The centerpiece of the Creo family of CAD solutions is Creo Parametric 3.0, which was unveiled last week at PTC Live Global in Boston.
Creo Parametric 3.0 offers many new and improved capabilities. In this blog, we’ll talk about the software’s newly redesigned capabilities for editing references.
For starters, the Edit References functionality has been redesigned, providing a more powerful and streamlined interface.
The location of missing references are now highlighted, allowing you to more easily understand the original design intent and quickly find alternate references to resolve any issues. The missing references are shown in red, in their last regenerated located, to help you select an appropriate replacement reference.
Whether you are editing references used for feature creation, or replacing references for all downstream children, the workflows are now more intuitive, more flexible and more powerful.
Edit references allows you to change the references that are used to create one or more features. The new user interface clearly shows you the list of original references used by the feature or features and allows you to change them. You can roll the model to just before your earliest affected feature and preview the results of your change.
The optional child handling section allows you to control all of the features that were children of the existing references. As you assign new references to the features, you can flip the direction of the feature creation. You also have the option to apply that same new reference to other children of the original reference.
Replace References allows you to replace a reference for all the children. If you don’t want to replace the reference for all children, you can simply deselect for some children.
For more on editing references in Creo Parametric 3.0, click the image below to watch a quick PTC University Learning Exchange tutorial (free registration required):
For additional information about editing references and other new capabilities, watch this video with Paul Sagar, Director of Product Management for Creo Parametric: