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Geometry Backups, MBD Item Visibility, Spiral Geometry: Tips from the Creo Masters

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Geometry Backups, MBD Item Visibility, Spiral Geometry: Tips from the Creo Masters

In this series, our expert product managers are going through how-to Creo tips. Each bite-sized tutorial is less than 5 minutes long. It's a perfect opportunity to learn something new or get a refresher on a workflow you haven't used for a while.

 

Below you'll find about 15 minutes of video tips aimed at helping you improve your Creo proficiency.

 

Ready to get started?

 

Geometry Backups on the Fly

 

When you create external references among features in a design, local references to features in a part, or placement references in an assembly, reference creation and backup tools are provided for specifying system behavior.

 

In this tutorial, Arnaud van de Veerdonk, Creo Product Manager, shows you how to use Update Control functionality through, on-the-fly created, Geometry Backups.

 

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Flexible Management of Item Visibility in MBD

 

When working in model-based definition (MBD), three schemes are available to manage the visibility of any combination state in a model:

 

  • MBD state: Used to manage the visibility of both annotations and supplemental geometry by direct assignment to a combination state.
  • Semi-MBD state: Used to manage the visibility of annotations only by direct assignment to a combination state and to manage the visibility of supplemental geometry by using layers.
  • Non-MBD state: Used to manage the visibility of both annotations and supplemental geometry by using layers and layer states.

 

In this tutorial, our Creo Product Manager shows you how the 3 schemes can be used to manage visibility of annotations and supplemental geometry, such as planes, axes, coordinate systems, points, and curves.

 

Watch it in action: 

 

Spiral Geometry in a Snap

 

Using section relations in combination with the TRAJPAR parameter, you can create a section whose size and shape vary along a sweep. TRAJPAR, which ranges from 0 to 1 as the section sweeps along the trajectory, is the trajectory parameter used in relation for variable section sweeps.

 

In this tutorial, Paul Sagar, VP of Product Management, shows you how to build specific types of spiral geometry using the TRAJPAR parameter and a variable section sweep.

 

See how to do it:

 

For more tips from our experts, watch the Tips from the Creo Masters main page.

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In this tip you will learn how to easily build specific types of spiral geometry using a variable section sweep and a parameter called TRAJPAR. Learn more ti...
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