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5 Improvements in Creo 5.0 That Every User Needs To Know

Posted by Adam Flaherty on 14-Jun-2018 14:39:10

Creo 5.0 is an impressive tool, and will be extremely helpful in changing the way we can design and develop products. As well as having some great new improvements, there are also some new features that will make it easier for you to design products and make the development process far more straightforward. Read on to discover more about 5 of the best improvements with Creo 5.0.


Draft Features:

Experience an increase in productivity as a result of faster and easier application of draft features to geometry, with both native and non-native containing rounds. Once the surface you are applying to a draft is identifiable, Creo will automatically adapt to rounds within the selection and also at the boundary of the selected surfaces.


  1. How does it function?

Creo removes all of the adjacent rounds, applies the draft, then reattaches the rounds. With the rounds that are part of the selected surfaces, you can control their inclusion or exclusion in the draft tab.


  1. An enhanced user interface and user experience:

With Creo 5.0 you will realise that we have expanded the mini toolbar usage. You will also notice an improved user interface which gives us improved appearance and practicality of draggers and a smooth text display. Additionally, having the search functions integrated within the model tree will help you to find actions on features and components a lot easier. Lastly, changes made to the model check reporting tool will enable you with the ability to see, review and address errors and warnings with ease.


  1. Helical sweep tool:

With the helical sweep tool, you are now able to create accurate 3D geometry of parts machined with cutting tools, rather than relying on inaccurate 2D swept approximations. The tool can be used to specify a revolve profile and helical trajectory to sweep along, resulting in accurate geometry of grinding wheel options.


But how?

The steps are as follows:

Define and control parameters of the helical trajectory from the volume helical sweep dashboard.

Select/ create or edit a 2D profile that defines the cutting tool.

Once it’s defined, then you can further control dimensions.


  1. Subdivisional modelling:

We have introduced two new freestyle subdivisional modelling capabilities with Creo 5.0:


Align your geometry to existing Creo geometry without losing curvature continuity.

The new box creation mode will allow you to toggle between shading b-spline subdivisional surfaces and shading control mesh only. This feature makes it easier to create control mesh topology.



To align and connect geometry click align > align curvature in the ribbon.


To switch to box creation mode, click the new display mode icon in the in - graphics toolbar.


  1. Sketch Regions:

With Creo 5.0 we can effectively use sketch regions. This tool allows you to create complex geometry with ease through fewer clicks.


What is a sketch region?

It is a closed contour defined by sketched entities and their intersection with coplanar 3D edges in the part geometry.


How does it work?

To start to create a single sketch with intersecting and overlapping geometries. Next, change the selection filter to sketch region by selecting SHIFT + S, then highlight and select multiple closed regions to extrude or revolve.


SHIFT + G switches the selection filter back to the default geometry filter.

Want to try for yourself? Visit the Creo 5.0 page to download the free trial today.