Welcome to this new post on the multibody capabilities that we introduced with Creo 7.0. Meanwhile, the first maintenance release Creo 7.0.1 had been released and it does contain several refinements/enhancements to the initial set of capabilities.
Here a list of those enhancements:
Boolean Operations In Creo 7.0, the “Keep bodies” option in Boolean Merge, Subtract and Intersect features was only available during feature creation. Now it is also enabled during feature Edit-Definition workflows
Curve feature You can now select a body (in addition to the previously available object types Quilt and Surface) when checking the “Place curve on surface” option.
Data Exchange The “Import multiple bodies into one part” option is now available in File/Open (Unite) and ATB-enabled Import workflows
Improved Body Handling Improved body handling when a feature-owned body (e.g. a body created by split-body, import or data sharing features) gets deleted from the model
Data Sharing and Reference Pattern robustness enhancements for specific multibody situations
Aligned Material reporting
The mass properties report uses the parameter PTC_REPORTED_MATERIAL in all places where material is reported.
New configuration option for multi-material parts: ptc_reported_material_mp_report
Windchill support for designated bodies
If you are interested in seeing demos of the above capabilities 1)-6), take 15mins to watch me walking through them. Beyond the new capabilities you might also find some of the multibody concept related background information useful.