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Displaying cosmetic features in detailed views

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Displaying cosmetic features in detailed views

When creating a drawing in Creo Parametric, Is there a way to display cosmetic features in a detailed view independent of the view's parent?

 

What I'd like to do is have a detailed view at an increased view-scale with a cosmetic drawing in it that is not shown in the detailed view's parent view. Is this possible?

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Re: Displaying cosmetic features in detailed views

You can show/hide layers independent to each view in Creo 2.0.

I normally create a layer called "HIDEME" to store cosmetic threads on for instance.

this lest me turn these features on and off at will in each view.

Since I do this at each part level, it is easy to manage in assembly level drawings.

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Re: Displaying cosmetic features in detailed views

One of the trade-offs for Detailed views is that they are identical except for scale. At least through WF5 this means sharing layer status.

You can change them to General, but you have to supply your own outline and view name.

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Re: Displaying cosmetic features in detailed views

Thank you for your reply.

I am aware of the options provided by the layer utility as well as the simplified rep utility. I was however under the impression that, as David has mentioned below, the detailed views follow the same viewing display as their parent view.

I have tried to use the layer option and have not been successful. I am able to hid the cosmetic drawing in the parent view with this route although it automatically hides the cosmetic in the detailed view as well. In the drawing, when I go into my layer tree and using the cursor button select the detailed view, I see that the new layer containing the cosmetic drawing is in fact not hidden in this view according to the layer tree, though nonetheless, it does not display in the detailed view.

Of note, there is no listing in the layer tree for specifically the detailed view and when the detailed view is selected, the layer status displays the referred part (*.prt file) and not the detailed view title whereas when selecting views other than detailed, the specific view title is displayed in the layer status.

Hopefully I am missing something or making some mistake. Otherwise, is David's explanation correct?

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Re: Displaying cosmetic features in detailed views

I avoid cosmetic feaures (except threads) like the plague. I'd use a datum curve instead, much more robust, and as mentioned make a layer for it.

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How annoying! You're right; you can change the view style but not the cosmetic view status.

Another Pro|WorkAround^TM to be found. Hang tight

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Re: Displaying cosmetic features in detailed views

This would be an aweful work-around...

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Re: Displaying cosmetic features in detailed views

TADA!

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Re: Displaying cosmetic features in detailed views

HaHaHa

Yes this is the work around that I have been using for some time now. I was optimistically hoping that there was a more correct way of doing this.

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Re: Displaying cosmetic features in detailed views

This sounds like a nice solution. Although I am not sure that I could achieve my desired sketch with datum curves. Please see the attached image for the shape I am trying to create.

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