What is Creo?

Creo, short for Creo Parametric, is a powerful and intelligent 3D CAD software improved to deal with the challenges organizations face as they design, analyze, and share information. Developed by PTC, the original pioneers of parametric CAD, Creo is a powerful software supporting a unified family of product design tools used by thousands of companies worldwide.

Brian Thompson, Senior Vice President, CAD Segment, PTC said:

“The executives at EnginSoft USA, Chris Wilkes and Dr. Andreas Vlahinos, have been working with PTC for many years and have built excellent reputations in the CAE industry. I am delighted that EnginSoft USA will be bringing the value of Creo with Creo Simulation Live to their customers.”

The Creo family of design programs, combine parametric and direct modeling techniques. Creo Parametric can easily be customized and extended through the addition of modules and extensions, but the product family also contains stand-alone purpose build design applications such as Creo Simulation, Creo Direct, Creo Layout & Creo Options Modeler. Each stand-alone app serves a different purpose in the product development process.

From idea to design to analysis, to effectively sharing your information (manufacturing, quality control, inspection), Creo is a solid foundation for any design group. It supports the needs of manufacturing and product development organizations. What makes Creo such a powerful tool?


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.

The 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.


For designers who are involved in many phases of the product development process, PTC Creo provides scalable access to the right software. Subscription licensing enables flexibility to use what you need when you need it. For those involved in specific parts of the product development process, there are apps designed to meet individual needs for your role in the product development process - you can use the right tool at the right time.


All of the products in the PTC Creo family speak the same language. Because of this common language, your data flows between different apps. This means no more recreating work as you move through the design process.

Combined benefits of both parametric and direct modeling

PTC Creo combines the power of both 3D CAD modeling approaches into a single system, so you have the power and control of parametric modeling combined with the speed and flexibility that's only available through direct modeling.

Multi-CAD Data Handling

PTC Creo provides an amazing ability to work with and edit data from any CAD source. This means no recreating designs because of incompatible data, and no need to ask your partners or customers to change CAD software systems.

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