Tutorial: How to use Style command in PTC Creo Parametric?

Tutorial by Mohit Saxena

Tutorial: How to use Style command in PTC Creo Parametric?

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    Step 1:
    The interface for style command is little different, as we open style command we see one of our datum plane is shown with grids. This plane is called active plane (means it is selected). Also in model tree we will only see style 1 as command name. Style has its own tree Style tree, below model tree. All the work that we do in style will be shown in style tree.

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    Also we see that the in graphics toolbar also has five new options. The first one is style display filters

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    The second is show all views which tiles our window to show four views

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    Active plane orientation, orients the active plane parallel to screen just like sketch view command

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    Show next view

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    Visual mirror which displays the mirror image of our object about the selected datum plane

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    In ribbon we see a command Set active plane, just click on this command and select the plane you want to activate

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    Now in style the first command is Curve, click on it

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    There are three types of curves, select the first option Create a Free Curve

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    Draw your curve just as you will draw a spline and click ok

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    To edit this curve just double click on it or select curve edit from ribbon

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    You can edit the curve using control points like spline in sketch. You can add control points anywhere you like by right clicking and selecting Add point option. You can also add a control point in the mid of two control points using Add midpoint option

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    If you try to move the control points normal to the plane you will see that your curve is now a 3D curve

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    Next option is Create a planar curve

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    It is drawn similarly like a spline

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    Same ways to edit the curve

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    But this curve will not be converted to a 3D curve, it will remain on the plane

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    Next option is Create a curve on surface

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    When you click on this option references will turn red, click on it. Then click on click here to add item and draw your curve just same way as the above two.

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    Now draw a sketch like this forming a T shape and then select style command

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    Select curve and choose Create a Planar Curve option

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    Now draw a curve connecting the three end points as shown, for connecting the curve at the end press shift and then click at the end of the line. It will snap to the end, draw your curve and click on OK. If your end is connected it will display a circle otherwise a dot

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    Now go to curve edit by double clicking on the curve and adjust the shape of your curve and click on OK

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    Now we will create a plane parallel to this plane, click on the internal plane option

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    Internal plane option is same as the plane option that is used to create a new datum plane. Create the plane and select curve option from the ribbon

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    Now on this new plane draw another planar curve as shown using shift at the corners. But we see that our endpoints didn’t snap on our reference sketch. Not a problem just click on OK for now

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    Double click on curve to enter curve edit mode, hold one endpoint pressing shift key and move it a little towards our reference sketch and will snap on it. Do same thing for the other corner and click on OK

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    Now click on Set active plane from ribbon and select the plane normal to our used planes upon which our end points for both curves lie

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    On this plane draw a planar curve connecting the two ends and edit its shape as shown below,
    When the end point will connect to another curve it will show a cross (X)

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    Similarly draw a curve on the second side and edit its shape

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    Now select the surface from the ribbon

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    Press ctrl and select all the four curves one by one, if all your curves are connected end to end you will get a surface. Click ok

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    Again click ok and come out of style command, you can perform all the surface operations on it in part environment

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    For example try to mirror it

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    Now merge these two surfaces

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    Now right click on style 1 in model tree and click on edit definition. In style make this plane active

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    Draw a curve from one end to another as shown below

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    Double click on the surface to go to surface edit

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    Click on the second option in the ribbon which says click here to add item or right click in the graphics window and select internal collector option and select our newly created curve, the surface will take the shape of the internal collector curve

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    Now return back to part mode

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    Use Thicken command and provide thickness to the surface

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    Now we have a solid on which any operation can be performed


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