Creo 3.0 whatsnew(PTC Creo 2.0 Enhancements)

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  • Hello. Please be aware that this document is NOT an accurate list of PTC Creo 3.0 enhancements. It is actually the list of PTC Creo 2.0 enhancements from 2012 which you can see referenced on all the following pages. The title of this document was incorrectly edited to misrepresent the content. You can see the exact same doc from 2012 and PTC Creo 2.0 here=> http://www.ptc.com/WCMS/files/138642/en/WhatsNewCreo2_param_direct_smulate.pdf . We would recommend this document be taken down or that the title be fixed to represent the content (PTC Creo 2.0 Enhancements). Thank you for your cooperation.
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  • 1. Enhancement Details: Creo Parametric Creo 3.0 View by Package Creo Complete Machining Extension (20) Creo Complete Mold Design Extension (2) Creo Computer-Aided Verification Extension (1) Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (1) Creo Interactive Surface Design Extension (8) Creo Interface for NX (1) Creo Parametric (34) Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension (22) Creo Production Machining Extension (22) Creo Tool Design Extension (1) Creo Toolkit (3) View by Functional Area 2D Drawings (1) 3D Drawings (3) 3D Interface (2) Assembly (8) Fundamentals & Pro/PROGRAM (3) Installation and Administration (1) Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) (23) Mold Design & Casting (1) Other Functional Areas (4) Part Modeling (12) Rendering (2) Sheetmetal Design and Manufacturing (8) Surfacing - Freestyle (3) Surfacing - ISDX (8) Copyright © 2012 Parametric Technology Corporation
  • 2. Enhancement Details Creo Complete Machining Extension Auto Cutline Option for Helical Type Toolpaths You can create a helical cutline milling NC Step without creating the outer and inner cutlines. Chamfer and Round Milling NC Steps There are dedicated toolpaths for Chamfer and Round milling, similar to those on Expert Machinist. CL Data Window You can see CL Data while defining or editing a toolpath. Controlling the Definition of the Finishing Sequence It is easier to control the definition of the Finishing Sequence. Cutline Milling Sequence is Independent of Surface Milling Cutline Milling is separate from the rest of surface milling Editing Steps While in the Process Manager You can edit an NC step from a shortcut menu while working in the Process Manager. Equal Distribution of Z-Constant Slices There is equal distribution of z-constant slices in Roughing sequences. Extra Slices in Cut Line Milling Extra slices are added on nontangent sections. Helical Machining of Complex Holes in Cutline Milling You can machine complex multidiameter holes. Helical Plunge and Ramp Motion Optimization in Volume Milling There are improvements to Volume Milling. Helical Toolpath for 3-Axis Trajectory There is a specialized toolpath for Helical machining. Inclination of the S-Connection in Volume Milling You can control the inclination of the S-Connection. Manual Cycle to Define Turning Toolpaths You can use a manual cycle to define turning toolpaths. Minimizing Sharp Corners in the Finishing Sequence You can smooth sharp corners in the finishing sequence. Modern User Interface for NC Steps There is a ribbon user interface for several NC Steps. Projected Toolpath Option in Cutline Milling You can machine complex cores and cavities Rest Finishing NC Step A new NC Step specializes on Rest Finishing. Running NC Check from the Model Tree You can run NC Check from the Model Tree. Specifying a Start Point You can define the machining start point using a dragger. Tool Motions Availability You can open Tool Motions for roughing, re-roughing, finishing, corner finishing, rest finishing, and 2-axis trajectory.
  • 3. Enhancement Details Creo Complete Mold Design Extension Multi-Pass Definition in Thread Milling There are additional options to define multi-pass thread milling NC sequences. Smooth Transitions for Face Milling There are smooth arc-like transitions for Face Milling NC Steps.
  • 4. Enhancement Details Creo Computer-Aided Verification Extension Additional Scan Type in CMM There is a new scan type for automatic point creation for a planar CMM step.
  • 5. Enhancement Details Creo Flexible Modeling Extension Intent Chains for Intersecting Edges You can create intent objects at the intersection of each individual member of a pattern or symmetry recognition feature.
  • 6. Enhancement Details Creo Interactive Surface Design Extension Control the Degree of Curves You can control the degree of curves that are created. Curvature Continuous Constraint Across a Composite Boundary You can assign a curvature continuous constraint on a composite boundary. Improved Surface Quality There are improvements to the shape and quality of surfaces. Knot Analysis Improvements You can see curve and surface degree information. N-sided Surface Enhancements You can add curvature constraints and internal curves. Planarize Control Mesh You can planarize the control mesh inside Surface Edit. Reset Points in Surface Edit You can easily identify and reset modified points on the control mesh. Surface Edit Enhancements You can control the degree of a surface.
  • 7. Enhancement Details Creo Interface for NX Support for NX7 Data There is support for reading NX7 data.
  • 8. Enhancement Details Creo Parametric 2D Window for Cross Sections A 2D window is available to visualize cross sections. Assigning Color to Cross Sections You can add color to the surface of a cross section. Automatically Create a Flat Pattern Family Table Instance You can automatically create a Flat Pattern Family Table Instance. Bounding Box Dimension Parameters The Flat Pattern feature automatically creates feature parameters for the bounding box dimensions. Consistency in Corner Relief Anchor Type Options Corner relief anchor type options are consistent between the Corner Relief tool, the Conversion tool, and the Flange Wall tool. Consolidation of Measurement Tool User Interface One dialog box replaces 9 dialog boxes. Displaying Bounding Box Dimensions You can display bounding box dimensions for the flat pattern in the graphics window. Dynamic Definition of Cross Sections You can dynamically view and control cross sections. Dynamic Dimension Repositioning in 3D Drawings You can dynamically reposition dimensions in 3D Drawings. Dynamic Extrude You can dynamically extrude, revolve, or scale using the ALT key. Extend the Attachment Edge for Flat Wall Use the Offset functionality to extend the base wall at the attachment edge for a Flat Wall. Full Screen Anti-Aliasing You can anti-alias the display to improve the display quality. Highlight Overlapping Geometry Overlapping geometry is highlighted in the Flat Pattern Preview window. Improved Dynamic Dimension Repositioning in 2D Drawings There are improvements to Dynamic dimension repositioning in 2D drawings. Improved Use of Measurement Information You can collapse or relocate measurements and reuse measurement information outside of the Measure dialog box. Join Two Intersecting Walls You can create a bend between two intersecting walls to join them. Multilevel Subdivision You can modify geometry at different levels of detail. New Collapse Direct Feature You can collapse features created in Creo Direct into a single feature. New User Interface and Workflow for Parallel and Rotational Blends The user interface and workflow for the Parallel and Rotational Blend tools are enhanced. Order Independent Transparency There are improvements to the display quality and performance of transparent objects. Placement of Cross Sections in the Model Tree All cross sections created in a part or assembly are placed under Sections in the Model Tree. Planarize View
  • 9. You can planarize the control mesh normal to the view screen. PTC Installation Assistant PTC introduces the second generation of improvements to the new PTC Installation Assistant for Creo. Selecting a Plane for a Cross Section You can select a plane on-the-fly for a cross section. Selecting Edge Endpoints for Dimensions in 3D You can select the endpoints of edges as references for dimension annotations in 3D. Selecting Edges Perpendicular to the Annotation Plane for Dimensions in 3D You can select edges that are perpendicular to the annotation plane as dimension references. Sketch Based Form You can create a form feature or a partial piercing from a sketch. Streamlined Workflow for Specifying Origin of Cross Section You can specify the origin for the cross section by clicking geometry in the model. Support for SolidWorks You do not need a SolidWorks license key to use the interface for SolidWorks. Transferring Nongeometric Data from Creo Elements/Direct There is a more complete transfer of data from Creo Elements/Direct into Creo Parametric. Types of Cross Sections For cross sections, there are X, Y ,and Z types available. Use Esc to Exit Tools in Sketcher You can press Esc to exit Sketcher tools. Visualizing Interference in Cross Sections You can visualize and assign a color to interference in cross sections. Workflow Improvements for Measuring The workflow for creating and viewing measurement data is improved.
