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Pro/CABLING - WildFire 5 - User Feedback Requested.

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Pro/CABLING - WildFire 5 - User Feedback Requested.

PTC & the Routed Systems Technical Committee is looking for Feedback about the NEW Cabling in WildFire 5.


Please provide us with feedback (positive & negative) so future enhancements can be made.


Remember, this is just for WildFire 5 Cabling.


Thanks!


Aron Oler
Routed Systems T/C Chair

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Pro/CABLING - WildFire 5 - User Feedback Requested.

Prior to WF5 we could insert an offset location on an existing segment
and select a coordinate system as the 'from' and 'direction' reference.
The system would then ask for the x, y, and z offsets but would also
default to values that would put the location exactly where we
originally clicked on the segment. This allows us to add locations to a
harness with out distorting its current shape. In WF5 the location
defaults to 0, 0, 0 and the system gives no indication of what x, y, and
z values would put the location close to where the segment currently is.
This results in a giant loop that goes through 0, 0, 0 and is a major
pain to drag back to where it should be. This will make harness routing
much more difficult for us when we do move to WF5.



/Michael


Pro/CABLING - WildFire 5 - User Feedback Requested.

Not on WF 5 yet, but hoping they do not remove the offset function

Douglas K. Bowles
Advanced Systems Harn/Des
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Pro/CABLING - WildFire 5 - User Feedback Requested.

Michael





Why are you adding an offset location if you do not want to change the
shape of the harness? Why add a standard location?



If you do not want assembly references then simply route your harness
referencing a shrinkwrap / copied geom. Once the harness is complete
delete the shrinkwrap / copied geom and convert all the locations to be
offset from a global csys



Thanks



Jim


Pro/CABLING - WildFire 5 - User Feedback Requested.

I'll third that....going to 0,0,0 is a complete waste.

Just throw a point in and drag it to your location then redefine your location to that point....

Pro/CABLING - WildFire 5 - User Feedback Requested.

The offset option has not been removed it is simply a little different see the attached movie



Thanks



Jim


Pro/CABLING - WildFire 5 - User Feedback Requested.

David



Can you confirm that using offset is to ensure that there are no
assembly references?



Thanks



Jim




Pro/CABLING - WildFire 5 - User Feedback Requested.

I'm going to jump in and say that it takes much more time to create shrinkwraps and/or copy geoms than to add a location related to the geometry then add an offset location nearby and keeping the cable the same..

Not to mention the lighter weight of the model...because we all know the important of size and speed...

EXT : Pro/CABLING - WildFire 5 - User Feedback Requested.

I thought this was an old trick that only the old school cable dogs knew.

When a cable location is failing it is usually very difficult to tell where the failure is coming from.

I will often reroute a failed location to 0,0,0. Later, after I graduate from failure mode, I can

remove that location and my cable will recover. If you have multiple cables in an installation, this

is much easier than identifying where that location should be.

Best regards,

Frederick Burke

EXT : Pro/CABLING - WildFire 5 - User Feedback Requested.

I like the point thing, I've used it before and it works. Basically you are
re-defining the failed location. Some times locations fail because of
external references that unfortunately you made and also forgot to open.
Those will show up in red. That way you can tell which locations you need to
fix by adding points. well some times you need more than just points like
maybe two points and a line to make a straight piece.

regards,

Alfonso


On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 9:36 AM, Burke, Frederick W (AS)