The software and a primer on using parametric design are available to all students who enroll in the PTC Academic Program.
The primer introduces the modeling, visualization and design tools in PTC Creo Parametric, the company’s flagship 3D CAD software.
The primer teaches students how to use PTC Creo Parametric by providing an example of how they might use the software in the real world. Students will be taught how to use PTC Creo Parametric to model two components for a construction kit, a cube and a strut. The guide then explains how to put those two items together to form an assembly and create a photo-realistic rendered image and engineering drawing.
Other subjects covered in the 101-page PTC Creo Primer Guide for Students include the PTC Creo Parametric interface; Working directories and saving work; Working Directly Theory; opening files; saving files; starting and extrude; creating a sketch; and much more.
PTC offers a free seat of PTC Creo Student Edition to any student that is part of the PTC Academic Program. The intent of this license is to expand PTC’s opportunity to provide PTC Creo to all students. Included is a one year timed license of PTC Creo Student Edition. Students can use this free software to prepare for class, complete homework assignments, and to become familiar with a product that over 27,000 companies use.
What do we think?
The younger generation wants everything on video, but in an academic setting video is not enough. I’ve read through sections of the primer, it is a very good introductory guide to students who already understand what they want to accomplish and just need a guide to the tools.