  • 10. Enhancement Details Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Auto Cutline Option for Helical Type Toolpaths You can create a helical cutline milling NC Step without creating the outer and inner cutlines. Chamfer and Round Milling NC Steps There are dedicated toolpaths for Chamfer and Round milling, similar to those on Expert Machinist. CL Data Window You can see CL Data while defining or editing a toolpath. Controlling the Definition of the Finishing Sequence It is easier to control the definition of the Finishing Sequence. Cutline Milling Sequence is Independent of Surface Milling Cutline Milling is separate from the rest of surface milling Editing Steps While in the Process Manager You can edit an NC step from a shortcut menu while working in the Process Manager. Equal Distribution of Z-Constant Slices There is equal distribution of z-constant slices in Roughing sequences. Extra Slices in Cut Line Milling Extra slices are added on nontangent sections. Helical Machining of Complex Holes in Cutline Milling You can machine complex multidiameter holes. Helical Plunge and Ramp Motion Optimization in Volume Milling There are improvements to Volume Milling. Helical Toolpath for 3-Axis Trajectory There is a specialized toolpath for Helical machining. Inclination of the S-Connection in Volume Milling You can control the inclination of the S-Connection. Manual Cycle to Define Turning Toolpaths You can use a manual cycle to define turning toolpaths. Minimizing Sharp Corners in the Finishing Sequence You can smooth sharp corners in the finishing sequence. Modern User Interface for NC Steps There is a ribbon user interface for several NC Steps. Multi-Pass Definition in Thread Milling There are additional options to define multi-pass thread milling NC sequences. Projected Toolpath Option in Cutline Milling You can machine complex cores and cavities Rest Finishing NC Step A new NC Step specializes on Rest Finishing. Running NC Check from the Model Tree You can run NC Check from the Model Tree. Smooth Transitions for Face Milling There are smooth arc-like transitions for Face Milling NC Steps. Specifying a Start Point You can define the machining start point using a dragger. Tool Motions Availability You can open Tool Motions for roughing, re-roughing, finishing, corner finishing, rest finishing, and 2-axis
  • 11. trajectory.
  • 12. Enhancement Details Creo Production Machining Extension Auto Cutline Option for Helical Type Toolpaths You can create a helical cutline milling NC Step without creating the outer and inner cutlines. Chamfer and Round Milling NC Steps There are dedicated toolpaths for Chamfer and Round milling, similar to those on Expert Machinist. CL Data Window You can see CL Data while defining or editing a toolpath. Controlling the Definition of the Finishing Sequence It is easier to control the definition of the Finishing Sequence. Cutline Milling Sequence is Independent of Surface Milling Cutline Milling is separate from the rest of surface milling Editing Steps While in the Process Manager You can edit an NC step from a shortcut menu while working in the Process Manager. Equal Distribution of Z-Constant Slices There is equal distribution of z-constant slices in Roughing sequences. Extra Slices in Cut Line Milling Extra slices are added on nontangent sections. Helical Machining of Complex Holes in Cutline Milling You can machine complex multidiameter holes. Helical Plunge and Ramp Motion Optimization in Volume Milling There are improvements to Volume Milling. Helical Toolpath for 3-Axis Trajectory There is a specialized toolpath for Helical machining. Inclination of the S-Connection in Volume Milling You can control the inclination of the S-Connection. Manual Cycle to Define Turning Toolpaths You can use a manual cycle to define turning toolpaths. Minimizing Sharp Corners in the Finishing Sequence You can smooth sharp corners in the finishing sequence. Modern User Interface for NC Steps There is a ribbon user interface for several NC Steps. Multi-Pass Definition in Thread Milling There are additional options to define multi-pass thread milling NC sequences. Projected Toolpath Option in Cutline Milling You can machine complex cores and cavities Rest Finishing NC Step A new NC Step specializes on Rest Finishing. Running NC Check from the Model Tree You can run NC Check from the Model Tree. Smooth Transitions for Face Milling There are smooth arc-like transitions for Face Milling NC Steps. Specifying a Start Point You can define the machining start point using a dragger. Tool Motions Availability You can open Tool Motions for roughing, re-roughing, finishing, corner finishing, rest finishing, and 2-axis
  • 13. trajectory.
  • 14. Enhancement Details Creo Tool Design Extension New Shut-off Tool Use the Shut-off tool to shut off holes on a parting surface.
  • 15. Enhancement Details Creo Toolkit Asynchronous Option Added to Object Toolkit Creo Object Toolkit coverage includes support for asynchronous application architectures in C++. Java Binding in Object Toolkit Creo Object Toolkit coverage includes support for a JAVA binding. Object Toolkit Expansion Creo Object Toolkit coverage continues to expand as the main API for Creo transitions from C to C++.
  • 16. Enhancement Details 2D Drawings Improved Dynamic Dimension Repositioning in 2D Drawings There are improvements to Dynamic dimension repositioning in 2D drawings.
  • 17. Enhancement Details 3D Drawings Dynamic Dimension Repositioning in 3D Drawings You can dynamically reposition dimensions in 3D Drawings. Selecting Edge Endpoints for Dimensions in 3D You can select the endpoints of edges as references for dimension annotations in 3D. Selecting Edges Perpendicular to the Annotation Plane for Dimensions in 3D You can select edges that are perpendicular to the annotation plane as dimension references.
  • 18. Enhancement Details 3D Interface Support for SolidWorks You do not need a SolidWorks license key to use the interface for SolidWorks. Transferring Nongeometric Data from Creo Elements/Direct There is a more complete transfer of data from Creo Elements/Direct into Creo Parametric.
  • 19. Enhancement Details Assembly 2D Window for Cross Sections A 2D window is available to visualize cross sections. Assigning Color to Cross Sections You can add color to the surface of a cross section. Dynamic Definition of Cross Sections You can dynamically view and control cross sections. Placement of Cross Sections in the Model Tree All cross sections created in a part or assembly are placed under Sections in the Model Tree. Selecting a Plane for a Cross Section You can select a plane on-the-fly for a cross section. Streamlined Workflow for Specifying Origin of Cross Section You can specify the origin for the cross section by clicking geometry in the model. Types of Cross Sections For cross sections, there are X, Y ,and Z types available. Visualizing Interference in Cross Sections You can visualize and assign a color to interference in cross sections.
  • 20. Enhancement Details Fundamentals & Pro/PROGRAM Consolidation of Measurement Tool User Interface One dialog box replaces 9 dialog boxes. Improved Use of Measurement Information You can collapse or relocate measurements and reuse measurement information outside of the Measure dialog box. Workflow Improvements for Measuring The workflow for creating and viewing measurement data is improved.
  • 21. Enhancement Details Installation and Administration PTC Installation Assistant PTC introduces the second generation of improvements to the new PTC Installation Assistant for Creo.
