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Design Intent in Creo Parametric David Martin

Are you new to Creo Parametric or computer aided design (CAD)? Do you struggle with understanding why Creo works the way that it does? If so, then this book is for you.


This book explains the core concept of Design Intent, the driving philosophy behind the design of part and assembly models in Creo Parametric. Design Intent recognizes that the initial design phase is only a small part of the lifecycle of a product; we spend more of our time modifying and updating our models. Therefore, we want to build additional information and intelligence into our models, so that when we make changes, those changes are propagated and our models update in ways that we plan for and expect.


By understanding Design Intent, you will be able to build models that are truly parametric, robust, and flexible. Furthermore, you will experience less frustration

After explaining the need for Design Intent, this book shows you how to build Design Intent at the following levels:

  • Sketches

  • Parts

  • Assemblies


Note: this is not an “Introduction to Creo Parametric” or a “picks and clicks” book. It’s the book you read after your introduction to Creo Parametric, to understand how to think about design in Creo Parametric to make the right choices.

Top Down Design in Creo Parametrc David Martin

This book provides Creo Parametric engineers, designers, and managers with a comprehensive guide to implementing Top Down Design.


This design methodology builds Design Intent into complex products by providing teams with the ability to control geometry, parameters, and interrelationships between components and your top-level assembly. By implementing Top Down Design properly, you can find the optimum balance between control, creativity, and speed, in order to design complex products faster, and react to changes quickly and easily.


This book provides users with the skills to create and manage the following Top Down Design tools:

  • Product Structure

  • Skeletons

  • Data Sharing Features

  • Notebooks

In addition, it covers Management Tools including:

  • Model and Creo Session settings

  • The Reference Viewer

  • Configuration Options

Finally, it addresses the Human Element that must be addressed for a successful implementation of Top Down Design.

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One of the most powerful methods of building Design Intent into Creo Parametric parts and assemblies is with your engineering calculations from PTC Mathcad worksheets.

This book will show you how to capture your engineering calculations using natural math notation, functions, programs, and optimization.

We can connect our PTC Mathcad worksheets with our Creo Parametric CAD models using two methods:

  • Engineering Notebooks, in which our worksheets are embedded into our models.

  • Prime Analysis Features.

This series of books is written for power users, managers, and CAD administrators to get the most out of Creo Parametric in their implementation. This book is divided into two main sections:

  • Configuration information related to your setup and session, focusing on the User Interface and commands.

  • Configuration information related to parts, assemblies, and drawings.

Updated for Creo Parametric 7.0! This edition includes additional information on:

  • Creo 7.0 enhancements including the new User Interface

  • Model Templates: Start Parts and Start Assemblies

  • Multibody Modeling

  • Cabling and Piping

  • STEP Import and Export

  • Drawing Templates

Configuring Creo Parametric David Martin
Configuring Creo Parametric David Martin

Updated for Creo Parametric 4.0! This edition includes additional information on:

  • Creo 4.0 enhancements including Mini Toolbars and Hotkeys

  • Sheetmetal

  • The Notification Center

  • Sketcher Preferences

  • Materials and Appearances

  • Drawing Tables

  • Hole Charts

Only $2.99 / free on Kindle Unlimited!

Configuring Creo Parametric 3.0 includes the following topics:

  • Configuration Options

  • Session settings

  • User Interface

  • Model Tree

  • Mapkeys

  • Drawings

Only $2.99 / free on Kindle Unlimited!

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