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In creo Can we measure center to center distance between two feature for example distance between the center of two ribs.

abhavsar
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In creo Can we measure center to center distance between two feature for example distance between the center of two ribs.

Measure summery tool in Analysis tab in Creo doesn't give the distance between the center of two feature.


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Re: In creo Can we measure center to center distance between two feature for example distance between the center of two ribs.

This should be in the Creo forum maybe  Toby Metcalf can move it.

Anyway, you can create datum points on the line segments with a ratio of .5 to place them at the middles of the line segments. Alternatively, create datum axis points in the original sketches that are at the desired location so they will be available to make this measurement.

Re: In creo Can we measure center to center distance between two feature for example distance between the center of two ribs.

Thanks David - I will move it.

Re: In creo Can we measure center to center distance between two feature for example distance between the center of two ribs.

Anup,

I was going to suggest the same as David.  Create datum points and the desire locations and then measure the distance between the datum points.

Thanks,

Amit

Re: In creo Can we measure center to center distance between two feature for example distance between the center of two ribs.

I agree with your answers but again these datum points will serve only measurement purpose and may increase model tree. If model is open by another person in future and in case he/she highlight datum points there are few chances that he will understand the purpose of these datum points. And in case if he conclude that these datum points do not have child feature they will become an unnecessary feature for him also it increase the model tree which will impact CAD model regeneration time.
Let me know your thoughts.

Many Thanks.

Re: In creo Can we measure center to center distance between two feature for example distance between the center of two ribs.

Create datum axis points in the original sketches that are at the desired location so they will be available to make this measurement.

Then no increase tree, not forgetted.

Re: In creo Can we measure center to center distance between two feature for example distance between the center of two ribs.

That's easy enough if your feature is comprised of basic lines or rectangles.

But what if it's made out of stranger shapes?

I don't think Creo has an analysis feature that will generate the point that is coincident with the "centroid" of an arbitrary planar shape.

Re: In creo Can we measure center to center distance between two feature for example distance between the center of two ribs.

As a workaround if the parts are symmetric, you can use the surface to surface measure at the ends as shown that gives the same result as the center to center measure.

Re: In creo Can we measure center to center distance between two feature for example distance between the center of two ribs.

I agree with all of your suggestion. They are very helpful. Apart from that there is one thing that it would like to highlight I am not sure whether it is proper place to say it or not, but It will be very helpful and great if PTC will improve "Measure Summery Tool" in Analysis tab to measure Center to Center distance between two unsymmetrical feature (like twp ribs, or walls etc.,...) as shown in attached snap shot to discussion subject.

Re: In creo Can we measure center to center distance between two feature for example distance between the center of two ribs.

If you want this you should create a product idea for it so people can vote on it.

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