Complex manufacture collaborative design process is a dynamic process with uncertainty, which is a process with multi-task executing in a parallel manner. It has obviously time constraint, which has been few studied up to now. Temporary inference and simulation problem for complex manufacture design process are mainly studied in this paper. Firstly, a Petri net model for collaborative design process is proposed based on time Petri net theory and four temporary inference algorithms of ordering, paralleling, selecting and circling structures in collaborative design process. Secondly, the authors design and develop a visually modeling and simulating circumstance for collaborative design process temporary inference based on time Petri net. Temporary inference for the whole collaborative design process and optimization to design task can be implemented by this simulation software. Finally, collaborative design process for driver of chain-transportation-driven equipment is undertaken to shown the efficiency of the proposed method. Research in this paper affords a determinant principle for time arrangement of collaborative design task and it also affords schema scheduling.