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You can include an unplaced component that may be useful if you want better remember it's present within the BOM or to make the manufactiring for windchill automatically. But you cannot convert an already inserted component into an unplaced one; you have to delete it and reinsert it as unplaced one.
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Hello, i have creo 4.0 and upon the multiple things i find annoying with creo in general, the biggest problem i have is mirroring multiple components in an assembly. creo does not allow me to select mulitple components to mirror about a plane forcing me to spend an insane amounts of time on things that should literally take seconds. Any other program i have used allows multiple components to be morrored so i think it would be a definite upgrade to this program. If i had a choice i would surely be using inventor but i don't have that choice and i am sure there are plenty of others in the same situation. Also another big add on would be to have creo allow a repeat command, for example, lets say i just constrained a part and i want to bring the same part into the assembly again and constrain this part again. I would make it so i can just hit the enter key on my keyboard or something simple like that to repeat a previous command.
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New IdeaSubmitted on11-10-201707:29 PMSubmitted byMtnDogon11-10-201707:29 PM
When changing a coordiante systems reference to a new csys it would be really hand to have a "Set all Values to Zero".
Current functionality the method is to type in 0 for every field. I'd like to do that with one click.
Especially in piping, I often change the coordinate system reference, to align with a different location.
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New IdeaSubmitted on10-10-201702:41 PMSubmitted bylbeidleron10-10-201702:41 PM
Because our company has 2 "sister" brands, we do many assemblies that are identical, except assembly "X" will have a red part for one brand, and assembly "Y" will substitute that same part in yellow for our other brand. But the other 50 components in assemblies "X" & "Y" are the same.
My request: I would like a way to copy the explode state locations from assembly "X" to assembly "Y" for all the parts that are common to the two assemblies.
to elaborate: suppose I spend the time to make my explode state and offset lines in "X", and I now need to recreate that explode state for "Y". I'd like to be able to tell Creo: for every component in "Y", see if it is in "X", if so, find its exploded location in "X", and make its exploded location in "Y" the exact same place.
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New IdeaSubmitted on10-05-201708:29 AMSubmitted byjforsython10-05-201708:29 AM
Being new to CREO and this community I have searched for solutions to issues we are having. I have found it confusing trying to find solutions with so many posts for the same issue. I have submitted 2 other posts that describe all of the issues we are having. It wass suggested that I break these long posts into smaller ones.
My original posts are here:
I am not even sure if this is the location for CREO enhancemments or iif the PTC folks even read these.
I apologize in advance for any duplication.
Pleae add to this if I have imissed anything.
We use 2 types of section cuts in an Assembly: the 3D Zone and the 2D Cross Section in our drawings. This issue is if we use the 3D Zone section then wherever the planes intersect a solid part we see the intersection in our drawing. We cannot remove this from our views. If we use the 2D Section cut (using a Sketch in the assembly) we create a closed profile. When we apply this 2D Section cut to a Drawing view we do not see the intersection between the solids and the section profile like we do when we use a 3D Zone Section. However, we always get a warning that the 2D Cross Section needs to be open and not closed. According to the documentation the 2D Cross Section need to be open so the user can unfold the part. This seems like a specialized design requirement for maybe unfolding Class A surfaces. This is not something that we would ever use at our company, even though other companies might use this. We also cannot get the Extend the Cross Section to work in the Section Dashboard. Is this a bug?
Make it easy to remove the section lines created when using a 3D Zone Section from a Drawing view.
Remove or make the warning that the 2D Cross Section needs to be open easy to suppress so we don’t keep getting that warning.
Opening or Adding Assembly components
It seems to take a lot of time to add multiple parts (over 20 let’s say) to an Assembly. The current method is to add each component individually, add positional constraints and then repeat for the next component and so on. The same applies when trying to open multiple parts in a separate window. This seems to be a time waster.
All the capability to:
Assembly multiple components into an Assembly at the same time. They can be placed as packaged components by default. This would allow the user to manipulate the tree order without worrying about components linked to each other, The user can add positional constraints at their leisure while seeing all of the parts that need to be positioned.
Allow multiple parts to be opened in a separate window at the same time.
Allow the user to be able to select multiple parts or sub-assemblies in an assembly and open them in separate windows at the same time without having to open one part and the go back to the main assembly and open another part.
Assembly components and the BOM
We typically have large assemblies with over 2000 components. Of these over 2000 components, 95% are existing parts or reference parts that we need in our assemblies, but not shown in our BOM. We then add brackets, clamps, hardware, etc. which we want on our BOM. We need the existing or reference parts in our assemblies so we can show where the BOM components are located in our Drawing views. When a BOM Repeat Region table is added to a Drawing all of the parts in the Assembly are listed. The user then has to go through and Flatten and exclude individual lines in the BOM Repeat Region table. This is a labor intensive process.
Have the capability for the user to identify components (parts and sub-assemblies) that should not be shown in the BOM. Some kind of button that they could select stating “do not show in the BOM” so CREO will not include these parts, sub-assemblies and all parts in each sub-assembly when the BOM Repeat Region table is created in a drawing. Something simple, not necessarily a parameter the user has to define for each part or sub-assembly. With over 2000 parts in our typical Assembly, a parameter would still be labor intensive.
Parts and Assemblies
Currently I have not found a method where I can change the lines style, color, line thickness, transparency, and other properties for Parts and Assemblies. Having this capability would help when creating views as the 3D properties can be reflected in each view. This would reduce the time to perform the Component Display options.
Have the capability for the user to modify the properties for parts and assemblies so they can be displayed in drawing views like they are displayed in the 3D Product.
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When loading assemblies from Model Manager or from PKG format, Creo Elements Direct Modeling stops loading if EMPTY or CORRUPTED files are inside assembly structure.
It can be useful if CEDModeling should continue to load all other parts and subassemblies giving a warning message insted of stop.
This is standard behavior in Creo Parametric or 3D Cads in general.
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It would be interesting to have an option to disable automatic regeneration of model. This would save time as a result of several modifications to the assembly components or to the model.
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