Creo vs SolidWorks- Difference Between Creo and Solidworks

Creo vs SolidWorks- Difference Between Creo and Solidworks

Creo and SolidWorks are two of the most popular 3D modeling applications used in the industry today. Both have very similar tools and use the same tools in slightly different ways to create 3D models.

Creo is part of a broader product development system developed by PTC. It connects to PTC’s other solutions that aid product development, including Windchill for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Mathcad for engineering calculations and Arbortext for enterprise publishing software.

SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer program that runs on Microsoft Windows. SolidWorks is published by Dassault Systèmes.

SolidWorks is a solid modeler, and utilizes a parametric feature-based approach which was initially develop by PTC (Creo/Pro-Engineer) to create models and assemblies. The software is written on Parasolid-kernel.

Parameters refer to constraints whose values determine the shape or geometry of the model or assembly. Parameters can be either numeric parameters, such as line lengths or circle diameters, or geometric parameters, such as tangent, parallel, concentric, horizontal or vertical, etc. Numeric parameters can be associated with each other through the use of relations, which allows them to capture design intent.

Design intent is how the creator of the part wants it to respond to changes and updates. For example, you would want the hole at the top of a beverage can to stay at the top surface, regardless of the height or size of the can. SolidWorks allows the user to specify that the hole is a feature on the top surface, and will then honor their design intent no matter what height they later assign to the can.

creo vs solidworks
creo vs solidworks

Difference Between Solidworks And Creo: 

Creo is simply a more robust and capable package than SolidWorks.SolidWorks is a mid-tier product. Creo is top-of-the-line.
Creo is faster and much more stable with larger assembliesSolidworks is Used for Small and simple assemblies.
Creo 3.0 can directly open data from most common CAD systems including Autodesk, CATIA, Siemens NX, SolidEdge, and SolidWorks. There’s no need to convert or translate these files.Solidworks support iges ,step, stl, parasolid files. Solidworks do not support creo,catia Parts
Creo is little complicated to useSolidworks UI is simple and easy to use.
creo is highly CostlySolidWorks used to be as much as 80% cheaper than creo.
Creo- very lengthy process for any commond, even making references plane there is not a plenty of option as compare to solid works.Command Operation is simple and easy.
CREO you have to deal a lot of work to do part modelling. But yeah for all the difficult or large and complex you should use CREO.Part Modelling is too quite easy and less complex on Solidworks.
For Assembly and Drafting CREO is much better than Solidworks. You can provide proper constraints on CREO.Solidworks is average and uses simple Assembly tools.

Sachin Thorat

Sachin is a B-TECH graduate in Mechanical Engineering from a reputed Engineering college. Currently, he is working in the sheet metal industry as a designer. Additionally, he has interested in Product Design, Animation, and Project design. He also likes to write articles related to the mechanical engineering field and tries to motivate other mechanical engineering students by his innovative project ideas, design, models and videos.

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