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Creo 7.0/8.0+ Multibody Home: Start Here!   I'm creating this blog to be the central home page for anyone interested in trying out the new capabilities first introduced in Creo 7.0  that support multibody design. Below will be links to other blog posts on specific detailed topics under the general heading of multibody. I'm interested in getting your feedback on all the new stuff, but I also want to try to do this in a somewhat organized fashion. So, you can think of this blog as the top node of a tree that will have a number of branches below it for the various multibody related topics.   In parallel to the list of blog posts below, I also plan to maintain a Multibody Infos post that provides you with links to further information, documentation, presentations, and any other information bits and pieces around multibody design in Creo. To get going effectively, I encourage you to first go through the What’s new material and tutorials that you find there, so that you have an overview and high level background on the use cases and capabilities. That will allow me then to go one level deeper and include some tips, tricks etc. in the blog posted here. I hope to be able to post new information regularly and hope you tune in, find it beneficial and give feedback in return.   If you want to send me private messages, that’s fine, too. In particular if you have any suggestion on future blog post topics or questions, feel free to contact me at mneumueller@ptc.com . Enjoy…Martin   Blog posts: Multibody – Intro, Model tree interaction and What’s that default body doing? Multibody- Seven 90sec-Tipps & Tricks around Booleans & Split Multibody - So many ways to trim a body Multibody - Creo 7.0.1 Enhancements  Multibody -  Windchill 12 & Creo 7.0.1 Multibody –How to display a body parameter in the model tree  Multibody – How to display, use or call-out a body parameter – Part 1  Multibody - How to display, use or call-out a body parameter – Part 2 Multibody - Body selection, Body object vs Surface referencing Multibody - How to get rid of a body? -  Show/Hide vs Remove Body vs Delete Body Multibody - How to save out a single body to .stl or step? Multibody - How does this all work with reference parts for MoldDesign and  NC?  Multibody - What are these Construction bodies? and all the details around them…. (planned) How to create a body intersection curve and what might it be good for? Multibody - How do I >position< bodies?  Multibody - A simple body-based motion envelope cutout example Multibody - Clearance & Creepage Analysis Multibody - Model Tree Auto-locate capability: Update – Creo 7.0 vs Creo 8.0 & Creo 9.0 Multibody - External Copy Geometry (ECG) and body attribute propagation  ..... And more to come…
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Check out this video on Design Exploration/Intelligent Fasteners from PTC Application Engineers Presenters: Lino Tozzi (Technical Specialist, Fellow) and Tom Quaglia (Creo Segment Sales ) Original Date Presented: September 2nd, 2021.    (view in My Videos)   Link to all  Creo Tips and Technique Recordings
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Hello Multibody community!   Welcome to a second post on multibody capabilities added in Creo 7.0.1. What I had not yet been fully covering in the last post was how Creo & Windchill interact as it relates to the multibody concept. So, here a summary of Multibody support for Windchill & Visualization General behavior Multibody parts are managed similarly to single body parts, bodies are not exposed Windchill versions prior to Windchill 12 Body designation information is ignored when connected to a Windchill Server version not supporting body designation yet Publishing of multibody parts to Creo View is supported since Creo View 6.1 (including exposure of bodies to Creo View) Windchill 12 & Creo 7.0.1 Support of Body designation, including Transfer of Body designation information from Creo to Windchill for models containing designated bodies WT part creation for designated bodies if BOM Designation is set (.prt, .asm) IBA mapping & propagation for body materials and mass property parameters Note on Windchill configuration: those attributes have to be added to the Body (under Model Items) type definition. They need to be part of the type definition similar as typically being done for the CAD Document type.   Here is a quick demo of the above capabilities (view in My Videos)   Back to Creo 7.0 Multibody Home: Start Here!   Enjoy!....Martin      
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Check out this video on Tool Design & Mold Analysis  from PTC Application Engineers Presenters: Lee Goodwin (Technical Specialist), Lino Tozzi (Technical Specialist, Fellow) and Tom Quaglia (Creo Segment Sales ) Original Date Presented: September 16th 2021.    (view in My Videos)   Link to all Creo Tips and Technique Recordings 
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Check out this video on how to learn Creo Parametric  from PTC.  Presenters: Scott Barkman (PTC University Programs, Director) and Ryan Butcher   (Solution Consulting, Fellow).   Creo Parametric Learning   (view in My Videos)
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Check out this video on Creo Advanced Modeling Techniques from PTC Application Engineers Presenters: Lino Tozzi (Technical Specialist, Fellow) and Ryan Butcher (Technical Specialist, Fellow) Original Date Presented: February 8, 2022   (view in My Videos)
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Check out this video on Creo Sheetmetal Design from PTC Application Engineers Presenters: Lino Tozzi (Technical Specialist, Fellow) and  Tom Quaglia (Creo Segment Sales ). Original Date Presented: January 13, 2022. (view in My Videos)
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Check out this video on Creo Sheetmetal Design from PTC Application Engineers Presenters: Lino Tozzi (Technical Specialist, Fellow) and Ryan Butcher (Technical Specialist, Fellow) Original Date Presented: January 11, 2022   To dive deeper into the subject, check out   Sheetmetal Design   (view in My Videos)
