I keep hearing about the push for model centric information being the go to source of truth, which is great. But I'm also hearing about the possibility of getting rid of drawings, and having all the information in the 3d model for others to get.
So I have some questions:
Thanks in advance,
- Randy Mees
Currently we are working on a drawingless project.
Our goal ist to define all most important information to our 3D model and save them to CREO.
As downstream software we tried CREOview first. CREOview has some advantages for our production, but at the end there where more disadvantages on this. One major advantage is that you are able to see all dimensions of every featur inside CREOview, instead of creating annotations.
After a few tests and discussions with PTC, CREOview was out of scope, because PTC is not able to optimize CREOview the way we need it during a acceptable timeline. Maybe we will try later again, lets see what happens here.
Right now we are working on a 3D-PDF export. This 3D-PDF export is not included inside CREO. Here we are using an OV software which is a server based solution. We have defined different schema and templates and at the moment we convert all files automatically intodifferent 3D-PDF layout. Out of one CREO file we create different 3D-Drawings and share them inside the company, depending of the request.
At the moment it's only a pilot, and by end of 2013 we will run a gap analysis to find all advantages and disadvantages of this method.
CAD/CAE Automation Analyst
Global Engineering Systems
I see that this is a old post but it was referenced by one I had recently.
We have been creating 3D definition for awhile using the annotation views in the models to simulate drawings (for the most part).
We are then outputting them to a 3D pdf file using Anark software since Creoview is unable to view these adequately.
You end up with a 3D model on a format and you can switch between annotation views and spin or display them as wanted.
All this can be done in Adobe Reader so anyone down stream can use the 3D pdf.