Creo Elements/Direct Finite Element Analysis. Creo Elements/Direct (formerly CoCreate) Finite Element Analysis is an integrated 3D software module that works within Creo Elements/Direct Modeling. It is a powerful FEA tool for quickly analysing real-world design conditions, so you can deliver higher quality products at lower cost. With the simulation and digital prototyping capabilities of this design analysis module, you can validate your product design to meet your customer’s physical demands during new product development. This product enables CAD Designers to quickly analyse their designs without the need for specialist analysis skills.
Simulation. Advanced Simulation enables engineers to fully evaluate and optimize their designs, improving product quality while reducing physical prototyping expense.
- Solve nonlinear large displacement, pre-stress, dynamic, and transient thermal analyses.
- Simulate advanced materials behaviors such as hyper-elasticity, anisotropic, orthotropic, and composite laminates.
- Support for advanced modeling entities such as mass/spring idealizations, pre-loaded bolts, and friction on assembly contact points.
- Leverage the familiar interface, workflows, and user concepts found in the core design areas of Pro/ENGINEER.
- Reduce product performance uncertainty by simulating complex systems accurately.
Advanced Simulation. This enables simulation experts to fully evaluate and optimize their designs on the desktop, so you can improve product quality while reducing or even eliminating the cost of physical prototyping. This module provides advanced analysis capabilities so you can immediately bolster your verification and validation processes.
Mechanisms Analysis enables you to determine, on the desktop, how your design will react to dynamic forces such as gravity and friction. Since you can conduct this analysis without having to build a physical prototype, you can perform your tests very early in the design phase when correcting problems is much less costly. When you do build a physical prototype, it’s likely to be of much higher quality, as you’ve already completed a series of vigorous tests virtually. By building fewer physical prototypes, you not only cut costs, but you also reduce time-to-market because you’re building a better quality product that is ‘right the first time’.
The Mechanism Analysis software is used throughout industry including companies using it for vehicle suspension analysis as well as complex aerospace assemblies.
Manikin Human Modeling enables you to visualize, simulate, optimize and communicate human-product interactions earlier in the design process, helping you save time and reduce product development costs. Digital human modeling supports a human-centric analysis approach to design by allowing a designer to add a 3D digital human model to their 3D CAD product model. A digital human model or ‘manikin’ is an advanced 3D mechanism, that provides an accurate representation of human physical characteristics such as size, shape, vision, movement, strength and comfort. The manikin can be customized for a specific gender and ethnic demographic and fully manipulated in real time, thereby helping the designer better understand the relationship between a product and the people interacting with the product, such as a consumer, operator, installer, assembler or maintainer.