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Hello Multibody community!   As I recently have received some questions and suggestions around how to trim a body, let me spend a few minutes today to tackle that topic.   #1) How can I trim a body by a datum, surface, quilt etc? I have heard this question several times, as there is no “Trim Body” tool currently in Creo Parametric 7.0. Still, we do have other tools that you can use to trim body geometry.  If you want to trim a body by a datum, surface, quilt, this is the “Solidify-Tool” with the “Remove Geometry” option. Here are two examples how that would look like. Two hints if you want to try it: Set the body that you want to trim as default body. This saves you from needing to access the body options panel in the feature  Pick the trimming object first to get access to the solidify feature         #2) How can I trim a body by another body? This is often useful to perform Boolean operations with a trimmed “modifying body”. Here is an example of that where you might want to trim a “library-type”/”standard-type” grey tool body to only merge its upper half to the yellow plastic part. The most robust flavor of this might involve body split and body remove, but there are actually several more workflow flavors on how to achieve the above with mostly 3 steps. If you are interested in seeing all of different ways to achieve the result, watch a quick 6mins movie of that here:   (view in My Videos)   Back to  Creo 7.0 Multibody Home: Start Here!   Enjoy!....Martin  
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Blog Post 2-    Hello everyone,   I thought you might be interested in some quick tipps and tricks around Boolean and Split operation for bodies. If you are, then enjoy the following seven 90sec Titbids on these body operations. Enjoy!...Martin   (view in My Videos)   Back to  Creo 7.0 Multibody Home: Start Here!
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Blog Post 01 -    I wrote a blog post about the topic of Multibody – Intro, Model tree interaction and What’s that default body doing? I figured it made sense to provide a more thorough explanation that would attempt to answer all the questions likely to come up. Check it out and if you have any additional questions/comments, add them under the blog post itself. Thanks! Martin (view in My Videos)   Back to Creo 7.0 Multibody Home: Start Here!
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Multibody Info – Collection   Creo 7.0 - What’s new:  Multibody Design Creo 7.0 – Multibody Tutorials (7 tutorials around multibody use cases including demo models, step by step instructions, videos and more etc) Creo Multi-Body @ Creo 7.0 PTC Virtual Conference – Includes a Multibody Use Cases & Benefits overview presentation Liveworx  2020 presentation  Creo 7.0 Product Update Multibody Design - recording Liveworx  2020 presentation  Creo 7.0 Product Update Multibody Design - slides Liveworx 2020 presentation  Creo 7.0 Multibody Design - youtube CAD Conference October 2021 - Multibody Tipps & Tricks  / Adoption  / What to watch out for (replay) More to come   Back to the main blog  Creo 7.0/8.0+ Multibody Home: Start Here!
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We're offering a series of quick Creo tutorials presented by our expert product managers. Each of these tutorials are just a few minutes long. These bite-sized tips are a perfect opportunity to learn a new skill or ensure you're following best practices.   Below you’ll find about 15 minutes of video how-tos to help you boost your CAD know-how.   Let's get started.   Shrinkwrap All Quilts   When you create a Shrinkwrap feature, by default, Creo automatically analyzes all components in the assembly and determines which ones will be included in the shrinkwrap. This could result in subassembly quilts being excluded. However, you can use the Search Tool to help find and select all quilts in the assembly.   In this tutorial, Arnaud van de Veerdonk, Creo Product Manager, shows you how to use shrinkwrap to copy all quilts from all models in an assembly.   Watch the tutorial now:   Work with Custom Manikin Postures   You can test designs for ergonomic compatibility and other human-centric requirements using a Creo Manikin. If you can't find a manikin that fits your design scenario, you can create a custom posture for your manikin. Then, you can save the posture, use it for an analysis or apply it to any other manikin later.   In this tutorial, Arnaud van de Veerdonk explains how to create, store, and apply custom manikin postures.   Here's how to do it:     CNC Drilling on Imported Geometry   Simplify your work creating hole-making sequences over imported geometry with tips from Creo Product Manager, Jose Coronado.   In this tutorial you'll see how to easily create CNC drilling sequences by:   Creating drill holes on imported geometry (no axes needed). Using the Auto Depth option so you don't need to manually select the end of each set of holes.   Watch the tutorial:   For more tips from our experts, watch the Tips from the Creo Masters main page.  
