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view selection box too large

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view selection box too large

I have had this problem over and over. In a drawing I insert a general view and the view selection box will be so large that it ends up overlapping other projected views. This makes it very difficult to select the correct view that you actually want to move. The size of the block is small but the imported data that I used to build the block is very large. I hide the import feature but the selection box continues to be as large as the imported feature. Does the selection box have to be that big? is there a setting where I can chage the size of the selection box? I have attached an image showing the issue.


Creo elements / PRO 5.0
Build M120

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view selection box too large

Change it to a partial view. When sketching the spline, just make sure
you don't cross any of the object lines.




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view selection box too large

I usually just make the view a partial view and sketching a spline around it so it is small.

Steve

Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)
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view selection box too large

I take another path. In my part I'll trim back the imported geometry to
only what I need. That makes the part smaller so my views are an
appropriate size, but it also means when I look at the default view of
the model itself it's not a tiny cube in the middle of a large screen.



It also means there's no risk that a model change will put it outside
the sketched spline in the drawing resulting in missing information.



Doug Schaefer
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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
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view selection box too large

Hi Michael,
Have not seen a reply to this so I will give you my work around.

The base problem is that the bounding box is defined by the furthest
extents of the spatial geometry and things such as a large radius gives an
axis way off the physical model which the bounding calculation uses to make
the box.

The work around I routinely use (since using ProE) is to use partial view
BUT draw a spline around only the the physical part geometry. This gives a
bounding box based on that spline. Tedious but gets the job done.
Sometimes have to redefine the reference point if geometry changes remove
the selection point but no big deal. Never had a problem making
projections off these views but need to us 'partial view' to resize the box
for them too.
Have long wished for a setting that uses a physical geometry bounding box.
Actually ProE has always had an issue with the screen resizing with
bounding box changes due to geometry changes which is also frustrating.

Be happy to hear if somebody else has a technically more elegant solution.


Regards,

*Brent Drysdale*
*Senior Design Engineer*
Tait Communications
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