My name is Dave Martin, and I am delivering the Tips and Tricks session at PTC Live Global this year. I’m really excited about this; I’ve wanted to deliver a Tips and Tricks session to the PTC community for years!
Why do I feel qualified to deliver a Tips and Tricks session? Well, I spent 13 years in the PTC ecosystem, 7 years in the reseller space, bookended by working directly for PTC twice. I love Creo Parametric (and Wildfire and Pro/ENGINEER before that), and I especially love teaching others how to use this absolutely amazing CAD package. I was an instructor and consultant, certified in teaching all the design, analysis, and manufacturing classes offered by PTC. I even was awarded Master Instructor status in a bunch of really neat areas like Surfacing, Sheetmetal, Advanced Assembly, Mechanisms, and BMX (my personal favorite module in Creo; if your company isn’t using this, you need to start). Over the course of those 13 years, and the past year as the CAD guy at Amazon, I’ve picked up a bunch of techniques that makes your life easier, or drops your jaw and makes you say, “Wow!”
So what kinds of Tips and Tricks can you expect to see from my presentation?
- Configuring Creo: there’s so much more than just setting config.pro options to get Creo Parametric to look, feel, and behave the way you want it to.
- Part modeling: creating cuts without sketches, selection techniques to reduce regeneration failures, duplicating features, advanced sketching, and much, much more!
- Assemblies: populate your assemblies faster than ever, simplify modifications, and make your models more robust.
- Flexible Modeling techniques: blending the Parametric and Direct modeling paradigms is the wave of the future, so get on board today!
The biggest challenge I face with this session is somehow narrowing down my list of Tips and Tricks to what I can deliver in 45 minutes! (PTC, feel free to give me 2 or 3 hours if you’d like.) I’ve delivered a couple test runs so far here at Amazon, and plan on delivering a couple more, which has helped me figure out which tips and tricks resonate the most with users.
Anyhow, I look forward to seeing you in Boston. Please attend my session; I guarantee you’ll come away with a few modeling techniques that will help you with Creo. If not, I’ll buy you a drink!
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