We use coloured shaded views on drawings to indicate where different surface finishes and polishing requirements are applied. As of Creo 2.0 M170 and Creo 3.0 M050, it is now possible to enable drawing views to inherit the current render scene applied on the underlying 3D model. This is great for us because by utilising this new functionality and creating a special Creo scene in the underlying 3D model that only has an ambient light, we are able to create a cartoon style shaded drawing view with no highlights or shadows. Perfect for removing all ambiguity on the drawing.
But the problem is that unless we save off the 3D model with the scene applied, every time we re-open the drawing the views revert back to standard shading. We don't really want all of our 3D models opening with the cartoon style shading applied.
So my product idea is to include the applied render scene as an additional item when creating a COMBINED VIEW for a part or assembly. This would allow us to choose whether to apply the default scene or special "cartoon style" scene on a view-by-view basis in a drawing.