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July 6th, 2017

Creo Surfacing Level 7: Continuity Style/A-Class Surfacing

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Creo Surfacing Level 7: Continuity Style/A-Class Surfacing

Course Duration: 16 hours

Tuition: $1,200 USD

Overview: This workshop has been specifically designed for those already with a high level of Creo surfacing or Creo Style experience or for those who specifically took the Design Engine Level 6 Surfacing Class. This course is for experts looking to gain a better understanding of G2 Continuity and A-Class surfacing. This class is great for Industrial Designers developing A-Class surfaces in the automobile industry as well as designers doing interiors on higher production runs.

Onsite Training: This course can be customized for specific product lines. CAD or Product managers should call 312.226.8339 to inquire about custom tutorial development and costs for onsite training. We also offer this course in the Design-Engine Video Training Delivery System or TDS for short.

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Note: This class is administered differently to design engineers who are interested in capturing form from those industrial designers interested in proving form using this amazing software. Expect to be one of two students in this course.
This class can be offered anytime so call 312.226.8339 to schedule with a course coordinator.

Prerequisite: Extensive experience with Creo surfacing and prior Creo Style experience required. It is strongly recommended that you take our Level 2 or Level 3 Creo surfacing workshop prior to this course. It is not necessary, but helpful if the participant already has an understanding of light reflections and G2 continuity or a basic understanding of A-Class surfacing.

Topics:

  • Compare ISDX to Alias modeling techniques and discuss differences between each.
  • Discuss three to four part boundaries and as well as problems with three part boundaries setting users up to solve all problems with four part boundaries.
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    bifurcate geometry created with G2 Continuity

  • Create ridiculously robust models utilizing bounding box and 3D lattice structures.
  • Discuss incorporating handles for further control and understanding over surfaces that look at those curves.
  • Students, if interested, can explore Curvature Continuity (G2) and multiple plans of attack by looking at existing products.
  • This course is usually customized to focus on the students learning wishes and company projects. Bring example of work or problematic models for context discussions.
  • We supplement this training with techniques utilized by Alias, which is what is primarily used in the automotive industry.
  • Hands on efforts through as many as ten tutorials that are illustrated through computer examples.laptop600
  • Learn to use Surface Edit tools for modeling a human face, bionic finger and a Harley seat and make significant modifications to surface geometry that would otherwise require remodeling while maintaining tangency or G2 continuity.
  • Compare similar functionality to Alias Studio to discuss modern modeling techniques used in the auto industry.
  • Unlock the power of 5 & 7+ degree curves in Creo Style.

Discussion:

  • Discuss the ability to prove form and the techniques to get multiple 3D iterations within hours instead of days
  • Discuss with specific examples advanced functions of Creo surfacing as well as the strengths and weaknesses by comparing it to other high-end industry surfacing software such as Alias Studio or Auto Studio
  • Discuss how light reflects off of fourm and discuss form from an industrial designers perspectiveDesign Engine creo surfacing
  • Discuss the strengths for utilizing parametric curves in combinations with the free form ISDX curves
  • Discuss standard modeling techniques with respect to industry standard software programs such as Catia, Auto Studio, and Maya
  • Discuss plan of attack and a simple approach for capturing form from foam models or ID sketches

 

Projects:

(Models used in this class varies depending upon student wishes)

  • Tractor seat
  • Laptop continuity DNA project
  • Harley seat (twice once with surface edit examples)
  • 350z
  • Mustang
  • Human face (surface edit)
  • Bionic finger (attach with G2 constraints)
  • Cirrus airplane cowing

Brief:

This Creo training course is developed for more advanced surfacing modelers who want to become experts at Creo Surfacing or A-Class Surfacing. We help you become expert surface modelers with this course. We do not read to you from an exercise or a book. In this course we help design engineers & industrial designers learn how to make changes quickly to set them up for becoming expert faster. As with all Design-Engine classes participants keep the training material login and password for life.

Video Training Delivery System:

Ask your Design-Engine account manager about the Design-Engine Video Training Delivery System or TDS for short. We have prepared this entire class in an easy to follow guide for designers and engineers who may want this TDS as a supplement to this course. Call today to speak to an Account Manager about the details 312.226.8339

*Please note that prices listed on this page are based upon pre-payment prior to the start of the class and does not include the Design-engine Video training Delivery System. The TDS is available as an additional cost to this course. Call for details 312.226.8339

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About the Author

Bart Brejcha
As the main instructor for Design-engine Bart teaches many of the PTC Creo & the Solidworks Surfacing classes. When he is not developing new training material you will find him on motorcycles, bicycles or on a skateboard. He loves any kind of racing on two wheels.




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