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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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Welcome to Creo Coffee with a CAD Expert Series Registration link : https://www.ptc.com/en/technologies/cad/coffee-with-an-expert Main Presenters:  Nicole Casalini (Application Expert) ,Gabriel Valls (Application Expert) and Guille Pezet(Application Expert) when : EVERY THURSDAY 11am CET / 10am BST   Below you will find all the topicd and date for the webcast    Date Topic Aug 19th Basics of Creo Modelling Aug 26th Manufacturing with Creo Sept 2nd Introduction to PLM Sept 9th Mathcad Sept 16th CAD for AR Sept 23rd What’s New in Creo 8 Sept 30th Ansys Partnership (Simulation)
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One example of Unconventional modeling with Creo
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Hello Multibody community!   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. (view in My Videos) Note that I plan a dedicated video showing the Multibody related Windchill interaction for my next post.   Back to Creo 7.0 Multibody Home: Start Here!   Enjoy!....Martin
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Welcome to another multibody blog video in which I want to shed some light on body selection and when to reference body surfaces versus bodies as objects. The video covers:   Body Selection Model tree Selection filter Query-Select & Pick from list Select quilt or body Select from parents Autolocate & Selection Priority in Creo 7.0 & Creo 8.0 Design Items tree   Surface Selections RMB: surfaces of all bodies RMB: body surfaces Surface collection – Details dialog Geometry Search   Differences Copy-Geom Pattern FMX Move (view in My Videos)   Thanks for reading. I hope it was informative.   Back to Creo 7.0 & 8.0 Multibody Home: Start Here!   Enjoy!....Martin
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Check out this video on Creo Advanced Assembly from PTC Application Engineers Presenters: Lino Tozzi(Technical Specialist, Fellow) and Ryan Butcher (Technical Specialist, Fellow)   (view in My Videos)     To dive deeper into the subject, check out PTC University.
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Check out this video on Creo Parametric Design Automation Tips and Techniques session  from PTC Application Engineers and CadActive (PTC Partner). Presenters: Phil Clukies (Account Manager, CadActive), Ben Bowman (Solutions Engineer, CadActive) and Ryan Butcher   (Solution Consulting, Fellow, PTC).   Creo Design Automation Learning  
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Applicable Releases: Creo Parametric 1.0 to 8.0   Description: In this video, we will demo how to change the default template for: solid part sheetmetal part design asm drawing
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Applicable Releases: Creo Parametric 1.0 to 8.0   Description: In this video, we will be using ModelCHECK to Get overall size of the model Calculate model size as X, Y and Z coordinates Get bounding box of a model
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Check out this video on Creo Plastic Part Design from PTC Application Engineers Presenters: Lino Tozzi (Technical Specialist, Fellow) and Ryan Butcher (Technical Specialist, Fellow) Original Date Presented: November 9, 2021   To dive deeper into the subject, check out   Rounds, Ribs, Draft.   (view in My Videos)
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Hello everyone and welcome to blog post #6 in this multibody blog series.   I got asked recently : How can I display a user-defined body parameter in the model tree? If you are interested in that as well, here is how you do it. Let’s walk through an example step-by-step.   Step 1) Let’s assign a body parameter (and let’s call it for example “MY_BODY_PARAM”)   Step 2) Open the Model Tree Columns display dialog   Step 3) Select the Type: Body Params     Step 4) You might notice that the list shows system parameters related to bodies (e.g. PTC_ASSIGNED_MATERIAL), but not the newly added user-defined parameter  Step 5) Manually enter the user-defined-parameter (in our example “MY_BODY_PARAM”) into the Name field     and click the double-arrow to move it into the displayed columns     Step 6) Click “OK” and ensure model tree columns are displayed. Now you should be able to see your body parameters as part of the displayed model tree columns   q.e.d. 🙂   I hope that helped.   Back to Creo 7.0 Multibody Home: Start Here!   Enjoy!....Martin
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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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Hello all and welcome to another blog post in this multibody blog series. Todays topic: How to “position” a body.   You might wonder why I put the word position into quotes. The reason for this is that when we talk about positioning, many of us start thinking of positioning component-like objects.  The fact that components have their system of reference (e.g. coordinate system including the origin) makes it natural to understand that positioning transforms that coordinate system from one location and orientation into another. Geometric bodies do represent a volume of geometry referring to the part’s reference system, therefore the positioning of geometric bodies should probably be better called “Moving” geometry. Anyway, after this introductory thought, I hope you enjoy the video illustrating how this is done in Creo. (and you won’t be surprised: we are going to use the “Move”-Feature for this workflow 😊 )   (view in My Videos)       Thanks for reading.  I hope it was informative. If you liked it, give it a Kudo.   Back to Creo 7.0 & 8.0+ Multibody Home: Start Here!   Enjoy!....Martin
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