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Check out this video on Creo Parametric Ansys Simulation Tips and Techniques session  from PTC Solution Consultants. Presenters: Jason Petersen (Solution Consulting, Principal) and Ryan Butcher   (Solution Consulting, Fellow).   Creo 9.0 What's New  
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In these videos we explore different options to create round geometry that cannot be achieved with one solid round feature. Models can be downloaded from Tech Support article CS322595. Surf-Surf variable radius round with spine Surfaces rounds with boundary blend patch    
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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 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 Parametric 8 & 9 Update from PTC Application Engineers  Presenters: Lee Goodwin (Solution Consulting, Principle) and Ryan Butcher   (Solution Consulting, Fellow).   Creo ECAD MCAD Collaboration Learning   (view in My Videos)
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Do you need to create a simple model defined by two Helical Sweep Threads - use the Mirror feature
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Multibody - Model Tree Auto-locate Capability Update – Creo 7.0 vs Creo 8.0 & Creo 9.0    Hello all,   As I got a few comments & questions from time-to-time about the auto-locate functionality and its behavior, I wanted to shed some light on Auto-locate configurations and related changes between Creo 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0.   What is auto-locate? Auto-locate is the capability to automatically find, show and highlight selected items in the tree. When you select geometry in the graphics, auto-locate will find the feature that created that geometry, expand nested tree hierarchy levels where required, and scroll the tree so you can see the tree node of that feature. When auto-locate was introduced, features were shown only once (e.g there was single node in the model tree representing the feature) and so there was no ambiguity as to which tree node instance of the feature to actually auto-locate to.   #1)  Creo 7.0:  With the introduction of Multi-body in Creo 7.0, we introduced the Design Items folder that optionally allowed to list the bodies in the model along with their contributing features. This led to additional feature nodes showing up in the tree. ( Note: The display can be configured within the model tree filter settings)   For Creo 7.0, the following options were available to control the body and body features display:   Note that the option “Auto locate features in body sub-nodes” allowed to control whether a feature node should be located in the feature tree as it worked in the past or whether it should be auto-located underneath the body that it contributes geometry to (e.g. locating the feature node within the contributing features list of/underneath a body)   #2) In Creo 8.0 we added more options, added the display of quilts and their contributing features in the Design Items Folder, and moved the auto-location option to a new place. It now resides together with all the other auto-locate and highlighting related tree options. To control the auto-locate behavior, you now need to go to the “Selection Priority” setting under the tree options and set it to “Feature List” or “Design Items”. As you can see in the screen shot, the round surface  selection in the graphics triggers an auto-location to the feature node in the regular feature tree list and not within the Design Items as the setting is set to "Feature List".   But there is additional flexibility: In a configuration where both trees are shown, you can now actually achieve a simultaneous auto-locate in the feature tree and Design Items tree side-by-side.       #3) In Creo 9.0 (Beta) you will find the Selection Priority in that same place underneath the Tree Options within the tree's new toolbar. In addition you will find some additional auto location related enhancements once this version releases to the public.    I hope that helps you to customize the tree display and the auto-locate behavior to your personal preferences and needs.   Back to Creo 7.0/8.0++ Multibody Home: Start Here!
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Well-known community member, Stephen, tells us he has two interests: Creo - and saltwater fishing with his wife in the bays along the Texas coast for red drum, black drum, flounder, and sea trout. Below, a good day with a 30-pound black drum he released. Stephen is Texas born and raised, spending most childhood summers on his grandfather’s hard-working farm.  He’s been involved in Pro/Engineer-Creo community since the mid to late 90’s, well before PTC had an integrated community.   He says:  “I enjoy helping other users learn how to use Creo but mostly I like learning things about the software I didn’t know. There is likely not a week that goes by that I don’t learn something on the Community that I can put to use.  I absolutely know that without the community, I wouldn’t be as good of a Creo user.”  We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!   Right now, Stephen makes parts/assemblies and drawings although he said that he used to do a lot with Creo’s routed systems and sheet metal capabilities. He and his team directly support manufacturing and customer integration for everything his employer builds. He kindly shared with us a photo of a project on which he works.    Here’s how he describes the photo below:  "The yellow part is a Subsea Blowout Preventor that is shipping out from our manufacturing facility here in Houston. This is ½ of the product we manufacture here in Houston. This part is about 750,000 pounds of steel. The other ½ is another 500,000 pounds and is not pictured. It ships separately but are used together for offshore drilling as passive safety devices.   It took 3 days for this trailer to get from our manufacturing facility to our port facility near Baytown TX (about 50 miles)." Thanks to Stephen for his contributions to the Community.  Better together is what it's about. 
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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 Reverse Engineering from PTC Application Engineers Presenters: Lino Tozzi (Technical Specialist, Fellow) and Ryan Butcher (Technical Specialist, Fellow) Original Date Presented: January 25, 2022   (view in My Videos)
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Multibody – Clearance & Creepage Analysis,   Hello all and welcome to another blog post in the multibody series.   In today’s topic I would like to make you aware of the multibody setup possibilities for clearance and creepage analysis. With the introduction of bodies in Creo Parametric 7.0, we also introduced support of the COMPARATIVE_TRACKING_INDEX parameter for bodies. If you add it to individual bodies of a part, you can define and control the conductivity definition separately for different bodies within a part. The attached video shows an example on a fuse part by defining conductive ends as body with a different CTI value. Once the body level parameter values are defined, you can see the conductive highlighting including the metallic ends of the fuse and excluding the red inner body. (view in My Videos)   Thanks for reading & watching.  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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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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Applicable Release:  Creo Parametric 1.0 to 8.0   Description: In this video, we will learn which configuration options control the number of decimal places for the dimensions that are going to be created in Creo Models and Drawings.
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Applicable Release:  Creo Parametric 1.0 to 8.0   Description: In this video, we will learn how to set the number of decimal places for all existing model dimensions using the Find (Search) Tool.
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Applicable Release:  Creo Parametric 1.0 to 8.0   Description: In this video, we will learn how to set the number of decimal places for existing model feature dimensions  
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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 Expert Moldbase Extension (EMX) to: Calculate the overall size of the model Get the bounding box of the model Get the model size as X, Y & Z coordinates
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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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Explanation of Trajectory parameter /  the "trajpar" - on simple examples
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