  • 22. Enhancement Details Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) Additional Scan Type in CMM There is a new scan type for automatic point creation for a planar CMM step. Auto Cutline Option for Helical Type Toolpaths You can create a helical cutline milling NC Step without creating the outer and inner cutlines. Chamfer and Round Milling NC Steps There are dedicated toolpaths for Chamfer and Round milling, similar to those on Expert Machinist. CL Data Window You can see CL Data while defining or editing a toolpath. Controlling the Definition of the Finishing Sequence It is easier to control the definition of the Finishing Sequence. Cutline Milling Sequence is Independent of Surface Milling Cutline Milling is separate from the rest of surface milling Editing Steps While in the Process Manager You can edit an NC step from a shortcut menu while working in the Process Manager. Equal Distribution of Z-Constant Slices There is equal distribution of z-constant slices in Roughing sequences. Extra Slices in Cut Line Milling Extra slices are added on nontangent sections. Helical Machining of Complex Holes in Cutline Milling You can machine complex multidiameter holes. Helical Plunge and Ramp Motion Optimization in Volume Milling There are improvements to Volume Milling. Helical Toolpath for 3-Axis Trajectory There is a specialized toolpath for Helical machining. Inclination of the S-Connection in Volume Milling You can control the inclination of the S-Connection. Manual Cycle to Define Turning Toolpaths You can use a manual cycle to define turning toolpaths. Minimizing Sharp Corners in the Finishing Sequence You can smooth sharp corners in the finishing sequence. Modern User Interface for NC Steps There is a ribbon user interface for several NC Steps. Multi-Pass Definition in Thread Milling There are additional options to define multi-pass thread milling NC sequences. Projected Toolpath Option in Cutline Milling You can machine complex cores and cavities Rest Finishing NC Step A new NC Step specializes on Rest Finishing. Running NC Check from the Model Tree You can run NC Check from the Model Tree. Smooth Transitions for Face Milling There are smooth arc-like transitions for Face Milling NC Steps. Specifying a Start Point You can define the machining start point using a dragger.
  • 23. Tool Motions Availability You can open Tool Motions for roughing, re-roughing, finishing, corner finishing, rest finishing, and 2-axis trajectory.
  • 24. Enhancement Details Mold Design & Casting New Shut-off Tool Use the Shut-off tool to shut off holes on a parting surface.
  • 25. Enhancement Details Other Functional Areas Asynchronous Option Added to Object Toolkit Creo Object Toolkit coverage includes support for asynchronous application architectures in C++. Java Binding in Object Toolkit Creo Object Toolkit coverage includes support for a JAVA binding. Object Toolkit Expansion Creo Object Toolkit coverage continues to expand as the main API for Creo transitions from C to C++. Support for NX7 Data There is support for reading NX7 data.
  • 26. Enhancement Details Part Modeling 2D Window for Cross Sections A 2D window is available to visualize cross sections. Assigning Color to Cross Sections You can add color to the surface of a cross section. Dynamic Definition of Cross Sections You can dynamically view and control cross sections. Intent Chains for Intersecting Edges You can create intent objects at the intersection of each individual member of a pattern or symmetry recognition feature. New Collapse Direct Feature You can collapse features created in Creo Direct into a single feature. New User Interface and Workflow for Parallel and Rotational Blends The user interface and workflow for the Parallel and Rotational Blend tools are enhanced. Placement of Cross Sections in the Model Tree All cross sections created in a part or assembly are placed under Sections in the Model Tree. Selecting a Plane for a Cross Section You can select a plane on-the-fly for a cross section. Streamlined Workflow for Specifying Origin of Cross Section You can specify the origin for the cross section by clicking geometry in the model. Types of Cross Sections For cross sections, there are X, Y ,and Z types available. Use Esc to Exit Tools in Sketcher You can press Esc to exit Sketcher tools. Visualizing Interference in Cross Sections You can visualize and assign a color to interference in cross sections.
  • 27. Enhancement Details Rendering Full Screen Anti-Aliasing You can anti-alias the display to improve the display quality. Order Independent Transparency There are improvements to the display quality and performance of transparent objects.
  • 28. Enhancement Details Sheetmetal Design and Manufacturing Automatically Create a Flat Pattern Family Table Instance You can automatically create a Flat Pattern Family Table Instance. Bounding Box Dimension Parameters The Flat Pattern feature automatically creates feature parameters for the bounding box dimensions. Consistency in Corner Relief Anchor Type Options Corner relief anchor type options are consistent between the Corner Relief tool, the Conversion tool, and the Flange Wall tool. Displaying Bounding Box Dimensions You can display bounding box dimensions for the flat pattern in the graphics window. Extend the Attachment Edge for Flat Wall Use the Offset functionality to extend the base wall at the attachment edge for a Flat Wall. Highlight Overlapping Geometry Overlapping geometry is highlighted in the Flat Pattern Preview window. Join Two Intersecting Walls You can create a bend between two intersecting walls to join them. Sketch Based Form You can create a form feature or a partial piercing from a sketch.
  • 29. Enhancement Details Surfacing - Freestyle Dynamic Extrude You can dynamically extrude, revolve, or scale using the ALT key. Multilevel Subdivision You can modify geometry at different levels of detail. Planarize View You can planarize the control mesh normal to the view screen.
  • 30. Enhancement Details Surfacing - ISDX Control the Degree of Curves You can control the degree of curves that are created. Curvature Continuous Constraint Across a Composite Boundary You can assign a curvature continuous constraint on a composite boundary. Improved Surface Quality There are improvements to the shape and quality of surfaces. Knot Analysis Improvements You can see curve and surface degree information. N-sided Surface Enhancements You can add curvature constraints and internal curves. Planarize Control Mesh You can planarize the control mesh inside Surface Edit. Reset Points in Surface Edit You can easily identify and reset modified points on the control mesh. Surface Edit Enhancements You can control the degree of a surface.
  • 31. Enhancement Details Auto Cutline Option for Helical Type Toolpaths You can create a helical cutline milling NC Step without creating the outer and inner cutlines. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Click Milling > Cut Line Milling. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You no longer need to define two cut lines to define a Helical Cut Line Milling sequence. Instead, select a Helical Scan type and then click Auto Cutline. 
  • 32. Enhancement Details Chamfer and Round Milling NC Steps There are dedicated toolpaths for Chamfer and Round milling, similar to those on Expert Machinist. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Click Mill > Chamfer or click Mill > Round. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description There are two new NC Steps for specialized toolpaths. The references for Chamfer Milling are chamfer-like surfaces which are planar with an inclination relative to the Z-axis. The available tools are Chamfering, Drilling, Basic Drill, Spot Drill or Countersink. The tool angle should match the surfaces angle to enable the toolpath generation. For Round Milling the references should be round-like surfaces such as cylinders, toroidal, and fillet surfaces. The tool available is corner rounding with the same radius as the surface. 
  • 33. Enhancement Details CL Data Window You can see CL Data while defining or editing a toolpath. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Accessible on the NC Step dashboard. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description From the CL Data window, you have immediate visual feedback of the CL Data Output, facilitating tasks such as inserting CL Commands.
  • 34. Enhancement Details Controlling the Definition of the Finishing Sequence It is easier to control the definition of the Finishing Sequence. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Click Mill > Finishing. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description For additional bottom clearance, there is a new parameter to regulate the height. The tool stops above any horizontal surface while machining the profile portion of a finishing sequence. For approach or exit optimization on horizontal part surfaces, the Lead In and Lead Out moves are created as tangent helical arcs instead the standard horizontal arcs. This improves surface quality.
  • 35. Enhancement Details Cutline Milling Sequence is Independent of Surface Milling Cutline Milling is separate from the rest of surface milling Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Click Mill > Cutline Milling. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Cutline Milling, when the tool motion is interpolated from a set of reference curves or edges, is independent of surface milling. This improves the usability of this NC Step.
  • 36. Enhancement Details Editing Steps While in the Process Manager You can edit an NC step from a shortcut menu while working in the Process Manager. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location From the Process Manager, select an NC Step, right-click, and select Edit Definition. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description From the shortcut menu, you have an access point to the Edit Definition command. This optimizes the workflow to define NC Manufacturing process using the Process Manager.
  • 37. Enhancement Details Equal Distribution of Z-Constant Slices There is equal distribution of z-constant slices in Roughing sequences. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Click Mill > Roughing or click Mill > Re-Rough. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description For machining vertical walls, there is a control mechanism for the height of the slices, activated by a parameter. You can specify that the height of the Z slices should be equal.
  • 38. Enhancement Details Extra Slices in Cut Line Milling Extra slices are added on nontangent sections. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Click Mill > Cut Line Milling. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description There are extra slices on nontangent sections, such as spherical to conical transitions, while machining surfaces with a helical toolpath. You can create a single toolpath with a helix, increasing surface quality.
