Have you downloaded Creo 4.0 yet? One of the first things you will want to try is the new full-screen mode. It removes everything but geometry from your view, so you can work more directly with your model. Here are some tips for using the new capability:
To switch to full-screen mode: Press F11 to enter full-screen mode or click the Full Screen icon in the status bar. The ribbon model tree and status bar disappear and the graphics area expands to fill the window.
To switch off full-screen mode: Press F11 again.
Of course, while you’re in full-screen mode, you’ll still want to operate on your design. That’s why we introduced mini-toolbars. Anytime you select an object, the toolbar pops up, so you can quickly access the commands you need when you need them.
The mini toolbar opens when you make a selection.
Here’s a trick you might not notice at first. You can still bring back hidden areas, without leaving full-screen mode. This is useful if you want to quickly reach something in the model tree, for example, as you work. To access hidden areas of the interface,
The Ribbon is visible when you move your mouse to the top of the window.
To keep the message area visible,
Pin the status bar to keep it visible.
You can see a brief demo of these tips in the video below.
To learn more, read the PTC Creo Help Center page, Full Screen Mode – F11.
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.