Check out this video on Creo Cabling/HMX from PTC Application Engineers!
Presenters: Adam Manfredonia (Presales Technical Specialist, Principal), Lino Tozzi (Technical Specialist, Fellow) and Ryan Butcher (Technical Specialist, Fellow)
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Question from Claudiu: Replacing a connector with a different one, it will be difficult to resolve failures of the cables and wires?
Answer: The easiest approach is to change the schematic, change the assembly and re-import the XML file.
Question from Jim: Is there 3rd party tool for creating data tables?
Answer: I don't believe there is.
Question from Jim: Will Creo parametric allow you to add a REF_DES parameter to your 3D models so when you import Creo Schematics that multiple components with Auto-Match on REF_DES parameter?
Answer: There is likely a way to do that but the REF_DES is assembly specific. Instead of creating a million REF designations, it is probably easier to just create one component and then define the REF_DES in each assembly.
Question from Michael: Has the output schematic to cabling always been XML format?
Answer: Yes, that is the format the Creo Cabling understands.
Question from Tony: Are there any improvements with flatten harnesses? In the past, the extension tends to be very cumbersome to use.
Answer: Yes, this will be shown later in the demo. This area has the most improvement.
Question from Tony: If schematics is not available for whatever reason, can we still generate .nwf files as a substitute for Creo Schematics for later versions of Creo?
Answer: Yes, you can still use .nwf for cabling. That is not going away.
Question from Tony: What would be the recommended method of locating the cabling network? I tend to use datum point to avoid assembly references.
Answer: Skeletons and TDD techniques are your best friend here. That way you can control the external references created.