Its funny because we use a 3D cad software but we cant do 3D sketchs…. (80s technology…)
Datum points are not 3d sketch at all, are time consuming, limitated, and you must use a lot imagination to create things with that. 2020 year and we still thinking in a 2D way….
The mirror feature (new one also) its a **bleep**. Sometimes I dont want to make a group just to make a mirror. Why I cand just select 2, 3, or 20 parts and do the mirror? make no sense.
Also, there is nor posible to select the "orientation" of the mirror when you use the "reuse" option, I mean, sometimes you do the mirror operation and the part its flopped on the wrong position. SolidWorks gives the option of 4 "positions" when you do the mirror, so you can orient it in the right way. This must be done manually on PTC and you break the link between position of the main part. If you edit the position of the main part, you must edit the mirror part also. Time lost...
Transparent components doesnt exist on Creo, I mean, if you turn to transparent, all assembly makes transparent. On SW you just select the part (or sub assembly) and just that part turn to transparent.
Groups is nor the same than folders and sub folders on the tree.
Assembly components in any order: On Creo, you must pay lot of attention on the assembly to the order of the components, because the mates are **bleep**. Also if I delete one "top" component, the software isnt enought "smart" to break the mates to the other components and not delete it also….
Auto repair at the end requires a manual work. Time lost.
Copy paste on sketch doenst work, if you want to reuse an existing sketch you must create it into the "palete". On SW its just copy paste.
I dont think Creo its more powerful than SW, as I see its just more "dummy" soft with old way of work methods. Not customer oriented, not productivity oriented. We are in the 4.0 era and we still working like 20-30 years ago...
Im not necessary want to do it in the same way of SW, but yes to get the same result. That s why I asked how others work with assemblies but any one seems to be working like this.
I will try the process you said, but seems to be too complex (time consuming).
I will check copy geometry and Shrinkwrap (I dont know anything about that).
According your experience, if you are working with a complex / multi options machine project, how you position the parts refferenced to main machine assembly?
As I know, the most used solution on PTC is place it on the main assembly, then make it fix. It works but if you change anything on the main assembly then the "fix" sub assemblies remain outdated… (more manual work to re update it)
Another issue on Creo is the (bad) support...