Fast Facts! Quick Tips for Using PTC Creo - Mechanism Part 1
Today’s “Fast Facts!” post focuses on how to use the advanced collision settings and degrees of freedom with 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. Advanced Collision Settings
You can simulate part interaction without Mechanism Contacts (Cams, Gears, 3D Contact) using Advanced Collision settings.
1. Set the following configuration to “yes”: Config.pro - enable_advance_collision.
2. Navigate to the Collision Detection Settings by opening the Assembly Model Properties and clicking Collision Detection Settings.
3. Select Global Collision Detection or Partial Collision Detection from the General Settings options.
4. Select Push Objects on Collision from the Options Settings
5. Click “ok”.
2. Degrees of Freedom
Connection sets enable you to constrain motion while still permitting various degrees of freedom. Each type of connection set has a specific combination of Total Degrees of Freedom, Rotation, and Translation.
Stayed tuned as we cover more PTC Creo commands, features, and shortcuts designed to help you use the product faster!
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