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Identify weak dimensions in section using Pro/Tookit

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Identify weak dimensions in section using Pro/Tookit

Hi,

Is there any way in Pro/Tookit to identify weak dimensions in a section?

I am going through documentation and found nothing useful so far.

Thanks,

Regards,

Amar

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Identify weak dimensions in section using Pro/Tookit

Amar,

I do not have any code that accomplishes this but I did read the
documentation on Annotation Features which states the following:



An annotation feature is a new feature available in Pro/ENGINEER
Wildfire 2.0. It is composed of one or more "annotation elements". Each
annotation element is composed of references, parameters and annotations
(notes, symbols, geometric tolerances, surface finishes, reference
dimensions, driven dimensions, and manufacturing template annotations).



Therefore this would lead me to assume that you could visit the
annotation elements of a solid using ProSolidAnnotationelemsVisit() call
the function ProAnnotationelemReferencesCollect(). This would give you
a collection of references. Then you call the function
ProAnnotationelemReferenceIsStrong() to determine which ones are weak.
Alternatively you could pass the parameter PRO_ANNOTATION_REF_WEAK to
ProAnnotationelemReferencesCollect() to collect only the weak
references.



The function ProAnnotationelemReferenceIsStrong() identifies if a
reference is weak or strong in a given annotation element.

One note of importance is that these APIs require that you have the
Pro/TOOLKIT for 3D Drawings license ($5k I think).



Patrick Williams | Sr. Application Engineer | Engineering Systems |
Steelcase Inc. | 616.698.4078 | My Site
<">http://my.steelcase.com/Person.aspx?accountname=NA\PWILLIA3>





Identify weak dimensions in section using Pro/Tookit

Hello Patrick,

Thank you for your reply.

After going through documentation for functions you had mentioned, I think
these functions can be used to find the weak/ strong dimensions.
However, I am not very sure about meaning of term "reference" in annotation
feature.
Also, due to unavailability of 3D Drawing licenses, I could not try these
functions.

Thanks again for your help.

Best Regards,
Amar Junankar



On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 7:18 AM, Williams, Patrick S. <
-> wrote:

> Amar,
>
> I do not have any code that accomplishes this but I did read the
> documentation on Annotation Features which states the following:
>
>
>
> An annotation feature is a new feature available in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire
> 2.0. It is composed of one or more "annotation elements". Each annotation
> element is composed of references, parameters and annotations (notes,
> symbols, geometric tolerances, surface finishes, reference dimensions,
> driven dimensions, and manufacturing template annotations).
>
>
>
> Therefore this would lead me to assume that you could visit the annotation
> elements of a solid using ProSolidAnnotationelemsVisit() call the function
> ProAnnotationelemReferencesCollect(). This would give you a collection of
> references. Then you call the function ProAnnotationelemReferenceIsStrong()
> to determine which ones are weak. Alternatively you could pass the
> parameter PRO_ANNOTATION_REF_WEAK to ProAnnotationelemReferencesCollect() to
> collect only the weak references.
>
>
>
> The function *ProAnnotationelemReferenceIsStrong()* identifies if a
> reference is weak or strong in a given annotation element.
>
> One note of importance is that these APIs require that you have the
> Pro/TOOLKIT for 3D Drawings license ($5k I think).
>
>
>
> *Patrick Williams* | Sr. Application Engineer | Engineering Systems |
> Steelcase Inc. | 616.698.4078 | My Site<">http://my.steelcase.com/Person.aspx?accountname=NA%5CPWILLIA3>
>
>
>
> [image: horizontalsignature_blue2]
>
> *From:* Amar Junankar [