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## Creo Parametric 2.0, How do I use the identical dimensioning scheme?

I am working my way through The Creo Parametric 2.0 Tutorial book and am having trouble getting started with the chapter 7 exercise.

To begin the exercise you need to create an extruded protrusion that is 12 X 20 X 2 rectangular base.  Then you need to extrude a protrusion near the front left corner of the base feature just created.  This is a cylindrical protrusion of diameter 2 and height 1.  The instructions then say to be sure to use the identical dimensioning scheme.

My Question:

How do I use the identical dimensioning scheme?

Purpose for Question:

The next step in the exercise is to click on the cylindrical protrusion and select in the Model ribbon {Model Intent}: Switch Symbols

However, the option of Switch Symbols is not displayed.  But instead Switch Dimensions is shown.

-Drew

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## Re: Creo Parametric 2.0, How do I use the identical dimensioning scheme?

Using identical dimensioning scheme means creating dimensions as they are created in figure 2. It has nothing to do with Switch Symbols/Dimensions.

I think you are not using Creo 2. The command name is changed to Switch Dimensions in Creo 3 but the function is the same as Switch Symbols in Creo 2. Just go ahead...

## Re: Creo Parametric 2.0, How do I use the identical dimensioning scheme?

There is a very Good video is available in you tube , which explain identical , variable and general pattern

Creo Pattern Options - Speed vs. Power: EAC Tip of the Week - YouTube

## Re: Creo Parametric 2.0, How do I use the identical dimensioning scheme?

Thanks for the tip. However, the question was not about patterns.

## Re: Creo Parametric 2.0, How do I use the identical dimensioning scheme?

"identical dimensioning scheme" means that your model should have the same dimensions to the same features.

The 2 images below place the feature in the exact same location but they have different dimensioning schemes.

Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)