I feel like I asked this before, but I guess my brain is too old to remember.
In Creo2, sometimes I can double click a component and the feature in that part will show its dimensions and I can modify right there on the fly. Then, when I try it again, I don't get that behavior and I have to RMB > Activate the component and then double click.
Is there a known workflow that allows one to modify component level features in an assembly - WITHOUT activating the part?
I would think the SMART filter would allow me to select the component then double click the feature to modify it - or single click the geometry (e.g. - to select a surf or edge) I guess I am not that smart.
Any hints here?
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I have been a bit curious about the best practice or method for creating a spiral staircase. As far as I know Creo doesn't have a helical pattern feature. I imagine that this could be done by using some kind of relation like trajpar.
Hi Michael, I'm not sure if this is best practice but I would have used this approach: - Create a helical datum curve that is the central core of the spiral staircase. - Put a datum point on the curve - Create horizontal and radial datum planes off the point. - Model the stair tread referencing the above planes - Group everything and pattern upwards based on the position of the datum point.
You possible may need some other construction surfaces to get what you want.
Does this make sense?
cheers -- Mark von Huben
Principal Mechanical Engineer Cochlear Ltd 1 University Ave Macquarie Park, NSW, 2113 Australia
Well at least I am not the only one who has that problem. I don't know why it does what it does or how to fix it but my work-around is to double click on a part feature that will show the dimension and then, while those dimensions are showing, double click on the other parts feature that doesn't show them and they will show and can be modified.
I notice that when I do that, the smart filter changes to all, maybe that's a clue. If you change the filter to "feature", it will edit the features just fine.
So, I learned from this post that the filter does allow for some consistency when selecting. Changing the filter to "feature" allows for a double click in the assy to show that features dims for direct editing. So, I recreated my mapkeys from WF days to change the selection filter. Now I "ff" to set the filter to feature and then double click away... "fc" is filter component (part) to allow a double click to edit the distance... etc.
I did not learn the explicit workflow of the Smart filter, but at least I am happy.