Creo Community: How to Use Creo for Better Concurrent Engineering

Creo Advanced Assembly Extension (Creo AAX) supports concurrent engineering when you are working on an assembly where design intent needs to be maintained across different parts or assemblies that share functional design intent.

[Ed. Not familiar with Creo AAX? Watch the video below for an introduction.]

Using Creo Advanced Assembly Extension allows critical design information to be incorporated into models to ensure that the parametric relationships are maintained.

In this article, we show you how to use concurrent engineering on a sub-assembly for a train car.

To begin the concurrent engineering process, you (the lead designer) must identify and share the critical information each team member requires to effectively develop their models.

After opening your Skeleton Model, select Publish Geometry from Model Intent drop down menu in the Model tab. The Publish Geometry dialogue box will open for you to select the Surface Sets that the design intent applies to, as well as the design chain and additional References. You can change the Name in the Properties tab. Click the green arrow when you have finished.

Here you can see the design intent to be shared across different models is highlighted in green.

The Publish Geometry feature will appear in model tree and allow you to reference it by other models later, or edit its content to update it with new or different entities.

To share critical design intent information with your team… Read more (requires registration/login).

[Ed. You can find more Creo Parametric tutorials free at PTC University Learning Exchange.]