With Creo 4.0, we’ve dramatically improved the usability of Freestyle. Now you can create and modify complex geometry, all within a single feature with just a few simple clicks. Here is how it works.
To create objects with Freestyle, follow these steps:
You'll notice a new Freestyle tree that includes Shape 1. As you create new shapes they are added to the Freestyle tree.
Shape 1 has been added to the Freestyle tree.
You can change freestyle objects in either the graphics area or the Freestyle tree as follows.
Extruding operation to add additional mesh faces.
To duplicate a shape, follow these steps:
As you add additional shapes, they appear in the Freestyle tree, where you can select and manipulate them independently.
When you select two faces, you can choose to either connect or join them. Connect creates additional face patches in the control mesh between the two faces and Join merges the faces together.
Using Connect to change the faces of two shapes.
You can also split shapes into multiple shapes. Select a face or 4 corresponding mesh edges, then select Mesh Slice and the system will split the shape into two shapes at that location.
Drag the faces apart to work on them independent of one another, then use the Connect tools to rejoin them later.
Power users of Freestyle can take it a step further and create complex geometry in a single Freestyle feature without resorting to multiple Freestyle features as you would have in previous releases.
You can see a brief demo of these tips in the video below.You can also learn more by reading the PTC Creo Help Center page, Support for Multiple Objects in Freestyle.
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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.