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creo layout - is it worth it

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creo layout - is it worth it

ok heres the question,

creo parametric has "layout" what i want to know is do i need creo layout if i allready have it in parametric?

 

is there more functuality to it or is it just a sectioned off package that is the same as the one in creo parametric?

 

cheers

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Hi Gary,

Don't have it but in the promotional stuff I have seen it is targeted towards people who do 2D layouts specifically and is supposed to have tools that help this including not initially requiring a fully dimensioned sketch! The example explained is for gearbox work where essentially people work on a 2D cross section through the shafts. Was supposedly developed in conjunction with a major car company. And yes you can use this to drive the 3D parts. Very different to the decades old Layout that was a nice idea but very user unfriendly.

I'm sure if you search youtube you can find a promo video to give you the idea on the current Layout.

Regards, Brent

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There was Layout which is now Notebook and then there's Layout which is different. Which Layout are you looking at?

The original Layout, now Notebook, was/is a 2D non-scaled centralized location for commonly used values and some datum relationships. The most obvious use is to capture numeric values that are identified prior to starting the detailed design process. The less obvious is to be able to magnify small details against a background that would otherwise hide it, since the sketching is not parametric and therefore not tied to any scale. It is the digital equivalent of a hand sketch. A Notebook can have many sheets, like a drawing, and can include comments in the form of notes.

The new Layout looks like a 2D to 3D non-parametric bridge, sort of like a 2D non-parametric skeleton, but in a more user friendly environment. It is required to be to scale, so it cannot emphasize small details, and it doesn't seem like it's an easy way to share numeric values explicitly.

http://learningexchange.ptc.com/tutorial/2280/layout-file-types-and-uses is a little bit of the difference.

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so the "new" layout in parametric is the same as "Creo layout"

http://www.ptc.com/product/creo/2d-cad/layout

or is "Creo layout" an add-on package with more features?

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Creo Layout is another "App" similar to Simulate, Direct, Parametric, etc. Its its own thing.

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yea i get that. but what does it do that is an improvement from layout in parametric, or is it basicly the same thing but just a stand alone package?

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Re: creo layout - is it worth it

Hi Gary,

Don't have it but in the promotional stuff I have seen it is targeted towards people who do 2D layouts specifically and is supposed to have tools that help this including not initially requiring a fully dimensioned sketch! The example explained is for gearbox work where essentially people work on a 2D cross section through the shafts. Was supposedly developed in conjunction with a major car company. And yes you can use this to drive the 3D parts. Very different to the decades old Layout that was a nice idea but very user unfriendly.

I'm sure if you search youtube you can find a promo video to give you the idea on the current Layout.

Regards, Brent

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