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 →

MBD essentials with Creo Parametric 5.0

Reason #1: Conversion Tool for Legacy Set Datum Annotations in Model-Based Definition There is a tool to convert legacy set datum annotations. The tool to convert legacy set datum annotations, guides you through the process of converting legacy set datum annotations created in Creo Parametric 3.0 and earlier, into the modernized datum feature symbols. The associativity to... Continue Reading →

Shortfalls of Manufacturing in 2D

SolidWorks in this excellent whitepaper “IMPROVE QUALITY, REDUCE COSTS, AND INCREASE EFFICIENCY WITH MODEL-BASED DEFINITION” discuss the shortfalls of the current processes that are based on 2D Drawing The disadvantages of using paper 2D engineering drawings for manufacturing range from additional time, resource, and cost requirements to inconsistent quality, elevated levels of scrap/rework, and noncompliance... 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 →

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