PTC

Creo View Express


4.5 / 5
21 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

CAD software helps customers explore concept design ideas, create product designs, carry out simulations and analyses, and perform engineering calculations.


Average Ratings

21 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • PTC
  • www.ptc.com
  • United States

About Creo View Express

With the Creo product development software suite, you can take your product from concept to digital prototype and do so with efficiency, accuracy and a measure of grace. Our software is intuitive and all works together. For more than 30 years, we have had experience in Creo Parametric, 3D CAD, 2D CAD, Simulation, and Visualization.


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Creo View Express Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • Bill of Materials
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Component Library
  • Data Import / Export
  • For 3D Printing
  • For Architects
  • For Manufacturers
  • Reference Management
  • Simulation

Creo View Express Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

Creo View is a complicated software eventhough its capabilities are limited.

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The system that Creo implement to its products is very beneficial, they create a submodule for each specific task and Creo View is one of them. This creates an opportunity to make more emphasized softwares and it provides a productive working environment.

Cons: The overall interface is a little bit problematic and hard to use and it leads a little bit confusion for starters.

Overall: The software, when you consider it overall, an exceptional one in terms of its capabilities. And from the Creo View sub module I get the impression that it is good to create a simple working part for each design which only targets a specific duty. So it improves my modular design experience

Lacks ease of use

Nov 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The software is very powerful if you can figure out how to use it correctly.

Cons: The software is very hard to use. There is nothing intuitive about how to model using Creo. The functions are hard to find and to use. Half the time, you don't know what input the software is looking for. I personally do not care for the layers.

Capterra loader

Excellent product has the creation of files Mcad, is efficient and fast in mencanic design.

Jun 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The generation of an MCAD file which allows generating a sequence of steps that can be programmed for the simulation of the mechanical design made, in addition to its incursion in the electrical design.

Cons: That the electric design tool is not very developed, it should be interactive like the mechanics module, it should also offer different packages with different costs that adapt to the budgets of different users.

Overall: I have done programming and automation work through this software for interactive development in the classroom.

Capterra loader

Creo is fabulous software for 2D and 3D CAD modelling.

Jul 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been using this software for a long time. It is splendid software indeed. When we are working on CAD work, it is very easy to navigate. One of the most beautiful feature of this software is assembling parts together. We can share 3D models, view drawings and make notes through this software very speedily.

Cons: The only limitation of this software is that it's layout seems to be quite difficult but once we have command on this software then we get familiar with it and it is easy to understand the concept. As it is versatile so it takes some time to learn as compare to other CAD software. It only needs practice to have good command on it. It's learning curve is quite steeper.

Great for solid modeling and creating prints

Jul 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is very easy to use. Prior to using this software I had only used AutoCAD 3ds. This was a breeze to learn and quickly was able to transition to this software. The ability to then create a print directly from the model makes this a winner for me.

Cons: There are. A few limitations on features. My main issue was not being able to create a helical extrusion. But I was able to work around it by lofting.

Overall: This product has helped me create several fixtures for our company.

Great 3D CAD software

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to navigate while working on CAD work. The view is really easy to work with once you understand the concept.

Cons: References could be a nightmare when you have to update the geometry several layers after. Need some used to.

Used it during formative university years for solid modeling.

Jul 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Probably the most powerful CAD software out there with the ability to model anything and everything. Allows the user to become an expert in design using CAD.

Cons: Although it is versatile, it takes some time to learn unlike other CAD software - the functions available are not in plain sight to the user. It requires practice to get used to.

Overall: Learnt the very basics of Solid Modeling using this software

Capterra loader

great software for 2D and 3D CAD modelling..

Oct 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: first is that is allows easy assembling of parts together and also allows collaboration and sharing of 3D models, drawings etc. it is very easy to use and provides ability to create a print directly from the model.

Cons: there are few limitations though. the electric design tool should be more interactive.

