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Creo Parametric & Surfacing Intensive


This training class is for Industrial Designers and Engineers who have previously taken Creo Design and Surfacing courses with Design Engine previously but are now migrating from SolidWorks, Rhino 3d, or Alias Studio to Creo and require a refresher workshop.



  • Build selection sets in Creo
  • Intense reintroduction to Style & to IGES import with Data Doctor or IDD
  • Learn to take advantage of isoparms/isolines with respect to striation or flow of a surface
  • Learn about tangent issues in-depth using examples from difficult surface anomalies with or without control points
  • Learn advanced details of Sweeps, blends & other curve & surfacing techniques to maintain Draft
  • Techniques for capturing form by looking at various foam models to initiate the modeling process
  • Building surfaces from graph features
  • Alternative surface creation techniques from robust curves
  • Introduction to 3D bounding boxes or lattice structures
  • Create ridiculously robust models utilizing lattice structures
  • Discuss how to incorporate handles for further control as well as understanding surfaces that look at those curves
  • Reintroduction to Wet Cardboard:  affecting light reflection with geometry and adding lead in for resultant surfaces
  • Reintroduction to top down design using Skeleton Parts and published geometry
  • Adding bounding boxes to models in hindsight

Duration & Cost

40 hours = $2850 per student

For corporate rates, please call (312)226-8339


  • Practical uses for surface analysis tools 
  • Manage Illustrator artwork in Creo diametrically and build geometry from that data
  • G0, G1, G2, G3 examples
  • Round Exercises
  • Pattern Projects
  • Hole tool models
  • Polycom Speaker: 3 pronged speaker phone
  • Saddle Model
  • Hair Straightener
  • Model a Herman Miller seat basin
  • To-Go Coffee Mug using Top-Down design
  • Calphalon Illustrator file via DXF IGES
  • Black & Decker suction tube: blend from square to round
  • Intense review of Sweep & Blend, comparing sweep functions to blend and boundaries
  • Can be customized to focus on needs of the participants or company projects


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  • Discuss techniques for making more robust surfacing models 
  • Examine differences between SOLIDWORKS and CREO
  • How to use them Copy Paste + Copy Paste Special effectively
  • Parent child relations in Sketcher
  • Refresh of the Hole tool including countersink clearance hole
  • Difference between using a separate sketch vs extrudes
  • Examine light reflections
  • Compare modeling techniques of Creo to Alias 
  • Intense review and discussion of differences between Y=X2, Y=X3, Y=X5 single span splines and full discussion on how that matters for Industrial Designers managing Curvature.
  • Review techniques for building a more robust plan of attack in Creo
  • Ventilate clam shell plastic part design as related to swept surfaces
  • Discuss styling grooves with examples
  • Set-up process for building models
  • Techniques for avoiding 3-part boundaries

Video Training Delivery System

Ask your Design Engine account manager about our Training Delivery System(TDS), an easy-to-follow guide for designers and engineers who want a supplement to this course. 

* Please note that prices listed are based upon pre-payment prior to the start of the class. The TDS is available as an additional cost to this course.