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Creo assembly scale functionality

Creo assembly scale functionality

1. Describe your environment: What is your industry? What is your role in your organization? Describe your stakeholders.
I am Kamlesh and I am a Mechanical Engineer working as a technical support engineer in GMMSPL for PTC Creo


2. What version of Creo Parametric are you currently running?
Creo 9.0.1.0

3. Describe the problem you are trying to solve. Please include detailed documentation such as screenshots, images or video.

 

In creo we have the scale model/part functionality and if possible we would like to have the scale option for the assembly file.

 

 

4. What is the use case for your organization?
For similar family of part, with this functionality we can explore result within time.

5. What business value would your suggestion represent for your organization?
Time-saving

6 Comments
dhermosillo
13-Aquamarine

I can't believe this doesn't work in Creo as it works in SolidWorks, Catia, etc.

Please add the functionality to rescale all objects in an assembly so users don't need to rescale objects one by one.

dhermosillo
13-Aquamarine

Enable the ability to scale an entire assembly like other modeling programs can.

Currently users are forced to scale each component separately.

Please fix this shortcoming.

tadam
1-Newbie

For conceptual re-use, we often need a quick scaled version of an existing assembly.  This would require scaling all parts, assembly features, sub-assemblies, and assemblies.  Current behavior requires the user to open every single part, sub-assembly and the top assembly to manually change the scale.  This would be a huge time saver on large assemblies.

 

NOTE:  Relations can make this challenging since there is no way to know the proper way to scale numbers and/or angular values found in relations.  If the scale routine identified parts with relations that might be affected by scaling, this would be also be helpful.

olivierlp
Community Manager
Status changed to: Acknowledged

Thank you @kamleshjoshi for your idea. Based on the information you provided, we are acknowledging it as the Community management team. This is not a commitment from the Product team. Other users may comment and vote your idea up.

Also, thank you @StephenW for pointing to the few other relevant ideas. I merged them and added the votes. 

ByDesign
9-Granite

Let me add one more compelling reason:  There are assemblies where Creo can't achieve scaling even if you do it part by part.  The software simply fails.

 

If the parts of the assembly reference each other - several instances of parents each referenced by many children - because the regens that occur when opening individual parts that don't find the referenced parts.  They regen fine one at a time, but when you regen the whole assembly things fail.  Some will fix themselves by just regenerating many times over and over, but others not.  Creo gets confused.

 

I just spent almost a full week redefining and rerouting references in a large assembly just to scale it.  I think it's totally retarded that software of this caliber can't scale things.  I worked with PTC Tech support on multiple work-arounds that failed.  (Cases 16808673 & 16840635, but the write-ups don't reflect the time spent on the phone and in Teams meetings attempting to solve the problems.)  Did a bunch of hacks like using made-up units to try to change scale - various versions of order for which parts to scale first - did not work for various reasons each work-around attempt.

If the software can't do what it says it can do, then it should be an SPR, not an enhancement request.  But PTC says these are work-arounds so it's not defined software function.  That means PTC is admitting Creo has a deficiency that it can't do.  Well it won't help for my project, but this is a serious oversight that the software can't even scale a model.