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Show dimensions by feature and view

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Show dimensions by feature and view

Is there way to show a dimension by feature and view.

Every time I select a feature on the model tree and do a "show model annotations" dimensions show in some random view.

I don't want to have to move dimensions to the desired view. There used to be an option to "set view current". Can't find it anywhere.

I'm on Creo 2.0.

Any help would be appreciated

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Re: Show dimensions by feature and view

Great question and yet another fail in the new show/hide incarnation.

Obviously the Model Tree is useless in this regard unless you like moving dimensions from view to view.

I bet the thinking of developers is that since we now we have view highlight from the Drawing Tree (or filter) that we can just pick the dimension we want. Of course, this is often overly optimistic as we may have several dimensions to different features that are identical so picking the specific dimension you want is less intuitive.

What you can do is to use the model tree and pick the feature and in the Show Model Annotation dialog, note the dimension relation value... like d8 for the feature.

Now pick the view in the Drawing Tree (or filter Drawing View to pick the view) that you do want to show the annotation in and go directly to that dimension in the Show Model Annotation dialog and check the Show box for that dimension's "name". Crude, but it works a little easier than moving it later.

Re: Show dimensions by feature and view

choose the feature in the view you want to dimentioning, the related dimensions about that feature show on that particular view and choose the one you want.

i tried it and it works well in Creo 2.0

Re: Show dimensions by feature and view

I figured since you can pick a feature on the view itself and show annotations works, why not use the model tree.

Problem with picking a feature from the view itself can take a long time since you have to sift thru many features by way of 'pick from list'- especially if you have a 100 feature model, say--.

Thanks a bunch though. That will have to do

Re: Show dimensions by feature and view

This is correct, Linda. Often, however, it is not as easy as it sounds. I am sure the developers were thinking on the same line. We quickly find work arounds for such shortcomings.

This dialog is nothing like the old show/hide. I still prefer the old method. The new "delete vs erase" is also an interesting implementation than can be frustrating since an erased dimension won't show up again in a different view. You have to remember to delete it or manually move it.

Re: Show dimensions by feature and view

You can select the feature in the 'Model Tree' plus the according view in the 'Drawing Tree' on top using ctrl and then display the desired dimensions.

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Re: Show dimensions by feature and view

I've actually tried doing that and it does not work. It shows all dimensions of the whole model.

Re: Show dimensions by feature and view

That seemed logical to me too and it failed. At least, it failed in Creo 2.0 M030. Do you have a different experience?

So far the best I've been able to do is note the dimension name by picking the feature in the tree and pick it out of the list when selecting the view.

Re: Show dimensions by feature and view

I have to admit that my first enthusiasm got dampened a bit...
It does work, but not every time. It is more like every fifth time. I could not find any kind of rule but if you do it a few time suddenly it works. Then you do the same thing again and the dims show up in several views. Very odd.
Of course this is no solution then. But I think it is intended to work that way which would only seem logic.

Re: Show dimensions by feature and view

my experience has been..if you select a feature in a view it highlights dimensions in that view only in creo 2.0 m010.