Enhancement Details

Highly Efficient 2D Profile Creation

You can now create profiles much faster and easier using new interaction methods.

Product Information

Product PTC Creo Elements/Direct Modeling
Product / Module PTC Creo Elements/Direct Modeling
Version 17.0
Product Functional Area Profiles
User Interface LocationMain task bar > Create 2D and Viewport > 2D Elements
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices

Benefits and Description

Additional commands to create and modify 2D geometry are now supported by the 2D CoPilot. When creating or modifying circles, arcs, rectangles or infinite construction elements, the 2D CoPilot provides you additional guidance automatically detecting e.g. tangency, perpendicular, parallel, horizontal, vertical snapping conditions.  In addition, the capabilities of 2D CoPilot are further extended to provide you more flexibility and efficiency when creating or modifying 2D geometry. New 2D and 3D snap options are now available to support referencing intersections of 2D geometry or when working in sections, also Cliplines can be referenced. When 2D elements or projected are referenced, relative positions can be specified easily with dimension style feedback and editable values for data entry. As a result, the usage of additional construction geometry can be drastically reduced. When 2D elements are preselected, the system offers a context specific default operation. The user can either start working immediately by dragging the active handle or – just as easily– switch to another operation with one click in the command mini toolbar right next to the selected geometry. Modification by intuitive drag & drop interaction for edges and vertices allows to stretch a profile or to move, rotate or copy 2D elements in very intuitive ways.


Efficient 2D Profile Creation
Efficient 2D Profile Creation
Efficient 2D Profile Creation
Efficient 2D Profile Creation

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