  • 39. Enhancement Details Helical Machining of Complex Holes in Cutline Milling You can machine complex multidiameter holes. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Click Mill > Cut Line Milling. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description For the Parameter SCAN_TYPE you can select the Cut Line Milling type, TYPE_HELICAL. Use TYPE_HELICAL to  machine a hole with multiple diameters and transitions between them. This provides a helical toolpath with circular output.
  • 40. Enhancement Details Helical Plunge and Ramp Motion Optimization in Volume Milling There are improvements to Volume Milling. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description For Helical Plunge, the helical radius is adjusted automatically to a value that fits into the defined references. For Ramp Motions, the support of circular statements is added, reducing the size of the CL Data output.
  • 41. Enhancement Details Helical Toolpath for 3-Axis Trajectory There is a specialized toolpath for Helical machining. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Select 3 Axis Trajectory > Tool Motions and then define curve or surface tool motion. Select Helical Cut. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description When using 3-Axis Trajectory NC Step, you can create a cut motion with a start and end depth, with a controllable ramp option or a patch available between each helical cut. There is also an option to generate a planar cut on the final depth. This option supports the current lead in and out moves.
  • 42. Enhancement Details Inclination of the S-Connection in Volume Milling You can control the inclination of the S-Connection. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Click Mill > Volume Milling. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description This is applicable for the CONSTANT_LOAD Scan while machining the profile.
  • 43. Enhancement Details Manual Cycle to Define Turning Toolpaths You can use a manual cycle to define turning toolpaths. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description With the availability of the manual cycle, you have more control when creating the turning toolpath.
  • 44. Enhancement Details Minimizing Sharp Corners in the Finishing Sequence You can smooth sharp corners in the finishing sequence. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Click Mill > Finishing. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description There is a new parameter for the finishing sequence to specify the way sharp toolpath corners are rounded while machining.
  • 45. Enhancement Details Modern User Interface for NC Steps There is a ribbon user interface for several NC Steps. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Click Mill > Engraving, Mill > Cutline Milling, or Mill > Drill Group. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description There is a new user interface for engraving, 3-axis cutline milling, and for defining drill groups.
  • 46. Enhancement Details Projected Toolpath Option in Cutline Milling You can machine complex cores and cavities Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Click Mill > Cut Line Milling. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can project the toolpath onto surfaces or geometry. Use this option for 3-Axis helical milling where the surface geometry has quick changes in topology and in 5-Axis milling where a pivot point or axis controls the tool axis.
  • 47. Enhancement Details Rest Finishing NC Step A new NC Step specializes on Rest Finishing. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Click Mill > Milling > Rest Finish. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description A new NC Step provides a toolpath specializing in rest finishing to automatically machine corners that could not previously be reached.
  • 48. Enhancement Details Running NC Check from the Model Tree You can run NC Check from the Model Tree. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Select an NC Step, right-click, and select NC Check. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can run NC Check from the Model Tree, using a shortcut menu.
  • 49. Enhancement Details Specifying a Start Point You can define the machining start point using a dragger. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Click Mill > Trajectory. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description When using Drive Surface Cut under Tool Motions in Trajectory, you can use a dragger to specify the starting point of a closed loop toolpath.
  • 50. Enhancement Details Tool Motions Availability You can open Tool Motions for roughing, re-roughing, finishing, corner finishing, rest finishing, and 2-axis trajectory. Product Information Product Creo Complete Machining Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Click Mill and then open the toolpath. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Tool Motions are available for roughing, re-roughing, finishing, corner finishing, rest finishing, and 2-Axis trajectory. This gives you more control over the toolpath creation.
  • 51. Enhancement Details Multi-Pass Definition in Thread Milling There are additional options to define multi-pass thread milling NC sequences. Product Information Product Creo Complete Mold Design Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Click Mill > Thread Mill. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description There is specialized functionality to create multi-pass thread milling sequences in a single definition. You can define Roughing, Profiling, and Spring Passes in one toolpath definition, with separate speeds and feeds.
  • 52. Enhancement Details Smooth Transitions for Face Milling There are smooth arc-like transitions for Face Milling NC Steps. Product Information Product Creo Complete Mold Design Extension Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension Creo Production Machining Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location Click Mill > Face Milling. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can add smooth, arc-like transitions between neighboring cutting passes on Face Milling sequences. This increases tool life because you can use higher feed rates and enter into the material smoothly.
  • 53. Enhancement Details Additional Scan Type in CMM There is a new scan type for automatic point creation for a planar CMM step. Product Information Product Creo Computer-Aided Verification Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist) User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description There is an additional scan type when defining a planar CMM step using automatic point creation.
  • 54. Enhancement Details Intent Chains for Intersecting Edges You can create intent objects at the intersection of each individual member of a pattern or symmetry recognition feature. Product Information Product Creo Flexible Modeling Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Part Modeling User Interface Location Click Flexible Modeling. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description When creating a pattern or symmetry recognition feature, an intent object is automatically created between the intersection of each member and the remaining part. You can then add other features referencing the intent object of a particular member and create a reference pattern to the other members.
  • 55. Enhancement Details Control the Degree of Curves You can control the degree of curves that are created. Product Information Product Creo Interactive Surface Design Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Surfacing - ISDX User Interface Location Click Model > Style > Curve. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can control the degree of a created curve. If a curvature continuous connection is assigned then the degree of the curve is automatically elevated. When in interpolation mode, the shape of the curve is automatically optimized for the best flow. When in control point mode, you have full access to every point on the control mesh. .
  • 56. Enhancement Details Curvature Continuous Constraint Across a Composite Boundary You can assign a curvature continuous constraint on a composite boundary. Product Information Product Creo Interactive Surface Design Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Surfacing - ISDX User Interface Location Click Model > Style > Surface. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can apply curvature continuous conditions on a boundary that consists of a composite chain of edges.
  • 57. Enhancement Details Improved Surface Quality There are improvements to the shape and quality of surfaces. Product Information Product Creo Interactive Surface Design Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Surfacing - ISDX User Interface Location Click Model > Style > Surface. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description The shape and quality of surfaces is significantly improved. The degree of the surface is determined by the degree of the boundary curves.
  • 58. Enhancement Details Knot Analysis Improvements You can see curve and surface degree information. Product Information Product Creo Interactive Surface Design Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Surfacing - ISDX User Interface Location Click Model > Style > Knots. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description When performing a knot analysis on a surface, a glyph appears showing the degree in the U and V direction. When performing a knot analysis on a curve, a glyph appears showing the degree of the curve.
  • 59. Enhancement Details N-sided Surface Enhancements You can add curvature constraints and internal curves. Product Information Product Creo Interactive Surface Design Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Surfacing - ISDX User Interface Location Click Model > Style > Surface. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description There are improvements to the shape and quality of n-sided surfaces. You can assign curvature continuous constraints to the boundaries and add internal curves to help define the shape. All created surfaces are of Degree 5.
  • 60. Enhancement Details Planarize Control Mesh You can planarize the control mesh inside Surface Edit. Product Information Product Creo Interactive Surface Design Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Surfacing - ISDX User Interface Location Click Model > Style > Surface Edit and then right-click the control mesh row or column. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can planarize (line up) rows or columns of the control mesh. You can base planarization on one of the following: Best-fit plane through the selected points of the row or column View orientation
  • 61. Enhancement Details Reset Points in Surface Edit You can easily identify and reset modified points on the control mesh. Product Information Product Creo Interactive Surface Design Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Surfacing - ISDX User Interface Location Click Model > Style > Surface Edit. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Show all moved points in current operation, is available in Surface Edit to display modified points on the control mesh. The points are highlighted in a different color. You can then right-click a selected point and either reset it or reset all the points in that operation.
