With Creo Parametric 3.0 — which was just unveiled last week at PTC Live Global –- meeting thickness requirements is easier than ever.
Before Creo 3.0, if you wanted to ensure the walls or other features of your model met certain thickness requirements, say for tooling or molding, you’d have to take multiple measurements or use add on software. But with the new Measure 3D Thickness tool, you can quickly check where you model meets or fails to meet your minimum and maximum thickness requirements.
In other words, the tool allows you to check and adjust models to avoid molding issues such as short shot – all in just a few clicks.
You can reach the tool by clicking the Analysis tab in Creo Parametric. In the Model Report group, click Thickness to open the Measure 3D Thickness dialog box.
Now just type your minimum and maximum thicknesses values. Click Compute; the system then highlights in purple those areas that violate your minimum specified thickness. Red areas exceed your maximum value. Easy, huh?
To see how it works, click on the image below to watch a quick PTC University Learning Exchange video (free registration required):
As with most analysis tools, Measure 3D Thickness ensures your design meets requirements well before you begin tooling, prototyping, or manufacturing. Run the analysis, make adjustments, then run it again until your part is just right.
Measure 3D Thickness is just one of many new options in Creo Parametric 3.0. Explore this blog for more demos. And come back again; there are still more demos coming in the near future.
For more on what’s new in Creo Parametric 3.0, watch this video with PTC’s Paul Sagar: