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Creating note parameter in a relation

KB_9100625
4-Participant

Creating note parameter in a relation

Hi,

is there a way to type a relation that creates a note parameter.

ex.

parameter= note

then looks like this 

KB_9100625_0-1659553194238.png

 

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KenFarley
20-Turquoise
(To:KB_9100625)

There is, sadly, no such thing as a note parameter. The closest thing to it is a String parameter, but those are limited to, I believe, 80 characters.

The most I've been able to do is use String parameters to define things I want in a note, like the "Material: McMaster xxxAxxxxx or yyyyAyyyyy" and then reference that in the note.

KB_9100625
4-Participant
(To:KenFarley)

KB_9100625_1-1659556658773.png

 is this not a note parameter?

 

tbraxton
20-Turquoise
(To:KB_9100625)

I think this video and the demo Creo 4 model will clarify what is possible in the context of this question.

 

It details the syntax required to explicitly define a relation using the parameters created by an annotation element note. I can not find anything in the help files explaining this but it may be in there.

 

These comments are applicable to the test model provided for reference.

 

TEST=PTC_NOTE_TEXT:NID_AE_NOTE0

 

This sets the model parameter name TEST equal to:

value of the annotation parameter (PTC_NOTE_TEXT) within Annotation Element Note0  

KenFarley
20-Turquoise
(To:KB_9100625)

Sorry, I thought you were talking about parameters that I can directly create via Parameters-><Hit +> where I only see choices for Integer, Real, String, and Yes No. I've always thought it would be nice to have a parameter that represents a note on a drawing, particularly the one that specifies the material, units, etc. Then I could easily have the same note on subsequent pages of the drawing. This can be done by copying the note and pasting it, but if a change is made to the note it has to be manually done on all the other pages.

 

tbraxton
20-Turquoise
(To:KenFarley)

You can create this type parameter by direct entry via the UI. The caveat is that there must be at least one model note present in the model.

 

tbraxton_0-1659611723159.png

 

KenFarley
20-Turquoise
(To:tbraxton)

Well, now, that is the coolest thing I've learned today. I kind of like this, particularly because it will let me add sheet after sheet and easily slam in the often tedious notes, and update those notes at will. A little confusing for the folks not well-versed in Creo, but since when is that not true...

JB_87049
15-Moonstone
(To:KenFarley)

I use these parameters a lot in drawings. I'm a university lecturer. Our students need to design automation equipment and make the necessary drawings for that. I use the parameters to populate the title block. This way the sheet formats can be substituted very easily while the contents of the title block is retained.

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