1. Describe your environment: What is your industry? What is your role in your organization? Describe your stakeholders. We design and manufacture high-end electronics. I am the CAD Manager / PTC SME. Stakeholders for this idea include our Creo user community.
2. What version of Creo Parametric are you currently running? 18.104.22.168
3. Describe the problem you are trying to solve. Please include detailed documentation such as screenshots, images or video.
We noticed discrepancies in Mass Properties reporting when viewing the results from the Analysis Ribbon vs the Model Properties. If a submodel, within an assembly, has PRO_MP_SOURCE set to Parameters, then the Geometry report from the Model Properties will use those parameter values. However, from the Analysis Ribbon, the Computed value will NOT use that value. It would seem that the Computed from the Analysis Ribbon is the same as Geometry from the Model Properties and the Assigned from the Analysis Ribbon is the same as Geometry and Parameters in the Model Properties. The verbiage is not consistent and definitely confusing. Having assigned values get used in a report called Geometry is even more confusing. The idea would be to make the verbiage and behavior clearer, consistent and understandable between the 2 mechanisms.
4. What is the use case for your organization? We have been trying to work out the specifics with setting up mass properties for assemblies. However, it is taking us years to work through some tickets due to confusing behaviors, options that don't really do anything, etc. It is holding us back from getting a clear understanding of behavior. If the SMEs are struggling, then users are surely going to struggle. We use a lot of PCBs in our products, all of which will require alternate mass properties. Now, the Geometry in the Model Properties will report those alternate values, but the Computed will not.
5. What business value would your suggestion represent for your organization? It would enable us to computer mass properties for our products easily and store them in Windchill. It would save a lot of manual effort down stream.