Best Practice - How to open files created in newer release, in older version of Creo Parametric

Models created in Creo Parametric and its previous releases Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire or Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 cannot be opened in older versions/releases.

PTC guarantees the ability to open older models in newer versions of Creo, but the other way around is not part of the PTC product functionality.

There is a solution to this, which is described further in this guide.
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Best Practice - Create your own mapkeys
Background

To create your own mapkeys saves you a lot of time for tasks that is done repeatedly or that is just many clicks to complete a task and is making Creo Parametric faster to use.
Best Practice - Extrude Text Cutout on Curved Surface
This guide describes how to create a text cutout on a curved surface. To achieve a cut that is normal to the curved surface at all points can be tricky in Creo, since a cut extrude can only be done using a planar datum plane.
This is a step-by-step guide on how to do it by using different features in Creo.
Best Practice - Settings for using alternative mass property (PRO_MP_ALT_MASS)
Background:

Imported components can consist of several different materials in the same model. To be able to control the mass of imported components one must sometimes set the weight manually in a way that Creo understands and can use while performing the weight calculations.
Best Practice - Configure printing configuration file
This guide describes how to create a printing configuration file (table.pnt). This file is useful if you want to tune your printing with different colors and modify the size of the lines on your drawing.
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Best Practice - How to open files created in newer release, in older version of Creo Parametric
Models created in Creo Parametric and its previous releases Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire or Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 cannot be opened in older versions/releases.

PTC guarantees the ability to open older models in newer versions of Creo, but the other way around is not part of the PTC product functionality.

There is a solution to this, which is described further in this guide.
Common Issue - Failed features in Creo Parametric
Creo Parametric regenerates a model feature by feature in the order that the features were created and according to the parent/child relationships. Sometimes a problem occurs that causes the regeneration of the model to fail. These are the main reason for why this can happen:

- The geometry is invalid or impossible
- There are references missing between parent/child relationships
- There are models missing in an assembly

This guide describes how to spot these failures and how to interpret the Regeneration manager.
Best Practice - Convert Mathcad Files
Mathcad 15 and the Mathcad Prime editions do not share file type and files need to be converted from Mathcad 15 format in order to be able to be opened in Mathcad Prime.

Prerequisites
- Mathcad license must be available
- Both Mathcad 15 and Mathcad Prime must be installed on the computer on which the conversion is performed

Notes
- Each successful conversion creates a new worksheet with extension *.mcdx in the same folder as the source file. The source file is not modified.
- An *.mcdx file cannot be converted back to a *.xmcd file.
- Users who have purchased Mathcad Prime are automatically entitled to get Mathcad 15. The same license can be used to configure Mathcad 15.

This guide describes the steps when converting a Mathcad 15 file (*.xmcd) to Mathcad Prime format (*.mcdx). Errors that can occur are presented in the end of this guide.

Note that if you are using flexnet 11.14 only one license is needed for the interactive conversion mode.
Configuration Guide - Configuration files & loadpoints used by Creo Parametric
This document describes what configuration files is used by Creo Parametric and where to find the active configuration files in use for when upgrading or installing a new version of Creo Parametric and also what search-paths Creo are using.

The purpose of this guide is to bring knowledge were to find the configuration files used by Creo Parametric and learn what they do. This is needed if you install Creo Parametric on a new machine or upgrading to a new version of Creo Parametric.

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