Today’s “Fast Facts!” post focuses on displaying set datums and erased dimensions and axes. This content is intended to provide users with easy-to-use, actionable tips and tricks for how to use PTC Creo more effectively. These tips come from Steve Meyers and Evan Winter, two PTC Creo experts in our training group.
1. Displaying Set Datums on Drawings
Set Datum visibility can be controlled through layers, but they can also be deleted or erased.
For example, in this drawing there is a Set Datum that is currently erased and is hidden from view. Although we can select it from the Drawing Tree and “Unerase”, it will still be hidden if it is on a hidden layer.
The easiest method of controlling Set Datum display is to:
An alternative method for controlling Set Datum display is by using view-based layer status (Explained below).
2. Displaying Set Datums on Drawings (Alternate Method)
Drawing views can have their layer status set independently of the top level drawing.
To set the layer status for an individual view:
To restore the layer status of the view back to that of the drawing:
3. Dealing with Erased Dimensions and Axes
Some WF4 drawings may have a large number of erased items that must be deleted prior to being shown in a different view. These can be deleted automatically through a hidden drawing option.
Stayed tuned as we cover more PTC Creo commands, features, and shortcuts designed to help you use the product faster!
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Works great until someone sets a datum or adds an item with a set datum to a subassembly and then -those- datums need to be dealt with. Again.
Typically the newly 'set' datum will be on a newly created layer, so that new layer will automatically be visible on the drawing and with it the shown datum.