The final day of PTC Live Global featured two popular sessions, one covering core modeling updates in PTC Creo Parametric while the other highlighting the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension. Here are some of the key takeaways:
Chordal/constant width rounds:
This new round option in PTC Creo Parametric eliminates the tedious process of having to construct round geometry using surfacing techniques. In addition to specifying constant width, users can define round geometry using circular, conic and C2 continuous cross-sections.
New chordal rounds in PTC Creo Parametric
Improvements to Boundary Blend functionality will help to improve the quality of surface models. The ability to untrim surfaces and flatten complex, freeform surfaces also provide additional benefits.
Advanced support for patterns:
PTC Creo Parametric now allows users to pattern geometry across an area of topology change. This significantly improves the usage of geometry pattern and overall productivity. In addition, users can now reference pattern features that have been placed on any pattern instance, rather than needing to always place the features on the references of the pattern leader
New functionality to automatically apply bend relief, create sheetmetal rips, and bend coplanar geometry have been added to help users create sheetmetal geometry faster than before.
Additionally, a new UI and workflow has been added in Die Form for sheetmetal
Rapidly create sheetmetal geometry using new functionality to automatically apply bend relief.
PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Updates
The PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension has been significantly improved as the product now provides support for editing and recognition of chamfers and non-circular rounds. Also, a new Flex pattern tool has been added which gives users the ability to pattern geometry with flex support.
Read our previous blog posts which cover the other key enhancements in PTC Creo 3.0 which was announced at PTC Live Global: