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CREO 4 - Snap dimension line to an edge

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CREO 4 - Snap dimension line to an edge

Hello

 

I'm looking for a small but nice feature that I was using with CREO 2 but it seems to have disappeared from CREO 4.

 

In CREO 2, we could select a witness line (by the small white square at his base), hold "SHIFT" key and move the cursor along an edge: this would automatically place the witness line base at the end of the edge if the line was parallel to the edge or on this edge in other cases.

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By the way, press the key "shift" + click on the white square of a witness line will lock its position (a small black circle appears).

 

 

Does anyone know if this is still possible with CREO 4?

 

Thanks Smiley Wink

 

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Re: CREO 4 - Snap dimension line to an edge

This feature still appears to work in Creo 4, it certainly does in Creo 3. One thing that has always baffled me a little though is the gap that is left between the end of the wittness line & the vertex you have just snapped to. On some drawings i get a good sized gap, perhaps 2mm then on others virtually no gap. I suspect that their is a drawing config that controls this but i find it bizzare that all my drawings are controlled by the same config files & yet i see different behaviour.

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Re: CREO 4 - Snap dimension line to an edge

This feature still appears to work in Creo 4, it certainly does in Creo 3. One thing that has always baffled me a little though is the gap that is left between the end of the wittness line & the vertex you have just snapped to. On some drawings i get a good sized gap, perhaps 2mm then on others virtually no gap. I suspect that their is a drawing config that controls this but i find it bizzare that all my drawings are controlled by the same config files & yet i see different behaviour.

Re: CREO 4 - Snap dimension line to an edge

Ok thank you for your quick reply, I will investigate why it's not working on my system...

 

About the gap, look at this option in drawing option ( / iso.dtl file) maybe it could help. That also why I like this feature, we can make clean and nice drawings (I'm a little manic Smiley Very Happy)

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Re: CREO 4 - Snap dimension line to an edge

I have that option set to 1.5 in my dtl file & it definitely is that for any new drawing & new dimensions created. Perhaps when i encounter zero gap an old dtl file is being used, i will check next time i see this.

Strange that the snapping is not working for you.

Re: CREO 4 - Snap dimension line to an edge

Apparently the snapping feature doesn't work for drawings done or started with CREO 2 (or less). New drawings seem to work fine (even if the template is the same between both version)

Re: CREO 4 - Snap dimension line to an edge

I do not agree with that statement, or at least that is not my reality. I just opened some old drawings done in wildfire 5 & the clipping & snapping appeared to work fine. I then opened a drawing done in pre-widfire probably 2000i & the clipping & snapping still appears to work as it should.