Seven Things You Should Know about PTC Creo’s Simulation Capabilities

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PTC Creo provides a broad range of simulation solutions that enable design engineers and CAE analysts to easily analyze and validate both parts and assemblies. Our simulation tools directly leverage the 3D CAD geometry and seamless interoperability between PTC Creo apps, ensuring that time isn’t wasted and errors aren’t introduced due to data translation.

PTC Creo also gives both design engineers and specialists the speed and flexibility to directly prepare the 3D CAD geometry for design simulation if they want to — and that leads to significant improvements in CAE workflow and increased productivity.

Here’s a list of seven things that you should know about PTC Creo’s simulation capabilities:

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1. PTC Creo has extensive simulation capabilities that allow designers to easily analyze both parts and assemblies. Designers can investigate the structural, thermal, and motion behavior of designs under real life conditions.

2. PTC Creo provides an easy to follow process with an intuitive user interface. For example, a company designing a new steering assembly will find that different kinds of loads can quickly be applied to the design, reflecting a range of motion the wheel would experience after hitting an obstacle on the road. While the simulation runs, visual feedback is provided, allowing the designers to confirm that the loads have been properly applied.

3. When simulations are complete, results are provided through clear and informative graphs and dynamic visuals. This dual feedback provides designers with an immediate understanding of how a mechanism is functioning.

4. After loads are created, they can be used to perform further analysis on individual components of a design. For example, structural analysis can be used to evaluate the performance of a component against specifications. In the case of the steering assembly, dynamic loads can be used to analyze the stresses generated in a connecting bracket.

5. The process of setting up analyses is intuitive. Designers simply need to follow the steps to select material properties from an extensive library, apply the load to the relevant areas, and finally, apply the boundary conditions.

6. Another major advantage of PTC Creo is automatic mesh generation. It requires no interaction from the user to create a high quality mesh for analysis, saving significant time. And executing the analysis is simple and fast with PTC Creo’s powerful embedded solver.

7. In addition to linear static analysis, designers can also conduct non-linear buckling and dynamic simulation. Interrogating the results is easy using contour plots animations and graphs. You can also automate the creation of reports for sharing this information.

Want to learn more about PTC’s simulation strategy? Be sure to read our interview with the director of PTC’s simulation partner strategy, Mark Fischer. Also, be sure to read Geoff Hedges’ blog about how American Wave Machines is making waves with PTC simulation software. When you’re finished with that, visit our PTC Creo Simulate product page and be sure to watch this video about PTC Creo’s simulation capabilities:

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