New in Creo 3

Box references in drawing text - text editing has a whole ribbon menu now and does not invoke the text editor. You edit text right in the drawing. It also does not appear to recognize the "@[" and "@]" to start and stop a box around text. Instead the is a "Box" button in the ribbon. to use this you must toggle the button on then type the reference text.

View Normal - Under the drop down menu for standard views is a new tool. Select a surface, pull down the view menu and select "View Normal" to set the view normal to the selected surface. Very handy, very intuitive.

Sketching constraints toggle - When dragging a sketch element such as a line endpoint and automatic constraints are showing, try right clicking and toggling through the three states. The circle locks in that constraint, the slash doesn't allow that constraint and the third click returns you to the original state.

Accessing parts in Windchill - When in an assembly with a part selected, the right click menu has a new item at the bottom that allows you to pull the part up in the Windchill server. This could be handy for renaming parts and subassemblies.

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How to access Creo Parametric Documentation

Looking for the User's guide or more in depth reference information
for creo?

Now its built in. Here is how to access it.
Just click on FILE/HELP/REFERENCE and choose the document you want. It will launch in Acrobat on another browser window. It's just that easy!


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How to log a support case in Creo 3.
If you noticed in the instructions to install Creo 3, there was a section where you checked the box to install diagnostic tools. Submitting support cases are now part of Creo 3 so you can connect and submit a ticket through Creo now.
To begin go to your top menu in Creo 3, you click File, Help, Log Support Case then fill out the blanks… easy peasy 

Datecode is M130, the Connected file system click on the blue question mark, it shows you how to get that info.
Type in your issue and click submit.
Youre done!”
You will get a confirmation email from PTC with your case submission and case number

Customizations of the UI

Actually, I don’t think the info on storage locations below is correct. The only place Creo will automatically load a *.ui file is the ‘cache’ - #4 on Dave’s list from earlier:

1. Start in directory: Check this location through #Right Click on Creo Parametric icon>#Start in

2. My Documents

3. <load point=">/text: <load point=">\Common Files\<date code=">\text

4. <drive letter=">:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\PTC\ProENGINEER\Wildfire\.wf\.Settings

That’s also the place they go, automatically, when saved. If you set a config option you can change that to use the working directory (#1 above), but then I don’t think it will load from #4. You can also use an environment variable to change the location of the cache to whatever you choose.

Standard config files (, config.sup) load from #3 first, the user’s ‘home’ directory (as defined by Window’s environment variable) & #4, in that order. I don’t think anything will load automatically from #2, unless it’s defined as the ‘home’ directory. That’s been the standard for many years, and I don’t think it has changed with Creo.

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Where is the workspace in Creo 3 kept on my local computer?


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How to activate AFX in Creo 3
First, go to Options / Licensing/ refresh license list and check mark Advanced Framework as shown.


How to free up disk space from hidden Google chrom cache.

Here is a little known tip. There is a user folder that contains cached information that doing the normal clear cache in Google Chrome does not clear up. This tracks your web usage and some of your web content that you are used to seeing like your Google main page my look different after clearing this but it will not erase your passwords or favorites.

It is located here:

C:\Users\ [your user name] \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Storage\ext

There is a folder with a random string like sdfsfsdfsfsdwqerwe
I found on my home computer it had 30GB of data on there!
The explaination I found is that google caches some of your settings from older browser versions of Google Chrome here. Other users that I saw on forums just recommended deleting Chrome completely and reinstalling it. I didnt want to be that drastic so I tried this. It seems my web pages load faster too.
Use at your own risk!

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Scrolling Mouse Zoom functionality with Windows 10 and Creo 3

There has been reports of the zoom function with the mouse scroll button not working with Windows 10. You may run into this after you install Creo 3 on a Windows 10 PC. Here is a fix. Please note, not all scroll mice will work with Windows 10 and Creo 3. You will be able to tell if you follow this procedure and you don’t see a setting for Scroll Inactive Windows when I hover over them. If this is the case, try another mode of mouse.


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How to use this GOOGLE + Community and Post something...

If you see at the bottom of this screen, is a PENCIL Icon. Click on that to start posting something or start a discussion.

Share a post on Google+
You can share posts to Collections, Communities, or people. When you share a post, people following you, or the Collection or Community you post to, can see it in their stream. Posts you share can also show up on your profile.The content you share publicly in Google+ is publicly searchable -- even if your Google profile isn't. The content that you share to specific circles or people is only searchable by the people it was shared with. There's no way to make the content you share not searchable.

People can connect with you by commenting on, resharing, or +1ing your posts.

Share a post
On your computer, open Google+.
At the bottom right, click Compose
Type your post.
To share a photo, click Photos Search by image.
To share a link, click Insert link .
To create a poll, click Polls Polls.
To share your location, click Share location .
To choose who to share the post with, next to your name, click the blue text. You can share with a person, a Collection, a Community, or a circle.
Click Post.
Sharing a post with "Public"
Sharing a post on a work or school account

Note: ​If you don't have an Internet connection, what you share won't be posted until you're connected again. Once you have Internet, the post will be automatically shared for you.

Reshare a post
To reshare something someone else posted:

On your computer, open Google+.
On the post you want to reshare, click Share Share. If you don't see this, the post can't be reshared.
Click Share on Google+.
Choose who you want to share the post with.
Click Post.
Note: You can't share privately shared posts publicly.

Share a Google+ post externally
On your computer, open Google+.
Open the post you want to share externally.
Click Share Share.
Choose the website you want to share the post to.
Edit a post you've shared
On your computer, open Google+.
Open the post you want to edit.
Click More More and then Edit post.
Make your changes, then click Done.
Share geo location information in photos
If you allow Google+ to include geo location data when you share a photo, people can see where your photos were taken when they open or download your photo. To turn this on:

On your computer, open Google+.
On the left, click Settings.
Turn "Show geo location by default on newly shared Google+ albums" on.
Prevent people from commenting on or resharing your post
If you don't want people to be able to comment on or reshare a post you make:

On your computer, open Google+.
Open the post. You can also change this setting when you are making a post.
Click More More.
Click Disable comments or Disable reshares.
Note: You can also change who can comment on your public posts using the Settings menu.

Delete a comment
You can delete a comment someone left on your post.

On your computer, open Google+.
Open the post.
In the comment, click More More and then Delete comment.


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Windows 10 Scoll Mouse Zoom Fix
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