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Easily Show/Change Parameters Units on Drawings

Easily Show/Change Parameters Units on Drawings

Add the ability to change/show parameters units easily on Creo drawings without having to create additional parameters.

  • Current functionality only allows changing parameter decimal place display - &volume[.1] = 25000000.0
  • Please add the ability to change/display parameter units without having to create additional parameters.
    • &volume[.1][mm^3][display_unit] = 25000000.0 mm^3 or mm3
    • &volume[.1][cm^3][display_unit] = 25000.0 cm^3 or cm3
    • &volume[.1][cm^3] = 25000.0

Use case example: It's very common for to model in one unit system but to want to display some parameter differently on a drawing. Specific example - 3d model in mm-kg-s in Creo but this makes the volume parameter in mm^3 which create a huge number that is difficult to read on a drawing. Displaying in cm^3 makes more the information easier to read.

 

The current functionality to show units on drawings requires several extra parameters, is difficult to setup, and doesn't display the units well - https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article?n=CS126392

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I would also add the ability to specify the way date parameters are shown on the drawing. Currently, this is done using date_type_parameter_format %dd-%Mmm-%yyyy config setting but this only works on your current Creo session which may conflict with the settings on the Windchill publishing server for generating PDFs.

 

Example of specifying date parameter format in drawing: &PTC_WM_MODIFIED_ON[%dd-%Mmm-%yyyy] instead of the out of the box format of "25-Dec-19 10:37:47 AM".