Creo Simulation Live

Bring better products to market faster with real-time design feedback.

What is Creo Simulation Live?

This groundbreaking technology performs structural, thermal, and modal analysis and fluid flow simulation on 3D CAD designs in seconds. No more back and forth, no separate environments. Created especially for design engineers, the analysis updates dynamically in real time as you edit, create new features, or change properties.
With Creo Simulation Live (CSL), you get instant feedback on your design decisions in your CAD environment as you work. You no longer need to guess how your design might perform under real-world conditions. You iterate fast, incorporating as many design changes as you want, confident that you’ve made the best-informed decisions possible.

Creo Simulate Live removes the barriers between CAD and CAE design to create a single unified modeling and simulation environment.

Why use CSL?

Designers should use Creo Simulation Live early on and throughout the design process because it allows them to perform real-time simulations directly within their CAD environment, providing immediate feedback on design changes. This leads to faster iteration and better-informed design decisions, ultimately resulting in higher-quality products and reduced time to market.
We surveyed designers and engineers and compiled the results into an e-book for you. Read the results below and see how simulation is being used.

What are the benefits of using real-time guidance?

Adding a tool that gives you real-time guidance as you design might seem like an addition to your existing product design workflow, but it is a valuable and important one for these reasons:

Catch problems 65% faster

Real-time guidance can help designers identify and solve problems as they arise, rather than waiting until the end of the design process to address them.

Produce 46% fewer prototypes

Real-time guidance can help designers validate their assumptions and hypotheses about the product’s behavior under simulated realistic loads and constraints before creating prototypes.

Develop 37% more innovative designs

Real-time guidance can shorten design cycles since the designers can make informed decisions as they design, and the time savings here can be put toward more iteration and leave room for more innovation.

See how Creo Simulation Live works


Unveil our most recent innovation: real-time Fluid Flow Simulation, seamlessly woven into your design process. Experience firsthand how this state-of-the-art feature enhances your creative endeavors. It’s essential to mention that the Fluid Flow Simulation feature is exclusively accessible through the powerful Creo Simulation Live Advanced platform. This integration brings a transformative dimension to your design toolkit, allowing you to analyze fluid dynamics in real-time, enabling smarter decisions, and ultimately leading to more efficient and optimized designs.With real-time Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) capabilities at your fingertips, you’re poised to elevate your design game, driving innovation and precision to new heights. Say goodbye to the guesswork and hello to data-driven design, courtesy of Creo Simulation Live Advanced’s Fluid Flow Simulation feature.

Your journey to engineering excellence begins here.

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Experience the power of real-time thermal analysis with Creo Simulation Live. This cutting-edge capability revolutionizes your design process by allowing you to assess thermal performance on the fly. Gone are the days of tedious post-processing and waiting for results. With real-time thermal analysis, you can instantly visualize how heat flows through your design, identifying hotspots and potential issues in real-time. This empowers you to make informed decisions, optimize cooling strategies, and enhance overall product reliability. Creo Simulation Live’s real-time thermal analysis provides invaluable insights into thermal behavior, ensuring your designs meet performance requirements and avoid overheating risks. By integrating this feature into your workflow, you streamline the design iteration process, saving time and resources while delivering more robust and efficient products.

Say hello to faster, smarter, and more reliable thermal analysis with Creo Simulation Live.

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Elevate your design engineering process with real-time structural analysis in Creo Simulation Live. This transformative feature empowers you to assess the structural integrity of your designs in real-time, right within your CAD environment. With immediate feedback on factors like stress, deformation, and safety margins, you can make data-driven decisions on the spot. This eliminates the need for time-consuming iterations and post-processing, accelerating your product development cycle. Creo Simulation Live’s real-time structural analysis enables you to identify and address potential design flaws early, ensuring that your products are not only innovative but also robust and reliable. It’s a game-changer for design engineers, allowing them to confidently create structures that meet performance and safety criteria without the usual trial-and-error delays.

Experience the power of real-time structural analysis with Creo Simulation Live and transform your design process into one that’s more efficient, accurate, and agile.

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Unlock the potential of your designs with real-time modal analysis in Creo Simulation Live. This groundbreaking feature empowers you to gain deep insights into the dynamic behavior of your products during the design phase, enhancing their performance and reliability. With real-time modal analysis, you can instantly identify natural frequencies, mode shapes, and critical resonances, allowing you to optimize your designs to avoid potential vibration issues and structural failures. Gone are the days of waiting for post-processing results; you can now assess and refine your designs in real-time. Creo Simulation Live’s real-time modal analysis ensures that your products not only meet static requirements but also perform exceptionally well under dynamic conditions. By integrating this capability into your workflow, you reduce development time and costs while ensuring that your designs are robust and resilient.

Experience the future of design engineering with real-time modal analysis in Creo Simulation Live.

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Dive into the future of design engineering with real-time fluid simulation studies in Creo Simulation Live. This game-changing feature brings the power of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) right to your CAD environment, enabling you to analyze fluid flow and heat transfer in real-time. With real-time fluid simulation, you can visualize and optimize the behavior of liquids and gases within your designs on the spot. Identify flow patterns, pressure variations, and thermal characteristics instantly, making informed design decisions at every step. Creo Simulation Live’s real-time fluid simulation enhances your ability to create more efficient and reliable products by eliminating the need for time-consuming post-processing and costly physical prototypes. Whether you’re working on complex fluid systems or simple cooling solutions, this tool accelerates your design process, reduces development costs, and ensures that your products perform flawlessly under fluid dynamics conditions.

Embrace innovation and precision with real-time fluid simulation in Creo Simulation Live.

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Creo Simulation Live case studies
W. Scott Taylor, Senior Mechanical Engineer at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center said, “I think that our designers could have a significant impact, by way of reduction, on time loss due to a burdened “handoff” to analysis and “return” to design cycle history.

Randy Soukup, Business Analyst at Daktronics said, “When I first saw the Creo Simulation Live demo, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Design iterations that would normally take weeks only took seconds. I tapped my coworker and said, “We’ve gotta have this.”


Stephan Esser, Designer at SQlab GmbH Taufkirchen, Germany said, “Creo Simulation Live is the perfect solution to help me design new products that work the first time. I am not a simulation expert, but now I can do stress analysis myself. It is so easy to set up, runs fast, and automatically stays synchronized with my design changes.”

Would you like to know more?

With Creo Simulation live technology plays structural, thermal, and modal simulation analysis on 3D CAD designs in seconds. Created especially for design engineers, the analysis updates dynamically in real-time as you edit, create new features, or change properties.
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