Bounding Box as a Feature
Please make a feature in Creo Parametric representing the smallest area or volume in which a design can fit, bounding box.
Please spend a few minutes looking at this video from SolidWorks, it is very simple and easy to understand.
Chees Erik Sallingboe
Good idea - can be used for 3D pronting
I believe the machining package can do something like this by automatic stock size.
Also close to this is in Tools - Investigate - Model Size.
I suggest that the Model Size also print out more of the box properties not just the diagonal size like it now does, especially since it renders the box and knows the size already. If this function was moved to be an Analysis item then maybe we get the option to create it as feature or saved like other analysis items.
This feature exist in Creo View, but it doesnt always show the "minimal" bounding box. If a feature is developped in Creo Parametric, it need to show the 3 lengths (X,Y,Z) of the minimal bounding box, this box is usefull (for example: to calculate a storage volume necessary for an assembly)
Yes, Creo View can do some part of the job, but we like to have it X,Y and Z as attributes in Creo as well as in Windchill.
I think, this Request from many Companys, and it must be quite simple for PTC to make a feature like this in Creo
BTW, please let the idea be spread out in your organisation
ill transfert the idea to other colleagues to get their support on this topic
If this was a simple as creating Length, Width and Height parameters for use in drawings and BOM that would be spectacular!
I just did this in toolkit. It would be great if PTC implemented a direction function.
What I had to do.
if (model has copy geoms) -> create a shrinkwrap
then compute the ProSolidOutlineCompute for all rotations about x, y, and z sweeping from 0 to 90 degrees.
I do a two stage pass and get the bounding box to within 1 degree.
Bounding box as model parameters (diagonal, x, y, z) would be nice as well. Today they are available via Jlink.
If this gets implemented there should be a geometry only option.
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