Simulations can help you quickly find weaknesses in your designs as you work—long before analysis or prototype building. But what happens next? That is, how easily can you modify the model once you discover its flaws? And then run another simulation?
If you use Creo Simulate and Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX), now you can simulate and optimize your design all in one place. Here’s how the new integration, introduced in Creo 4, with Creo Simulate and Creo FMX works:
The highlighted hole can be removed while in Creo Simulate.
Remove a Feature Within Creo Simulate To remove a feature within Creo Simulate:
Using Creo FMX, highlight the feature you’ll remove.
On the Refine Model ribbon bar, click Remove.
Preview and/or Accept the change.
It’s important to note that currently the change is only applied in Creo Simulate. You must promote changes made in Creo Simulate to apply them to the parametric model. To promote a change:
In the Model Tree, expand Simulation Features.
Right-click the removed feature and select Promote.
The system applies the change to the parametric model.
The highlighted hole (shown in the image above) is removed.
That’s all there is to it. You can see a brief demo in the video here. If you haven’t already, download the software here and try it yourself. And stay tuned to our “Did You Know” series, as we cover more enhancements in Creo 4.
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When you inspect a part using Creo Simulate, you can view your results in multiple windows. For example, the image below shows a Von Mises stress analysis, displacement, and principle stress vectors.
Great. But now, to inspect the model, you have to rotate the geometry in each individual window.
A series of unsynchronized results.
Wouldn’t it be handy if the system synchronized the geometry? That way, when you spin or zoom in one window, all of the others follow.
Well, in Creo 4, you CAN tie together results windows! Here’s how:
Synchronize Orientation Control
To lock and synchronize windows, just follow these steps:
In Creo Simulate, open multiple display windows.
Click View > Tie Orientation.
Check to see which window is currently selected. Then, click on each of the other windows so they are all selected and tied together.
Now, rotation and zoom actions performed in any window automatically updates all results windows.
A series of synchronized results.
That’s all there is to it. You can see a brief demo in the video here.
If you haven’t already, download the software here and try it yourself. And stay tuned to our “Did You Know” series, as we cover more enhancements in Creo 4.
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