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Design Intent unclear without causing Geom Check?

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Design Intent unclear without causing Geom Check?

Hi, everyone. I work on massive and complex parts and recently ran into some trouble with one of them. Long story short, PTC claimed we had a "Design Intent unclear" warning popping in the file that could be causing our troubles. My understanding is that if this warning occurs, that it should flag a Geom Check? Is it possible for this warning to occur without a Geom Check? (Assuming someone doesn't manually ignore the warning once it's already occurred.) Can anyone prove it more importantly...

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Re: Design Intent unclear without causing Geom Check?

I've always thought "Design Intent unclear" was a sub-category of the more general "Geometry Check". I've never seen an "unattached" or "isolated" design intent unclear. But, with the continual fiddling about that seems to happen with the program, it might be possible. Seems like a software problem to me, though, regardless of what originally causes it.

Re: Design Intent unclear without causing Geom Check?

Did PTC document this warning in your file for you?  Did they indicate how you were to know about it or remedy it?

A design intent unclear warning should create a geom check, if it doesn't then that's a bug in my mind.  No way to fix a problem you don't know about.

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Doug Schaefer | Engineering Manager
Crow Works

Re: Design Intent unclear without causing Geom Check?

I don't believe they documented it in their response. I believe our response merely states that the warning existed, though I didn't submit the ticket and don't have the response. (I'm interested to hunt it down though now)

Either way, I'm still curious if this is possible and if anyone can prove it or has some sort of documentation that declares it's not possible.