Issue 9
December 2012    

AI MAXTools "AI MAXCube" Puzzle Available again!

In the holiday spirit of gift-giving, AI MAXTools is offering the updated "AI MAXCube" as a free download during the holiday season!  AI MAXCube is an interactive Rubik's Cube-type puzzle* that runs directly within the Creo Elements/Direct (and CoCreate) Modeling environment.

Some highlights:
  • Automated scrambling of cube
  • Solve button
  • Rotate any slice of the cube using rotation dragging or buttons 
  • Intelligent, automatic drawlist management
  • and more!
AI Cube Puzzle!

Visit the AI MAXCube page for the download link, and to see it in action!  The installation package supports versions 15 through 18.1, both 32-bit and 64-bit.

Happy Holidays from AI MAXTools!

*Disclaimer: Some may feel that AI MAXCube is a waste of time. On the contrary, it allows the user a quick mind break without even leaving the Modeling environment -- and has even been considered a productivity-boosting tool! (OK, maybe not... but at least it's a fun diversion!)  All users play at their own risk, and may experience an increased level of enjoyment (perhaps even euphoria) while using Creo Elements/Direct!  For further enjoyment and *real* increased productivity, try the AI MAXTools suite of products!

2012 Tax Savings on Software

The IRS has extended the Section 179 Tax Deduction to allow businesses to deduct the Full Purchase Price of qualifying software purchased during the 2012 tax year -- no depreciation required!  This can result in great tax savings -- perhaps as much as 35%*!

To qualify, the software must be placed into service on or before December 31, 2012.  Learn more about Section 179 and check out the Section 179 Calculator.

*Be sure to consult your tax advisor to determine the exact benefits you will gain under Section 179

Tips & Tricks

Creo Elements/Direct (CoCreate) Tips:
  • Smooth Zooming using the Control-Drag: Under versions prior to v18, the user could zoom the viewport by holding the Control key, pressing the right mouse button (RMB) and dragging the mouse.  Under Version 18 and later, this behavior was changed so that the mouse actions were consistent across all Creo apps.  To re-enable the old behavior, select "File->Settings->Viewport..."  and then select the "CoCreate mouse interaction mode" option.  Zooming using Ctrl-RMB will now work as it did before!

AI MAXTools Tips:
  • AI MultiRename (part of AI DesignMAX) makes it easy to clean up the object names in your structure browser -- no more . names!  See it in action!

AI MultiRename Example

Submit a tip, win a prize!
For a limited time, the first person to submit a Tip & Trick (either for Creo Elements/Direct (CoCreate) or AI MAXTools functions) will win a REAL Rubik's Cube or a Perplexus Epic! Rubik's Cube Image Perplexus Epic image

Send entries to  Entries must be received by Jan 31, 2013.

Try AI MAXTools for yourself risk-free!  Contact Us to request full-function evaluation licenses and/or to set up a free short webinar overview for your organization – you'll be glad you did!
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Customer Quote

"This is some really cool and useful stuff!  I'm definitely looking forward to using it!!"

[from an introductory webinar for a company starting a free evaluation of AI MAXTools]

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