Creo 3.0 Top Enhancement: 2D to 3D Detailing




In Creo 3.0, you’ll find a number of useful enhancements for creating annotations for your 2D drawings and 3D models. This newest release includes new options for geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, working with combination states, and creating and placing notes.

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
In this release, the GD&T dialog includes options that you can use to better communicate your requirements to manufacturing and other downstream teams.

To improve support for ASME Y14.5-2009 standard, PTC has added the translation modifier for primary, secondary, and tertiary datum references. Plus, the software now allows you to add the All Over symbol to the leader elbow of a surface profile tolerance. If you work against the ISO 2692:2006 standard, you’ll benefit from the new reciprocity requirement symbol, which is available with either the maximum or least material requirement symbol.

To learn more about the enhancements to GD&T in Creo 3.0, watch click on the link below to watch a brief demonstration on the PTC University Learning Exchange (free registration required):

Security Markings for Combination States
Many companies display security and other proprietary notices with their design data, especially when it is likely to be seen by others outside the company. With Creo 3.0, there’s now a way to ensure the notice remains on the screen, even as combination states change.

In the Annotation tab, simply create note using the Flat to Screen plane. Then, select your note, so that the Format tab is activated. Now click the new command, Security Marking. As you click through combination states, you’ll see that the new note remains in place.

And here’s a bonus: The new security marking feature works in viewers too, so you can be confident everybody with access to your model sees your notice as they page through combination states.

Hyperlinks to Combination States
Speaking of combination states, you can now make it easier to page through them by creating hyperlinks on notes. That is, create note annotations for your model, select the note so that the Format tab is activated, and then click Style. From there you can select Hyperlink, and then use the pull-down that appears to choose your combination state.

Click on your newly linked annotation, and the view will change to the designated combination state.

More Tools for 2D Drawings
There are some better ways to create and place dimensions with this release, too. Plus the UI includes new Note commands, so it’s easier to place and format annotations.

New options for 2D and 3D detailing are just a few of the new features in Creo 3.0. Explore this blog to see more demos. And if you’re new to Creo’s annotation capabilities, visit this page and video for more background.

To learn more about the top enhancements in Creo 3.o, watch this quick video with PTC’s Paul Sagar: