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Datum plane sized to referenced geometry

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Datum plane sized to referenced geometry

Is there an option in Creo that upon creation of a plane, the size of the plane is scaled to the size of its references.  the option is in the plane menu but a PIA to do this every time.  

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Re: Datum plane sized to referenced geometry

I think your best bet is to make a mapkey. 

Select the datum , activate the mapkey that does all the selection for you, pause for selection of the actual reference. It would be pretty quick.


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

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Re: Datum plane sized to referenced geometry

I do not think this is available. The datum size is dynamic by default. I think it is  based on the bound box of the model which changes with the creation of geometry in the model.

 

One workaround that may work for you is to create a datum feature and define the size related to your chosen reference entities. You can then copy and paste this should you need multiple datums using the same reference and they will be sized accordingly. This is a narrow use case and will not solve the general case you are asking about.

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Re: Datum plane sized to referenced geometry

I think your best bet is to make a mapkey. 

Select the datum , activate the mapkey that does all the selection for you, pause for selection of the actual reference. It would be pretty quick.


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

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Re: Datum plane sized to referenced geometry

I thought about that but it is about as many clicks as just doing in manually.  The amount of button click in this software among other things is less than desirable.  But it is what it is.

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"PI(T)A"?  You think so?  God forbid you might have to actually put effort into anything...  *facepalm*

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God forbid that an engineer strive to be efficient.  

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Takes 2 seconds to do it.  If you can complain about this insignificant bit of work and want it changed, then you have far too much time on your hands.  If PTC did that, then whiners would complain that they couldn't manually size the datum feature anymore.  For reference, in older versions you weren't able to resize it at all, we were HAPPY to get the ability to resize datums.

 

There are FAR more important issues PTC needs to be working on.  Solid body cuts being one of them.  *facepalm*

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