I'm playing with moving from WF5 to 3.0. Can't find anyway to assemble two parts by their cylindrical surfaces. Axes kind suck 'cause they are often both not there in one part and blinding you from al the other parts in the assemblies. How could they make the descision to completely eliminate this? What's going to happen to the bajillion inserts in my thousands of assemblies as they convert?
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Terminology...Its now coincident. Several constraints now say coincident. 2 revolved surfaces "insert" the same as always.
Awesome, I think. So I kinda figured that would work (I see it does for you) but mine seems to want to limit me to axis selection and/or convert to 'tangent' as I try to accomplish. Yeah, I just tried it again - figured maybe if I do it first something will be different, jumps to tangent and doesn't let me switch it to any other type of constraint. Maybe there's a proi setting that controls that?
- User Defined
- Place Manually
Don't know what else to change.
What is the difference between coincident and centered?
I've been on Creo 4.0 for a few days.
Both seem to do the same things for holes, but which of the two is better?
I always considered "coincident" as synonymous with insert (for round items)
Centered is awesome. If you have a sphrerical connection, centered "centers" the 2 spheres.
A cone shape, centered makes it tangent and concident.
I love centered for those applications that used to take some effort to constrain and always had unexpected failures due to placement.
When you say "round", do you mean cylindrical (for coincident)?
I used to use Insert, Coincident with the first dowel hole and Insert, Align with the 2nd dowel hole (no assumptions please).
Is either more stable than the other?
Sorry, yes, cylindrical would have been a much better choice of words...that was the Texan coming out in me.
I wouldn't have considered either way to be bad or more stable than the other.
"Is either more stable than the other?"
LOL, we are taking about PTC software here!
The first 2 or 3 releases are still test only code until they get enough complaints to attempt a fix (and break 2 other things).
If you pick Automatic, the first on changes to "Coincident", Automatic on the 2nd one, it changes to "Oriented".