How to Download and Install Creo Parametric on Mac
Creo Parametric is a powerful 3D CAD software that helps engineers design, analyze, and simulate products. Creo Parametric is available for Windows and Linux operating systems, but not for Mac. However, there are some ways to run Creo Parametric on Mac using virtualization or emulation software. In this article, we will explain how to download and install Creo Parametric on Mac using these methods.
Method 1: Using Parallels Desktop
Parallels Desktop is a popular virtualization software that allows you to run Windows applications on Mac without rebooting. Parallels Desktop creates a virtual machine (VM) that runs Windows on your Mac, and you can install and run Creo Parametric on the VM as if it were a Windows PC. Here are the steps to use Parallels Desktop to run Creo Parametric on Mac:
Download and install Parallels Desktop on your Mac from https://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/. You will need to purchase a license or sign up for a free trial.
Launch Parallels Desktop and create a new VM. You will need to choose a Windows version (such as Windows 10) and provide a Windows installation file (such as an ISO image) or a Windows product key. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows installation.
Once the Windows VM is ready, you can access it from the Parallels Desktop menu bar or the Dock icon. You can also switch between Mac and Windows using the Coherence mode or the Full Screen mode.
To install Creo Parametric on the Windows VM, you will need to set up your PTC account, download the software installer, request licenses, and apply licenses. You can follow the detailed installation steps from PTC's website at https://www.ptc.com/en/success-paths/get-started-creo-parametric/setup/download-install-software.
After installing Creo Parametric on the Windows VM, you can launch it from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut. You can use Creo Parametric as if you were using a Windows PC.
Method 2: Using Wine
Wine is an open-source software that allows you to run Windows applications on Mac (and other Unix-like systems) by translating Windows API calls into native system calls. Wine does not require a Windows license or a VM, but it may not support all Windows applications or features. Here are the steps to use Wine to run Creo Parametric on Mac:
Download and install Wine on your Mac from https://wiki.winehq.org/MacOS. You will need to install some dependencies such as XQuartz and Homebrew before installing Wine.
Download the Creo Parametric software installer from PTC's website at https://www.ptc.com/en/success-paths/get-started-creo-parametric/setup/download-install-software. You will need to set up your PTC account and request licenses before downloading the installer.
Open a terminal window and navigate to the folder where you downloaded the Creo Parametric installer. Run the following command to launch the installer with Wine: wine setup.exe
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation of Creo Parametric. You may encounter some errors or warnings during the installation, but you can ignore them if they are not critical.
After installing Creo Parametric, you can launch it from the terminal window by running the following command: wine \"C:\\Program Files\\PTC\\Creo 8.0\\Parametric\\bin\\parametric.exe\"
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