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How to create proportion symbol in Creo 2

bkhodos
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How to create proportion symbol in Creo 2

Hi

i need to create ellipse symbol and it is ease, but i discovered that i can not change it, the proportion option do not allowed

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Re: How to create proportion symbol in Creo 2

Hi

If I have well understood your problem, you must redefine the symbol following the image below. You redefine the symbol then click attributs then you choose the option in the red rectangle. When finished don't forget to save.

Re: How to create proportion symbol in Creo 2

hi thank you for answer, but i have different problem Noname.jpg

see pic - i can not change the proportion.

Re: How to create proportion symbol in Creo 2

I have found something in the help center about this, but I have the french version. Here's a snapshot helping to find the location of this help in your language version.

http://help.ptc.com/creo_hc/creo30_pma_hc/french/index.html#page/pma/fundamentals/fund_eight_sub/abo...

Re: How to create proportion symbol in Creo 2

i fined it in English and Russian but it doesn't help me where are no data about proportional (i want to change height and length)

Re: How to create proportion symbol in Creo 2

It's in the last paragraph, it says if you place an annotation not based on the text dimension. Once it's placed and defined you can modify the proportion.

Re: How to create proportion symbol in Creo 2

ON MY SYMBOL I DONT HAVE ANY TEXT , YOU CAN SEE IT ON MY PREVIUS  REPLY

Re: How to create proportion symbol in Creo 2

A symbol can only be uniformly scaled. There is no option to scale it separately in only one direction.

Symbol geometry cannot be driven by relations. Text substitutions can be made from relation driven parameters or dimensions.

It's possible that a Toolkit application could be created to do this, but I think it would have to create a separate symbol for each location to have independent aspect ratios from the prototype. So far I haven't heard of any third party offering dynamic symbols for Creo.

Re: How to create proportion symbol in Creo 2

Thanks David.  What about editing the symbol in place without saving it to disk?

Re: How to create proportion symbol in Creo 2

Symbol geometry is embedded in the drawing it's used in. Saving to disk has no effect unless a user specifically forces the internalized symbol definition to be replaced with an external (disk) version.

Re: How to create proportion symbol in Creo 2

Hi,

attached there is an "ellipse" symbol, which allows you to change its proportions.

Just copy the file in the Creo symbol folder - typically its C:\PTC\creo_standards\symbols\ and add via the "custom symbol" function to your drawing.

Use offset as the attachment method if you want to link it to a view or a dimension.

I used Raphaels method to create the symbol and I can change the proportions just fine.

ellipse_symbol_large.jpg

ellipse_symbol_small.jpg

Markus

Re: How to create proportion symbol in Creo 2

I think the OP wants a parametric value in both X and Y for the symbol.

The symbol may need to be driven by relations if that is even possible.

I am no expert on symbols but thought I'd point this out.

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