Its blooming obvious really, and why PTC have never implemented it on ProE, then Wildfire, then Creo 1,2,3 I've no idea. My £50 Mac CAD package adds a sensible value fillet according to a value I choose in sketcher. Creo just scatters on totally random values and you have to go around cleaning them up and putting in values and making them match manually.
So, here's the brilliant 20 year old CAD idea, when you select fillet in sketch, you get to type in a value, and, I think you might guess what's coming next, when you click on two lines to put a fillet between, it puts that value in, and on the next pair, this continues until such time as you type in a different value.
I know its not a new idea. It really basic, but frankly a $X,000 CAD package really should include this shouldn't it?
Good idea, and it is a duplicate of: Would like to key enter radii sizes in Sketch
There is one trick to remember about using the circular-trim type of fillets that you want to be of the same size: after you've put in a bunch of them, middle-click to stop the command; at this point, the generated arcs will all be selected, and so you can right click and select "Equal" from the context-menu to constrain them to all be of the same size. This way at least you only have to type in the correct radius once...
thank you Paul. That is a piece of buried PTC functionality I hadn't found in 15 years of using it. Weird it wouldn't do that by default and scatter random values only if requested rather than the other way around.
thanks for pointing out the very similar request, I did search but it seemed to think my topic was unique. Glad I'm not the only one who wants it anyhow!
As mentioned above, this is a duplicate and will be marked as such.
Well, its not quite a duplicate, but is very similar, just a request for an intuitive UI for filleting I suppose. Will marking it as a duplicate be the only action taken by PTC I wonder?
Just tried Paul's suggesttion to put in the fillets, the MMB to finish, although they are all highlighted, clicking on the RMB does not seem to bring up any "equal" contextual option, clicking on the equal icon in the main bar just asks for a re-selection of the fillets I want to be equal. What am I missing please?
I wouldn't hold my breath in anticipation of the change. Creo 4 is already locked down. Now with PTC in the IoT business (their future growth market as opposed to the CAD market which is mostly stagnant), I would expect Creo to not get the attention once again. I would LOVE for PTC to prove me wrong on this one but if you look at PTC history, CAD development almost ground to a halt when they went all in on Windchill.
That shortcut I described only works for circular-trim type of fillets.
If you are using "regular" fillets (the ones that put in the construction lines connected at the virtual sharp), then the method won't work, because after the MMB, the construction lines are also selected and the "Equal" constraint cannot be applied to them...
This is a good idea and I agree that it would improve usability.
If I were to venture a guess, I would think that the current workflow has just evolved from old sketcher (before Intent Manager, for the folks who remember that far back!) where the initial geometry placement was determined by where you clicked and then you added dimensions and constraints and manually regenerated the sketch. We've just never updated it in Creo Parametric.
The improved workflow that I believe you're asking for can be found already in Creo Layout. Although Creo Layout has a slightly different sketcher paradigm, the workflow for fillet and chamfer creation could apply to Creo Parametric. We just need to bring it over.
Since this idea is marked as Duplicate and the other related idea (Would like to key enter radii sizes in Sketch) is still open, I've updated that one with a status of Under Consideration and added a comment there. We'll use that one for tracking the idea moving forward.
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