  • 62. Enhancement Details Surface Edit Enhancements You can control the degree of a surface. Product Information Product Creo Interactive Surface Design Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Surfacing - ISDX User Interface Location Click Model > Style > Surface Edit and then click the Options tab. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description In Surface Edit use Advanced Options to control the degree of a surface. You can also control the number of rows or columns that are displayed for each knot in the surface. This gives you more control over the smoothness of the surface you are editing.
  • 63. Enhancement Details Support for NX7 Data There is support for reading NX7 data. Product Information Product Creo Interface for NX PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Other Functional Areas User Interface Location Click File > Open. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can read data from NX7 into Creo Parametric.
  • 64. Enhancement Details 2D Window for Cross Sections A 2D window is available to visualize cross sections. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Assembly Part Modeling User Interface Location Click View > Section. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description There is a 2D window to visualize cross sections. You can use controls to zoom, pan, mirror, and rotate the cross section.
  • 65. Enhancement Details Assigning Color to Cross Sections You can add color to the surface of a cross section. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Assembly Part Modeling User Interface Location Click View > Section and then in the Section dashboard click the icon for selecting a color. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can select a color for the surface of a cross section. The default is to use colors from individual components.
  • 66. Enhancement Details Automatically Create a Flat Pattern Family Table Instance You can automatically create a Flat Pattern Family Table Instance. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Sheetmetal Design and Manufacturing User Interface Location Click Model > Flat Pattern > Create Instance and then provide a name for the flat instance or accept the default. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can automatically create a Flat Pattern Family Table Instance from the model when the Flat Pattern feature is regenerated in the Model Tree or previewed in the Flat Pattern Preview window. 
  • 67. Enhancement Details Bounding Box Dimension Parameters The Flat Pattern feature automatically creates feature parameters for the bounding box dimensions. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Sheetmetal Design and Manufacturing User Interface Location Click Model > Flat Pattern to create a Flat Pattern. To see the parameters click Tools > Parameters and then click Feature under Look In. In the Model Tree, select Flat Pattern. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description The Flat Pattern feature automatically creates 2 read-only feature parameters for the bounding box dimensions: SMT_FLAT_PATTERN_WIDTH SMT_FLAT_PATTERN_HEIGHT. 
  • 68. Enhancement Details Consistency in Corner Relief Anchor Type Options Corner relief anchor type options are consistent between the Corner Relief tool, the Conversion tool, and the Flange Wall tool. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Sheetmetal Design and Manufacturing User Interface Location Click Model > Flange > Relief > Corner Relief. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can choose to dimension your corner relief from either the intersection of the tangent attachment edges of the two bend surfaces or from the intersection of the two bend lines.
  • 69. Enhancement Details Consolidation of Measurement Tool User Interface One dialog box replaces 9 dialog boxes. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Fundamentals & Pro/PROGRAM User Interface Location Click Analysis > Measure. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can change the type of measurement you are taking without closing the dialog box.
  • 70. Enhancement Details Displaying Bounding Box Dimensions You can display bounding box dimensions for the flat pattern in the graphics window. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Sheetmetal Design and Manufacturing User Interface Location Click View > Show > Bounding Box Dimensions. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description These dimensions are updated when the Flat Pattern feature is regenerated and are based on the bounding box dimension parameters.
  • 71. Enhancement Details Dynamic Definition of Cross Sections You can dynamically view and control cross sections. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Assembly Part Modeling User Interface Location Click View > Section > Planar and then in the Section dashboard, click the free positioning icon. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can use draggers to dynamically control and view cross sections.
  • 72. Enhancement Details Dynamic Dimension Repositioning in 3D Drawings You can dynamically reposition dimensions in 3D Drawings. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area 3D Drawings User Interface Location Click Annotate and then select a dimension. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Dynamic dimension repositioning in 3D drawings is consistent with dynamic dimension repositioning in 2D drawings. Actions for dynamic dimension repositioning are listed below: Select the dimension text and move it in any direction within the annotation plane. Snap dimension text to the center of witness lines. Snap a dimension line to be aligned with adjacent dimension lines. Press and hold Shift while dragging the dimension text to lock the dimension line in place and move only the dimension text. Select the dimension line to move the entire dimension without altering the relative position of the text. Right-click witness lines to add jogs or breaks. Press and hold Shift while dragging the end of a witness line to snap it to a reference. Dynamic dimension positioning saves you time by reducing the number of clicks needed to position dimension annotations.
  • 73. Enhancement Details Dynamic Extrude You can dynamically extrude, revolve, or scale using the ALT key. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Surfacing - Freestyle User Interface Location Click Model > Freestyle > Planarize View. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can dynamically extrude, revolve, or scale the control mesh to add details. Press and hold ALT and then drag one of the dragger handles to perform an extrude operation and subdivide the control mesh.
  • 74. Enhancement Details Extend the Attachment Edge for Flat Wall Use the Offset functionality to extend the base wall at the attachment edge for a Flat Wall. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Sheetmetal Design and Manufacturing User Interface Location Click Model > Flat > Offset > By Value. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Use By Value to extend the base wall by any value at the attachment edge for a Flat Wall feature.
  • 75. Enhancement Details Full Screen Anti-Aliasing You can anti-alias the display to improve the display quality. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Rendering User Interface Location Click File > Options > Entity Display > Anti-Aliasing. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can select Anti-Aliasing under Geometry display settings to improve the appearance of the model. Anti-Aliasing is performed on the graphics hardware. Controls are available to specify the amount of anti-aliasing.
  • 76. Enhancement Details Highlight Overlapping Geometry Overlapping geometry is highlighted in the Flat Pattern Preview window. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Sheetmetal Design and Manufacturing User Interface Location Click View > Show > Flat Pattern Preview Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description To toggle the display of the highlighting, click Overlapping Geometry Display in the Flat Pattern Preview window.
  • 77. Enhancement Details Improved Dynamic Dimension Repositioning in 2D Drawings There are improvements to Dynamic dimension repositioning in 2D drawings. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area 2D Drawings User Interface Location Select any dimension in a 2D drawing. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Dynamic dimension repositioning in 2D Drawings is consistent with dynamic dimension repositioning in 3D drawings. Actions available for dynamic dimension repositioning are listed below: Select the dimension text and move it in any direction within the annotation plane. Snap dimension text to the center of witness lines. Snap a dimension line to be aligned with adjacent dimension lines. Press and hold Shift while dragging the dimension text to lock the dimension line in place and move only the dimension text. Select the dimension line to move the entire dimension without altering the relative position of the text. Right-click witness lines to add jogs or breaks. Press and hold Shift while dragging the end of a witness line to snap it to a reference. Dynamic repositioning saves you time by reducing the number of clicks needed to reposition dimension annotations.
  • 78. Enhancement Details Improved Use of Measurement Information You can collapse or relocate measurements and reuse measurement information outside of the Measure dialog box. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Fundamentals & Pro/PROGRAM User Interface Location Click Analysis > Measure. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description When you select one or more reference entities for measurement, a panel appears next to each selected entity with measurement results. You can perform the following actions with measurement panels: Reposition the Measurement panel in 3D model space. Copy measurement values from the panels to reuse in other applications. Collapse Measurement panels to hide the content of the panel. Measurement panel position remains constant when the geometry is panned, zoomed, and spun.
  • 79. Enhancement Details Join Two Intersecting Walls You can create a bend between two intersecting walls to join them. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Sheetmetal Design and Manufacturing User Interface Location Click Model > Editing > Join. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description In Sheetmetal, you can join two intersecting walls with a bend that is created between them. The walls should be planar to create a linear intersection. You can specify a bend relief to use and optionally trim the nonintersecting parts of the walls.
  • 80. Enhancement Details Multilevel Subdivision You can modify geometry at different levels of detail. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Surfacing - Freestyle User Interface Location Click Model > Freestyle > Multi Level. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description There is support for multilevel editing of the control mesh. Each multilevel step subdivides each face into 4 faces. This adds more control to the mesh and lets you add finer detailing without altering the existing shape. You can switch between the steps to add the necessary detail and still return to the Base Level to make topology changes and more global changes. Options are available at each level to show the modified points and to reset individual points or all points.
