Please vote to restore the ability to show any annotation (dims, notes, axis, etc) on a drawing that is not currently being shown (whether erased or deleted) using a single interface such as the show dialog (or show/erase dialog in WF4).
Currently Creo2 only allows the user to show all "deleted" annotations or those that have not yet been shown. It does not allow the user to show all erased annotations, as was the functionality in ProE wf4.
There is no acceptable workaround to this loss of functionality. The Dwg tree has its uses, but the user should not have to rummage through dozens or even hundreds of annotations to find the hidden one(s) that they need simply because the show dialog does not show erased dimensions as it used to.
This comes up in 2 frequently occurring cases:
User erased a dimension and now needs to restore it (which is now buried somewhere in the drawing tree, requiring the user to manually click on every erased dimension to see if it is the one they are looking for).
User wants to verify that a part is fully dimensioned according to the model (in ProE this was done simply by showing all hidden dims, which show up in a different color, and then the user can easily and quickly make sure that the ones that need to be represented are).
In short, this change from WF4 to Creo is a destruction of the efficient show/erase tool, and the 'workaround' is incredibly inefficient and is an abuse of the drawing tree.
Update: Even though we have been on Creo for almost a year, I still get questions like, why can't I find this dimension or axis? Answer? Perhaps I should tell them that PTC doesn't want you to find it so they hid it in the dwg tree so well that users, the find tool, and the show tool can't find it. Most perplexing is that PTC introduced (broke) this "feature" in WF5, and we are now on Creo3, years later, and it is still not fixed?!? Maybe in Creo4?