Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Improve product design by simulating complex thermal and structural problems before prototyping

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is the practical application of a mathematical method (FEM - Finite Element Method) to model complex structural and thermal problems. FEA enables simulation and is especially useful for structural and thermal analysis. The computed FEA results allow you to optimize your designs, by making changes and then easily re-running the various analyses. Incorporating simulation software early in the design process will help reduce the need for costly prototypes and late-stage design changes as well as improve product performance, longevity, reliability and safety.

Creo Simulation Live!
Creo Simulation Live is a tool coming to Creo CAD software that allows engineers to perform simulation in real time on a parametric model.

Creo Simulate
Creo Simulate gives you the power to evaluate structural and thermal product performance on your digital model before resorting to costly, time-consuming physical prototyping.

Creo Advanced Simulate
Creo Advanced Simulation Extension expands the capabilities of PTC Creo Simulate and allows the study of how advanced, nonlinear effects should influence the product design.

Mechanism Design (Motion Analysis)
With Creo Mechanism Design, the creation and refinement of mechanisms needed for a specific application or product assembly can be optimized.

Human Factors (Manikin) Analysis
Add a digital manikin into your 3D CAD model using the PTC Creo Manikin Extension and start analyzing human-product interaction scenarios.

Fatigue Analysis
Creo Fatigue Advisor Extension gives you the opportunity to easily estimate the number of load cycles your model can sustain before failure.

Behavioral Modeling
Creo Behavioral Modeling Extension (BMX) automatically determines the best design for you by delivering three key capabilities: design studies, smart models, and an open environment that uses calculated results from external programs.

Creepage & Clearance Analysis
Creo Clearance and Creepage Extension helps you automate electrical clearance and creepage analyses of 3D designs.

Tolerance Analysis
With Creo Tolerance Analysis Extension (TAE) powered by CETOL Technology, you can easily analyze, visualize and understand the geometric tolerance stack-up and dimensional variation that impacts your design.

Creo Simulation Live!

Your 3D CAD software can now provide you with real-time feedback on your designs decisions, reacting to changes as you make them. Creo Simulation Live provides guidance on the thousands of decisions you make throughout the development process. Define a few simple conditions and the software will work in the background to give you instantaneous and dynamic feedback.

Creo Simulate

Creo Simulate gives you the power to evaluate structural and thermal product performance on your digital model before resorting to costly, time-consuming physical prototyping. When you have early insight into product behavior, you can greatly improve product quality while saving time, effort and money. It is available as a standalone application or as an extension of Creo Parametric.

Creo Advanced Simulation

Advanced Simulation Extension expands the capabilities of Creo Simulate and shows how advanced, nonlinear effects  influence product design. Both programs have the same user interface, workflow and productivity tools that are standard to the Creo family. The combination of Creo Simulate and Advanced Simulation can be used as a standalone application or as an extension.

Human Factors Analysis

Creo Manikin Extension enables you to visualize, simulate, optimize and communicate human-product interactions early in the design process. A designer is enabled to add a 3D digital human model that provides an accurate representation of human physical characteristics (like shape, size, comfort and strength) to their 3D CAD product model.

Fatigue Analysis

Creo Fatigue Advisor Extension enables you to bolster product reliability by simulating and improving the fatigue performance of your design before even building a prototype. Improve product quality, reduce after-market service and warranty expenses, avoid costly product recalls and prevent negative impact on your brand.

Behavioral Modeling

Behavioral Modeling Extension (BMX) delivers three key capabilities: design studies, smart models, and an open environment that uses calculated results from external programs. Creo BMX determines the best design for you, supports design optimization, and raises the level of design automation from simple geometry creation to a fully engineered solution.

Creepage & Clearance Analysis

Creo Clearance and Creepage Extension (CCX) helps you automate electrical clearance and creepage analyses of 3D designs. Automate the analysis directly on the digital model, get visual feedback, clearly identify product safety issues, optimize your electromechanical detailed design process and easily investigate violations in the results window.

Tolerance Analysis

With Creo Tolerance Analysis Extension (TAE), you gain powerful tolerance analysis capabilities within your design environment. You can analyze, visualize, and understand the geometric tolerance stack-up and dimensional variation that impacts designs. Simple, powerful tolerance analysis capabilities are now integrated directly into Creo.

Mechanism Design (Motion Analysis)

Creo Mechanism Dynamics Option (MDO), gives you extended capabilities to design and test mechanisms under real-world stresses. You can simulate the forces and accelerations in the moving components of assemblies and also incorporate dynamic influences such as springs, motors, friction, and gravity.