Drawing templates can only be used during the creation of a new drawing. It would be very useful to be able to apply a template to a sheet within an existing drawing. For multi-sheet drawings this would save a lot of work. On an existing blank sheet, the applied drawing template would use the currently active drawing model and place the views on the sheet. This would eliminate having to create a new drawing, and then importing it into an existing drawing.
Same as https://community.ptc.com/t5/Creo-Parametric-Ideas/Drawing-template-to-place-views-for-the-parts-mod...
This is a unique request. I would need to know the reason why drawings were started without any content or a template in the first place to understand the relative value of this request. Maybe if the drawings were created as part of the top-down design process?
Creo can be used in many industries, for a variety of purposes, for (hopefully) a multitude of clients. Most of the disciplines in which I have participated involve designing (usually 'top-down'...but not always) an assembly...with a few parts (usually 10 to 20 - but as few as 2 and as many as 2000). Whether for the client, or internally, or for fabrication; a typical drawing package begins with an over-view of the assembly (usually 3 to 6 sheets). This drawing set can be created nicely using various multi-sheet templates. Now...I need to add several sheets (usually 15 to 50) of supplemental details, and detail sheets of unique parts. These sheets are of different drawing models (subassemblies and/or parts). Currently, there is no method to apply a template to the creation of these additional sheets. Separate unnecessary drawings can be made and then imported into the original drawing set, but this is counter-productive compared to the possibility of being able to apply a template to an existing sheet in a drawing. Hope this helps to understand the value (at least for some of us) of this request.
Then, if drawings provided a means of creating a TOC (Table Of Contents - see Drawing Table Parameters to create a Table-of-Contents)
- then life would be grand!
Ah, my vision was short sighted here. I have never created a single drawing with more than a few sheets. This makes sense for the volume you have in a single drawing.
Our company has a lot of legacy drawings and it would be great when users are updating the drawing if they could apply the latest template with our standards and not just the format.
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