I'm doing configuration management on Creo in a rather large group of users. Recently, the practice of overriding dimension values have caused a considerable amount of costly problems.
Users copy old assemblies or parts that are in production, change the features that will differ on the new part, and then trust all the other dimensions that are already in use as if they are all parametric.
PTC has suggested a workaround of creating associative dimensions using show model annotations. (document – CS61225)
Unfortunately this is not a good solution as it only inhibits the user from using the function on that type of dimension.
The override can still be used, and there is no way of preventing the user from doing so.
I want to suggest that PTC makes two config options in order to address this.
- -The first config will be to highlight or display non-parametric, dimensions. ( in order for detection of non-parametric dimmensions)
- -The second will be to prohibit the override dimension functionality.
I’m sure a lot of people in production will agree that this can save a lot of money and hart ace, when it comes to quality issues and reworks.