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What is Skeleton..

ptc-6399910
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What is Skeleton..

I have been working on SolidWorks and SolidEdge for last 3 years. This is my first week that I have switched to Creo.

The first question related to CAD asked by my Inteviewer was, "What is a skeleton?" Though I didn't have any clue about it, still I got selected.

But still I am not able to understand What exactly a "Skeleton" is?

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DavorGranic
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Basicly its simplified model that you use to build\modify more complex one. It can be used for making mechanisms also.Skeleton parts dont show in drawings or have mass props as they are just used to define the model. Skeleton is really a nice name for it. Basicly if you would to build human body in Creo you would build skeleon first and attach evrything to it. Changin lets say lenght of one bone would change size of entire ligament etc.

Look at these 2 videos:

http://learningexchange.ptc.com/tutorial/2291/intro-to-top-down-design-skeleton-models

http://learningexchange.ptc.com/tutorial/3261/motion-skeletons

Cheers

A Skeleton is a special kind of part model used in Top Down Design.

 

Any geometry that is common to multiple subassemblies or components can be placed in the Skeleton. Then geometry from the Skeleton is shared to target components via Data Sharing Features.

 

Then when you need to make a change, you modify the Skeleton. Upon regeneration, all the related components update.

Dave Martin - dmartin@creowindchill.com - https://www.mcaeconsulting.com
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