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Representing positive and negative sign in ordinate dimensions in Creo Drawing

Representing positive and negative sign in ordinate dimensions in Creo Drawing

Ordinate dimension with Positive and Negative Sign.pngCustomers in Tooling Industries is need of mentioning positive and negative sign  along with dimension with respect to selected coordinate system while creating ordinate dimensions in Creo Drawing. Currently this is not possible in Creo Detailing. The same thing is available in our competitors. Kindly find attached the drawing which shows the details of enhancement request. Kindly request this functionality to incorporate the same in Creo Detailing at the earliest as it is impacting quality in Shop floor

11 Comments
vbhandarkar
1-Newbie

Need this feature

ptc-4994801
2-Guest

Needs this feature

ptc-5942237
5-Regular Member

yes we need this feature as this has been asked by multiple customer of us and available with other software applications

kamleshjoshi
14-Alexandrite

Required this enhancement for ease of use in reading drawing.

rahulsardar1
5-Regular Member

This fuctionality is important when compared with competitiors.

abdulWajid
2-Guest

Important and much required feature

abdulWajid
2-Guest

Much required feature

harshad_iCAD
13-Aquamarine

It must be there..

KenFarley
20-Turquoise

You can do this by creating the ordinal dimensions in the normal fashion, then rectangle select all the ones on the "minus" side of the zero. Select "Dimension Text" on the ribbon, type a "-" sign in the Prefix box. It's a manual operation, but a relatively easy one.

I'm using Creo 4.0, by the way.

Santhalingam.C
6-Contributor

Hi KenFarley ,

Thanks for your comments This is not the correct solution. We have already discussed this with Customer. If there is change in design/Geometry later and which moves to the positive side , the dimension with the  sign will not be updated automatically as it is not associated and the sign is mentioned manually in Prefix box

Hope you agree this....

 

KenFarley
20-Turquoise

To be honest, I've never seen a drawing with ordinal dimensions having a "+" or "-" sign depending on which side of the origin they are. It's not standard drawing practice. Hole tables I've seen will have signs, but I guess it's always assumed that the visual display of the dimension and the feature it refers to is enough to make things clear.

My suggestion is admittedly very clunky and bad practice, since it requires manual corrections if feature locations are changed. When I've had ordinal dimensions that are a bit unclear as to what side of the origin they are on, I resort to either making a detail view of the region I'm worried about, or adding some clarifying text to the dimension.