PTC Creo vs. Simcenter STAR-CCM+

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PTC Creo
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
PTC offers Creo, the company's line of computer-aided design (CAD) products that support the product lifecycle management (PLM) process with 2D and 3D design kits (Creo Elements and Creo Direct), an augmented reality module, Creo Illustrate for technical illustrations, Creo Sketch, Creo Schematics and Creo View for diagramming and sharing information, Creo simulate for running simulations, and other modules.
$2,480
Simcenter STAR-CCM+
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Simcenter, from Siemens, is a suite of simulation tools and software. STAR-CCM+ is a multiphysics computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to study how products operate under real-world conditions.N/A
Pricing
PTC CreoSimcenter STAR-CCM+
Editions & Modules
Design Package
$2,480.00
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PTC CreoSimcenter STAR-CCM+
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
PTC CreoSimcenter STAR-CCM+
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(13 ratings)
7.9
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
PTC CreoSimcenter STAR-CCM+
Likelihood to Recommend
PTC
PTC Creo is great for assemblies that multiple users are collaborating on. Models can reference other models that someone in another department has released and when those models are changed, the referenced parts and assemblies are changed. These changes are very helpful when working on collaborative machine designs and comparing forging dies with the final parts.
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Siemens AG
The applications that I have been using it with in terms of flow and energy and temperature distributions and coupled solvers, segregated solvers, these kind of areas if you need that, those kind of solvers, it's very good. It's very robust. Maybe on the combustion side, it could improve, especially if you have these kind of tabulated solvers that you want to use, not the detailed chemistry, then it becomes very difficult to get some results from it. And do you trust the results or not? That's always the question on that kind of application, something that I could think of really fast.
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Pros
PTC
  • PTC Creo contains many advanced tools with better optimization for creating part models and other production related drawings.
  • The initial concept designs can be done more adequately.
  • The parameters of 2D drawings can be changed easily by editing the 3D model.
  • The productivity can be increased by customized tools for modeling.
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Siemens AG
  • If you get your knobs well in the case setup, It is reasonably accurate to compare with any test data.
  • It is good for repetitive workflows where you can greatly benefit from automation in the code.
  • Single Integrated Platform can save your ass to move back and forth between multiple codes.
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Cons
PTC
  • PTC Creo could grow a help-line staff of highly experienced individuals to aid the existing knowledge base article searchers. It would include experts with deep knowledge of certain Creo modules (SMEs) and provide help staff a go to for deeper levels of help when it is needed.
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Siemens AG
  • Implementing physics like Cox-Voinov model
  • Mesh related stability issues
  • Chemical & plasma physics
  • Integration with other products from Siemens (similar level as we have with Abacus)
  • Speed up the lagrangian solver
  • Improved guidence on uFluidics & evaporation models
  • Interoperability (HEEDS, AMEsim, System Modelling Workbench but also with non siemens products and open source codes required for LBM, DSMC, PIC, DFT...
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Usability
PTC
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Siemens AG
Great single window GUI
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Support Rating
PTC
I liked the training manuals I used to learn some, as I didn’t have CAD background in college or before this job. My coworkers were able to share with me what they learned in PTC training and I was able to get support online and through reading.
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Siemens AG
Our designated support engineers do a proper job. On the outdated Help file and training material there is a lot to gain
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Implementation Rating
PTC
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Siemens AG
It is super easy when it comes to implementing it.
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Alternatives Considered
PTC
Learning curve of SOLIDWORKS is higher compared to Creo, however, stability and more design control is provided by Creo. Creo also have more robust and stable interfaces. For larger assemblies, Creo works better than SOLIDWORKS. New upgrades of Creo has given liberty to open different file data of different software without any file conversion. Creo costs comparable to SOLIDWORKS cost, with more capabilities.
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Siemens AG
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Return on Investment
PTC
  • Creo is our standard design package and as such we have had a negative impact on time spent designing because it is less user-friendly.
  • In difficult design situations, we have had a positive impact because Creo is better suited for complex designs.
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Siemens AG
  • Time saved in creating a inhouse code, tens and tens of hours.
  • Time saved in experimental setup, tens of hours.
  • Does add some time in testing to confirm star is doing what you think it's doing, but an overall net gain in productivity.
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Simcenter STAR-CCM+ Screenshots

Screenshot of Multiphysics Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulationScreenshot of Car aerodynamics CFD simulationScreenshot of Integrated Design Exploration and OptimizationScreenshot of Fully integrated CFD based topology optimizationScreenshot of Multiphysics CFD - Electric Motor CoolingScreenshot of Multiphase Flows