Who Uses This Software?

PTC Creo is used by discrete manufacturers and design teams for mechanical engineering, design, and manufacturing. Creo provides modeling, finite element analysis, surfacing, and tooling abilities.


Average Ratings

33 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
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • PTC
  • www.ptc.com
  • Founded 1985
  • United States

About Creo

Creo is a 3D CAD solution that helps you build better products faster by accelerating product innovation, reusing the best of your design and replacing assumptions with facts. From initial concept to design, simulation, and analysis, Creo provides designers with innovative tools to efficiently create better products. Thousands of leading manufacturers worldwide use Creo's CAD, IoT, and Augmented Reality capabilities, in the cloud and on the desktop, to turn their ideas into reality quickly.



Creo Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Top notch CAD software - PTC CREO

Mar 19, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The main advantages are:

1. It's easy to work with.

2. There a lot of options for our views to accomplish

3. A complete product can be build assembled and put to test in the software itself before making the prototype with the appropriate factors given as input.

4. It's been used by a lot of companies like KTM Duke was entirely built in this software so learning this software helps you out in different ways

5. Even some extent of analysis can be done also in the software itself

6. It's a powerful software well built with less bugs and hence I grand never come across crashing of this software no matter how much inputs use give.

7. For professionals it's a best choice.

Cons: The main disadvantages are:

1. It doesn't work on low end systems it becomes slow as it requires minimum 4gb graphics for the program to run smoothly without much load.

2. It's tough to learn you might need a proper guidance to learn it and once you learn it, then you would rule it.

3. It's a bit costly but if you running a company then it's good but not good to buy for personnel use

4. Surely not meant for beginners it's a software that's a high performance one and so it's tough

5. Sometimes the options would get you confused as you work on because there's that much options present.

6. Try to keep in touch atleast once in a month with the software or you might end in forgetting hope to use this software or make sure that you got a book written how to use this software on your own.

Overall: Iam a mechanical engineering student and a PTC certified CREO user I have learned this software and got a certificate from PTC CREO after passing their examination. So I normally use this software for my college works making CAD drawings for my projects, works, seminars etc. It's easy for me to use it as iam qualified. I would recommend this software to other professionals out there and to the beginners under one condition that they should learn it from a certified place and then they use it, which would really help them enjoy this software instead of getting confused or telling that this software is tough and it's crap.

CAD for people who like doing things the hard way.

Jul 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: By far the most stable CAD application I have ever used. Over the past decade I can count the number of times it has crashed on one hand. Takes a while to understand how to make in context part references, but once you get the hang of it, it is easy to make very complex and stable CAD models. The file versioning takes some getting used to, but is basically built in safety net. Every time a file is saved it creates a new version of that file. You can roll back to previous file versions very easily.

Cons: The drawing environment needs some work. The bills of materials are not as versatile as other software I have used, Autodesk Inventor and SolidWorks have a leg up in this area. In all my time using it I have never stumbled across features that let me make exploded views of an assembly.

Overall: If you are looking for a stable software with built in version control this is the package for you. If you are easily frustrated by non-intuitive software you are probably better off with Autodesk Inventor or SolidWorks.

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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.

Very powerful but other packages may offer better value

Aug 02, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The modeling and assembly power is very good. The surfacing is ok. Pro-e/Creo handles large assemblies very well.

Cons: The drafting package. Ugh. Its terrible.

Overall: Overall a very powerful tool with many options (prepare to open your checkbook). There are other packages that might suit basic needs of most companies (i.e. Solidworks or Autodesk)

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The best CAD software

May 11, 2019
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: My college uses Creo to teach us CAD. Since then I have worked with other CAD softwares and I have to say Creo was the most powerful of them all. It offers great range of tools to make your designs look amazing and the render option beats it all. It offer much more than any CAD software including assemblies, drawing files but most importantly NC manufacture and mold and cavity manufacture. You can generate CL files for 4th and 5th axis milling.

Cons: It takes a while to explore all the best options to optimize your drawings and it's ot easy to use at first. The default template is always imperial and requires changing to metric.

One of Nice 3D software for basic 3D modeling having some nice advance features also.

Jun 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Complex part modeling is easy with creo. Nice surfacing tool

Cons: Complex to use. Not so user friendly. User base is also less

Overall: Creo is better as compare to other base level software having advance features for surfacing but user base is less and online help files are also less

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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.

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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
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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.

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A speedy solution

Jul 30, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: You can load any assembly in a very short time

Cons: Variant management can be more accessable

Creo is awesome!

Apr 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Extensive functionality, a user-friendly learning curve, and a simple design make creo a great choice for anyone looking to explore CAD more. I appreciate that I don't have to buy any expensive equipment in order to be able to simply view these files (other programs I use require that you buy special mouses in order to properly view the files, but Creo can be used entirely with a standard keyboard mouse.

Cons: I'm not sure if it's just me, but for some reason, my wire drawings sometimes make the program crash and this can be very distracting / infuriating. Still, it has only happened on rare occasions and I'd like to chalk it up to my work-space being old.

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.

Lot to learn and not intuitive

Mar 04, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Complex software capable of a wide range of functions. Great for manipulating 3D modeling for both design and product support

Cons: Software is difficult to learn and due to complexity, time consuming.

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

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

Oct 12, 2018
5/5
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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
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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.

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Quick but not enough

May 31, 2019
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: Quick connection

Good integration with solid view

Cons: Bad product tree structure

Frequent data saving problems

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.

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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
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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

May 19, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User friendly,can access and understand easily

Cons: Want to sketch each side by taking sketch options

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.

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Cad program

Jul 10, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Parametric design feature is very useful. I can make any change in design easily

Cons: User interface is a little bit complicated.

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
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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

as a user

Dec 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: it is advance version of designing the 3-D things.

Cons: it is little bit difficult to learn because of its advancement.

Overall: besides of all these it help the engineer to make clear 3-D diagram of anything.

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
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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.