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Adjusting the Sketch Pallet

Creo comes with a sketch pallet function. It's great but it doesn't have as many usefull sketches in it that you may want. Making those sketches is of course work which few folks like so it's interesting that if you search the D:\ptc\Creo\Creo 2.0\Common Files\M090 for *.sec you can find at least 100 sections in the install.

Now of course many of them are already in the default system pallet at D:\ptc\Creo\Creo 2.0\Common Files\M090\text\sketcher_palette but there are some others that would make good candidates for placing into the pallet.



Sheetmetal Flanges

This folder has some flanges you may find usefull.



Text Folder

This folder has some other shapes you may find usefull.


Make an enhanced Pallet

All you need to do is to make some new folders under D:\ptc\Creo\Creo 2.0\Common Files\M090\text\sketcher_palette and paste the sections into the right folders. Of course you can also remove sections you don't want from the folders also. Here's my pallet after a few minutes experimentation:




Because Creo reads the pallet dynamically, it is easily possible to extend it to suit your purposes.

A big warning should be issued of course. Each time you re-install Creo these files will be overwritten. Each time a new release of Creo is issued you will have to re-paste your customisations into the new versions of the files. If you're willing to live with this then go ahead and start hacking.