1. Describe your environment: What is your industry? What is your role in your organization? Describe your stakeholders. PTC partner, providing services on Arbortext, Creo Illustrate, Creo Parametric, Vuforia Studio, Thingworx, and Windchill
2. What product and version are you currently running? Creo Illustrate 8.1
3. Describe the problem you are trying to solve. Please include detailed documentation such as screenshots, images or video. Working with 3D models in Creo Illustrate can be frustrating and tedious because the rotation feature (middle mouse/wheel click) works in a very unusual and counter-intuitive way. I would very much prefer it if rotating the model in Creo Illustrate worked the way it does in Creo Parametric. Rotating is Creo Illustrate has the following annoyances: a) Most of the time there is a delay, sometimes fairly large, between when I start moving the mouse and when the model actually shows rotation. There are times when I am trying to rotate the model, and I have to drag my mouse 90% of the way across my mouse pad before the model budges from its current orientation.
b) It insists on rotating the model around its origin--in many instances the imported CAD I receive from customers has the origin in some non-optimal location far from the natural center of the assembly. This makes getting the desired rotation very challenging, and I find myself twirling the model in every direction except the one I want. I often have to try a long string of intermediate rotations to finally get to the orientation I want. I *never* have this issue with Creo Parametric. I desperately wish that Creo Illustrate had the feature from Creo Parametric where you can press Alt and drag to instantly set the rotation center at the start of the mouse click. (I know you can do it from the menus, but it's very awkward to have to stop what I'm doing, go to the ribbon and select "Spin Center", then select a part, then do my rotation, compared to just doing Alt-drag as with Creo Parametric.)
I also know that the Options provide a preference for Navigation type, which can be set to Creo Parametric, CATIA, or Product View. I've tried all of these, and haven't found any of them to be better than the default. The Creo Parametric model definitely is nothing like navigation in Creo Parametric!
4. What is the use case for your organization? Any time we have to create content in Creo Illustrate (typically for use with Vuforia Studio)
5. What business value would your suggestion represent for your organization? Faster and easier (and less frustrating) content creation for our customers