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Surface finish symbol attached to the surface in Creo Drawing

Sergey
14-Alexandrite

Surface finish symbol attached to the surface in Creo Drawing

Hello!

 

How do I add the surface finish symbol onto the surface that needs to be machined?

Desired symbol is Ra 3.2 (machining required, all around).

 

Best regards,

Sergey

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JS_9824412
13-Aquamarine
(To:Sergey)

Type in 3.2 as shown in below snapshot. Otherwise create a free Note "Ra 3.2" and relate it to view.

JS_9824412_0-1638459169346.png

 

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tbraxton
21-Topaz II
(To:Sergey)

Under the annotate tab select surface finish and in the placement tab select the on entity option.

 

http://support.ptc.com/help/creo/creo_pma/usascii/index.html#page/detail/symbols_surf_finish.html 

 

 

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Involute Development, LLC
Consulting Engineers
Specialists in Creo Parametric
Sergey
14-Alexandrite
(To:tbraxton)

This command is insufficient as it miss what I am asking for.

 

JS_9824412
13-Aquamarine
(To:Sergey)

Type in 3.2 as shown in below snapshot. Otherwise create a free Note "Ra 3.2" and relate it to view.

JS_9824412_0-1638459169346.png

 

JS_9824412
13-Aquamarine
(To:JS_9824412)

And check with a senior CREO user in your company where the symbol folder is located. 

Sergey
14-Alexandrite
(To:JS_9824412)

Thank you for finding a workaround.

But it is still insufficient and shocking that Creo in 2021 do not have a complete surface feature where all information needed can be placed at once. 
Hopefully this will be updated soon.

 

Sergey

StephenW
23-Emerald II
(To:Sergey)

Can you show exactly what you are needing?

Sergey
14-Alexandrite
(To:StephenW)

Hello Stephen.

 

Yes, sure. Here is example from Autodesk Inventor. Done in a couple of seconds.

 

Sergey_0-1638478119089.png

 

JS_9824412
13-Aquamarine
(To:Sergey)

SolidWorks can do it too in couple of seconds. (Anyway, employers will pay for using sophisticated tool such as CREO)

tbraxton
21-Topaz II
(To:Sergey)

You need to set up your symbol library with the finish symbols. Once you have done that you can place them in seconds.

 

When you want to use your own symbols for surface finishes, indicate their location by setting the pro_surface_finish_dir configuration option. When you set this option, the system retrieves symbols only from this area.

 

PTC documentation is not great but all the info presented by the community members in this thread is covered in the on line documentation.

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Involute Development, LLC
Consulting Engineers
Specialists in Creo Parametric
Sergey
14-Alexandrite
(To:tbraxton)

Would you, please, show me an example, explaining step by step of what you wrote above? This will spare me days (or maybe weeks).

 

Sergey

StephenW
23-Emerald II
(To:Sergey)

I'm on Creo 4 in a drawing. I'm not sure what has changed since creo 4.

 

I have symbols in a Creo folder C:\Program Files\PTC\Creo 4.0\M130\Common Files\symbols\library_syms\isosurftext

Your folder will likely be different based on your Creo install.

The symbol in there is called isosurftext.sym

I add that symbol to my drawing and I can get everything except the all around.

I've only used surface finish a handful of times so I don't really know the ins and outs .

 

StephenWilliams_0-1638480010865.png

 

StephenWilliams_1-1638480268761.png

 

 

Sergey
14-Alexandrite
(To:StephenW)

Thank you, Stephen.

 

I will try and check itout tomorrow and then will let you know if I got it. I am using Creo 7 now but will update to Creo 8 in a couple of months.

 

Sergey

StephenW
23-Emerald II
(To:Sergey)

In a drawing, Symbol, browse, system symbols, isosurftext, then choose isosurftext.sym

May be some difference in Creo 4 vs Creo 7

I have no faith they have updated the symbol in any way.

 

StephenWilliams_0-1638481060223.png

 

Sergey
14-Alexandrite
(To:StephenW)

I doesn't look like that there is a difference. It should work.

 

Atleast one thing is clear - there are great many things that can and should be made easier. I refer to Autodesk Inventor that is super user-friendly. I feel that Creo should follow that path.

 

 

 

 

Sergey
14-Alexandrite
(To:StephenW)

Hello again.

 

Just want to notify you that it work very well.

 

Sergey

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