This is a post by Barb Schmitz on PTC site.
Last week I discussed the 3D cross sectioning improvements in PTC Creo Parametric compared to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0. Today, I want to highlight the new capabilities for measuring geometry. Bear in mind, this is core functionality in a base license of PTC Creo Parametric. Additional extensions or applications are not required to use these features.
The new measuring capabilities in PTC Creo Parametric are much more intuitive and efficient compared to previous versions. Previously, users would have a separate command for each type of measurement, such as a distance, area or length of a curve. Now, users can complete multiple measurements at once. Based upon what you select, the tool will determine multiple measurement results for you. For instance, if a cylinder was selected the area and radius would be displayed. In Pro/E each function would have to be started separately to access this information.