Creo Pattern Tables

About Pattern Tables in Creo Parametric Pattern tables allow you to create complicated or irregular patterns of features or groups by letting you specify unique dimensions for each instance in the pattern through an editable table. Multiple tables can be established for a pattern, so you can change the pattern by switching the table that... Continue Reading →

Creo Patterning

Mark Ganzer@Toro has done an excellent job covering Patterning in Creo - Basics, Performance & Tips in one his presentations. Here are some excerpts from his slide deck. Check out the Tips (below) in particular                                        ... Continue Reading →

About Creo Drawing formats & Standards

Lewis Lawrence and William Friend from Weatherford, covered  Drawing Formats & Standards in one of their webinar. Here are some snippets from their presentation- Creo uses startup scripts to copy standards in place  Creo Standard Configurations in place by product line Every install of Creo uses a defined set of configuration files, specific to location... Continue Reading →

3 Strengths of Model Based Definition

According to O’Fallon Casting, OFC Customers have varying degrees of MBD implementation.  Some provide a solid model with a fully dimensioned drawings others with partially dimensioned and sometimes with drawings that contain no dimensions whatsoever.  O’Fallon Casting has found that limited dimension drawings, especially for larger sizes of castings, are an effective way for an... Continue Reading →

For Better Product Quality, Explore MBD [Interview]

If you’re an engineer or designer, you’ve probably already heard about model-based definition (MBD), the practice of adding non-geometric engineering information to a 3D model. (Traditionally, that data is added to a 2D drawing.) Intuitively, it makes sense to keep everything in one place. But are the benefits worth the effort of changing the way... Continue Reading →

Should Your Organization Implement MBD? [Interview]

Some say that model-based definition (MBD), the practice of adding engineering information to a 3D model, can help improve productivity and quality, while also reducing costs. On the surface, that’s something every organization, engineering manager, and design engineer wants, of course. But, is MBD still “faster, better and cheaper” if your team’s productivity suffers as... Continue Reading →

MBD: Define Once, Reuse Many Times [Interview]

In recent weeks, Madhavi Ramesh@Punditas, has been talking to industry experts about model-based definition (MBD) in product design and development. How do these experts define MBD? Who needs it? How can companies get started using it? In this week’s post, she talks to Raphael Nascimento, a product manager who was key in developing model-based definition... Continue Reading →

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