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Fast Facts! Quick Tips for Using PTC Creo - Sketcher


Fast Facts! Quick Tips for Using PTC Creo - Sketcher

Today’s “Fast Facts!” post highlights the expanded sketcher right-mouse menu items and provides tips for simplifying the sketching process. This content is intended to provide users with easy-to-use, actionable tips and tricks for how to use PTC Creo more effectively. These tips come from Evan Winter, an expert in our PTC Creo training group.


Expanded Sketcher Right-Mouse Menu Items


  1. Show Entity Locks – Toggles the display of sketch entity locks that were used in place of dimension locks.
  2. References – Provides a shortcut to the Sketch References dialog.
  3. Shapes shortcuts – Quick access to sketch tools such as Lines, Rectangles, Circles, etc.


Selection-based Commands:

    4. Lock – Locks sketcher entities in leu of locking individual


    5. Rotate Resize – Activates the Rotate/Resize command.

    6. Constraints (Tangent, Coincident, Equal, etc.) – creates various

        constraints based on current selection of single or multiple sketch


    7. OK/Cancel – Allows quick completion of sketch feature.


Simplifying the Sketching Process

  1. When symmetry is desired, create Centerline features first, allowing Creo to give symmetry assumptions while sketching.
  2. Use Modify along with Lock Scale to resize sketches that are grossly out of proportion.



Stayed tuned as we cover more PTC Creo commands, features, and shortcuts designed to help you use the product faster!


Have some ideas about what you’d like to learn more about? Send me a message or leave a comment below and we’ll write up the best ideas from the community. Thanks for reading, looking forward to all of your feedback!

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