The eleven lessons in this tutorial introduce you to the design capabilities of Creo Parametric 7.0. The tutorial covers the major concepts and frequently used commands required to advance from a novice to an intermediate user level. Major topics include part and assembly creation, and creation of engineering drawings. Also illustrated are the major functions that make Creo Parametric a parametric solid modeler. Although the commands are presented in a click-by-click manner, an effort has been made, in addition to showing/illustrating the command usage, to explain why certain commands are being used and the relation of feature selection and construction to the overall part design philosophy. Simply knowing where commands can be found is only half the battle. As is pointed out numerous times in the text, creating useful and effective models of parts and assemblies requires advance planning and forethought. Moreover, since error recovery is an important skill, considerable time is spent exploring the created models. In fact, some errors are intentionally induced so that users will become comfortable with the “debugging” phase of model creation. At the end of each lesson is a short quiz reviewing the new topics covered in that chapter. Following the quiz are several simple "exercise" parts that can be created using new commands taught in that lesson. In addition to these an ongoing project throughout the book is also included. This project consists of several parts that are introduced with the early lessons and finally assembled at the end. Who this book is for This book has been written specifically with students in mind. Typically, students enter their first CAD course with a broad range of abilities both in spatial visualization and computer skills. The approach taken here is meant to allow accessibility to persons of all levels. These lessons, therefore, were written for new users with no previous experience with CAD, although some familiarity with computers is assumed.
The purpose of Creo Parametric 7.0 Advanced Tutorial is to introduce you to some of the more advanced features, commands, and functions in Creo Parametric. Each lesson concentrates on a few of the major topics and the text attempts to explain the “why’s” of the commands in addition to a concise step-by-step description of new command sequences. This book is suitable for a second course in Creo Parametric and for users who understand the features already covered in Roger Toogood’s Creo Parametric Tutorial. The style and approach of the previous tutorial have been maintained from the previous book and the text picks up right where the last tutorial left off. The material covered in this tutorial represents an overview of what is felt to be the most commonly used and important functions. These include customization of the working environment, advanced feature creation (sweeps, round sets, draft and tweaks, UDFs, patterns and family tables), layers, Pro/PROGRAM, and advanced drawing and assembly functions. Creo Parametric 7.0 Advanced Tutorial consists of eight lessons. A continuing theme throughout the lessons is the creation of parts for a medium-sized modeling project. The project consists of a small three-wheeled utility cart. Project parts are given at the end of each lesson that utilize functions presented earlier in that lesson. Final assembly is performed in the last lesson.
Designing with Creo Parametric 7.0 provides the high school student, college student, or practicing engineer with a basic introduction to engineering design while learning the 3D modeling Computer-Aided Design software called Creo Parametric from PTC. The topics are presented in tutorial format with exercises at the end of each chapter to reinforce the concepts covered. It is richly illustrated with computer screen shots throughout. Above all, this text is designed to help you expand your creative talents and communicate your ideas through the graphics language. Because it is easier to learn new information if you have a reason for learning it, this textbook discusses design intent while you are learning Creo Parametric. At the same time, it shows how knowledge covered in basic engineering courses such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, and design of mechanical components can be applied to design. You do not need an engineering degree nor be working toward a degree in engineering to use this textbook. Although FEA (Finite Element Analysis) is used in this textbook, its theory is not covered. The first two chapters of this book describe the design process. The meat of this text, learning the basic Creo Parametric software, is found in Chapters three through six. Chapters seven, eight, and 12 deal with dimensioning and tolerancing an engineering part. Chapters nine and ten deal with assemblies and assembly drawings. Chapter 11 deals with family tables used when similar parts are to be designed or used. Chapter 13 is an introduction to Creo Simulate and FEA.
Creo Simulate 7.0 Tutorial introduces new users to finite element analysis using Creo Simulate and how it can be used to analyze a variety of problems. The tutorial lessons cover the major concepts and frequently used commands required to progress from a novice to an intermediate user level. The commands are presented in a click-by-click manner using simple examples and exercises that illustrate a broad range of the analysis types that can be performed. In addition to showing the command usage, the text will explain why certain commands are being used and, where appropriate, the relation of commands to the overall Finite Element Analysis (FEA) philosophy are explained. Moreover, since error analysis is an important skill, considerable time is spent exploring the created models so that users will become comfortable with the “debugging” phase of modeling. This textbook is written for first-time FEA users in general and Creo Simulate users in particular. After a brief introduction to finite element modeling, the tutorial introduces the major concepts behind the use of Creo Simulate to perform Finite Element Analysis of parts. These include modes of operation, element types, design studies (analysis, sensitivity studies, organization), and the major steps for setting up a model (materials, loads, constraints, analysis type), studying convergence of the solution, and viewing the results. Both 2D and 3D problems are covered. This tutorial deals exclusively with operation in integrated mode with Creo Parametric. It is suitable for use with both Releases 7.0 of Creo Simulate.
