Designing with Creo Parametric 3.0

Published July 8, 2015
544 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-980-7


Key Features

  • 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

In Detail

Designing with Creo Parametric 3.0 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 the reader expand their creative talents and communicate their 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 Drawing
    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


Creo Schools Edition Software

Each book will include a license card that allows students to download their own copy of Creo 3.0 and is included at no additional cost. This access card is only available when the books are purchased by a school bookstore.

Please Note: Used copies of this book will not include this software.


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Product Details

Published July 8, 2015
544 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-58503-980-7 | ISBN 10: 1585039802
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-269-4
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Books > CAD > Creo Parametric > Release 3.0