This is a post by Hans-joachim Estler in the PDSVISION site.
For historical reasons, PDSVISION Germany has many customers who use Creo Elements / Direct Modelling. Sometimes these companies want to switch to Creo Parametric for their CAD design in order to benefit from the advantages of parametric methodology in addition to direct modelling.
For those who do not know Creo Elements / Direct Modelling well, this program comes directly from the legendary ME10, which is still in use in its most modern form and is part of the Creo Elements / Direct package.
Creo Elements / Direct Modelling is a so-called “Direct Modeller”, that is, the 3D CAD program has no reference, as is common in parametric applications.