Designing with Creo Parametric 6.0

By Michael J. Rider Ph.D.

Designing with Creo Parametric 6.0 - Michael J. Rider Ph.D.
  • Release Date: 2019-08-12
  • Genre: Computers


• Focuses on applying Creo Parametric as a design tool 
• Design intent is referenced and used throughout the book 
• Uses graphically rich step-by-step tutorials throughout the text 
• Contains extensive chapters on dimensioning and engineering drawings 
• Includes an introduction to Creo Simulate 

Designing with Creo Parametric 6.0 provides the high school student, college student, or practicing engineer with a basic introduction to engineering design while learning the 3D modeling Computer-Aided Design software called Creo Parametric from PTC. The topics are presented in tutorial format with exercises at the end of each chapter to reinforce the concepts covered. It is richly illustrated with computer screen shots throughout. Above all, this text is designed to help you expand your creative talents and communicate your ideas through the graphics language.

Because it is easier to learn new information if you have a reason for learning it, this textbook discusses design intent while you are learning Creo Parametric. At the same time, it shows how knowledge covered in basic engineering courses such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, and design of mechanical components can be applied to design. You do not need an engineering degree nor be working toward a degree in engineering to use this textbook. Although FEA (Finite Element Analysis) is used in this textbook, its theory is not covered.

The first two chapters of this book describe the design process. The meat of this text, learning the basic Creo Parametric software, is found in Chapters 3 through 6. Chapters 7, 8, and 12 deal with dimensioning and tolerancing an engineering part. Chapters 9 and 10 deal with assemblies and assembly drawings. Chapter 11 deals with family tables used when similar parts are to be designed or used. Chapter 13 is an introduction to Creo Simulate and FEA.

Table of Contents

1.   Computer Aided Design 
2.   Introduction 
3.   Sketcher 
4.   Extrusions 
5.   Revolves 
6.   Patterns 
7.   Dimensioning 
8.   Engineering Drawings 
9.   Assemblies 
10. Assembly Drawings 
11. Relations and Family Tables 
12. Tolerancing and GD&T 
13. Creo Simulate and FEA 
      Appendix A: Parameters for Drawings 
      Appendix B: Drill and Tap Chart 
      Appendix C: Surface Roughness Chart 
      Appendix D: Clevis Pin Sizes 
      Appendix E: Number and Letter Drill Sizes 
      Appendix F: Square and Flat Key Sizes 
      Appendix G: Screw Sizes 
      Appendix H: Nut Sizes 
      Appendix I: Setscrew Sizes 
      Appendix J: Washer Sizes 
      Appendix K: Retaining Ring Sizes 
      Appendix L: Basic Hole Tolerance 
      Appendix M: Basic Shaft Tolerance 
      Appendix N: Tolerance Zones 
      Appendix O: International Tolerance Grades