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Blank Component in Detail View?

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Blank Component in Detail View?

Is there a way to blank a component in a detail view?

I'm fairly new to Creo (using Creo 4) but I've searched and searched only to find this question posed several times between 2004 & 2017 with the typical solution to use a work around such as creating a second detail view that is then set to be a general view so you can utilize the blank command in the component display function and faking the view call out with a note while placing the actual detail view off the page someplace to be forgotten.

Please tell me that within the last 15 years of people asking for a solution PTC have solved this and I'm just to new to see how to do it. 

 

Thanks

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Re: Blank Component in Detail View?

PTC's version is a detail view is just a magnification of the view it is taken from. You can not blank components unless you do it in the main view it came from.

Depending on the situation, I typically do a local cross section in the main view to eliminate components in front of what I want to see or if absolutely necessary, I do a general view and then create my own detail view circle/lable instead of creating an unused view.


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

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Re: Blank Component in Detail View?

PTC's version is a detail view is just a magnification of the view it is taken from. You can not blank components unless you do it in the main view it came from.

Depending on the situation, I typically do a local cross section in the main view to eliminate components in front of what I want to see or if absolutely necessary, I do a general view and then create my own detail view circle/lable instead of creating an unused view.


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

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Thanks Stephen for the info and will consider creating the pseudo detail view circle & label as well to prevent having unused views. Guess I'll keep using a  work around & consider this solved.

 

It's unfortunate that after so many years PTC has not provided a proper functional way to do a common operation that has been repeatedly asked about and is frequently done with inconvenient time consuming workarounds 🙄.  

 

- Curtis

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Re: Blank Component in Detail View?

Unfortunately I don't believe they will ever provide a solution other than the work-around.

Drawing mode is not their focus. Model Based annotation is their focus.

 

We are moving to model based annotation never, well, most likely not for the foresee-able future so...


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)
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Re: Blank Component in Detail View?

Either way, via model or drawing annotations, it would be nice to have a method to create the view and have it called out properly in the drawing without a great time investment.

Oh well, I'm sure that with more time and training I'll develop better work flow and speed. I've only been using Creo 4 part time for a hand full of weeks & I have plenty to learn.  

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