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Measure Tool - Dual Dimensions

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Measure Tool - Dual Dimensions

I want to be able to see inches and mm when using the Measure Tool.

I set Dual_dim to Primary[Secondary] through model properties, but that does not seem to have an affect on the Measure tool.

I know that you can toggle between units through the options on the measure tool, but I'd rather not have to keep switching back and forth.

 

Running Creo 3.0 M110

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That option is only for dimensions, not the measuring tool.

I don't think the measuring tool will display dual dimensions at this point. Since it used primarily for verifying your design, it will default to your units of design.

 

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That option is only for dimensions, not the measuring tool.

I don't think the measuring tool will display dual dimensions at this point. Since it used primarily for verifying your design, it will default to your units of design.

 

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Sad, most "mid-range" products can do this.

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You can easily switch back and forth from any unit to any other unit while the actual measured distance is still displayed, i.e. you don't lose your measurement.  It's easy, the setting is in the "Options" button above the "Units" in the pop-up measurement window.  I think the measurement tool is far better than solidQuirks.  I've never needed both at the same time on the screen so it's certainly not any sort of major issue, and having the ability to use any unit and not being limited to just "dual dimensions" to me is a far greater advantage.  🙄

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Funny.  Having extra features is "limiting".

 

You do realize that you Creo users are basically victims of Stockholm syndrome?  Right?

 

Someday you may be free enough to see all the features and functionality they failed to give you these decades, and for what reason?  Why not let us have the ability to DESIGN THE BEST WAY WE PREFER!?

 

But go ahead and defending inconvenient ways of doing the most basic things like clicking and clicking to find what SolidWorks puts right at your fingertips.

 

How about this functionality for starters:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFiPxAMmxKc

 

I need this right now.  I can workaround by adding planes, multiple placements, etc, but once you use this functionality, you simply appreciate it's convenience and power and then wonder why PTC doesn't just look through all of the functionality of their modern competitors and ADD IT?  I say the same thing to their competitors that lack features that Creo offers.

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Just out of curiousity, how long have you Creo?


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)
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Apparently not long enough!

 

The problem is that a lot of you learned how to use the software ages ago and are fine with the quirks.  People get set in their ways.  I have clients struggling with SolidWorks and angry about the software and they refuse to take my advise and use it properly.  They prefer to use it the way we all did fifteen years ago and then blame the software, when a few tweaks to their design process and the software would easily handle their workload.

 

I, on the other hand, want the software to be transparent.  That means if I think it, I can do it with minimal effort.  In fact, one day software will read our intentions and do it.  Before that, software may be able to customize its self based on our prompting.  For instance, a simple feature like dual dimensions (which I would be willing to bet there are more SolidWorks users who use dual-dimension on their Measure tool then all the number of Creo users combined), why couldn't we simply tell the software to adapt?  With artificial intelligence on the way, I expect that this will happen.  Then I'll complain a lot less.

 

But the fact is that I'm an engineer, not a CAD person.  My job is to get a product to a customer, it is not to use CAD.  CAD is one of many implements I use to do this, so from my perspective it is extremely inconvenient to have a steep learning curve, to have rigid design flow because the software only does it one way, quirky interface, and so on. 

 

What I need is a holodeck like on Star Trek.

 

But to get there, we need baby steps.  Where is PTC on voice commands?  Why isn't that ubiquitous in the CAD industry?  The API's already exist.  I've had SolidWorks users argue against it because they "worked in a noisy cubicle environment".  So what?  Many don't, and even if they did, what if they got promoted to an office.  I want ALL the functionality and then I decide what to use and what not to use.

 

What about designing in VR?  Gesture control?  Why are these software companies not really innovating and implementing technology that is already here?  I'm sure they're dabbling in it, but where is it? 

 

Check this out, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!  And this guy doesn't even run a 4-5 billion dollar a year CAD Software company like SolidWorks!  This is him just screwing around.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNqs_S-zEBY

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"Stockholm syndrome"?   Bwahahaha!  Oh man.  Hey fellas, we have another SolidQuirks whiner on our hands.

 

Yeah, "limited".  In other words, I showed you how to EASILY cycle thru ANY different unit without losing the actual measurement, and you whine because it didn't give you the 2 you wanted simultaneously.

 

Besides, I can't take you seriously when you claim people don't take your "advise" instead of "advice".

 

Go back to SolidQuirks and be happy, there's no need for you to be here if all you're gonna do is whine.

 

LOL

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And he links in a video on YouTube of a design done not in SolidWorks or Creo, but in Siemens NX.

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Exactly, maybe read my comment about SolidWorks (OR ANY of the mainstream CAD systems for that matter) not being able to do this despite insane annual revenue.

 

We've been using mouse and keyboard for forty years and none of you have a problem with that?

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