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Creo equivalent of SolidWorks configurations in parts?

acoates
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Creo equivalent of SolidWorks configurations in parts?

Hi there,

I've been with a new company using Creo 2.0 for the last three months and we would really benefit from being able to create parts with what I know as "configurations": I'm not sure what the equivalent term in Creo would be, I'm afraid.

The first parts I am trying to create are bent plates. There are 8 different versions, each sharing all bar two dimensions: an angle and the overall length which is driven by the angle. I've attached a 2d draft to demonstrate.

My target is a single part with 8 "configurations", with one drawing displaying this part in a default "configuration" and a table that will define parameters 'A' and 'L'.

I hope that this is feasible in Creo as it would save a lot of work!

Many thanks in advance.


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Mahesh_Sharma
22-Sapphire I
(To:acoates)

Hi Andy,

Family table in Creo Parametric is as Configuration in Solidworks and to use that functionality:

1. Create the part as sketch you attached.

2. Select Tools > Family Table

3. Click “Insert a new instances at selected row”, one click will add one row and click on that as per your number of instances (click 8 times will create 8 rows for 8 instances)

4. Now select “Add/Delete the table columns” and set Dimension user Ass Item

5. Click on part and select required dimensions to add in Family Table > Ok

6. Replace Asterisk (*) with new values for dimensions and finally “Verify instances of the family”.

Regards,

Mahesh

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Mahesh_Sharma
22-Sapphire I
(To:acoates)

Hi Andy,

Family table in Creo Parametric is as Configuration in Solidworks and to use that functionality:

1. Create the part as sketch you attached.

2. Select Tools > Family Table

3. Click “Insert a new instances at selected row”, one click will add one row and click on that as per your number of instances (click 8 times will create 8 rows for 8 instances)

4. Now select “Add/Delete the table columns” and set Dimension user Ass Item

5. Click on part and select required dimensions to add in Family Table > Ok

6. Replace Asterisk (*) with new values for dimensions and finally “Verify instances of the family”.

Regards,

Mahesh

Brilliant. Thank you, Mahesh. That has worked and the instances have stayed controlled when testing in and out of Windchill.

Kind regards,

Andy

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