The software includes an extensive library of joints, trusses, ladders, and more. Combined with copy and mirror features, you can model massive structures in a very short time.
Repetitive designs are easier to model in Creo AFX.
With the introduction of Creo 4.0, we’ve introduced Advanced Joints and Basic Joints commands. Both commands step you through the process and give you a preview of the completed joint before you commit to the action. Here’s how it works.
To create a basic joint, follow these steps:
Creating a joint with Basic Joint.
With Basic Joints you can copy an existing joint. The joint type and offset will be copied to the selected profile. Follow these steps:
Copying a joint from one profile to another.
The Advanced Joints dialog is simpler than Basic Joints, but it allows you to create joints with more complex geometry. To create an advanced joint, follow these steps:
A preview of the joint appears in orange. Now just click OK to accept the changes.
Creating a joint with Advanced Joint.
You can see a brief demo of these tips in the video below.
To learn more, read the PTC Creo Help Center page, Working with Joints is Easier.
This post just barely scratches the surfaces. We’ll have much more in coming weeks. If you haven’t downloaded Creo 4.0 yet, visit the Creo 4.0 page to find out more about this exciting new release and start using it today.
Aaron Shaw joined PTC in 2013, currently he is the Senior Manager, CAD Demand Generation. He is responsible for the CAD marketing strategy and execution worldwide. He enjoys playing golf, eating spicy foods, reading, traveling, and rooting for all Boston teams. Aaron is a graduate of Penn State, you can follow him on Twitter @AaronEShaw.