HELP! Pulling my few remaining thinning gray hair out in bunches... my first 4 hours in Creo2 coming from WF5
Remember the good old pipe feature, as in #Insert #Advanced #Pipe ?
I love this feature, have been using it a lot, kinda like sweep, except you dont have to define a section sketch, and you don't have to round corners in your trajectory curve, it does those automatically, LOVELY.
Problem is I can't find it in Creo2, after some sniffing around I typed "pipe" into the command search, and there she was, however usually when you hover your mouse over a result in the command search, it shows you where in the menu tabs to find the command. Not in this case...
Is PTC stealthily nudging this feature slowly towards the back door with a grubby boot before "losing" it in "creo next point 0" hoping that we won't notice...? Does Pro/SHIPBUILD or Pro/COMPOSITE ring a bell...?
Please someone back me up on this one, prove me wrong and show me where she's gone!
You can still get to it in part mode. You have to access it thru the command search tool at the top of the screen. do a search for pipe. Would think other companies that use tubing thathave not purchased thepiping module would still want this in place to be able to geenerate pipe bend data tables automaticly.
I ended up creating a shortcut tab for my creo parameteric session. Not sure why PTC left it out of the default ribbion interface.
Hope this helps,
Hey guys, thanks for the replies,
Looks like there is no ribbon/menu button for this feature anymore, and you cannot add it to the ribbon.
Mike suggested using the old mapkey recorded in WF5, and this works, I'm going with this, thanks Mike.
mapkey xx ~ Command `ProCmdPipe`;
I am going to submit an enhancement to bring this feature back to the menu.
Release Status Datecode
Creo 1.0 No Plans to Fix -
Creo 2.0 No Plans to Fix -
That is unbelievable. How do we start a user revolt?
In Reply to David Brainsky:
Pipe command can still be found in part mode but you will have use the search command, or customize the ribbon and look at the section Commands not in the ribbon.
A presentation I proposed a while ago for the PTC/User conference was on the user being able to discover destination points, the place in the software that finally triggers a change in the model database, and relate them to orgination points, the places a user starts. Once those two places are identified, it is possible to order the steps necessary to connect them and concentrate on making the path as short and obvious as possible.
It appears there is less interest at PTC in making those connections than one might hope for.
I thought the complaint was that the pipe feature is unavailable for addition to the Ribbon.
A better analogy to Excel is if PTC were to put Relations, Family Table, and Program on a tab with a config option to show or hide the tab. What PTC did is as if MS removed the Statistics functions from the functions list, suggesting they no longer existed, and requiring users who knew about them to remember the function names.
It is refreshing to see that PTC is working on a command line interface. No Pipe icon? Type Pipe on the command line.