1. Surfacing tools let you build free-form geometry at any point in the design.

You can’t do what you do without parametric modeling, but often times you need the flexibility you can get from using freeform geometry. Surfacing tools give you that freedom and flexibility inside your parametric design software, so you can build freeform geometry at any point in the design project. Surfacing tools let you use as few or as many constraints as you need to.

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A concept created using Creo Sketch and Freestyle in Creo Parametric.

2. Surfacing tools make modeling curves a snap.

How can you model a surface without curves? Surfacing tools give you full control over the degree of curves, and they let you move control points dynamically or numerically. You can edit multiple curves simultaneously, view the original curve while you are editing, and connect curves and surfaces with positional, tangent, draft and curvature continuity.

3. Surfacing tools give you a great view of your work.

When you use Creo’s surfacing tools, you can work within a four-view window that lets you see your design from multiple angles. You can also reference defining geometry such as points, planes, axes, curves, surfaces, and solids. And because surfacing tools are fully associative, your surfaces and curves will be updated when you make changes to the rest of your design.

4. Surfacing tools simplify the complex work of designing curves and shapes.

Curves can get tricky to work with. Surfacing tools aim to make curves much simpler for you to manage and manipulate. They let you make automatic surface connections and easily modify the connection type: tangent (G1), curvature (G2) or acceleration (G3). Because they support n-sided surfaces and re-parameterization of surfaces, they help you design curves much faster. Surfacing tools also regenerate surfaces in real-time, make automatic surface connections, and change surface types between boundary, loft, and blend while maintaining all reference. Doesn’t that sound better than the way you’re working now?

5. Surfacing tools boost your product design’s aesthetics while still being manufacturable.

Everyone wants good-looking designs, but they also have to be manufactured. Surfacing tools don’t require you to sacrifice function for the sake of form. Because they work with the design tools you already use, you can still get the same production and manufacturing documentation you can access with your existing software.

6. Want greater control of your surface? There is a feature for that.

We can’t speak for anyone else’s surfacing tool, but Creo ISDX includes multilevel subdivisional modeling, which allows you to control even more of the surface. With Creo ISDX, you can create finer detailing without altering the existing shape of your design. We know how much design engineers like to dive as deeply into the details as they can.

*Please note that MRC along providing personalized support to you and your team can also have your software purchase up and active in less than 72 hours. Unlike other vendors, MRC is centrally located which allows us to increase our speed and response to you.