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Creo Parametric

Creating and Managing Explode States

Explode states enable you to easily save assembly and disassembly views. • Position components into desired location. – Select motion type – Select Movement Reference – Move component(s), with or without children. • Toggle between exploded and unexploded states. • Explode states can be used in drawings. Figure 1 – Unexploded Assembly Figure 2 – …

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Analyzing Collision Detection Settings

Collision Detection enables you to check for interferences between parts while dragging them. • Global Collision Detection • Partial Collision Detection • Areas of interference highlight • Sound Warning on Collision Analyzing Collision Detection Settings Figure 1 – Areas of Interference While Dragging Figure 2 – Interference Fixed Creo Parametric …

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Assembling Components using the Cylinder Connection

Cylinder connections are used to enable rotation along a single axis with unconstrained axial translation. • References (constraint rules): – Axis Alignment to enable rotation about a single axis. ♦ Use axes or cylindrical surfaces. • Examples include: – Aligning a pen cap over a pen. – Connecting rod. ♦ …

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Assembling Components using the Pin Connection

Pin connections are used to enable rotation along a single axis while constraining axial translation. • References (constraint rules): – Axis Alignment to enable rotation about a single axis. ♦ Use axes or cylindrical surfaces – Translation Reference to constrain translation along the axis. ♦ Use planes or planar surfaces …

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Assembling Components using the Slider Connection

Slider connections are used to enable translation along a single axis. • References (constraint rules): – Axis Alignment to enable translation along a single axis. ♦ Use axes or cylindrical surfaces. – Rotation Reference to constrain rotation around the axis. ♦ Use planes or planar surfaces. • Examples include: – …

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Dragging Connected Components

You can drag assembly components through their range of motion based on the current connections and applied constraints. • Drag components using Point Drag. • You can create snapshots to capture the positions of components. Figure 2 – Viewing a Snapshot Dragging Connected Components Figure 1 – Dragging Assembly Components …

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Understanding Connection Theory

A mechanical connection is a method of constraining components to form a joint. Joint connections determine how a component can move within an assembly. • Create mechanism connections that enable motion between components in an assembly. • Joint connection examples: – Slider – Pin – Cylinder Figure 1 – Assembly with Connections …

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Utilizing the Accessory Window

The accessory window enables you to manipulate the incoming component individually to facilitate reference selection. • Accessory window uses: – Component placement – Data sharing – Sheetmetal forms • Toggle the accessory window on or off. • The accessory window can be docked or undocked. Figure 1 – Viewing the Accessory Window Utilizing …

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Assembling using Automatic

Use the Automatic option to enable Creo Parametric to determine the constraint type based on selections and component location or orientation. • Assemble components using Automatic . – Typically the system generates a Coincident constraint. • Toggle or create other constraints as necessary. – Offset, Angle Offset, Coincident, Centered, and …

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Creating Distance Constraints

Use the Distance constraint to specify an offset value between different types of geometry. • Select geometry pairs (two points or two planes, for example). • Select geometry combinations (a point and plane, for example). • Distance constraint is the same as the Coincident constraint, except that selected references can be offset from one another. Figure …

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