PTC made headlines recently when it introduced the newest version of Creo. And as part of the Creo 3.0 release, the PTC University Learning Exchange posted more than 100 new tutorials to showcase the new features found in our flagship CAD software offering.
Five of these tutorials are watched more than the others, and we highly recommend them for anyone who wants to make the most of their upgrade. You can view the tutorials by clicking on the images in this blog. Just keep in mind that registration is required, but it’s free.
1. Getting started with flexible modeling
With flexible modeling, you can directly edit parametric geometry. If you haven’t used flexible modeling in a previous release of Creo, here’s a good starting point. In this tutorial, you’ll see how an imported STEP model of a shaft is opened and Creo models are assembled relative to it. Additionally, you’ll see how flexible modeling:
2. Chordal rounds
A major enhancement in Creo 3.0 has been the addition of chordal or constant width rounds. With this new round option, you can create more aesthetically pleasing geometry by maintaining a constant width along the whole of the round length and eliminate the tedious process of constructing round geometry using surfacing techniques. The new functionality offers you the options of using circular, conic, and C2 continuous rounds.
When you watch this video you’ll see some great examples of how to::
Click on the image below to learn more about chordal rounds in Creo 3.0:
3. .Analyzing sketcher workflow
In Creo Parametric, it is very easy to create a sketch. With this tutorial, you’ll see how a sketch is created and extruded into a feature. You also learn that the sketcher workflow tool:
The new Sketcher workflow makes sketching and reference selection more intuitive. Click on the image below to see for yourself:
4. Creo graphics enhancements
In Creo 3.0, we’ve changed the look of the graphic images. Improvements include:
The user interface has also been updated. You no longer need to manually activate a window when switching between open model windows. Creo now automatically activates and brings forward model windows in several situations.
Click on the image below to get a firsthand look at our graphics improvements:
5. Reviewing geometric tolerance
Geometric tolerances in Creo 3.0 now better supports the ASME and ISO standards. If you follow the ASME standard, you can make use of several new features. For example, you can:
If you follow the ISO standard, you can now add the reciprocity standard, along with the maximum or least material condition modifier. You can learn about more GTOL enhancements for both standards by clicking on the image below:
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