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Crossover training from Elements Direct Express to Creo 4.0

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Crossover training from Elements Direct Express to Creo 4.0

Hi.
My son has got very used to Creo Elements/Direct Express... the toolbars, etc are numerous and very intuitive.

He's made the jump to Creo 4.0 but the interface looks totally different (and number of toolbars is like a single toolbar). Can anyone point me to any manual, video, or other resource that helps him make the leap from Direct Express to 4.0?

Thanks..

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Re: Crossover training from Elements Direct Express to Creo 4.0

The best list of tutorials I have seen is here https://community.ptc.com/t5/PTC-Academic-Program-Discussions/How-are-you-learning-Creo-Parametric-C...

 

I haven't seen anything specifically for the transition from elements direct to parametric though.

It won't be a seamless transition, it takes an effort to learn Creo Parametric. 


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

Re: Crossover training from Elements Direct Express to Creo 4.0

Creo Elements / Direct and Creo 4.0 are very different programs.  Creo Elements / Direct Modeling is a non history based non parametric program.  Parametrics can be added in, but are not required.

 

Creo Elements / Direct Express has a commercial version Creo Elements / Direct Modeling, the latest is version 20.0

 

Creo 4.0 is a fully history based, parametric based program, formerly called Pro-E.  If you go to youtube and search for "Creo Parametric" you will find a number of videos that will guide him along with designing in Creo 4.

 

PTC also has a number of free tutorials.

 

https://learningconnector.ptc.com/seeMore/creo/parametric?locale=en&contentLocale=en&includeEnglish=...

 

 

Re: Crossover training from Elements Direct Express to Creo 4.0

Ok, but still a bit confusing... in my download of "Creo 4.0", a series of apps have been installed. One of them is Creo Parametric 4.0 M030, and another is Creo Direct 4.0 M030. I guess this "Direct" version is different to the v20.0 "Elements / Direct Modelling" you mention?

Anyone know where I can view a comprehensive list of native, import, and export files for Elements / Direct Modelling v20.0?

Thanks vm..