There are many enhancements in PTC Creo Parametric which boost user productivity significantly compared to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0. One of these areas is 3D cross sectioning. PTC Creo Parametric has new capabilities which make the process of building cross sections faster and easier.
Users now have presets for cross sections on the x,y, or z plane or they can simply select any planar surface as a reference. There is now a 3D dragging tool to adjust the position of a cross section, see what’s going on inside of it, and make sure interferences and clearances are correct. A 2D window inside the graphic screen shows the 2D profile of the section and highlights any areas which may interfere. Finally, any cross section that is built is automatically added to the bottom of the model tree, for quick and easy reference. These changes make cross sectioning in PTC Creo Parametric much more dynamic than Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0.
Have a look at this head to head comparison video to see the differences for yourself:
Bottom line, if you’re still using Pro/ENGINEER, cross sectioning improvements are just one of the reasons to make a move to PTC Creo Parametric.