But for many long-time Creo users, especially those who spend hours in engineering design, sometimes the most interesting thing about a new release is what we call the “core productivity enhancements.”
These are the improvements that make your everyday work a little (or a lot) easier. In fact, these often arise as a result of your requests.
For the most part, these improvements don’t require any additional licenses. Just update to the latest release, and start exploring.
Here's what to look for in Creo 7.0:
Incorporate Multibody Design
In this release, multibody design takes center stage among the core productivity improvements. You'll see it featured just after the 1:00 minute mark in this Creo 7.0 intro video:
We’ll dive into more detail on multibody design in its own post in a few days (there's a lot to it!). The rest of this article, however, focuses on some improvements you might easily overlook in the excitement of Creo 7.0 and its major capabilities.
Here are the best of the rest of the core enhancements in Creo 7.0:
Add Drafts to Drafts
Here’s one that manufacturing engineers might find especially useful. Creo 7.0 can automatically recognize existing draft angles on native and imported models, allowing you to easily make modifications on already drafted surfaces such as cones or ruled surfaces. The video below demonstrates:
Mirror 2D Entities Faster in Sketcher
Creating or modifying sketches? In Creo 7.0, you can mirror selected 2D entities about any linear sketch entity. No centerline creation required. That not only makes working in Sketcher a little easier, but it also reduces the number of 2D entities in your design. See how it works in the video below:
Cat McClintock edits the Creo and Mathcad blogs for PTC. She has been a writer and editor for 15+ years, working for CAD, PDM, ERP, and CRM software companies. Prior to that, she edited science journals for an academic publisher and aligned optical assemblies for a medical device manufacturer. She holds degrees in Technical Journalism, Classics, and Electro-Optics. She loves talking to PTC customers and learning about the interesting work they're doing and the innovative ways they use the software.