How to configure your workstation for PTC Creo
With Creo 2D and 3D design software, you can let your creativity run wild. Create your product design with simple tools, perform simulations and analyses as part of your concept development and perform technical calculations to refine your virtual prototypes.
The right CPU for PTC Creo
The CAD application PTC CREO uses a single processor core. For product design and modeling we recommend the use of a high frequency Intel Xeon processor from 3 GHz. The higher the clock rate of your CPU, the better the performance of CREO Parametrics and Simulation. Professional workstation with Xeon processors provide support for ECC (Error Checking and Correction) multi-channel RAM with at least 8 memory banks and more physical processor cores than any core processor.
As an introduction, we recommend a workstation with the minimum of 16 GB RAM. In order to be able to process larger assemblies with more than 1,000 components fluidly, 32 GB RAM is required. Bit memory errors that can occur in your parametric and simulation calculations are avoided by using ECC memory modules. The error correction code is able to detect and automatically correct individual, undetected bit memory errors.
Smooth-motion graphic card
The CAD program PTC CREO makes high demands on your graphics card. The size of the required graphics memory is decisively influenced by the model display options. To achieve optimum edge display quality and good color tone quality, we recommend using an nVidia Quadro P2000 with 5 GB GDDR5 VRAM and Open GL 4.5 or an nVidia Quadro P4000 with 1792 CudaCores. AMD FirePro graphics cards are a cost-effective alternative for PTC CREO and offer real performance advantages. The AMD FirePro series relieve the CPU of complex transparency calculations or offer accelerated pixel-accurate deep sorting in OIT (Order Independent Transparency). Your assemblies and components are displayed with razor-sharp precision and render times will be significantly reduced. More cost-effective alternatives from AMD are the Radeon Pro WX5100 or WX7100. Our customers have also had good experiences with an nVidia Geforce 1060 (6GB).
Advantage SSD hard disks
For optimal performance, we recommend that you install the operating system and all programs on a new solid state drive. In the past years we have had the best experiences with Samsung SSD of the EVO or PRO series. For even faster data access, M.2 SSD, which are addressed directly via a PCIe interface on the motherboard. Your project data can be optimally stored on high-speed S-ATA hard disks with high capacity.