This Old CAD File


In real life, new products don’t always start as an empty plane, waiting for you to birth a fresh model. Sometimes they start as an old CAD design that just requires some updating.

And by “old CAD design,” we mean a model developed by someone else, perhaps long ago. Someone who—despite your best efforts—you have no idea what they were thinking.

You may find yourself asking:

“How are these features related?”

Why are these features related?”

“I’m going to miss my deadline, aren’t I?”

We can’t answer those first two questions here, but if you’re a PTC Creo Parametric user, we can tell you that don’t have to miss another deadline because of a perplexing old CAD model.

The PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension is for PTC Creo users like you who start with legacy models, make changes late in the design cycle, jump into projects mid-cycle, or work with files that have lost any memory of their design intent. It allows you to modify files no matter their constraints or relations.

Recently, we hosted a webcast that explores the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension in depth. It was an excellent discussion of design flexibility and an overview of what the tool looks like. It demonstrates how you can work with files from other systems. You’ll also see how to make late changes and easily defeature a model for analysis.

If you’re a Creo PTC Parametric user, and you haven’t yet started using the Flexible Modeling Extension, see what it can do for you by signing up for and streaming the recorded webcast here.

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