when using family table items on a drawing, ProE has a problem showing a datum that's common in the generic and instances. it seems when I show one on the drawing, then again on another family table item, it disappears from the first item. does anyone know how to show the datum on both items?
Thanks for getting back to me, Dale. The datum was created “through” one of the default datums, i.e. “TOP”. It was renamed to “a” and set in the model, shown on the drawing of the first instance, and attached to a geometric tolerance. The second instance was added to the drawing. The only difference of the second instance is a cut, possibly measured from the datum in question, or possibly from the default. I don’t know anymore, I don’t have the model. When the datum is shown in the second instance, it disappears from the first. It’s almost as though you’re only allowed to use it once.
Since I opened the call, I have divided the family table into separate part models to get my work done. That’s why I’m unable to go back and look at the datum’s references. I’m still interested in resolving this issue. We run into this situation quite a bit. I would like to use the family tables, but this makes it very difficult.
Thanks for your attention, have a great weekend!!!