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Flat Pattern Dim on Drawing

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Flat Pattern Dim on Drawing

I'm sure many of you have figured this out before but for some reason I
can't get it to work. I'm wanting to have the flat pattern (sheetmetal
part) show the width and length in my title block on the drawing. (Shop
uses it for the sheering size.) At the drawing (title block) level I
created a note in a table, &SMT_FLAT_PATTERN_WIDTH[.1] X
&SMT_FLAT_PATTERN_LENGTH[.1] which doesn't work.



Details:

1. Part does have the flat pattern created

2. Once this feature is created Creo creates the two parameters inside
the feature smt_flat_pattern_width and smt_flat_pattern_length.

3. Now comes the problem. Per PTC I have to add the feature id or
feature name to the note for this to work. But I won't know the feature
id until after it's created. Don't want users creating this note every
drawing. Next comes the feature name. Creo names this feature Flat
Pattern 1, this cause a problem because of the spaces. I tried "
around it but that didn't work either.



Short term work around:

I have to rename the flat pattern to Flat_pattern and change my note to
look like this.

&SMT_FLAT_PATTERN_WIDTH:FID_Flat_pattern[.1] X
&SMT_FLAT_PATTERN_LENGTH:FID_Flat_pattern[.1]



So for this to work every time our users create a flat pattern they have
to rename it. Pain in the bu$$. Someone please help tell me a easier
way to do this or tell me a way I can maybe write a relation that this
"Flat Pattern 1" equals Flat_pattern.



Creo 2 M030



Rob Cook

DRS Marlo Coil

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