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Your top design challenges & questions answered

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Your top design challenges & questions answered

We all learn something new every day. Even the most advanced engineers experience some challenges during the design process. At PTC University, we love learning, especially on-going learning which helps to communicate the newest features of technology that is ever-changing. You've asked all the questions, about everything from assembly functionality to 2D and 3D interface, now let's answer them - for the benefit of all!

Take Assembly for example...

Did you know that changes to View Manager items must be saved manually in Creo Elements/Pro (formerly Pro/ENGINEER)?

As you may know, View Manager provides multiple ways to view your model assemblies, features and components. View Manager functions include: view orientations; explode states; view styles; cross sections; layers; and simplified representations. Design changes made within View Manager affect only a working version of the model, which can be saved as a View Manager item–however, true design does not change.

You must manually save changes to View Manager items by right-clicking on the item and selecting save. Creo Elements/Pro displays a plus symbol (+) next to the modified item to let you know the item’s current status does not match the saved status. When saving the item, you can override/update the item’s name or save the item in its current status as a new item name.

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More of your Assembly questions answered...

Like what you see? Want more? PTC University has produced a five-chapter eBook, CAD Experts on Design Challenges: Your Top Questions Answered, to help you get the most out of your technology investments. Each chapter of this eBook will answer your top three questions regarding Assembly, Feature Operations, Features, 2D/3D Interface, and 3D Interface functionality in Creo Elements/Pro. Take a look!

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