Creo Schematics Training
Course Duration: 24 hours/40 hours
Overview: This serious introduction Creo Schematics course is either a two-day or five-day intensive. This course enables participants to experience and practice the fast and easy creation and modification of even the most sophisticated routed system wiring, piping, or block diagrams. This intense study multi-discipline workshop meets the functionality needs of piping as well as cabling design. The last days of this workshop will help users with Creo Schematics so they can not only drive the routing of cables and pipes but to make significant changes using re-output from Creo Schematics. This course is for both electrical engineers or CAD technicians who are tasked to manage teams or to rout cables from these schematics.
Training Track: Design Engine offers an Creo Cable Design Week Long Workshop as a part of a harness wiring track. Design Engine can also assist in the customization of company Library components that correspond with logical references to Creo connectors. Call 312.226.8339 to inquire.
In this advanced course you will expand your Creo Schematics software to create schematic diagrams for both electrical cabling and piping designs. You will also learn how to create block diagrams to represent initial system designs. In addition, you will learn how to create electrical circuit and wiring diagrams as well as Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P & ID) for piping systems. The main focus of the last few days of this class will be to drive harnesses through 3D assemblies in Creo.
Audience: This course is intended for electrical or mechanical engineers or designers interested in managing wiring and block diagrams for systems engineers.
Onsite Training: This and all Design-Engine courses are offered onsite at your facility. To speak to an account manager to arrange a class, call 312.226.8339 today.
Projects: Design Engine has prepared a series of 10 tutorials for learning wring and block diagrams.
Prerequisites: There is no prerequisite for this class.
- Diagram and harness development process overview.
- Create wiring diagrams in Creo Schematics.
- Learn to make significant changes to existing Creo Schematic diagrams for successful XML re-export to Creo assemblies for updating auto route cables and harnesses.
- Transfer Creo Schematics information into harness designs.
- Manage harness assembly designs with top-down design.
- Create electrical harness assembly structures.
- Solve routing problems and making changes to wires and cables in harness designs.
- Create harness drawings complete with in depth study of BOM and repeat regions.
- Workflow issues with respect to construction through to major changes to harness assemblies. Creating reports and other information converting Pro/Diagram legacy data to Creo Schematics.
- Learn to create custom library catalog components.
- Manage importing or updating Windchill with new Library components.
- Discuss the process for customizing company blocks and library components.
- Discuss multi-discipline diagramming with respect to Creo Schematics.
- Discuss Migration issues from competing packages or Creo Schematics.
- Not just creating Flat Harnesses for manufacturing, but solving problems associated with detailing harness drawings.
Custom Projects & Tutorials:
However, although Design Engine is prepared to generate custom training materials upon student interests or job requirements this preparation process takes time. Ten to twenty hours is often required for generating custom HTML tutorials that can be left behind for in house training. Call Design Engine at 312.226.8339
Introduction to Creo Schematics where making changes utilizing the latest release of Creo Schematics. This Creo training course is developed for new users who want to become proficient learning this schematics software all in one week. This course is for both electrical engineers or CAD technicians who are tasked to manage teams or to rout cables from these schematics. We help you learn this schematics software not read to you from an exercise or a book. In this course we help design engineers learn how rout conductors, create symbol libraries and 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.
Q & A:
Am I eligible to receive Creo Schematics Lite, and how do I get the software?
Creo Piping and Cabling Extension licenses include one Creo Schematics Lite license at no charge. Simply go to the Creo Schismatics product page on the PTC website, there you will find the link to download Creo Schismatics Lite. You will be prompted to enter your customer ID number, which checks which software packages you own, verifying that you are eligible to receive Creo Schematics Lite at no charge.
I am the mechanical engineer, not the schematic designer. How can Creo Schematics and Creo Piping and Cabling Extension help me?
Creo cabling and piping design solutions will help you to route the cables, pipes and wires virtually in 3D, rather than physically routing them on a prototype, which can be time-consuming, slow and inaccurate. With Creo Schematics, the logical information from the schematic diagrams can be read directly into Creo, providing all the necessary information such as connection points, pipe specification, wire size and so on to help automate the routing of the cables and pipes. This speeds the 3D design significantly by removing the tedious, manual process of interpreting 2D schematic diagrams, and virtually eliminates errors.
