When you’re designing a complex structural framework, clunky manual processes for building and measuring the assembly elements are the last thing you want from your 3D CAD software. Using Creo Parametric Advanced Framework Extension (AFX) (whether you’re copying subassemblies, adding a plate, or measuring structural elements), you can do so with a few simple clicks.
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In Creo 3.0, you can select all required references in one action. To do this, follow these steps:
After you click the highlighted button, the dialog closes and you can select all required references on your model.
With Creo Parametric AFX, you can now take measurements when defining a connector or equipment element. To use this functionality, follow these steps:
For example, you can automatically measure the diameter of these cylinders.
After you select the elements you want to measure, the system inserts them into the active input panel automatically and they appears in the message area, as shown below.
Measurements populate in the area within the red box.
To see a demonstration of this functionality, watch this video:
To learn more, read the PTC Creo Help Center page, About Working with Creo Advanced Framework.
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