What's your favorite feature in PTC Creo?
The technical surfacing tools in combination with ISDX and more recently Freestyle are my favorite features. The product categories I've been designing for over the years require a fair amount of complex surface geometry creation. I use a mix of these tools and their associated techniques to generate geometry for an array of products
Do you have any design tips for other users?
Construct geometry about centers. If the part is symmetrical build it in half or quarters, then copy "solid-surfaces", then mirror and solidify the resulting quilt(s).
What advice do you have for people using or considering using PTC Creo?
PTC Creo is a program whose breadth of functionality and features is wide and deep. I've used PTC Creo Parametric from its inception and Pro-E from as far back as version 12 and I'm still discovering new features and ways of working. PTC Creo is always a wise investment.
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