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Dynamic Font Height option

Dynamic Font Height option

1. Describe your environment: What is your industry? What is your role in your organization? Describe your stakeholders.
Worldwide Multisite Medical Device industry. I'm co-owner of the formats and title block management.

I'm called to connect internationally with the others cad managers to unify the entire company Drawing formats.


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

Creo3 for Sustaining projects, Creo7 for new projects.

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

Titles in drawing parts are coming from many and different departments, when it comes to the title block, when it needs a longer description, it exits from the cell available space even if quite large.

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A Dynamic Font Height Size, dependent on the cell size, could solve it.

If this solution is applied the font text is then reduced in a smaller size but it avoids to exit from title block and  manual edit to can be skipped.

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In the screenshot here above it's in 1 row and with a too small size (just for exemplification) but the solution should works also for multiple line cells.


4. What is the use case for your organization?
Different departments in different worldwide sites  are using Creo (and other CADs) for different purposes (R&D, Manufacturing, tooling) with different approaches. This historically led some to use Title in the title blocks as a long description field.

5. What business value would your suggestion represent for your organization?
Unification of title blocks for a company drawings same look and feel.

Avoiding designers edit on title blocks, it could be a source for mistakes.

Save time for "aesthetic" intervention on drawings.

A "ready to print" whole company title block.

 

 

4 Comments
olivierlp
Community Manager
Status changed to: Acknowledged

Thank you @ddalsanto 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.

rklesch
12-Amethyst

Hello @ddalsanto,

agree, this sounds pretty useful to me, too.
Due to our company standards, font hights have to have predefined default values. In our creo-environment, none-default fonts lead to ModelCheck warning. So, it makes sense to me, to add and control several font hights as config-options. Maybe, this could be considered by PTC as well.

Thanks & best regards!

Aaron_Daniel
13-Aquamarine

This has a potential to be a great aid.  Certain government and other agencies require an absolute minimum of 3/32" text height on drawing documents (and sometimes only certain fonts are acceptable), so if a drawing option could be added to keep the dynamic size to at least a specified minimum, that would be great.  It might be appropriate to also add a drawing option to limit minimum character spacing, so that if the length of the text forces the minimum height, then the character spacing could reduce down to a minimum setting to try to make the text fit.

Hugo-KTM
11-Garnet

There are ISO requirements for font size, so scaling does not work for standards compliance.

Minimum size of relevant features defines sheet size → sheet size defines line widths → line width define font size. (ISO 128, ISO 3098, ISO 6428)

ISO 7200 defines a recommended length for the title field of 25 characters or 30 characters for two-byte-characters (ja, cn) and 2 times that for the optional supplementary title field.