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Strategy: Techniques for Fully Specifying Your Geometry
Use the following techniques to ensure that the geometry created in Creo Parametric is fully specified:
Check geometry—When you select Tools > Geometry Checks, the software highlights any geometry with unclear Creo Parametric design intent. All geometry checks must be cleaned up for successful mesh generation. If Geometry Checks is inactive, the design intent of all features is clear.
Check the surface slope—When you select Inspect > Inspect Geometry > Slope, the Slope dialog box opens. Select a surface and a reference plane. The software colors the selected surface according to the slope. This allows easy determination of whether or not edges are sharp and also ensures that geometry changes are smooth in blends and sweeps.
Highlight small edges—When you select Inspect > Short Edge, the Short Edge dialog box opens. Select a part. The software highlights small edges on the part. Small edges will typically not cause AutoGEM failures, but they will cause a higher number of elements to be created.
Check for interference in assembly models—When you select Inspect > Global Interference, the Global Interference dialog box opens. Specify options on this dialog box. The software highlights any areas of interference for assemblies. Always avoid interference in assemblies.
Modifying feature dimensions—aligns surfaces and edges that are already nearly aligned.