New video added on YouTube covering the Defining the Product Structure step in the Top Down Design process. Check it out, tell your friends, let me know what you think, and please give it a thumbs up. Thanks!
Just about every company I’ve seen struggles with something that seems basic and straightforward on the surface, but in actuality is incredibly complicated: how to number their parts. In general, you have a choice between two kinds of numbering systems: smart and dumb. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons. Smart Numbers Smart numbering systems are built around a logic in which certain numbers provide information about the nature of the component. For example, the prefix cou
I just added a new video that covers the three options for starting a new drawing in Creo Parametric: Empty Empty with format Use template Enjoy, share with your friends, and please give it a thumbs up. Thanks!
Exciting news! I just created a video to accompany the Top Down Design Tips and Tricks document available on our Downloads page. You can find it on YouTube here! Watch it and let me know what you think.
At work, many of you are probably like me in that you have standing meetings you are invited to. Weekly team meetings. Bi-weekly meetings with the boss. Working groups. Project teams. This time adds up and significantly detracts from your potential productivity. How many meetings have you walked out thinking, "I didn't need to attend that"? Or "what did we accomplish?" Or "that's an hour of my life I'll never get back"? A lot of the meetings I'm currently invited to revolve a
When engineers and designers create sheet metal parts in Creo Parametric, they often create a flat state version of the part, often via a Family Table. Even worse, I'll see developed lengths documented on drawings or Bend Order Tables. If you're not manufacturing your own sheet metal parts, then leave this to the people who are actually building your parts. Calculation of developed lengths is a tricky deal. Sheet metal manufacturers are experts in this field. They often have
A new Tips and Tricks document is available for free from our Downloads page. This one focuses on part modeling and contains the following tips: Thin Through All Extrudes Warp tool Shift for the To Selected Depth Option Feature Read Only Datum Resizing Get your copy today and share with your friends!