  • 81. Enhancement Details New Collapse Direct Feature You can collapse features created in Creo Direct into a single feature. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Part Modeling User Interface Location Click Model > Editing > Collapse Direct. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description When you open a model that has been created or modified in Creo Direct, you can collapse all the Direct features into a single feature that is attached to the remaining part.
  • 82. Enhancement Details New User Interface and Workflow for Parallel and Rotational Blends The user interface and workflow for the Parallel and Rotational Blend tools are enhanced. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Part Modeling User Interface Location Click Model > Shapes and then click Blend or Rotational Blend. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can create your sketches in 3D space, use geometry to define the axis of revolution, set the start point of a section at the feature level, and select nonparallel sections in the Parallel Blend tool.
  • 83. Enhancement Details Order Independent Transparency There are improvements to the display quality and performance of transparent objects. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Rendering User Interface Location Click File > Options > Model Display and then click the Transparency box. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Use Order Independent Transparency to improve the overall display quality and performance of transparent objects and to keep Transparency artifacts from appearing. Order Independent Transparency is supported on AMD800 and AMD900 series graphics cards only.
  • 84. Enhancement Details Placement of Cross Sections in the Model Tree All cross sections created in a part or assembly are placed under Sections in the Model Tree. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Assembly Part Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Cross sections are accessible from the Model Tree and are listed at the bottom of the Model Tree under Sections.  
  • 85. Enhancement Details Planarize View You can planarize the control mesh normal to the view screen. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Surfacing - Freestyle User Interface Location Click Model > Freestyle.> Planarize View. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Use the Planarize View command to adjust the selected elements of the control mesh to be lined up and perpendicular to the view screen.
  • 86. Enhancement Details PTC Installation Assistant PTC introduces the second generation of improvements to the new PTC Installation Assistant for Creo. Product Information Product Creo Direct Creo Layout Creo Parametric Creo Simulate PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Installation and Administration User Interface Location You can access the PTC Installation Assistant from the PTC.COM Product Downloads page or by double-clicking setup.exe on the Creo DVD or DVD image. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description The PTC Installation Assistant combines automatic licensing acquisition and installation with Creo product acquisition and installation. The Assistant installs products from PTC.com or from a Creo product DVD. You can quickly select which products and options to install and the Assistant installs all selected Creo products automatically. Workflows are streamlined and useful defaults are set for a "typical user" installation to be quick and easy.
  • 87. Enhancement Details Selecting a Plane for a Cross Section You can select a plane on-the-fly for a cross section. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Assembly Part Modeling User Interface Location Click View > Section > Planar. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can select a plane for a cross section plane on-the-fly from existing geometry, and then you can dynamically move and rotate it using draggers.
  • 88. Enhancement Details Selecting Edge Endpoints for Dimensions in 3D You can select the endpoints of edges as references for dimension annotations in 3D. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area 3D Drawings User Interface Location Place the pointer on an edge endpoint when creating a dimension in 3D. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can select endpoints of edges as references for dimension annotations in 3D. The endpoint and the edge to which it belongs are added to References in the Annotation Feature dialog box and are highlighted when the dimension is selected. This makes it possible to capture design intent and comply with standards regarding highlighting for dimension annotations in 3D.
  • 89. Enhancement Details Selecting Edges Perpendicular to the Annotation Plane for Dimensions in 3D You can select edges that are perpendicular to the annotation plane as dimension references. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area 3D Drawings User Interface Location Select any dimension in a 2D drawing. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description The perpendicular edge is projected to the annotation plane as a point. Therefore, the edge reference is treated as a point reference by the dimension. This makes it possible to capture design intent and comply with standards regarding response highlighting for dimension annotations in 3D.
  • 90. Enhancement Details Sketch Based Form You can create a form feature or a partial piercing from a sketch. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Sheetmetal Design and Manufacturing User Interface Location Click Model > Form > Sketched Form. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description With the new Form tool in Sheetmetal, you can perform the following actions: Create a form feature or a partial piercing from a sketch.  Choose to create an internal sketch or select an existing external sketch.  Create a form feature with optional rounds and taper, or a partial piercing up to the thickness of the material.
  • 91. Enhancement Details Streamlined Workflow for Specifying Origin of Cross Section You can specify the origin for the cross section by clicking geometry in the model. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Assembly Part Modeling User Interface Location Click View > Section > Planar. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can click geometry in the model to specify the origin for the cross section and then dynamically edit the cross section using the draggers.
  • 92. Enhancement Details Support for SolidWorks You do not need a SolidWorks license key to use the interface for SolidWorks. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area 3D Interface User Interface Location Click File > Open. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can read SolidWorks data into Creo Parametric without using a SolidWorks key.
  • 93. Enhancement Details Transferring Nongeometric Data from Creo Elements/Direct There is a more complete transfer of data from Creo Elements/Direct into Creo Parametric. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area 3D Interface User Interface Location Click File > Open. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Improvements in the transfer of nongeometric data from Creo Elements/Direct are listed below: Transfer of assembly-level annotations (PMI) ATB support for Creo Elements/Direct data  Full support for the Mapping of docuplanes to combined states
  • 94. Enhancement Details Types of Cross Sections For cross sections, there are X, Y ,and Z types available. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Assembly Part Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description In the absence of other references, use the part CSYS to fully define the position of the datum. The X, Y, and Z types of cross sections are available.
  • 95. Enhancement Details Use Esc to Exit Tools in Sketcher You can press Esc to exit Sketcher tools. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Part Modeling User Interface Location Press Esc. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can press Esc to exit the various tools and dialog boxes when you are in Sketcher.
  • 96. Enhancement Details Visualizing Interference in Cross Sections You can visualize and assign a color to interference in cross sections. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Assembly Part Modeling User Interface Location Click View > Section and then in the Section dashboard click the icon for selecting a color. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Interference zones appear on the 3D clipped model and in the 2D window for cross sections. You can add color to the interference so it is easier to see.
  • 97. Enhancement Details Workflow Improvements for Measuring The workflow for creating and viewing measurement data is improved. Product Information Product Creo Parametric PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Fundamentals & Pro/PROGRAM User Interface Location Click Analysis > Measure. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description A summary tool automatically determines measurements to be returned based on the type of geometry selected for measurement. Additional measurement options, such as measure From Axis, Use as Plane, and Use as Normal are also available.
  • 98. Enhancement Details New Shut-off Tool Use the Shut-off tool to shut off holes on a parting surface. Product Information Product Creo Tool Design Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Mold Design & Casting User Interface Location Click Mold & Cast > Parting Surface > Shut-off. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Use the Shut-off tool to fill in a selected hole or all holes in a parting surface in a mold model. 
  • 99. Enhancement Details Asynchronous Option Added to Object Toolkit Creo Object Toolkit coverage includes support for asynchronous application architectures in C++. Product Information Product Creo Toolkit PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Other Functional Areas User Interface Location This is an optional installation of a licensed extension located at Common Filesotk. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Creo continues its migration to a modern, "swiss-knife" approach for toolkits with the further expansion of Object Toolkit (C++) to support asynchronous application development in C++. Programmers have more flexibility in the architecture of Object Toolkit applications to meet specific automation requirements for Creo.
  • 100. Enhancement Details Java Binding in Object Toolkit Creo Object Toolkit coverage includes support for a JAVA binding. Product Information Product Creo Toolkit PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Other Functional Areas User Interface Location This is an optional installation of a licensed extension located at Common Filesotk. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Creo continues its migration to a modern, "swiss-knife" approach for toolkits with the further expansion of Object Toolkit (C++) to include a JAVA binding. Programmers have more flexibility to integrate existing Toolkit (C), and Object Toolkit (C++ and now JAVA) applications.
