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Unable to access set datum tag in creo 4

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Unable to access set datum tag in creo 4

Can someone please explain to me how you are supposed to set the placement of a datum in creo 4. The "set datum tag" no longer includes the option for placement when you select properties.

 

This explanation might as well be in greek for all it means to me:

 

"Change in product specification with Creo Parametric 4.0 F000

  • The annotations in the model would better adhere to the GD&T standards (both ASME and ISO) and capture the full semantic intent"

https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS260600&posno=1&q=260600&source=search

 

I want to be able to do this:

http://www.ptc.com/cs/help/creo_hc/creo20_hc/index.jspx?id=To_Set_Datum_Plane_of_a_Model&action=show

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Re: Unable to access set datum tag in creo 4

That link led me to a nice little video of how it magically works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yULd7Dl5fcA&feature=youtu.be

 

EDIT: that was in this blog https://community.ptc.com/t5/Creo-Blog/Did-You-Know-Enhanced-Datum-Feature-Symbols-Available-in-Creo...

which also contains a link to PTC help that links to non-linear x-hatching????

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Re: Unable to access set datum tag in creo 4

I'm not on Creo 4 yet so I'm not much help.

The CS document you linked to also had an SPR associated with it. Usually that means there is a bug.

Level 20

Re: Unable to access set datum tag in creo 4

Not sure as to the specifics of your question.

It appears the functionality was eroniously removed.

That wouldn't be the 1st time they did that to see the response.

If no one complains, it is obviously not required.

Anyway, that is what I am seeing way to much of in going past Creo 2.0.

Similar problem from Pro|E to WF... WF to Creo...

Seems PTC is just weighing their "liability" and quietly removing features.

 

I once reported a problem by not being able to select a datum point.

The little black dot got in the way of the actual feature and you could not select the actual point.

The Pro|WorkAround(tm) was to turn on the datum tags which were selectable.

This bit of info is only useful if you are just having trouble selecting the datum.

 

Did you submit a support case for this question?

It will be interesting to see PTC's response.

 

Level 6

Re: Unable to access set datum tag in creo 4

Yes i logged a support case. I haven't heard anything useful back so far from PTC. I don't understand why they would have removed this feature. All im trying to do is attach a datum flag to a diametral dimension or an existing geometric tolerance. I must be missing something basic....

Re: Unable to access set datum tag in creo 4

I haven't taken the opportunity to get on 4.0, here's the screen shot of creo 3 datum in the draiwng and in the model. What does the creo 4 - right click properties look like in the drawing and in the model?

datum-attach.jpg

 

datum-model.jpg

Level 15

Re: Unable to access set datum tag in creo 4

I don't see it now, but there was a post to the effect that PTC was changing how the placement system was reworked to prevent users from adding datum feature symbols to axes because that is prohibited. It seems like the post also alluded to some other placement functions that would also not work, but would be re-enabled in the future. Over in the Creo Blog there's a post that indicated they have been busy on the MBD side of things. https://community.ptc.com/t5/Creo-Blog/bg-p/CreoBlog

Re: Unable to access set datum tag in creo 4

That link led me to a nice little video of how it magically works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yULd7Dl5fcA&feature=youtu.be

 

EDIT: that was in this blog https://community.ptc.com/t5/Creo-Blog/Did-You-Know-Enhanced-Datum-Feature-Symbols-Available-in-Creo...

which also contains a link to PTC help that links to non-linear x-hatching????

Level 6

Re: Unable to access set datum tag in creo 4

Stephen,

Thanks for the link to the video - thats exactly what i was looking for (not sure why PTC support wasn't able to just point me to this...). It looks like they have moved to MBD for creating gtol datums and attachments as annotations. 

 

This what the datum properties menu in drawing mode in creo 4 looks like:

 

 

Level 20

Re: Unable to access set datum tag in creo 4

Here is hoping that also solves the insessant crashing of Creo when manipulating datum tags in drawings.

Re: Unable to access set datum tag in creo 4

@bobjohnson35, Please mark that video as the solution so the poor next guy looking may come across the post.

 

 

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