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How to set your standard for Syntax checking in Creo 7?

You can set the version of the tolerancing standard against which your model or drawing is getting checked for the correct syntax. You can select one of the following tolerancing standards, against which you want to check the syntax in… Continue Reading →

A Quick Guide to Semantic References in Creo MBD

Dave Martin in the blog “A Quick Guide to Semantic References in Creo MBD” discusses about Semantic references for model-based definition (MBD) are CAD model surfaces that are included in the 3D annotations that explain how a part or assembly… Continue Reading →

Did you know Parser for the Syntax Checker and Symbols Palette are updated in Creo 7?

Starting with Creo 7, parser for syntax checker is updated to accommodate the recent changes to versions of ISO and ASME GD&T standards. When you add your GD&T annotations you expect that your syntax errors are identified. New update ensures… Continue Reading →

Did you know Multiple Bodies are supported in cross sections in Drawings in Creo 7?

With a multibody part you can define different section properties for each body such as assigning a different material for each body. In the MOD XHATCH menu, select the body for which you want to modify section properties. You can… Continue Reading →

Have you tried repeat region support in Drawings for Multibody Parts in Creo 7?

List body information in tables for repeat regions. When working with the multibody design method, you can also list all the body-related information in repeat regions tables, such as body parameters, material information, names, and so on. Tips: To show the body material information, it is… Continue Reading →

Do you know that its easier to see intersecting components and bodies in Parts, Assemblies, Drawings in Creo 7?

If you have a part with interfering bodies or an assembly with interfering components, you might want to see the part or assembly correctly in HLR mode. Use the following configuration options: •hlr_adv_interference_check_prt—Set to yes to accurately remove hidden lines… Continue Reading →

Have you tried Configuration Option to control the display of set Datum Planes in Creo 7?

With Creo 7, the new configuration option allows you to determine whether the datum plane display toggle will also control display of set datum planes in the model environment. The new config.pro option will define the behavior of the datum… Continue Reading →

Have you tried place multiple normal leader or tangent leader annotations in Drawings in Creo 7?

Starting with Creo 7, when annotating a drawing per the standards, there might be a requirement for multiple normal or tangent leaders that are coming out of a single annotation. The command Add Leader provides the flexibility so you can… Continue Reading →

Award Winning Design: Heat Exchanger Named 2021 “Cool Part”

Cat McClintock in the blog “Award Winning Design: Heat Exchanger Named 2021 Cool Part” discusses about a heat exchanger designed using Creo  has won the 2021 Cool Parts Showcase award for best proof-of-concept. According to contest guidelines, the award recognizes… Continue Reading →

Do you know how to control length of intersected Contours beyond intersection point in Drawings in Creo 7?

Starting with Creo 7, you can control the default length of the intersecting projected contours of outlines, that are beyond the point of intersection. This provides consistency and is in compliance with detailing standards. Set the detail option, intersected_lines_delta, to… Continue Reading →

How to control the gap between a GTOL Frame and the Indicator Frame in Creo 7?

Starting with Creo 7, there are different requirements related to the visual gap between the GTOL (geometric tolerance) frame and the indicator to which it is attached, in different versions of the ISO 1101 standards: Per ISO 1101:2012 there should… Continue Reading →

Have you tried Configuration Option to control the Display State of Layers in Drawings in Creo 7?

With Creo 7, you can control the display state of drawing layers when switching from the top model drawing to individual view mode. This configuration option helps to copy the drawing layer visibility status to individual view and save a… Continue Reading →

Do you know how to control snapping of Leader Annotation for Normal and Tangent Placement in Creo 7?

Starting with Creo 7, when you place a leader annotation on an edge, the normal or tangent leaders appear as soon as the cursor position is beyond the snapping angle threshold. You may turn off this snapping in order to… Continue Reading →

Did you know about Enhanced Reconstruction Process in Creo 7?

Starting with Creo 7, Reconstruction process has been enhanced to perform a Boolean Merge on the bodies included in the optimization. This generates a single body that represents the boundary representation of the result. The merged body include the preserved… Continue Reading →

3 CAD Tools for Building Electric Vehicles Better

Dave Martin in the blog “3 CAD Tools for Building Electric Vehicles Better” discusses about as an early member of the Vehicle Design team for Amazon Prime Air, I helped design electric-powered drones for package delivery. Given our FAA-directed 55-pound… Continue Reading →

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