Fortunately you can do a lot in Creo Academic without understanding the Right, Left etc nomenclature.
I'm trying to learn Creo using
This is not appropriate for 5th graders. Chapter 5 entitled "Datum" is almost unreadable. It does give you some insight on how to edit.
On Day 1 I intend to teach how Creo toggles back and forth from 2D to 3D. You never really leave 3D. In the 2D case you look straight down some axis so it looks like 2D.
It would be nice if the planes were labelled XYZ plus or minus.
Whether I should teach 5th graders to work with user defined coordinates rather than Creo default is a good question. I'll have to think about it. At some point I need to discuss the historical reason for PTC coordinates.
First they need to know about the right hand rule and orthogonality.
Maybe Day 365
it seems to me that datum plane names are only text strings. User can set naming convention according his needs. Also view names are only text strings and user can interpret them according his needs. Terms as Front, Top, etc. are understandable when doing model reorientation.
Well, that's the default coordinate system for the academic version.
Funny how the default spin center symbol did not follow along. Oversight by PTC?
In the commercial version, the center and the default coordinate system do agree.