  • 101. Enhancement Details Object Toolkit Expansion Creo Object Toolkit coverage continues to expand as the main API for Creo transitions from C to C++. Product Information Product Creo Toolkit PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Other Functional Areas User Interface Location This is an optional installation of a licensed extension located at Common Filesotk. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Creo continues its migration to a modern, "swiss-knife" approach for toolkits with the further expansion of Object Toolkit (C++). Object Toolkit uses Smart Pointer technology, widely used inside both Creo and Granite, for better integration of C, C++, and JAVA applications. In Creo 2.0, Object Toolkit fully supports ProAsm and partially supports Combined States. ATB and 3D Data Exchange capabilities are added.
  • 102. Enhancement Details: Creo Direct Creo 2.0 View by Product Creo Direct (18) View by Functional Area Direct Modeling (17) Installation and Administration (1) Copyright © 2012 Parametric Technology Corporation
  • 103. Enhancement Details Creo Direct Additional Support for Creo Parametric Models There is support for loading a broad range of models created in Creo Parametric. Appearance Control for Parts and Assemblies You can control the appearance of parts and assemblies. Combined Geometric Move and Component Positioning In an assembly, you can geometrically move selected faces of multiple parts while implicitly positioning components that are entirely included in the selection. Component Animation There is component animation when positioning. Component Snapping There is component snapping during positioning. Creating Geometry in an Assembly Context You can create geometry in an assembly context using several tools. Default Location for the Dragger The default location for the dragger is improved. Dynamic Selection You can dynamically select geometry. Live Toolbar for Component Operations There is a Live Toolbar for component operations. Measuring Capabilities There are new and revised measuring capabilities. Modifying Models with Intersected Components You can modify models created in Creo Parametric that contain intersected components. PTC Installation Assistant PTC introduces the second generation of improvements to the new PTC Installation Assistant for Creo. Selecting Alternatives in a 3D Move You can select solution alternatives in a 3D move. Selection in the Assembly Context Selection workflows are enhanced for quick and flexible selection of geometry and components in an assembly context. Selection-based Design Intent Capturing selection-based design intent improves support for AnyMode Modeling scenarios with Creo Parametric. Sketching Is Easier Sketching usability is improved. View Changes Dialog Box From the View Changes dialog box you can see direct modeling based design modifications when loading models into Creo Parametric. Workflow for Component Positioning There is an intuitive and flexible workflow for component positioning.
  • 104. Enhancement Details Direct Modeling Additional Support for Creo Parametric Models There is support for loading a broad range of models created in Creo Parametric. Appearance Control for Parts and Assemblies You can control the appearance of parts and assemblies. Combined Geometric Move and Component Positioning In an assembly, you can geometrically move selected faces of multiple parts while implicitly positioning components that are entirely included in the selection. Component Animation There is component animation when positioning. Component Snapping There is component snapping during positioning. Creating Geometry in an Assembly Context You can create geometry in an assembly context using several tools. Default Location for the Dragger The default location for the dragger is improved. Dynamic Selection You can dynamically select geometry. Live Toolbar for Component Operations There is a Live Toolbar for component operations. Measuring Capabilities There are new and revised measuring capabilities. Modifying Models with Intersected Components You can modify models created in Creo Parametric that contain intersected components. Selecting Alternatives in a 3D Move You can select solution alternatives in a 3D move. Selection in the Assembly Context Selection workflows are enhanced for quick and flexible selection of geometry and components in an assembly context. Selection-based Design Intent Capturing selection-based design intent improves support for AnyMode Modeling scenarios with Creo Parametric. Sketching Is Easier Sketching usability is improved. View Changes Dialog Box From the View Changes dialog box you can see direct modeling based design modifications when loading models into Creo Parametric. Workflow for Component Positioning There is an intuitive and flexible workflow for component positioning.
  • 105. Enhancement Details Installation and Administration PTC Installation Assistant PTC introduces the second generation of improvements to the new PTC Installation Assistant for Creo.
  • 106. Enhancement Details Additional Support for Creo Parametric Models There is support for loading a broad range of models created in Creo Parametric. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can open models that contain family tables, external references, assembly cuts, and user-defined simplified representations.
  • 107. Enhancement Details Appearance Control for Parts and Assemblies You can control the appearance of parts and assemblies. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can define and control the color and transparency of selected faces of components. Multimedia Images D:dataProduct MgmtReleases Messaging and LaunchCreo 2.0WhatsnewWCMS content and picsAppearance Control for Parts and Assemblies
  • 108. Enhancement Details Combined Geometric Move and Component Positioning In an assembly, you can geometrically move selected faces of multiple parts while implicitly positioning components that are entirely included in the selection. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description The Move operation is now accessible from within the assembly environment. You can move selected faces of multiple parts. Parts and subassemblies that are completely included in the selection are intelligently repositioned instead of geometrically moved. Multimedia Images Moving faces of multiple parts Combined Geometric Move and Component Positioning Combined Geometric Move and Component Positioning Videos Moving faces of multiple parts Combined Geometric Move and Component Positioning
  • 109. Enhancement Details Component Animation There is component animation when positioning. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description The Positioning tool features a component animation showing the component transformation as you incrementally define positioning constraints.
  • 110. Enhancement Details Component Snapping There is component snapping during positioning. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description During positioning operations, you can reference Geometric entities in the model by controlling the snapping workflow.
  • 111. Enhancement Details Creating Geometry in an Assembly Context You can create geometry in an assembly context using several tools. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can create geometry in an assembly using Extrude, Revolve, and Sweep tools acting on one or several selected coplanar sketched regions of an active part. If multiple instances of the same part exist in the assembly, the geometry is created or updated for all the part instances simultaneously. There is support for snapping to other geometric entities in the assembly using keyboard shortcuts. Multimedia Images Creating Geometry in an Assembly Context Videos Creating Geometry in an Assembly Context
  • 112. Enhancement Details Default Location for the Dragger The default location for the dragger is improved. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description The dragger location is optimized after its placement onto geometric entities. Multimedia Images Default Location for the Dragger
  • 113. Enhancement Details Dynamic Selection You can dynamically select geometry. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You have the additional flexibility to refine the geometry selection while a tool is active. Hold down the Ctrl key and then click geometry at any time in the operation to add or remove geometric entities.
  • 114. Enhancement Details Live Toolbar for Component Operations There is a Live Toolbar for component operations. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description The Live Toolbar is available for some assembly-level operations. Use Select (with default) in assemblies for quick access to tools applicable to the selection.                       Multimedia Images Live Toolbar for Component Operations
  • 115. Enhancement Details Measuring Capabilities There are new and revised measuring capabilities. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location Measure results appear in the graphics window and in the Measurement panel. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description New and revised measuring capabilities are added for part and assembly analysis. Use Measure to analyze dimension types associated with a model or its entities, or to measure mass properties such as volume, mass, and center of gravity of an entire part model. Measurable dimensions include the following types: All the dimensions for the selection Distance with respect to a basic geometric entity Length of a curve, edge, or a chain of curves or edges Diameter of a surface Area of a selected surface, quilt, or an entire model Angle between two geometric entities Volume of a model or a closed quilt Transformational matrix between two coordinate systems or points Multimedia Images Measuring Capabilities
  • 116. Enhancement Details Modifying Models with Intersected Components You can modify models created in Creo Parametric that contain intersected components. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can move intersected components that are the result of assembly-level cuts created in Creo Parametric. If there is the potential for an overlap during the moving, rotating, or positioning operations, the assembly cut is highlighted. You can toggle the appearance of assembly cuts from the Model Tree by selecting Hide or Unhide from the shortcut menu. Multimedia Images Modifying Models with Intersected Components
  • 117. Enhancement Details PTC Installation Assistant PTC introduces the second generation of improvements to the new PTC Installation Assistant for Creo. Product Information Product Creo Direct Creo Layout Creo Parametric Creo Simulate PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Installation and Administration User Interface Location You can access the PTC Installation Assistant from the PTC.COM Product Downloads page or by double-clicking setup.exe on the Creo DVD or DVD image. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description The PTC Installation Assistant combines automatic licensing acquisition and installation with Creo product acquisition and installation. The Assistant installs products from PTC.com or from a Creo product DVD. You can quickly select which products and options to install and the Assistant installs all selected Creo products automatically. Workflows are streamlined and useful defaults are set for a "typical user" installation to be quick and easy.
