Creo Software

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About Creo

Creo is a 3D CAD software, which helps businesses across many industry verticals including aerospace and defense, automotive, life sciences, oil and gas, retail, consumer goods and more streamline product design and development. Key features include automatic window activation, custom shortcut commands, model tree visibility, charting tools and notifications. Teams using Creo can create CAD models by applying geometric dimensions through model-based definition (MBD) and detailing capabilities. The generative design tools enable engineers to automatically produce designs by defining a set of system design requirements. Creo Simulation Live allows managers to receive instant feedback on design decisions across their CAD environment. Additionally, Creo Ansys Simulation he...
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Creo User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

4

Customer support

4

Functionality

4.5

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User Profile

Weronika

Verified reviewer

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

May 2019

The best CAD software

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.

Andreas

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Automotive

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

July 2021

Daily CAD-software, if you are able to configure it

We are designing products in the industrial and automotive sector. Most of the products are made out of plastic.

Pros

I use this software daily in my job. You have to do trainings to know what great functions this software has. Also, if you know all config options and mapkeys, you can work very quick and comfortable.

Cons

Price is not really cheap, but OK for a company. Also the configuration is not that easy, but if it's done once, you will have much fun.

Reasons for choosing Creo

Experience from school, most of automotive customers use Creo.

Anonymous

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

October 2021

Best 3D Cad and assy design software

I am verifying my part without physically making it. I made the cad and then simulate it.

Pros

Command control panel with command name is easy to access.

Cons

Sometime fatal error can make you angry.

Reasons for switching to Creo

3d design was not that easy in autocad

Daniel

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Automotive

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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Ease-of-use

out of 5
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Value for money

out of 5
1

Customer support

out of 5
2

Functionality

out of 5

September 2019

Buggy and Unintuitive

I have to listen to calming music so that i do not break any of my hardware while using CREO 4.0

Pros

There are some minor features that are convenient that other softwares should adopt - such as copy text formatting by selecting the text you want to copy the format of.

Cons

I've been using some form of Creo in multiple Jobs for 10+ years, and the only thing that it is able to do consistently is confuse and annoy me. Oh, you didn't know that you had to push that super secret button to get that feature to show? too bad. Sometimes i think it would be easier to create drawings by taking screenshots from creo with the snipping tool and pasting them into powerpoint. every single time it tries to assume something for you, it does it wrong. Why would I ever assemble objects by selecting surfaces that are NORMAL to each-other?!

Anonymous

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

September 2021

When you just need to get the job done, use Creo

Our previous tool had terrible large assembly performance and barely adequate analysis tools. Using files and folder data management lead to several data loss situations and having to restore data from backups. It was nearly impossible to enforce design standards and the overall experience was leading to extended design lead times. Using Creo and PDM link has lead to a nearly 100% (yes, double) productivity improvement in the engineering department.

Pros

A very powerful CAD tool with excellent large assembly and analysis tools. Use Creo when you need to get the job done, instead of fighting your underpowered CAD tool. Also use if you need to maintain company standards in both design and documentation.

Cons

With power comes complexity. Creo can be very difficult to set up well for a new company implementing it for the first time. It also has a much steeper learning curve than typical mid range packages such as Solidworks or Inventor, although still far easier than Catia or NX.

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