I recently adopted Creo 7 and started my first experience using the multibody functionality. I'm a senior user of Creo/Pro Engineer for about 20 years.
I'm facing some issues in the drawing of multibody components. I've found some tips in the community but not all my questions are solved.
In the previous versions I used to create the component shown below assembling some parts that represent the rough material and then placing the features that represent the machining after welding in assembly mode.
In this way I can create a drawing with a sheet representing the rough components and a second sheet that represent the welded assembly with all the machining made after the welding process.
I tried to do the same using the multibody functionality.
I created the rough visualization in the multibody part using the simp rep to exclude the final machining.
Machined part (lower plate and holes on the vertical plate):
Here come the issues:
1. it isn't possibile to represent the rough components singularly because they are represented with all the features
2. to place the singular components I had to convert the bodies into parts because it isn't possibile to hide the bodies from the views
3. the thread in the converted part disappears
4. balloon not connected to the table (I know this is a not solved issue)
5. I wasn't able to display the mass of the singular bodies
6. the quantity of the bodies is always 1 in the material list, although they are a pattern of the same body
7. the name of the body have to be modified manually (I know this is a not solved issue)
8. I added the parameter "Description" on the body but it doesn't appear in the general parameters of the part. I know that the bodies have their own parameters, so I tried to display them in the Model Tree Columns but they arent't available in the list.
9. It's possibile to reuse a body in another area of a part, not using mirro or pattern?
Machined part sheet:
Welded part sheet:
Parameters on the part:
Parameters on the body:
List of parameters that it's possible to display in the model tree columns:
I can avoid the issues 1 to 3 simply adding the simp rep of the welded part and quoting the singular components directly on the views, but it's ok since it's a simple part like this. For a carpentery that need to build the part it's easier to get the drawing of the single parts.
Someone can help me with some tips?
Thanks in advance,
Some of the details presented here are relevant to what you are trying to do. If you have not reviewed these yet, check them out. If you still have issues, reply with an update on the specifics.
thanks. I've already watched it some days ago and it helped me getting some information about the table. I was finally able to view the mass for each body calling the PRO_MP_MASS parameter:
**bleep**'s still not possible to show the quantity of the same body used in a single multibody part, i.e. obtained by a pattern.
The second triangular reinforcements of the example I posted above is obtained mirroring the first reinforcement, but it's considered like a new body, although is the same. The same if I try to make a pattern of the reinforcement: it's considered as a new body, not the same repeated with quantity 2.
Hiding bodies in a drawing view is supported. You did not mention if you had used construction bodies or not.
To hide a body in a drawing view:
Hover with pointer on the body of interest in the model tree in drawing mode
RMB to get menu and select Hide in the model option
This should remove the body from visibility in all of the drawing views referencing the model
As you told, in this way the body is hided in all the views. What if I want to hide a body in just a single view and not in all the other views?