Need to work with geometry created in other applications? We’ve added geometry in Freestyle to our import and export support. Here’s what you need to know to get started using it:
You can import a Wavefront OBJ file that was created in any application. With this open format, you can share simple data, including vertex positions, normal, and faces—all of which can be edited in Creo. Just follow these steps:
Now that you’ve imported a mesh, you can treat it just like a freestyle object created directly in Creo. For example, you could mirror about a center plane and make changes to both sides of the object.
Drawing a box to select the left half of the mesh.
Selecting a surface patch.
Moving the Z axis of the dragger to lower the patch.
Both sides of the center plane change as the patch is dragged.
You can also export a Wavefront OBJ file to share data with other applications.
Collaboration with external applications is easier and less painful because now you don’t have to repeat design changes made outside of Creo.
You can see a brief demo of these tips in the video below.
To learn more, read the PTC Creo Help Center page, Importing from and Exporting to Object Files in Freestyle.
This post just barely scratches the surface. Keep checking the CAD Software Blog for more tips. And if you haven’t downloaded Creo 4.0 yet, visit the Creo 4.0 page to find out more about this exciting new release and start using it today.