Introduction to Creo Simulate (FEA Part 1)

Bite-sized course


This is a practical 3 hour tutorial where theory is introduced in a supporting role and only when absolutely required. As an introduction it begins assuming complete unfamiliarity with the user interface and quickly builds the basic process framework.

The user is encouraged to challenge the input assumptions and critique the output developing hand in hand with the Engineer’s intuition.

You will begin to prepare models to be more efficient and better represent reality
Models will be a mixture of native Creo geometry, step imports and an introduction to working with models in units other than metric.
The models are not complex. Their purpose is to build confidence and to begin to understand why they may be good.

Models must ‘mature’ before they give the answers sought and it is highly unlikely the first model will do everything required of it.

A key objective of this session (and of any future sessions) is to explicitly ask the question ‘What am I trying to find out?’ before beginning.

Each part of the FEA process is covered in greater detail as separate tutorials.


• What does Creo Simulate do?
• Define a generic analysis framework
• Apply bearing loads
• Apply pin constraints
• Use symmetry constraints
• Use displacement constraints
• Applying materials
• Introduction to the results post processor
• Use surface regions
• Units
• Begin to prepare models to be more efficient and better represent reality