This blog is translated from German with DeepL.
What’s new, what’s different, and what should you look out for? Changes compared to CREO 2.0.
- Unite Technology
- Download purchased parts directly from the parts server
- Rounding with constant chord width
- Wall thickness analysis using minimum and maximum values
- Structure of pop-up menus
- Profile construction tool
1. Unite technology
This enables the opening of foreign CAD files.
However, the “Update” and “Save as” are not included in the standard CREO 3.0 license.
2. Download purchase parts directly from the parts server.
In CREO’s internal browser, purchased parts can be selected directly from the manufacturers and downloaded in the desired format.
3. Rounding with constant chord width.
This allows radii with constant width to be displayed, or the radii adapt to the angles accordingly.
4. Wall thickness analysis using minimum and maximum value
With the help of the wall thickness analysis, a minimum and a maximum value can be assigned to the parts.
What contradicts these dimensions is displayed with the adjustable colors. Likewise, the actual minimum thickness and whether it falls below the minimum is displayed in the results field.
What is new is that the analysis works 3-dimensionally, i.e. the part is not only analyzed in 2-dimensional slices
5. Structure of the pop-up menus
Visually, the pop-up menus in the Model Tree are better structured, both in the single part and in the assembly.
In addition, they have been supplemented with descriptive symbols.
6. Profile construction tool
I was surprised by the menu item Profile Construction, which appears as an additional tab in assembly mode. This provides a simple way to select and place standard profiles. The easiest way to place is along a sketched line.
Now the profiles can be trimmed to each other using a wide variety of nodes, visible in the right dialog box in the image below.
With a little practice, something useful can be built up within a short time.As is usually the case with the new CREO Essential licenses, only the “Lite” version is available in the standard licenses. For simpler applications and for trying out, this version is always sufficient.
There are some useful improvements in Creo 3.0 compared to the previous version, and there were no program crashes during my tests – a stable and good program. Therefore, a change to Creo 3.0 is recommended.