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Ready for another 15 minutes of Creo tips from our product manager experts?   In the videos below, you’ll see how to avoid pitfalls when adding components to a Model Tree, a faster way to reach your AR experiences, and tips for getting embossed text on curved surfaces.   Drag-and-Drop Without Restructuring the Model Tree   Normally when you drag-and-drop parts and subassemblies in the Model Tree, they're moved to wherever you drop them. However, restructuring components can lead to unwanted changes in the assembly structure.   However, you can change this behavior so Model Tree components are not restructured when you drag-and-drop components.   In this tutorial, Arnaud van de Veerdonk, Creo Product Manager, shows you how:     Bookmark Your AR Experiences   Reviewing an augmented reality (AR) experience of a Creo model over and over? Stop opening that experience using the link in your email. Instead, save a few steps by creating a bookmark that automatically launches the AR experience.   In this short tutorial, Creo Product Manager, Luke Westbrook shows you how to create a bookmark on your mobile device to quickly open an AR experience.   See how to do it:     Add Embossed Text to a Cylindrical Surface   If you've ever designed a text element to emboss on a curved part, you know that getting it just right can be a mind bender. Demystify the process. Watch the tutorial below to see how to create embossed text on a cylindrical surface in Creo Parametric with as few clicks as possible.   In the tutorial, Mark Fischer, Sr. Director of Product Management shows you how to:   Wrap text around a curved surface. Turn the text into a designated area (a quilt that can be used to indicate areas for close examination or a special treatment), create an offset of the designated area, and then use the thicken feature to create the embossed text. Edit the appearance of the embossed text (defining the size, font, angle, etc.). Edit the definition for the text (defining the size, font, angle, etc.).   Watch how it's done here:     For more tips from our experts, watch the Tips from the Creo Masters main page.  
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A not-quite-right user interface can be a real nuisance day after day. But, an interface that’s just right for Sally might be all wrong for Tomas. Achieving true “one-size-fits-all” status is probably impossible. That’s why the Creo Parametric model tree is customizable. After all, your software is kind of like that Journey song … you know … “Any way you want it, that’s the way you need it. Any way you want it.”   Here are some tips for getting the model tree just how you want it.   Pick Your Columns and Column Widths.   Do you need to see more parameters in the model tree? Or, do you need to minimize columns and expand the graphics area, so you have more room to work? No problem. Here’s how to do it.   At the top of the model tree, click Settings and select Tree Columns. Add/remove displayed columns. Customize the width of the model tree, as well as the width of the other columns, using the dialog window (shown below) or by dragging the column separators in the model tree after you click Apply to add any new columns.   You’ll notice the model tree itself is defined as a column that can’t be removed from the list of displayed columns (see below). And you can set its width in the same way you set the width of individual columns. Additionally, you can quickly switch between showing and hiding the additional columns. Hiding columns can be useful when you want to shrink the size of left pane and maximize the graphics area.   Set Display Filters   Of course, some standard features, suppressed objects, and annotations appear in the model tree by default. However, did you know you can customize these model tree display filters for part and assembly modes? Here’s how:   At the top of the model tree, click Settings and select Tree Filters. Use the dialog window to select features to display in the model tree. Saving Your Model Tree Customizations   Model tree column settings, including column width, and model tree display filters are automatically stored, by mode, in the creo_parametric_customization.ui file. These settings load automatically when you open a new Creo Parametric session.   Model tree settings can be imported and exported in user customization file types (*.ui).   Want to see more? Watch the video below You don’t need to worry about messing up your current settings when you make changes to the model tree. You’ll notice several places where you can reset default settings when needed. You can even apply the reset to the current mode or all modes.        
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Do you create or modify features in Creo? Now you can speed up your work by taking advantage of feature mini toolbars and dimension toolbars, available in Creo 6.0 and later. You'll find these toolbars for features frequently used with part and sheet metal design. Here's everything you need to know to use them.   To Open  Feature Mini Toolbar in Creo   To reach a feature mini toolbar, simply click in the graphics area of your Creo screen.  A mini toolbar appears providing you with quick access to relevant options for your feature. Right-click in the graphics area to open the mini toolbar AND a shortcut menu.   Image: Feature mini toolbar and shortcut menu Note that in addition to the feature mini toolbar, there are also dimension toolbars that allow you to access some commands/options that were previously available only via the shortcut menu for the dimension.   Bonus: Tabs That Reveal More   If you’re in a newer version of Creo, you’ll see that tabs have a new look. In Creo 6 and later, when you open a tab, a short description (plus a link to a Help page) appears directly in the UI.    Image: When the Hole tab is active, a short description appears in ribbon area.   Watch the Demo   You can see these tips and more demonstrated in the video below.     Why Wait to Upgrade?   Each release of Creo includes dozens of convenient features like these that make your work faster and more intuitive than ever. Learn more about what's in the latest versions of Creo today!
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LiveWorx and PTC/User are now offering an entire day focused on Creo and Windchill content with the addition of CAD & PLM Technical Day on Monday, June 10. This is an additional 25 breakout sessions with all of the Creo and Windchill tips, tricks and insights necessary to get the most out of your PTC Products. Here’s what you need to know:   You can take a look at what to expect for sessions here CAD & PLM Technical Day is included with your purchase of an All Access or DeluX Pass Explorer Pass holders can add it on for an additional cost of $250 until March 27 and $350 through June 13 If you are already registered it is not too late to add this to your registration: Log In to your account Enter username and password Select “Registration” Scroll down and click “Purchase Additional Event Offerings” and add the CAD & PLM Technical Day to your account   Seats are filling fast for this dedicated content, don’t miss out on learning from some of our Creo and Windchill super users (and fellow Community members) on best practices and how other organizations are utilizing these solutions.   Please email concierge@liveworx.com if you have any questions.      
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