To get the most out of PTC Community we've compiled a short list of free PTC product downloads, limited-time trials, and other resources (some for free, some available on a trial basis, and some available for purchase) to help members interact more. This document is open for all members to contribute to, please feel free edit/add a resource to this list as new options become available.
A 30-day free trial of PTC Creo Parametric and PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension
Free 2D sketching for designers, easily convert your ideas to a 2D drawing
A free version of PTC Creo Elements/Direct Modeling 19.0 direct modeling software
View PTC Creo 2D and 3D MCAD designs and visualize ECAD data
A 3D CAD viewer software download for iPad and iPhone
Enables PTC Creo View .eda file generation for use with PTC Creo View ECAD and PTC Creo View ECAD
Unlimited use of the most popular capabilities in the commercial version of PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1.
The full commercial version of PTC Mathcad 15 free for 30-days.
Free Plug-ins for PTC Mathcad Users
A 30-day free trial of the reliability analysis toolkit
A 14 day free trial of the structured authoring tool
A 60 day free trial of the intelligent technical graphics viewer
PTC University Expert Model Analysis: Free 30-day trial
Please Note: PTC does not provide or endorse any of the resources or products mentioned below, download and use at your own risk.
Math symbols (in HTML) - HTML Entities for symbols, mathematical symbols, and Greek letters.
Unicode Math Symbols - A table of all the available unicode math symbols and their corresponding character values
WinZip - open all major compression file types including: Zip, Zipx, RAR, 7Z, TAR, GZIP, VHD, XZ and more.
7-Zip - open source file archiver with a high compression ratio. Supports: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM.
PowerArchiver - create ZIP, ZIPX, 7-Zip, ISO, CAB, TAR and open 30+ formats.
ZoomIt from SysInternals - free tool that lets you dynamically zoom and annotate your screen while working.
SwordSoft Screenink - easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including full-screen, rectangle and freeform shape.
Camtasia Studio - video creation tool that allows you to capture anything on your screen.
Camstudio - free, open-source screen capture tool that is a good alternative to the commercial Camtasia Studio.
My Screen Recorder - records your PC desktop activity into standard WMV or AVI video files.
Jing - capture basic video, animation, and still images, and share them on the web.
Screenr - a simple web-based screen recorder, making it easy to record and share quick screencasts.
Screencast-O-Matic - web-based screen capture recording for Windows or Mac.
Snagit - capture anything on your screen, an entire desktop, region, or scrolling window from any webpage or app.
Gimp - free and open-source raster graphics editor used for image retouching and editing.
FastStone - capture and annotate anything on the screen (Windows only)
Paint.NET - free image and photo editing software for PC
Snipping Tool - screen cropping program that comes with Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 machines.
Adobe Acrobat - view, create, manipulate, print and manage PDF files.
DeskPDF - edit text and images, digitally sign, secure and create PDF files
PDFill - an inexpensive alternative to Adobe Acrobat
PDF 995 - free PDF viewing, creation, and editing suite (Windows only)
Foxit Reader - create, open, view, sign, and print any PDF file.
Audacity - free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.
Audio Record Wizard - record sounds on your PC from a microphone, a file, or anything you can plug into your sound card.
WavePad - full-featured professional audio and music editor for Windows and Mac.
IrfanView - photo editing program that gives you the tools to touch up and add effects to your photos.
Vector Magic - convert bitmap images like JPEGs, GIFs and PNGs to scalable vector files like EPS, SVG, and PDF.
Pixillion - convert or compress thousands of photos at a time with batch conversion.
Convert My Image - web-based conversion tool which allows you to convert JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, PDF, PS, EPS, TIF, XPM, PIC, & RPG files
Notepad++ - Free/Donation - Feature rich text editor for Programming/coding with Syntax highlighting, Define your own language [which is especially useful for several text files within Creo Parametric (BOM, Config.pro, config.sup, etc)], undo history, Great searching features, tabbed view to have several files open at once, etc.
For mathcad fonts can add MathText font, somewhere in the net.Or MathcadUnimath. Mathcad resource says that it is avaible at http://www.appliedsymbols.com/MathcadUniMath.pdf but seems that the link is broken. (check at the end of QuickSheets/Extra math symbols)
Also have those places in microsoft for download the prerequisites for mathcad.
¿SnagIt? It have a temporary folder that always grows and can't be deleted easy. Better xnview and others.
I've never used xnview, but I'll check it out, based on your recommendation. Since this is a wiki, can you go ahead and add it right into the list - to make it comprehensive and current?
can you go ahead and add it right into the list - to make it comprehensive and current?
Can, but isn't just that easy to modify documents writed by others; isn't the same make comments.
See my addition made to the document:
Cam Studio is a free open source screen recording software that is very useful for recording Pro/ENGINEER demo's 😉
The link on Mathcad 30-Day Trial in the main post does not work .
P.S. Also, I think, it is necessary to add the reference on Creo Elements/View Express: http://www.ptc.com/view?im_dbkey=40213.