Creo is a family or suite of Computer-aided design (CAD) apps supporting product design for discrete manufacturers and is developed by PTC. The suite consists of apps, each delivering a distinct set of capabilities for a user role within product development.


Creo is a family or suite of Computer-aided design (CAD) apps supporting product design for discrete manufacturers and is developed by PTC. The suite consists of apps, each delivering a distinct set of capabilities for a user role within product development. Creo runs on Microsoft Windows and provides apps for 3D CAD parametric feature solid modeling, 3D direct modeling, 2D orthographic views, Finite Element Analysis and simulation, schematic design, technical illustrations, and viewing and visualization.

Creo Elements/Pro and Creo Parametric compete directly with CATIA, Siemens NX/Solidedge, and SolidWorks. The Creo suite of apps replaces and supersedes PTC’s products formerly known as Pro/ENGINEER, CoCreate, and ProductView. Creo has many different software package solutions and features. Creo Illustrate is a good example.

PTC began developing Creo in 2009, and announced it using the code name Project Lightning at PlanetPTC Live, in Las Vegas, in June 2010.In October 2010, PTC unveiled the product name for Project Lightning to be Creo. PTC released Creo 1.0 in June 2011.

Creo is part of a broader product development system developed by PTC. It connects to PTC’s other solutions that aid product development, including Windchill for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Mathcad for engineering calculations and Arbortext for enterprise publishing software.


CREO Syllabus

Introduction to Creo Parametric Feature-Based Nature Bidirectional Associative Property Parametric Nature

System Requirements

Getting Started with Creo Parametric Important Terms and Definitions File Menu Options

Managing Files Menu Manager Model Tree

Understanding the Functions of the Mouse Buttons Ribbon

Toolbars Navigator

Creo Parametric Browser Appearance Gallery Rendering in Creo Parametric

Colour Scheme Used in this Book

The Sketch Mode

Working with the Sketch Mode Invoking the Sketch Mode

The Sketcher Environment

Working with a Sketch in the Sketch Mode

Drawing a Sketch Using tools available in the Sketch Tab Placing a Point

Drawing a Line Drawing a Centreline

Drawing a Geometry Centreline Drawing a Rectangle

Drawing a Circle Drawing an Ellipse Drawing an Arc

Dimensioning the Sketch

Converting a Weak Dimension into a Strong Dimension Dimensioning a Sketch Using the Normal Tool

Dimensioning the Basic Sketched Entities Linear Dimensioning of a Line

Angular Dimensioning of an Arc Diameter Dimensioning

Radial Dimensioning Dimensioning Revolved Sections

Working with Constraints Types of Constraints Disabling Constraints

Modifying the Dimensions of a Sketch Using the Modify Button

Modifying a Dimension by Double-Clicking on it Modifying Dimensions Dynamically

Resolve Sketch Dialog Box Deleting the Sketched Entities Trimming the Sketched Entities Mirroring the Sketched Entities

Inserting Standard/User-Defined Sketches Drawing Display Options

Dimensioning the Sketch

Dimensioning a Sketch Using the Baseline Tool

Replacing the Dimensions of a Sketch Using the Replace Tool Creating Fillets

Creating Circular Fillets Creating Elliptical Fillets

Creating a Reference Coordinate System Working with Splines

Creating a Spline Dimensioning of Splines Modifying a Spline

Writing Text in the Sketcher Environment Rotating and Resizing Entities

Importing 2D Drawings in the Sketch Mode

Creating Base Features Invoking the Part Mode The Default Datum Planes Creating a Protrusion

Extruding a Sketch Revolving a Sketch

Understanding the Orientation of Datum Planes Parent-Child Relationship

Implicit Relationship

Explicit Relationship Nesting of Sketches


Default Datum Planes Need for Datums in Modeling

Selection Method in Creo Parametric Datum Options

Datum Planes Creating Datum Planes

Datum Planes Created On-The-Fly Datum Axes

Datum Points Creating Cuts

Removing Material by Using the Extrude Tool Removing Material by Using the Revolve Tool

Options Aiding Construction of Parts Creating Holes

The Hole Dashboard

Important Points to Remember While Creating a Hole Creating Rounds

Creating Basic Rounds

Creating a Variable Radius Round

Points to Remember While Creating Rounds Creating Chamfers

Corner Chamfer Edge Chamfer

Understanding Ribs Creating Trajectory Ribs Creating Profile Ribs

Editing Features of a Model

Editing Definition or Redefining Features Reordering Features

Rerouting Features Suppressing Features Deleting Features Modifying Features


Creating Feature Patterns Uses of patterns Creating Patterns Deleting a Pattern

Copying Features New Refs Same Refs Mirror

Move Select

Mirroring a Geometry

Creating a Section of a Solid Model Work Region Method

Other Protrusion Options Sweep Features

Creating Sweep Protrusions

Aligning a Sketched Trajectory to an Existing Geometry Creating a Thin Sweep Protrusion

