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Help annotating a drawing of a partfrom a STEP/.stp file

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Help annotating a drawing of a partfrom a STEP/.stp file

Hello ptc community,

 

I'm new to CREO, please bear with me. I have been assigned the task of taking a file in 3D STEP format (.stp) and creating and engineering product drawing with appropriate annotations. 

 

If I attempt to create a drawing directly from the .stp file, the resulting drawing is completely blank. After doing some research, I learned that I needed to open the file as a part and manually assign a front face. Once I assigned a front face, I was able to create a drawing from the part and place the part onto the drawing. 

 

Here's the problem. When I attempt to add the necessary angle/length dimensions (Annotate --> Show Model Annotations) it states:

"No annotations can be shown in the current sheet/view for the selected objects" (see attached image)

 

How can I amend this? I appreciate any advice, thank you in advance. 

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Level 15

Re: Help annotating a drawing of a partfrom a STEP/.stp file

You have to manually create the dimensions for any imported body.

Shown dimensions are only available on a parametrically designed model done in Creo.

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Level 15

Re: Help annotating a drawing of a partfrom a STEP/.stp file

You have to manually create the dimensions for any imported body.

Shown dimensions are only available on a parametrically designed model done in Creo.

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