I know how to measure the distance between two entities in Creo, but I would like to know the vector components: dx, dy, and dz.
Can Creo do this?
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I know of no direct way to do this. Kind of annoying because we know Creo has the numbers, since the distance reported is definitely a vector length from point to point.
Two ways I've done the measurement:
(1) Build the x=0, y=0, z=0 planes. Take measurements from each plane to the point of interest.
(2) Create a point at the "from" and "to" positions, write them to a file, calculate the vector components myself.
There are likely other ways to get the numbers, just nothing straightforward that I know of. If there is a more direct way, I hope someone will enlighten me.
Martin, thanks for your reply.
That's pretty cool. All these years and when I saw the "Projection" I thought it only allowed me to project onto a datum plane or other planar surface.
Requires you to have a coordinate system defined, I suppose.
Yes, you are required to have a coord sys. Either user created or default but it must be there. I tried on a truly empty assy (no default planes/csys) and the option is not available.
Yes Creo can do this. I have created a mapkey to streamline the process that was posted by @MartinHanak .
This is an older post that is locked but it explains how to set it up.
Below is a video demonstrating how it works.