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Drawing Common Name

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Drawing Common Name

Is there anyway to automatically set the Creo parametric common name of a drawing to the same as the common name for the linked Creo part / assembly?

I want to have the common name field automatically copied from the part to the drawing for use in Windchill.

Thanks,

John

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Re: Drawing Common Name

Yes, there is and it is seldom used:

Drawing relations can be added under Tools > Drawing Program in Creo, but this is a very old functionality (unchanged for almost 20 years) with a display window and line editing by menu manager commands.

Gunter

P.S. It is probably a philosophical question, whether it is used so rarely because it has never been updated or whether it has never been updated because it is used so rarely.

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Re: Drawing Common Name

John, are you referring to creation or rename (as the picture shows)?

For the initial creation R&D has confirmed that there is no functionality to do it.

I found this, because there has been an interesting idea from a customer, using a drawing relation:

PTC_COMMON_NAME:D=PTC_COMMON_NAME:0.

However, of course it worked only for the first part in session, as the ":0" is a session ID.

In this context R&D confirmed that there is no alternate method available.

As for rename, I see no way to do it either.

Re: Drawing Common Name

Thanks for reply Gunter,

Unfortunately this relation is not being accepted in my drawing but listing errors instead.Error+Relations.PNG

It appears to be referring to the part relations, is there a seperate area for drawing relations.

Thanks,

John

Re: Drawing Common Name

Yes, there is and it is seldom used:

Drawing relations can be added under Tools > Drawing Program in Creo, but this is a very old functionality (unchanged for almost 20 years) with a display window and line editing by menu manager commands.

Gunter

P.S. It is probably a philosophical question, whether it is used so rarely because it has never been updated or whether it has never been updated because it is used so rarely.

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Re: Drawing Common Name

Gunter,

That is a nice solution but unfortunately it only works for the initial session but it might be enough to get me out for new parts and then modify manually afterwards.

Thanks,

John

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