Creating a Sweep Cut Blend Features

Parallel Blend Rotational Blend General Blend

Using Blend Vertex Shell Feature

Creating a Constant Thickness Shell Creating a Variable Thickness Shell 8

Datum Curves

Creating a Datum Curve by Using the Curve Button Creating a Datum Curve by Sketching

Creating a Curve by Using the Intersect Option Creating a Curve by Using the Project Option Creating a Curve by Using the Wrap Option

Creating Draft Features

Advanced Feature Creation Tools

Variable Section Sweep Using the Sweep Option Swept Blend

Helical Sweep

Blend Section to Surfaces Blend Between Surfaces

Advanced Modeling Tools

Toroidal Bend

Spinal Bend Warp

Transform Tool

Warp Tool

Spine Tool

Stretch Tool

Bend Tool

Twist Tool

Sculpt Tool

Assembly Modeling

Important Terms Related to the Assembly Mode Top-down Approach

Bottom-up Approach Placement Constraints Package

Creating Top-down Assemblies

Creating Components in the Assembly Mode Creating Bottom-up Assemblies

Inserting Components in an Assembly Assembling Components

Displaying Components in a Separate Window Displaying Components in the Same Window 3D Dragger

Applying Constraints Status Area Placement  Tab Move Tab

Packaging Components

Creating Simplified Representations Redefining the Components of an Assembly Reordering Components Suppressing/Resuming Components Replacing

Assembling Repeated Copies of a Component Modifying the Components of an Assembly

Modifying Dimensions of a Feature of a Component

Redefining a Feature of a Component Creating the Exploded State

References Tab Offset Tab Explode Line Tab

The Bill of Materials Global Interference Pairs Clearance

The Drawing Mode Generating Drawing Views

Generating the General View Generating the Projection View Generating the Detailed View Generating the Auxiliary View Generating the Revolved Section View Generating the Copy and Align View Generating the 3D Cross-Section View

Editing the Drawing Views Moving the Drawing View Erasing the Drawing View Deleting the Drawing View

Adding New Parts or Assemblies to the Current Drawing Modifying the Drawing Views

Changing the View Type Changing the View Scale Reorienting the Views Modifying the Cross-sections Modifying Boundaries of Views

Adding or Removing the Cross-section Arrows Modifying the Perspective Views

Modifying Other Parameters

Editing the Cross-section Hatching

Dimensioning the Drawing Views

Show Model Annotations Dialog Box Adding Notes to the Drawing

Adding Tolerances in the Drawing Views Dimensional Tolerances

Geometric Tolerances Editing the Geometric Tolerances

Adding Balloons to the Assembly Views

Adding Reference Datums to the Drawing Views

Modifying and Editing Dimensions

Modifying the Dimensions Using the Dimension Properties Dialog Box Modifying the Drawing Items Using the Shortcut Menu

Cleaning Up the Dimensions

Sketching in the Drawing Mode

Modifying the Sketched Entities

User-Defined Drawing Formats

Retrieving the User-Defined Formats in the Drawings

Adding and Removing Sheets in the Drawing

Creating Tables in the Drawing Mode

Generating the BOM and Balloons in Drawings

Surface Modeling

Creating Surfaces in Creo Parametric

Creating an Extruded Surface

Creating a Revolved Surface

Creating a Sweep Surface

Creating a Blended Surface

Creating a Swept Blend

Surface Creating a Helical

Sweep Surface

Creating a Surface by

Blending the Boundaries

Creating a Variable Section

Sweep Surface Using the

Sweep Tool Creating

Surfaces the Using the Style

Environment of Creo Parametric

Style Dashboard

Surface Editing Tools

Mirroring the Surfaces

Merging the Surfaces

Trimming the Surfaces

Creating the Fill Surfaces

Creating the Intersect Curves

Creating the Offset Surfaces

Adding Thickness to a Surface

Converting a Surface into a Solid

Creating a Round at the Vertex of a Surface

Freestyle modelling environment

Freestyle Dashboard

Introduction to Sheet metal

Invoking the Sheet metal Mode

Introduction to Sheet metal Walls

Creating the Planar Wall

Creating the Unattached

Revolve Wall Creating the

Unattached Blend Wall

Creating the Unattached

Offset Wall Creating Reliefs in Sheet metal

Components Creating a Flat Wall

Creating a Twist Wall

Creating an Extend Wall

Creating a Flange Wall

Creating the Bend Feature

Creating the Unbend Feature

Creating the Bend Back

Conversion to Sheet metal Part

Creating Cuts in the Sheet metal Components

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