About Style Features
Style is a design environment within Creo Parametric that allows you to create free-form curves and surfaces quickly and easily, and to combine multiple elements into superfeatures. Style features are called superfeatures because they can contain limitless numbers of curves and surfaces.
The Style user interface offers the best of both worlds—it is a self-contained, intuitive modeling environment and is also a Creo feature. The user can create truly free Style features and take advantage of the parametric and associative Creo capabilities.
Style features are flexible; they have their own internal parent/child relationships, and can also have relationships with other Creo features.
You can accomplish all of the following tasks with Style:
Work in single- and multiple-view environments. The multiple-view environment is a powerful feature in Creo. You can display and work in four model views at one time.
Create curves and surfaces at the part and assembly level.
Create simple features or multiple-element superfeatures.
Create a Curve on Surface (COS), a special curve type that lies on a surface.
Create surfaces from boundaries.
Create surfaces from any number (two or more) of boundaries.
Edit individual geometric entities or a combination of entities in the feature.
Modify the shape of surfaces using the Surface Edit tool.
Create internal parent/child relationships for Style features.
Create parent/child relationships between Style features and model features.
The Style environment resides on the Style tab and consists of the following elements:
The Operations group contains commands to regenerate geometry within Style, delete entities, unlink entities, redefine geometry, repeat the last command, resolve a failed Style feature, enable snapping, set Style preferences, display feature and entity information, suppress entities, and resume entities.
The Plane group contains commands to set the active datum plane and create internal datum planes.
The Curve group contains commands to create and edit curves.
The Surface group contains commands to create, edit, and connect surfaces.
The Analysis group contains commands to perform different types of analyses.
The Close group contains commands to save changes and exit the current Style feature, or to cancel all changes and exit.
The multiple-view display switches between top, isometric/trimetric, front, and right views, or displays all four views at once. The views are positioned in the window as shown below:
Top view
Front view
Right view