Many user-friendly changes have occurred in Creo Parametric 2.0 and the new interface has improved the software's ease of use, accessibility, and efficiency. There is a more intuitive and consistent interface, which results in fewer mouse clicks and options for many tasks.
The software now uses a ribbon-type interface, which enables you to toggle between tabs and
perform operations without canceling the current operation. This can be very useful when creating a feature. Commands in Creo Parametric 2.0 have been relocated to related tabs. The ribbons can be easily customized by adding and removing commands and tabs to improve performance to suit a specific need. Ribbons can also be minimized to maximize the view window.
Many tasks in Creo Parametric 2.0 require fewer mouse picks, fewer selections, and are overall faster than in previous versions of the software. For example, a cross-section no longer requires you to select a planar surface or datum plane. The cross-section tool is now more interactive and uses the ribbon interface. You no longer need to create datum planes to create the cross section. You use the directional cross-section and select the X-, Y-, or Z-direction to create the cross-section.
You can specify an offset value to locate the cross-section or dynamically change the location using the cursor to drag the arrow. You can also toggle on the 3D dragger to dynamically translate and rotate the section. In previous versions of the software, a datum plane would need to be created to achieve a specific position.
Many additional options are available in the Section tab. You can dynamically detect any component interference in an assembly while creating the section and components can be excluded from the section. A separate window can be toggled on to display the 2D profile.
Cross-sections also now display in the model tree. The cross-section automatically displays and the hatching can be toggled on using the visibility options in the contextual menu.
Creating a cross-section is one of the many tools in CreoParametr ic 2.0 that minimizes the mouse clicks and increases the ease of use. The interface and enhanced tools help make the experience of using Creo Parametric 2.0 easier and also increases productivity.