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MOST ANNOYING THINGS WITH CREO

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MOST ANNOYING THINGS WITH CREO

Annoying=slows me down.

1. Select detail/assembly - right click - select edit - Dimension is shown outside from visible area on the screen. You have to search for it. Why dimension(s) cannot be shown within visible area on the screen?

2. Select detail/assembly - right click - select edit - selecting filter is set to ALL. It should be set to DIMENSIONS. Is there any other reason I want to use edit command in first place? NO!

3. Moving assemblies to a different order - you cannot place it in between two other assemblies very easy. I always end up placing assembly inside other one instead in between.

4. When distance is measured, measurement is shown BEHIND measurement window and you have to move the window before seeing the value.

5. Importing STEP or any CAD exchange file - if you select template file it will be also used when you make new file. And system is set to use our standard template for new details not for purchased details. You have to change it to desired template. But, if you import STEP file again, template previously selected for previous STEP file does not change, which is OK. So, why it changes when I want to make new detail?

6. Make a detail and a drawing for that detail. Save detail several times. Rename detail and see what you'll get. All instances of detail are renamed but drawing file is not. Creo knows there are additional instances of detail and renames them but it does not know that drawing file exists? Do I really ask too much?

7. When working on one detail/assembly, all of the sudden, Creo changes focus to different detail/assembly that is also opened. And it is out of focus as well. I have to re-select my previously active window.

8. Order of opened details/assemblies is wrong. I open several assemblies/details windows. When I work on assembly and I open detail to work on it, after I close that window I want Creo to return to previously opened window, not the very first one that was opened.

9. In drawing mode, unless you are on right tab, you cannot select items on the drawing. For example, you have to select Table tab in order to be able to select table. It should be other way around. When table is selected, Creo should put focus on Table tab.

10. Why "Mate" name contrain is removed? Now, I have to think twice before I choose right contrain to alter.

11. When two surfaces are constrained NORMAL constrain is default instead of mate (or should I say coincident?).

12. Notification windows should not display anymore after I select check box "In future do not show this message". But, it still does.

13. When pressed Esc buton while in skecth mode, Creo will go out without asking to confim it. On other hand, it asks to confirm cancel command even when it is not needed.

14. When measuring, after pressing middle button (as in WF4) measurement window does not close.

15. With AMD graphics cards, model three window goes black an you have to click on each item/feature blindly until they show up.

This list was made while I was working.

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Re: MOST ANNOYING THINGS WITH CREO

"The GUI".......

Re: MOST ANNOYING THINGS WITH CREO

That's a great list, and very valid. I imagine every user could easily find 100 or more items like that. Issues that have been around for many revs too. In reality, PTC does not care. PTC does not care one bit about existing customers.

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Re: MOST ANNOYING THINGS WITH CREO

To add a few more:

16. Who cares if file name is in CASE letters or small ones?

17. What is the longest file name we can use in Creo? Why the limit?

18. When holes are patterned as a threaded ones, you cannot change them to plain ones unless you remove pattern first. Why?

19. Why do I have to select part before assigning color?

As for the GUI, I do not have a problem with it. I configured it to my liking so it is not annoying anymore.

Re: MOST ANNOYING THINGS WITH CREO

You were able to eliminate the ribbon, and the stupendously absurd tabs? Evey time I'm zoomed in on a view, and try to do something, I try and select it, then realize I have to be in the right friggin' tab to do anything. And then, I have to remember exactly WHICH tab. Makes me want to throw things. That is the biggest time-waster ever, and extremely frustrating. So, if you've gotten rid of it, please tell me how.

Re: MOST ANNOYING THINGS WITH CREO

I did not get rid of anything. I just set up MODEL tab and MAPKEYS to my liking and needs. Now, I barely switch from MODEL tab when designing. Making drawings is different story though ...

I just do not see anything revolutionary (as PTC is saying) in this software. Maybe they consider this ribbon style menu revolutionary because they come from Unix? I've been using Pro/E since Wildfire 2.0 and they still did not make this software right. If I did not work on Catia and Inventor maybe I would've not complain this much but ...

Re: MOST ANNOYING THINGS WITH CREO

Hi,

That is quite a list. If you create a individual Product Ideas for the above items, you can get this in front of Product Management if it affects the larger Creo user base. A simple copy and paste should minimize any extra effort on your part. Infact, some of these may already exist as Ideas and all you would have to do is vote them up.

Re: MOST ANNOYING THINGS WITH CREO

Dan,

I do not think that my list has anything to do with new "features" that Creo might/should have. I consider all these annoyances as a bugs or glitches that affect my work.

Re: MOST ANNOYING THINGS WITH CREO

11. When two surfaces are constrained NORMAL constrain is default instead of mate (or should I say coincident?).

There is config.pro option that controls when normal constrain appears. It is not prfect solution but for me works most of the time.

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Here is my addition of annoyances:

  • decimal separator for numbers in Creo is not the same as on the rest on the system. We use comma for decimal separator and not the dot.
  • PLEASE make the 1 click command for export sheetmetal flat state to DXF
  • detailed view does not show solid hatch. It is essential for sheetmetal drawings.
  • graphic is blinking almost like in i2 version

Re: MOST ANNOYING THINGS WITH CREO

Regarding 15 - Nvidia Quadro 2000 Cards does the same