobody enjoys product recalls after all.

At PTC, we understand why most designers do not want to use simulation software. You are engineers not analysts! For too long, simulation software has been hard to use, time consuming, and difficult to integrate with CAD data. But, with PTC’s simulation software you don’t need a PhD to get accurate results fast.

PTC’s simulation software is designed uniquely for the engineer, complete with the common Creo user interface, engineering terminology, and seamless integration between CAD and CAE data, allowing for a more streamlined process.

Best of all, the results are accurate and reliable and can be easily calculated with very little input from non-simulation experts.

Our simulation software is a complete structural, thermal and vibration analysis solution with a comprehensive set of finite elements analysis (FEA) capabilities that allow you to analyze and validate the performance of your 3D virtual prototypes before you make the first part.

Static Structural Analysis


Thermal Analysis

Nonlinear FEM

Transient Thermal

Mechanism Dynamics

Tolerance Analysis

Fatigue Analysis

Mold Filling Analysis

Human Factor Analysis

Engineering Notebook

Contact Analysis


Assembly FEA

FEM Modeling

Finite Element Analysis for Parts & Assemblies

  • Understand the response of your design when subjected to various loading conditions
  • Integrated seamlessly with the Creo 3D CAD environment
  • Automatic checks to ensure robust and reliable analysis results
  • Comprehensive materials library provided
  • Fully automatic mesh generation directly on 3D CAD geometry 

Automatic Meshing

  • Create accurate meshes directly on 3D CAD geometry
  • Meshes follow highly detailed and curved geometry precisely
  • Automatically update and refine meshes to ensure accurate simulations
  • Supports solid (tetrahedron, wedge, hex), shell (triangle, quad), beam, spring,mass elements
  • Flexibility to define element sizes, distribution and shapes (mapped meshing, thin solids)

Results Display & Reporting

  • Full results post-processing including contour, isosurface, cross section plots, and 2D graphs
  • Create and save animated plots (deformed shape)
  • Linearized stress report
  • Multiple result window display
  • Create templates for results window definitions
  • Export reports as common formats: VRML, MPG, AVI, Graph Tables, Microsoft Excel

Static Structural Analysis

  • Determine accurate stresses, strains and displacements in your product
  • Conduct linear static analyses
  • Loads and boundary conditions are easily applied and use engineering terminology

Finite Element Modeling Idealizations

  • Solids, Shells and Beams
  • Springs and Masses
  • Welds and Fasteners
  • Rigid Links

Modal and Buckling Analysis

  • Determine natural frequency modes of vibration
  • Automatically handle rigid mode (unconstrained) cases
  • Determine buckling loads or solve unstable snap-through problems

Steady State Thermal Analysis

  • Simulate the effects of temperature on a product
  • Analyze conduction and convection heat transfer
  • Use highly configurable distributions to apply loads to geometry
  • Transfer Thermal Analysis results to Structural Analysis to understand impact of thermal load

Design Optimization

  • Clearly understand the impact of design changes
  • Reduce product costs by optimizing your design to meet multiple objectives, such as maintaining a product’s strength while reducing its weight
  • Save time by automatically iterating your design to meet your design requirements
  • Reduce errors by using the results from external tools to drive your design directly,without manually transferring data

Contact Analysis

  • Simulate the forces transferred between components when they come into contact
  • Automatic contact interface detection
  • Include the effect of friction in contact interfaces
  • Simulate shrink-fit or snap-fit situations

Nonlinear Analysis & Large Deformation

  • Easily define elasto-plastic materials and hyper-elastic materials
  • Perform nonlinear static structural analysis
  • Time varying loads
  • Understand residual stresses in the model
  • Large deformation of thin/slender products

Dynamic and Pre-stress Analysis

  • Dynamic structural analysis of time response, frequency response, random response,and response spectrum
  • Utilize previous static analysis results to determine effects of pre-stress on modal or structural analysis
  • Display full results at any frequency or time intervals
  • Reduce errors by using the results from external tools to drive your design directly,without manually transferring data

Transient and Nonlinear Thermal Analysis

  • Temperature dependent convections
  • Radiation heat transfer
  • Temperature dependent material properties
  • Time dependent boundary conditions

Mechanism Dynamics

  • Determine reaction forces in mechanism design
  • Ability to include gravity, springs, dampers and force-based drivers
  • Define cam/follower connections between parts in the mechanism
  • Automated transfer of MDO results to Structural Analysis to evaluate stresses in the mechanism
  • Large deformation of thin/slender products

Tolerance Analysis

  • Evaluate the impact of tolerances on the manufacturability of designs
  • Tolerance stack-ups
  • Automatic validation of dimensions and dimension loops
  • Graphical display of statistical distributions
  • Contribution and sensitivity output plots

Fatigue Analysis

  • Predict the life of metal structures that are prone to fatigue failure
  • Estimate the number of load cycles your model can sustain before failure
  • Investigate the impact design changes have on endurance

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Why Creo Simulate ?

Easy to Use : Yes, It is easy to use, user need not be an FEM Expert !  
Normal CAD experience is enough to use the software, Evaluate while designing the product !

Robust : Technology is built with unique FEM approach and strong fundamentals
tested over years with experimental and practical usage !

Accurate : Creo Simulate results are evaluated against the real-time & experimental test cases.
Verification documents and test cases is provided along with the software.

Faster : Built in Intelligence to adopt the mesh functions to make the solution to converge faster
Hence consuming less time !

Integrated : Thanks to PTC Solution architecture with
Integrated CAD >PLM > CAE Simulation Environment

Affordable : Yes, It is Affordable
Avoid huge investment on CAE