I use created when they get the job done, but don't hesitate to throw created dims on a drawing when it's easier/faster/whatever. I always had the feeling the Batman is a lot more vulnerable than Superman - he's too human to beat Superman ... he IS human. Batman may have cooler gear, but Superman doesn't need it. wait ... it's only Tuesday! hold this debate until Friday afternoon.
Ask yourself this. What happens when we start using dimensioned and notes on parts instead of drawings? Companies are starting to do it already, so you mine as well get your engineers trained the right way.
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Subject [proecad] - RE: Shown vs. Created Dimensions
That particular debate has been around the block too many times (search the archives). We should consider arguing about this instead:
"Are driving dimension annotation elements better than driven dimension annotation elements? If so then why?"
Dustin Neifer General Dynamics Land Systems
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Subject [proecad] - Shown vs. Created Dimensions
What is the general feeling about using shown dimensions? I was told to always use them where possible from my first CAD administrator, but my current admin doesn't like them. Just let me know if you like shown dimensions or not and include your reasoning.
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This has to be the most over-analyzed pro/e topic.
My opionion, and that's all it's good for, is us shown when possible and practical, use created when necessary. But, for the sake of sanity (and company profitability), don't make either a hard-fast rule that everyone must adhere to. The biggest mistake i have seen is when a company says all dimensions must be shown. Have you ever tried to detail a sheet-metal part without using created dimensions. It can be done, but it is a huge waste of time with 0 (ZERO) value added.
Steve Williams Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)
This brings up a a good point. When you are eliminating the drawing for a part, what are the dimensions that are displayed in the model? I would think that again, you could use the model dims (shown equivalent) or created (similar to a reference dimension). Doug Pogatetz Mechanical Design Engineer Northrop Grumman Corporation