I searched around the forum and couldn't seem to find this question, so here we go.
We are about to update from Creo Elements Wildfire 5.0 to Creo 2.0 and Windchill 9 to Windchill 10. We are wondering if we need a seperate computer set up as a stand alone test site, or can this be done on a production machine which we are currently using to model and work with?
I suspect it would be best to have a seperate installation rather than some sort of dual installation.
I have them on the same machine. You have to have a separate installation directories and separate config.pro directories else it will over write the old ones even if you are doing a clean install.
Once that is done, should should be good. Just remember that you don't want to open and save any current - non test files and save them in Creo 2.0 because thing are not backwards compatible.
With those thing in mind, you could copy some test files to a new directory and work on them there so that if an assembly is called up in WF5, you don't get any issues with a part already being saved in C2.0.
if you want to test Creo 2.0 linked to Windchill 10, then it would be better to set up separate computer as a stand alone test site. This is my personal opinion, only.