Fast Facts! Quick Tips for Using PTC Creo - Part Modeling Part 2
Our second edition of the blog series “Fast Facts!” builds on our last post, which covered Part Modeling. This post focuses on how to effectively use Pattern Regeneration on your models. This content is intended to provide users with easy-to-use, actionable tips and tricks for how to use PTC Creo more effectively. These tips come from Steve Meyers and Evan Winter, two PTC Creo experts in our training group.
1. Improving Pattern Regeneration
You can create patterns to use on your model using Pattern Regeneration. The different Regeneration options create simple or complex patterns based on your needs.
1. General is the default option. It is the most robust but also the slowest to regenerate. Only use this option if pattern instances intersect each other.
2. The Variable option is faster and works as long as instances are not intersecting each other. With this option patterns can cross into other surfaces.
3. Identical is the fastest to regenerate, but all pattern instances must fall on the same surface and cannot intersect each other. Use this option whenever possible unless design changes are expected.
2. Improving Geometry Patterns
This new Pattern command allows you to pattern only the geometry created by features, not the features themselves. It is significantly faster to regenerate than normal feature patterns.
Stayed tuned as we cover more PTC Creo commands, features, and shortcuts designed to help you use the product faster!
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