Is Creo Parametric a prerequisite for Creo Schematics?
No, Creo Parametric is not a prerequisite for Creo Schematics. Creo Schematics is a stand-alone product. This improves user flexibility, since your schematic engineers, who do not typically need to use Creo, can be licensed for the functionality they need, while mechanical designers can purchase the appropriate number of Creo seats for their Cable Harness design work.
Our schematic designers currently use Microsoft PowerPoint for creating diagrams. How does Creo Schematics compare to these tools?
Some schematic designers settle for the method of “over stretching” office tools, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, or AutoCAD LT, that were never intended for schematic design. This results in diagrams that consist of unintelligent lines, drawn manually, instead of selected from symbol templates, used to represent symbols and diagrams. Making changes to these types of diagrams requires considerable manual effort. These products’ diagramming capabilities are primitive compared to Creo Schematics, which, in contrast, provides intelligent, schematic-specific tools that make creating and changing diagrams a quick and easy process and, of course, these office tools have no ability to drive the downstream 3D routing of cables and pipes, as can Creo Schematics.
How does Creo Schematics compare to software applications made specifically for schematic design?
Creo Schematics provides rich diagramming functionality, similar to competitive schematic solutions, but it is superior to them all when combined with the Creo Piping and Cabling Extension. This combined solution enables the routing of cables and pipes in Creo to be driven by Creo Schematics, saving time, reducing costs and increasing quality by reducing errors. Most competitive schematic solutions do not have the ability to drive the downstream 3D routing, as can Creo Schematics. Of the competitors who can drive 3D routing, Creo Schematics is superior because it is optimized for interaction with Creo.
In addition, competitive schematic software applications generally address only a single discipline’s needs, forcing customers to purchase and maintain multiple software applications to meet their needs in different schematic disciplines. In contrast, Creo Schematics can handle multi-discipline designs (e.g. cabling, electrical, piping, hydraulic, pneumatic, heating venting & air-conditioning (HVAC), process flow, and process & instrumentation diagrams (P & ID) so a company can perform all of their schematic design activities using a single solution. Thus, Creo Schematics proves to be the best choice because it eliminates the purchase and maintenance of multiple software applications, and reduces the training required.
How is Creo Schematics “Optimized for Creo” compared to its interaction with competitive 3D MCAD systems?
Creo Schematics is always updated to support the full range of capabilities of Creo, including new enhancements added in each release. The XML export from Creo Schematics is designed to utilize all of the rich capabilities in cable and pipe routing within Creo. For example, Creo Schematics can control the advanced functionality, such multi-layer cables, in Creo. Additionally, Creo Schematics and Creo Parametric are tested and tuned for optimal performance in combination as well as in stand-alone operation, an advantage Creo Schematics competitors do not have. Creo Schematics also lets you save time by migrating and leveraging legacy data that was created in Pro/Diagram. The combined use of Creo Schematics with Creo Parametric allows the complete digital model to be defined, with no compromises. Therefore, PTC recommends deploying Creo Schematics with Creo rather than with an MCAD system from another vendor.
How does Creo Schematics communicate with 3D MCAD systems?
Creo Schematics extracts all schematic information such as connector, pin and wire specifications from the Creo Schematics database and transfers it in XML (Extensible Markup Language), a very lightweight, standard format for communication between different software, to Creo or other 3D MCAD systems. In order for a 3D MCAD system to import the XML, it must adhere to the XML output specifications from Creo Schematics in order to allow Creo Schematics to drive routed systems in their application. All Creo Schematics XML specifications are fully documented and available to these other systems.
How does adopting Creo Schematics Lite affect my maintenance price?
Creo Schematics Lite will have no impact on your maintenance price.
What services are available for routed systems solutions?
Design Engine has Creo Schematics trained implementation experts to provide consulting around Creo Schematics -specific tasks, from schematic engineering to driving the 3D routing of cables and pipes in Creo Paramtric. To locate these experts, contact your Design Engine account representative. 312.226.8339
Can Creo Schematics files be managed by PTC data management solutions?
Yes, Creo Schematics designs can be managed in either Pro/Intralink or Windchill PDMLink and Windchill ProjectLink. Please check the capability chart above for the latest version compatibility information.
Is Creo Schematics available in languages other than in English?
Creo Schematics software is available in French, German and Japanese.
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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