In a recent interview, former Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire user Damián Castillo said, “Between Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3 and 5, there were some enhancements. But between Creo 1.0 and Creo 2.0, I saw some major, major improvements.”
That’s why his team at Hensley Industries just upgraded to Creo 2.0.
If you’re curious about what’s changed since Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0, this series is for you. We’re listing all the key features added since you last upgraded—probably sometime in last seven years. Here, we’ll highlight everything that’s happened from Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 to today’s Creo 2.0.
Use these articles to browse through what you’ve been missing. Or click the links and watch the videos to thoroughly explore the details.
In this second segment (part 1 is here), find out how we’ve updated part modeling, drawings, and creating and modifying rounds. Plus, we’ll tell you about some updates to visualization, graphics, and more.
With Creo 2.0, part modeling in Creo Parametric became more powerful and flexible, especially since we added numerous freeform geometry and sketching features.
- Push and pull to create freeform shapes and surfaces.
- Model parts easily from sketches and use 3D geometry to define the axis of revolution, set the start point of a section at the feature level, and select nonparallel sections.
- Work smarter with improved workflows for helical sweep, curve from equation, curve from cross section, curve through points.
- Select a simple check box to quickly taper as you extrude.
- Create a simple thread or a standard engineering thread with the updated intelligent Cosmetic Thread interface.
- Collapse features added in Creo Direct when working in Creo Parametric.
- Sketch out ideas with Creo Sketch (a free app), and then load them directly into Creo Parametric as the foundation of your 3D models.
- Detail your 2D drawings with easier access to all drawing commands.
- Select annotation items directly from the new Drawing Tree.
- Wrap text in a table cell with a quick right-click.
- Working with drawing tables is now focused on most common user interactions.
- Create BOM balloons for items that were previously in BOM tables but required manually created balloon notes.
Visualization and Graphics
- Preview prints of 2D vector drawings—including pen mapping and line weights.
- See your surfaces at their best–Phong shading now supported.
Automatically round as many edges as you like from the entire model or a select set of edges. The Auto Round tool, introduced in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0, reapplies its logic every time you regenerate the model, plus it recognizes ambiguous geometry and alerts you to tricky areas.
With Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0, rounds took another step up with the addition of continuous curvature support.
- New but familiar. Find the ribbon interface, like that used in Microsoft products, throughout the Creo suite, including Part Modeling mode. Commands are faster to access and use.
- Work more efficiently with optimized, consistent user interface and workflows.
And more …
- Let the system dynamically regenerate features as you drag dimensions on the model with the Dynamic Edit command, added in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0.
- Import AutoCAD® 2012 drawings—now supported in Creo 2.0.