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Flexible Components in Creo Flexible Components in Creo
By Natasha Reaves, RAND 3D With flexible component functionality, designers can create a variation of a part to represent its assembly state without modifying it.
Saving Searches in Windchill Saving Searches in Windchill
By Nilesh Dhamane, PTC See how you can create an advanced search and then save the advanced search in Windchill so that it is available in the future for reuse.
Automatic Simplified Representations in Creo 5.0 Automatic Simplified Representations in Creo 5.0
By Natasha Reaves, RAND 3D In Creo Parametric 5.0, simplified representations have been enhanced by reducing the multiple predefined representations down to the Automatic Representation.
Exporting a Creo Elements/Pro Part or Assembly Into STEP Exporting a Creo Elements/Pro Part or Assembly Into STEP
By David Wilks, PTC Before exporting to STEP, the desired output format can be specified by setting the configuration option. Here's how to do it in under 10 steps.
Material Parameters in Creo Material Parameters in Creo
By Natasha Reaves, RAND Worldwide In Creo Parametric, you can create and modify material data using the Materials and Material Definition dialog boxes. Learn more in this tip.
Tips for Implementing MBD with Creo Parametric Tips for Implementing MBD with Creo Parametric
By Scott Hendren, Rand 3D The biggest obstacle can be the shift in mindset toward new processes, rather than a technical one. Learn more in this tip from Rand 3D.
5 Tips to Help Boost Your Productivity in Windchill PDMLink 5 Tips to Help Boost Your Productivity in Windchill PDMLink
By Barb Nash, Rand Worldwide Rand Worldwide's Barb Nash covers 5 features in Windchill PDMLink you should know about, including Recently Accessed, My Notebook/Hotlinks, and...
Prevent the Screen from Zooming Out in Creo Prevent the Screen from Zooming Out in Creo
By Natasha Reaves, Rand 3D Here's what to do when you edit and regenerate a dimension in a sketch and the image is zoomed out, and the Refit icon (Refit) doesn't center.
Excel Analysis Features in Creo Parametric 4.0 Excel Analysis Features in Creo Parametric 4.0
By Scott Hendren, ASCENT The Behavioral Modeling Extension (BMX) enables Excel to be integrated directly into the Creo Parametric 4.0 model.
Tips for Implementing MBD with Creo Parametric Tips for Implementing MBD with Creo Parametric
By Scott Hendren, Rand 3D The biggest obstacle can be the shift in mindset toward new processes, rather than a technical one. Learn more in this tip from Rand 3D.
Sweep Feature Options in PTC Creo Parametric 4.0 and 5.0
By Gary Louis Lamit, CAD-Resources Louis Gary Lamit demonstrates how to create a sweep feature, sketch a trajectory for a sweep, sketch and locate sweep section.
Got 6 Minutes? Learn How to Create a MAPKEY in Creo 4.0
By Gary Louis Lamit, CAD-Resources Watch this video by Gary Louis Lamit to see how to create a MAPKEY in Creo 4.0.
5 Helpful Tips for Using Volume Helical Sweep in Creo
By Mike Gayette With the Volume Helical Sweep tool in Creo, you can more accurately model geometry and the cutting tools that will interact with it.
Ease of Use and Efficiency with the Mini Toolbar Ease of Use and Efficiency with the Mini Toolbar
By Scott Hendren, ASCENT Creating an extruded feature form one side of a sketch plane used to take up to nine clicks and now it just takes two in Creo Parametric.
Creo 4.0 Working Full Screen and Popup Customization
By Gary Lamit, CAD-Resources In Creo 4.0 Model Tree, menus, Ribbons and tabs are quickly accessible by moving your cursor into the top, side, or bottom of the screen.
Using Sketch Regions in Creo 5.0 Using Sketch Regions in Creo 5.0
By Mike Gayette, PTC Creating features from sketches can take time. But with Creo 5.0, you can now create that same geometry in seconds with Sketch Region selection.
Windchill Workgroup Manager for Autodesk Inventor Windchill Workgroup Manager for Autodesk Inventor
By Michele Dressen, PTC This overview demonstrates how the Windchill Workgroup Manager supports and improves Autodesk Inventor Frame Generator by auto-numbering parts.
Adding Semantic References for 3D Annotations in Creo 3.0 Adding Semantic References for 3D Annotations in Creo 3.0
By Raphael Nascimento, PTC This video covers techniques for creating 3D geometric tolerance annotation and how to use Annotation Features to include semantic references.
Got 6 Minutes? Learn How to Create a MAPKEY in Creo 4.0
By Gary Louis Lamit, CAD-Resources Watch this video by Gary Louis Lamit to see how to create a MAPKEY in Creo 4.0.
Material Removal Is Improved in Creo NC Material Removal Is Improved in Creo NC
By Jim Barrett-Smith, PTC Stock simulation is available in the Creo NC graphics window. You can save an in-process stock model for future use. Here's how.
3 New Sketcher Enhancements in Creo 4.0
By Gary Louis Lamit Watch this video by Gary Louis Lamit to learn about changes to the Selection feature, New Clip model capability and adding entities.
Calculating the Complete Inside Volume of Enclosures Calculating the Complete Inside Volume of Enclosures
By John Peng, PTC In this video you will be able to quickly and accurately calculate the inside volume of an enclosure such as a tank or bottle in Creo Parametric.
Creo 4 Material Assignment Using Creo 4
By Gary Louis Lamit Material assignment can be accomplished using the Model Tree. Legacy Materials are available along with a new Standard Materials list of materials.
Got 6 Minutes? Tour the PTC Windchill Workspace Got 6 Minutes? Tour the PTC Windchill Workspace
By Larry Giroux, PTC This video from the New PTC Learning Connector site takes you on a short tour of the PTC Windchill workspace user interface.
5 Minutes on New Extrude Options in Creo 4.0
By Gary Louis Lamit, CAD-resources.com Watch this video on new extrude options in Creo 4.0, which allow for quick right mouse button access of 2 sides through all.