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PTC Creo is one of the leading parametric CAD tools used by engineers and designers to create and perfect new products. CAD software has always been an integral part of any product development process; however, until recently, it was primarily used during the initial design phases. New advances have expanded the use of this software to assist with optimizations throughout the entire design process.

In the past, manufacturers had to rely almost exclusively on real-life physical tests to ensure the functionality and durability of their products. Testing the physical properties of a new product was tedious, costly, and time-consuming. Even minimal changes to a design required producing new prototypes and retesting. Fortunately, advances in simulation software have reduced the need for physical testing. These tools are being deeply integrated into the CAD platforms engineers are using to simplify product testing.