PTC Pointers, a FIRST Robotics Newsletter "Using Creo for Detailed Design"; 30 November 2016
The 2016/2017 FIRST season represents our 10th year of donating PTC software and services to all FIRST teams, along with easy-to-use training curriculum, team funding grants, and hundreds of PTC volunteers to staff and support regional events around the globe.
We’re here to help you. Help you learn about PTC software and technology, help you gain an understanding of the season’s game, help you innovate, and help you help each other.
This newsletter was developed with you in mind. In it you will find:
Technology Concepts. We’ll break down the complexity of designing and building a robot through a product development process.
Software Tips and Tricks.
Team Ideas. Let’s learn from each other. This will be another opportunity for you to share videos, images and concepts you believe can helpful for other teams.
PTC Resources. Links and suggestions on where you can go for more information.
Coming Up Next. A sneak peek into topics planned for the next edition.
Let’s look at how Creo can assist your team in the Detailed Design phase of the product development process. During this phase, the preliminary designs from Phase I are turned into accurate 3D solid models from the kits of parts.
Having realistic part models enables you to see the exact dimensions and spacing of components in your robot. It also lets you calculate the mass and center of gravity for your robot.
The work you did in Phase I preparing envelope models with geometric references will guide the work you do in Phase II - - assembling and revising detailed assembly models.
Software Tips and Tricks: Creo
Creating a top-level model for your robot system. Follow this link for overview.