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Model Based Definition

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Check out this video on Model Based Definition from PTC Application Engineers

Presenters: Lino Tozzi (Technical Specialist, Fellow) and Tom Quaglia (Creo Segment Sales).



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Question from AkashHow do we export all the combination states to a 3d PDF?  I am able to export only one combination state at a time.  Is there a solution for this?

Answer:  OOTB, we cannot export a formatted 3D PDF.  Anark and/or Theorem have a solution for this.

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Question from AlexanderHow does Creo handle family tables (BOM data) regarding MDB?

Answer:  The models are typical 3D models (part or assemblies).

Question from AlexanderThanks for the explanation about the "family data" topic.  However, can I make the family table somehow visible, resp., can it be added to a combined view so that it is readable for anyone?

Answer:   This can be done thru a 3rd party tool.

Question from AlexanderWhy doesn't Creo properly scale my annotations when I switch the display resolution?  Some of my GTols, which I have added to one of my combined views (on a 4K screen) have just disappeared from the view and are not visible anymore (on a FHD screen) although they still exist in the model tree.

Answer:  Please log a Tech Support case as we have never seen this issue of items disappearing.

Question from AlexanderIs it possible to import the "MDB" start part parameters into an existing  legacy PRT/ASM?

Answer:  Importing MDB start part info can be done through a toolkit app (CadActive or Smart Assembly).

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Question from AnonymousHow does inspection by 3D scanner work?  What information does quality assurance group use to create scanning inspection program?  Can you explain?

Answer:  This is the QIF format and Capvidia has a tool to do that.

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Question from CharlesCan we add a watermark for rev on all views when printed so printed views have a rev record?

Answer:  Windchill does support watermarks.


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Question from ChristopherHas PTC tried importing their AP242 step files into any other pieces of software successfully?  If so, which one?

Answer:  You can import a Creo STEP AP242 file into Creo but it does not contain combination states.  Is that what you're referring to?

Question from Christopher:   I am referring to the Step file being imported into other inspection packages that run the CMMs (GOM, Zeiss, Kalypso, etc.)

Answer:  If those tools fully support STEP 242, then it should work.

Question from Christopher:   My personal experience is that PMI in the AP242 gets dropped in translation.  Fr instance, Creo splits cylinders into 2 surfaces.  Other software inspection packages don't understand that 2 clam shells are a hole and the whole philosophy of "machine readable" breaks down because it doesn't import into the inspection correctly.  Is there something I am missing specifically regarding the holes being split into 2 surfaces on export?  Is there a way to prevent that?

Answer:  That example sounds like it would be an issue.

Question from Christopher Last time I made a MDB, you couldn't click and drag multiple annotations at once.  For instance, if you had 6 stacked dimensions and you needed to add a new one, you had to move all 6 dimensions out of the way first to make room for the new one.  Is that still the case?

Answer:  That is correct and would make a great enhancement request.

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Question from CraigAs this process evolves, will PTC continue to support traditional drafting practices?

Answer:  Yes, 2D will not go away in our lifetime.

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Question from MorganaWhen I do the check-in to Windchill, will Windchill generate the PDF automatically?

Answer:  It can if you set it up to do so.

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Question from RajeshIn this method (MDB/MBE), how do we record changes?  For example, 1 version is initial release and 2 is with changed of length, which recorded on drawing revision block.  

Answer:  This is done with Windchill Change Control.

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Question from RobertCan we get a template we can modify to use as a 'start part' for MDB?

Answer:  Yes.  In the Precision LMS class, there are examples of this.

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Question from VijethCan annotated model be exported into any other formats?  How can we export this 3D annotation model to downstream team or to external suppliers?

Answer:  Using Creo View Express (free downloadable viewer), your suppliers can view your 3D annotated models.

Question from VijethWhat is the recipe file to be edited for getting all combined states?

Answer:  You'll find the answer here

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Question from SamadHow do you keep a revision history with MDB?

Answer:  With Windchill Change Management.

Is the PowerPoint available? I’d also be interested in getting a copy of the video if possible. 

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