Specifying the datum references in a datum target is faster and easier. If the datum feature symbol to be referenced already exists in the model or the drawing, you can select it by clicking the icon that selects the datum reference from the model. The datum references are filled in and the number is added after the datum name. You can also type the datum name and number into the box. If the datum feature symbol exists, a connection is then established between the datum feature symbol and the datum target. Datum references with a connection to an existing datum feature symbol appear as green text in the Datum Target tab. If the datum feature symbol does not exist in the model or the drawing, the datum reference box is populated with plain text. You can then create datum target annotations without first having to create a datum feature symbol. Datum references specified as plain text and with no connection to an existing datum feature symbol appear as black text.
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In this procedure, you create driven dimensions using On Surface, Center, On Entity, and Offset references. You then clean up the dimensions and pose the model. You also create driven dimensions for holes and chamfers.... (Show more)(Show less)
When a drawing is created, Creo uses a drawing setup file (dtl file) to set all the options. You need to create a new drawing setup file (dtl file) that is unique to your company and your drawing standards. That dtl file should contain the settings for options including font, text, size, and arrow length. If you have already done this for existing drawings you should be able to leverage this already-created drawing setup file.
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This is a quick video demonstrating how to use the Solidy action in Creo Parametric. It is a quick and easy way to use a datum plane to "cut" an existing model without creating a sketch and an extrude feature which a lot of people do. I like this feature for making quick modifications to the KOP models when you're creating new, custom capabilities for your robot. We all like to use standard parts, but we also want to use them in some unintentional ways at times.
The second part of the video demonstrates how to use the Flexible Modeling Move action. By using the Dimension option, you can add parametric controls to your change and easily iterate your design as it evolves.... (Show more)(Show less)
Creo Parametric includes the capability to share your CAD design with Creo View, a lightweight viewing tool for Creo. The Creo View files are much smaller than the original CAD files and can be easily shared via email or file sharing. Creo View comes with some nice rendering option and the "tumble" capability which makes booth demos and explanations of your CAD design much easier than loading the full CAD model in Creo Parametric. Try it out!... (Show more)(Show less)
This video gives a quick example of how design teams can work together, collaboratively in PTC Creo with PTC Windchill. CAD files can be downloaded by multiple users to multiple work spaces and then updated when other users check in new changes to those CAD files. The out-of-date indicator in PTC Windchill should make it much easier for FIRST teams working in PTC Creo to work together and always have access to the latest CAD file being created and updated by their team mates. ... (Show more)(Show less)