ReadMe for SpaceControl's Plug-in for Creo

1 Plug-in Description

This plug-in enables you to incorporate the menu items of Creo 1.0  to Creo 4.0 in the SpaceControl panel's Function Assignment dialog for easy mapping of menu items and other commands to the device's function keys or the Wheel Function Launcher.

The plug-in is a DLL ("SC_Creo10_Plugin_32.dll" to SC_Creo40_Plugin_64.dll, resp.) which is loaded by Creo at start-up. Make sure to install the plug-in after Creo has been installed; otherwise the plug-in's installer cannot enable this autostart feature (the installer modifies Creo's "protk.dat" file.)

Due to some bugs in Creo 3.0 (32 bit) the plug-in is not able to read out Creo's menu items and the mode Creo is in. Creo 3.0 (64 bit) is not affected.

Another bug in some Creo versions is responsible for some wrong entries in our so called MNU file used to map the commands to the SpaceController's keys and containing all the commands of Creo's script language. For example Creo 4 tells us "ProCmdViewShadedReflect" to be the command for setting the view style to shaded with reflexion, but it is "ProCmdEnvShadedReflect". If some commands are not working in your Creo version when mapped to a key check the MNU file for those wrong entries and correct them there. The file has the name "Creo.mnu" and is located in folder "C:\Users\<Username>\SpaceController\Applications\Creo\". See our document Technical Notes on MNU Files for further details.

2 Setting the Rotation Center

You can set the spin center as usual in Creo: Keep the middle mouse button pressed and move the mouse a little. Be aware that the spin center button in Creo's "View" menu spin center button must not be activated in this case. The various move modes configurable in the SpaceControl panel (scene, camera etc.) are not supported.

3 Special functions

There are two special functions available in Creo which can be used when they have been assigned to a key or the Wheel Function Launcher. Open the Function Assignment dialog, open the branch "Creo/SpaceControl" in the function tree and drag the functions therein to the function keys:

Function Assignment dialog

Pressing the SpaceController keys will toggle the function now. The following functions are available:
These functions can be executed as well using the SpaceControl menu items integrated in Creo's "Tools" menu:

Creo's Tools Menu

4 Change Log

7 November 2017, Version 2.9.0:

23 May 2017, Version 2.8.8:

8 November 2016, Version 2.8.6:

3 March 2015, Version 2.8.0:

30 October 2014, Version 2.7.0:

16 October 2013, Version 2.6.0:

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