The purpose of Advanced Tutorial for Creo Parametric is to introduce you to some of the more advanced features, commands, and functions in Creo Parametric Releases 1.0 and 2.0. Each lesson concentrates on a few of the major topics and the text attempts to explain the “why’s” of the commands in addition to a concise step-by-step description of new command sequences. This book is suitable for a second course in Creo Parametric and for users who understand the features already covered in Roger Toogood’s Creo Parametric Tutorial. The style and approach of the previous tutorial have been maintained from the previous book and the text picks up right were the last tutorial left off. The material covered in this tutorial represents an overview of what is felt to be the most commonly used and important functions. These include customization of the working environment, advanced feature creation (sweeps, round sets, draft and tweaks, UDF’s, patterns and family tables), layers, Pro/PROGRAM, and advanced drawing and assembly functions. Advanced Tutorial for Creo Parametric consists of eight lessons. A continuing theme throughout the lessons is the creation of parts for a medium-sized modeling project. The project consists of a small three-wheeled utility cart. Project parts are given at the end of each lesson that utilize functions presented earlier in that lesson. Final assembly is performed in the last lesson.
The primary goal of Parametric Modeling with Creo Parametric 7.0 is to introduce the aspects of Solid Modeling and Parametric Modeling. This text is intended to be used as a training guide for any student or professional wanting to learn to use Creo Parametric. This text covers Creo Parametric and the lessons proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic shapes to building intelligent solid models and creating multi-view drawings. This text takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important Parametric Modeling techniques and concepts. This textbook contains a series of 13 tutorial style lessons designed to introduce beginning CAD users to Creo Parametric. The basic premise of this book is that the more designs you create using Creo Parametric, the better you learn the software. With this in mind, each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons. This book will provide you with a good basis for exploring and growing in the exciting field of Computer Aided Engineering. This book also introduces you to the general principles of 3D printing including a brief history of 3D printing, the types of 3D printing technologies, commonly used filaments, and the basic procedure for printing a 3D model. 3D printing makes it easier than ever for anyone to start turning their designs into physical objects and by the end of this book you will be ready to start printing out your own designs.
Creo Parametric 5.0 for Designers book is written to help the readers effectively use the modeling and assembly tools by utilizing the parametric approach of Creo Parametric 5.0 effectively. This book provides a detailed description of the tools that are commonly used in modeling, assembly, sheetmetal as well as in mold design. This book also covers the latest surfacing techniques like Freestyle and Style with the help of relevant examples and illustrations. The Creo Parametric 5.0 for Designers book further elaborates on the procedure of generating the drawings of a model or assembly, which are used for documentation of a model or assembly. Also, it includes the concepts of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. The examples and tutorials used in this book ensure that the users can relate the knowledge gained through this book with the actual mechanical industry designs. Every chapter begins with a tool section that provides a brief information of the Creo Parametric tools. This approach allows the user to use this book initially as a learning tool and then as a reference material. Salient Features Consists of 17 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence. Comprehensive coverage of Creo Parametric 5.0 concepts and techniques. Tutorial approach to explain the concepts of Creo Parametric 5.0. Detailed explanation of all commands and tools. Summarized content on the first page of the topics that are covered in the chapter. Hundreds of illustrations for easy understanding of concepts. Step-by-step instructions to guide the users through the learning process. More than 40 real-world mechanical engineering designs as tutorials, 40 as exercises, and projects with step-by-step explanation. Additional information throughout the book in the form of notes and tips. Self-Evaluation Tests and Review Questions at the end of the chapters to help the users assess their knowledge. Additional learning resources at 'http://allaboutcadcam.blogspot.com' Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction to Creo Parametric 5.0 Chapter 2: Creating Sketches in the Sketch Mode-I Chapter 3: Creating Sketches in the Sketch Mode-II Chapter 4: Creating Base Features Chapter 5: Datums Chapter 6: Options Aiding Construction of Parts-I Chapter 7: Options Aiding Construction of Parts-II Chapter 8: Options Aiding Construction of Parts-III Chapter 9: Advanced Modeling Tools Chapter 10: Assembly Modeling Chapter 11: Generating, Editing, and Modifying the Drawing Views Chapter 12: Dimensioning the Drawing Views Chapter 13: Other Drawing Options Chapter 14: Working with Sheetmetal Components Chapter 15: Surface Modeling (For free download) Chapter 16: Introduction to Mold Design (For free download) Chapter 17: Concepts of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (For free download) Index