To accompany the recent release of Creo 3.0, the PTC University Exchange has posted over 100 new tutorials that demonstrate the new features in the updated CAD software.
If you’re looking to get the most out of your upgraded software, start with these five popular PTC tutorials. Free registration is required.
1. Getting Started with Flexible Modeling
Flexible modeling allows you to directly edit parametric geometry. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how an imported STEP model of a shaft is opened and how Creo models are assembled relative to it.
It will also demonstrate how flexible modeling does all of this without compromising original design intent:
- Makes it easy to add components to any assembly
- Helps designers seamlessly constrain imported components based on their needs
- Uses pattern recognition to propagate geometry changes to all other pattern members
Creo 3.0 now comes with chordal, or constant width, rounds. This option lets designers create more aesthetically pleasing geometry by maintaining a constant width along the whole of the round length while eliminating the need to construct round geometry using surfacing techniques. This new feature allows users to use circular, conic, and C2 continuous rounds.
The tutorial covers how to:
- Add a round to a transition that blends to a 3-sided patch or point
- Apply reflection analysis onto geometry
- See clean reflections and highlights on the model
3. Analyzing Sketcher Workflow
The new Sketcher Workflow makes sketching and reference selection more intuitive. This tutorial covers how to create a sketch and extrude it into a feature. You’ll also learn about new features of the sketcher workflow tool, including:
- The sketcher tab that includes all of the tools required to complete a sketch
- How to use the ALT key to create and use references easily
- How to quickly change the sketch’s orientation
Creo 3.0 has also invested in significant upgrades to its user interface. Users no longer need to manually activate a window when switching between open windows. Instead, users can now activate and bring forward the selected window in several ways.
PTC has also updated the look of graphic images with the following improvements:
- Display of nametags for all data features have been turned off for a cleaner, less cluttered look. (But you can easily turn it back on if you want to.)
- New shade colors for a crisper easier to navigate experience
- New selection colors that practically jump off the screen
5. Reviewing Geometric Tolerance
Geometric tolerances in Creo 3.0 now offer better support for ASME and ISO standards. Those following ASME standards can make use of several new features, including:
- Add the translation modifier to any of the data references by selecting the translation checkbox for that particular data in the GTOL dialogue.
- Add the “all over” symbol to the leader elbow of the geometric tolerance.
ISO compliant designers can now add the reciprocity standards, along with the maximum or least material condition modifier.
Want more great Creo-specific tutorials? Check out our free archive of Creo webinars.
Interested in learning more about Creo and its 3D CAD capabilities? NxRev offers a variety of seminars, tutorials, and customer service to help users get the most out of the PTC suite. Give us a call at 408-986-0200 to find out more.