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AAX - needed or not?

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AAX - needed or not?

I am looking at renewing/upgrading some of our old licenses soon.


In ten words or less convince me if Advanced Assembly eXtension is needed or not. Can experienced users"model" around the fact it's not included in a license? Is TDD really the only reason one would "need" AAX?


thanks

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RE: AAX - needed or not?



And....where does the ability to use PubGeomtery reside?



I am looking at renewing/upgrading some of our old licenses soon.


In ten words or less convince me if Advanced Assembly eXtension is needed or not. Can experienced users"model" around the fact it's not included in a license? Is TDD really the only reason one would "need" AAX?


thanks


AAX - needed or not?

You need it to create UDF's placed in assemblies. (9 words)

AAX - needed or not?

I believe no AAX, no copy geoms or pub geoms.



I have attached a 2007 doc showing a matrix of the various Pro/E option
packages. Since it is 5 years old, it's likely out of date, but it says
this about AAX:



Advanced functionality for creating: assembly instruction sheets,
top-down designs, global layouts, assembly family tables, and automated
design changes (using Interchange assemblies, assembly programs and
linked web pages).



Sounds like you'll also lose Pro/Process, assy family tables, layouts,
interchange assys and more. All of our seats have it and I personally
wouldn't want to work without it.



Doug Schaefer
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Doug Schaefer | Engineering Manager
Crow Works
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AAX - needed or not?

You'll also lose Pro/PROGRAM in Assembly mode, as well as Motion skeletons.




And to expand Doug's statement: "I believe no AAX, no copy geoms or pub
geoms."

He is correct.

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Lyle Beidler
MGS Inc
178 Muddy Creek Church Rd
Denver PA 17517
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AAX - needed or not?

Interchange assemblies is one I use all the time

Steve

AAX - needed or not?


I was curious if you get simplified reps (most critical for me) and
exploded views without AAX?

AAX - needed or not?

Just a thought,

I don't know how many licenses you have or how many users but you may want to consider keeping 1 AAX in case the need arises (pro-program, external reference viewer, pub geoms etc) since they are floating licenses. We currently have 9 foundation seats, 1 seat of AAX and 1 seat of Mech Dynamics. We have them set up to prompt the user what version of license they wish when launching pro-e:
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-HSaldana
AES
512-279-0822

RE: AAX - needed or not?

Thanks everyone....for making me spend more money!!!!


:-)


AAX - needed or not?

Speaking about PubGeometry. Think about patterning a PubGeometry, Copy
geometry the first PubGeometry feature to another part, and Reference
pattern the coppied PubGeometry.

The best tip/trick about PubGeometry Smiley Happy Smiley Happy
(Someone proposed that in this mailing list Smiley Happy. High-5 to that guy)


-nk/.