Overall: it allows you to share 3D models quickly.

An electrical engineer's opinion

Nov 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The software allows me to open parts and assemblies from windchill. Its a quick way to get a look at the part you'll be using in a design or getting a quick measurement of the part.

Cons: The interface can be a bit hard to navigate, but i don't use it as much as a mechanical engineers would.

I use Creo View Express a couple days a week to help show what I am achieving.

Oct 26, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like the ease of assembling parts together. I also like how parts can be labeled to help in presenting or explaining what certain things do.

Cons: The one thing that I have a hard time with is that there are so many features that it took a while find all of the ones that I think are useful and learn how to use them.

Overall: I thought it was great for making presentations to groups on projects I am currently working on.

Capterra loader

Powerful but time consuming

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: -Similar functionality when compared to other 3D modeling/viewing programs

-Animation and image rendering preferred over other software

-Object contact detection less glitchy than other 3D modeling software

Cons: -Steeper learning curve

-Requires (prefer) more input conditions before showing preview

-Creating parts for assemblies can be time consuming and does not always update assembly file

I have been using PTC 3D modeling packages for about 11 years.

Oct 11, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that with this software I can share my 3D models with other non-engineers easily and quickly. They don't need to be an engineer to understand or use it.

Overall: You can share 3D models with anyone quickly and easily!

Creo is a great software

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Creo, which is a software similar to SolidWorks, is a great software for Engineering students to learn to use before they enter the engineering industry.

Cons: If you use other CAD software, Creo may take some getting used to. There are some functions that are a bit different and may not be intuitive.

Complete Engineering Tool

Dec 09, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The usability of the software is very much engineering process based and applying features is very smooth and it gives the notifications every time you make something beyond the reality. The main reason i like this program is just because it seems it has its own brain that suggests you and prevents you to do as per the universal law. And that makes the design manufacturable.

The disadvantage i think is its not for kids to play like game. its only engineering design tool.

PTC should add the capability of mechanical animation like we work in MAYA and 3DMAX.

Creo View Express is a great little viewing program for your 2D drawings and 3D solid models.

Sep 05, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's a great program for viewing 2D drawings and 3D models. It's free, so non-engineers can use it without having to have an expensive seat of Creo, and it also allows them to make notes for the engineers.

Cons: It would always be nice to have more features, but it's a free program, so you get what you pay for.

Overall: It's a nice, free tool that allows our non-engineers view drawings and models and make notes about them.

Creo, review by bob

Apr 05, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have been using CREO software for about 12 years I think the software is excellent and really enjoy using the manufacturing package switching from design to manufacture is seamless and works well with other software packages. Give it a try, you may like it as well

3d Design software - steep learning curve but worthwhile

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ability to build assemblies and test them is invaluable and has saved me a lot of potential wastage

Overall: Although menu based, the software is not intuitive and can take a while to learn - it is worth finding someone familiar with it for tutelage.

Mediocre Design Software

Aug 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is one of the useful design softwares out there in the market, its easy to assemble parts in it. Small assembly parts like Oldham's coupling are super fun in this software

Cons: Since there are too many features its takes time to understand it and use it freely.

Overall: Creo has helped to manage time. Since the feature are advanced it helps use in doing things automatically in some area's.

excellent free application for 3d or 2d cad modeling

Jun 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software, like any CAD software has a pretty steep learning curve, but it allows you to view and design 3d models for use with 3d printing or laster/cutting

Cons: The software is limited in feature set, but it has more than enough features to get you off the ground and running making your cad models

Not-happy with creo

Apr 04, 2017
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: No face to face training. All on line is NOT the way to educate Engineers. What happens if we havre a question? Call tech support??

Easy to use

Mar 30, 2018
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You can build assemblies and test them. Easy to use and fast to hang. Great models in 3D, and also in 2D.

Cons: If it had more functions it would be great, since the software itself is easy to use. Otherwise it is fine.