  • 118. Enhancement Details Selecting Alternatives in a 3D Move You can select solution alternatives in a 3D move. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description When moving 3D geometry, you have alternative move solutions from which you can select. This gives you more control over the operation. Multimedia Images Selecting Alternatives in a 3D Move Videos Selecting Alternatives in a 3D Move
  • 119. Enhancement Details Selection in the Assembly Context Selection workflows are enhanced for quick and flexible selection of geometry and components in an assembly context. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can use the methods listed below for selecting in an assembly: Drag a selection box around the components and geometry objects. Select any geometry entity as a reference. Click a geometry vertex of a component to select the component. Selections are faster and more efficient, resulting in a smoother workflow. Multimedia Images Selecting Geometry in an Assembly
  • 120. Enhancement Details Selection-based Design Intent Capturing selection-based design intent improves support for AnyMode Modeling scenarios with Creo Parametric. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Shape and rule-based  surfaces selections are tracked in Creo Direct and exposed with feature rules when loading the model in Creo Parametric. This reflects an intelligent design intent transfer for selection rules and improves the support of AnyMode Modeling scenarios with Creo Parametric. Multimedia Images Shape Selection
  • 121. Enhancement Details Sketching Is Easier Sketching usability is improved. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can dynamically preview the sketch plane when you are choosing what you want to sketch on. This makes sketching easier. Multimedia Images Sketch Plane Preview
  • 122. Enhancement Details View Changes Dialog Box From the View Changes dialog box you can see direct modeling based design modifications when loading models into Creo Parametric. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Use the View Changes dialog box in Creo Parametric when loading models created in Creo Parametric and then modified in Creo Direct. From the View Changes dialog box, you can do the following: Review modifications performed and tracked in Creo Direct. Accept or reject each individual modification. Preview and inspect the original and modified model states. Where direct modeling based modifications conflict with the parametric model definition, a special regeneration treatment is applied automatically. Click Restore parametric behavior to include affected components or features into regeneration. Optionally inspect or reactivate the previous positioning constraints. Multimedia Images View Changes Videos View Changes
  • 123. Enhancement Details Workflow for Component Positioning There is an intuitive and flexible workflow for component positioning. Product Information Product Creo Direct PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Direct Modeling User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Use the updated positioning tool for on-the-fly positioning constraints and for dynamic positioning operations with the dragger. By default, the most appropriate constraint is used. The positioning of components is more flexible and intuitive: Use standard position constraints or use the dragger for dynamic positioning. Evaluate constraints for conflicts in real time and then redefine, modify, or delete. Position multiple components simultaneously. Quickly select components. Use the Live Toolbar for component operations. Multimedia Images Component Positioning Workflow
  • 124. Enhancement Details: Creo Simulate Creo 2.0 View by Product Creo Advanced Simulation Extension (2) Creo Simulate (4) View by Functional Area Installation and Administration (1) Simulation - Structural & Thermal (5) Copyright © 2012 Parametric Technology Corporation
  • 125. Enhancement Details Creo Advanced Simulation Extension Dynamic Analysis Calculations Are Faster Calculating stresses in Dynamic Analyses is faster. Temperature History as Load of Nonlinear Static Analysis You can use the temperatures calculated at the output steps of a Transient Thermal Analysis, as a Temperature Load History of a Nonlinear Static Analysis.
  • 126. Enhancement Details Creo Simulate General Performance Tuning Performance is optimized for a number of areas in Creo Simulate. Help Links from Diagnostics Messages There are links to Help topics from many Diagnostics messages. Lightweight Assembly Representations in Creo Simulate You can open assemblies containing components in lightweight representations and create temporary representations in Creo Simulate. PTC Installation Assistant PTC introduces the second generation of improvements to the new PTC Installation Assistant for Creo.
  • 127. Enhancement Details Installation and Administration PTC Installation Assistant PTC introduces the second generation of improvements to the new PTC Installation Assistant for Creo.
  • 128. Enhancement Details Simulation - Structural & Thermal Dynamic Analysis Calculations Are Faster Calculating stresses in Dynamic Analyses is faster. General Performance Tuning Performance is optimized for a number of areas in Creo Simulate. Help Links from Diagnostics Messages There are links to Help topics from many Diagnostics messages. Lightweight Assembly Representations in Creo Simulate You can open assemblies containing components in lightweight representations and create temporary representations in Creo Simulate. Temperature History as Load of Nonlinear Static Analysis You can use the temperatures calculated at the output steps of a Transient Thermal Analysis, as a Temperature Load History of a Nonlinear Static Analysis.
  • 129. Enhancement Details Dynamic Analysis Calculations Are Faster Calculating stresses in Dynamic Analyses is faster. Product Information Product Creo Advanced Simulation Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Simulation - Structural & Thermal User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description Calculations of stresses in Dynamic Analyses are based on modal stresses that you can optionally save with the results of the associated modal analysis. Consequently, dynamic stress calculations are faster for most models.
  • 130. Enhancement Details Temperature History as Load of Nonlinear Static Analysis You can use the temperatures calculated at the output steps of a Transient Thermal Analysis, as a Temperature Load History of a Nonlinear Static Analysis. Product Information Product Creo Advanced Simulation Extension PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Simulation - Structural & Thermal User Interface Location Click Home > Loads > Mec/T History Load. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can calculate the hyper-elastic and elasto-plastic effects of transient heat loads, such as in a Weld Distortion Analysis.
  • 131. Enhancement Details General Performance Tuning Performance is optimized for a number of areas in Creo Simulate. Product Information Product Creo Simulate PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Simulation - Structural & Thermal User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description General performance tuning results in improved efficiency. It takes you less time to perform the following actions: Nonlinear analysis convergence for contacts, large displacements, and nonlinear material Disk I/O when saving results Opening Creo Simulate Creating Creo Simulate entities
  • 132. Enhancement Details Help Links from Diagnostics Messages There are links to Help topics from many Diagnostics messages. Product Information Product Creo Simulate PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Simulation - Structural & Thermal User Interface Location   Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description From the Diagnostics window, you can easily access Help topics that provide more detailed information for the specific error or warning.
  • 133. Enhancement Details Lightweight Assembly Representations in Creo Simulate You can open assemblies containing components in lightweight representations and create temporary representations in Creo Simulate. Product Information Product Creo Simulate PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Simulation - Structural & Thermal User Interface Location Click Home > Set Up > Simplified Representations. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description You can create simulation models on assemblies that contain components in lightweight representations. These components are visible but are not part of the Simulation model. You can also edit or define simplified assembly representations in Creo Simulate.
  • 134. Enhancement Details PTC Installation Assistant PTC introduces the second generation of improvements to the new PTC Installation Assistant for Creo. Product Information Product Creo Direct Creo Layout Creo Parametric Creo Simulate PTC Support Release Creo 2.0 Product Functional Area Installation and Administration User Interface Location You can access the PTC Installation Assistant from the PTC.COM Product Downloads page or by double-clicking setup.exe on the Creo DVD or DVD image. Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Benefits and Description The PTC Installation Assistant combines automatic licensing acquisition and installation with Creo product acquisition and installation. The Assistant installs products from PTC.com or from a Creo product DVD. You can quickly select which products and options to install and the Assistant installs all selected Creo products automatically. Workflows are streamlined and useful defaults are set for a "typical user" installation to be quick and easy.