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Visualize unfixed (and/or fixed) rows/indexes in a repeat region table

Visualize unfixed (and/or fixed) rows/indexes in a repeat region table

1. Describe your environment: What is your industry? What is your role in your organization? Describe your stakeholders.
Food industry, Creo application specialist, Innovation departments


2. What version of Creo Parametric are you currently running?
8.0.5.0

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

It is rather cumbersome to see which rows /indexes of a repeat region are fixed (or unfixed). This is only visible after choosing the "unfix" option in the repeat region menu, and gone again after zooming. We would like to have it visible all the time (or at least much easier).
Engineers want to sort and order their repeat region (BOM) tables on drawings, e.g. group make and buy parts. Especially on larger drawings it is hard to find newly added items.
Having clearly visible which rows are (un)fixed makes it easier to put those added items in the desired position.

Possible solutions would be different colors or the possibility to setup a dedicated column in the repeat region.

4. What is the use case for your organization?
See 3. It also makes it easier to check if all rows are fixed before releasing the drawing.

5. What business value would your suggestion represent for your organization?
Efficiency gain for the engineers.

2 Comments
achirila
Moderator
Status changed to: Acknowledged

Hi @rdrabbels and welcome to the PTC Community!

Thank you 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.

iDZignit
6-Contributor

I believe this should be a function that is a part of the assembly!

I manually do this to all my assemblies by creating a "feature" parameter with the name "BOM".

So, when I place a table I am using that assembly feature parameter as my "INDEX".

If I place a view based on an assembly "Simplified Rep" that "BOM" sequence is consistent.  NO NEED TO USE fix / unfix of index.

 

THIS SHOULD BE OUT OF THE BOX FUNCTIONALITY!

 

I'd be glad to provide any info regarding said method.