Does anyone know of a config and/or drawing setup file option that makes it so that when a new drawing view is created, it uses the "Default Rep" insead of the "Master Rep"? I have been playing around with simplified representations and I think they could be useful, however in order to make use of them in a drawing, I have to change the rep that the view is using (because the default is the "Master Rep" which cannot be modified), which causes me to loose all of my balloons and unfilers and unsorts my parts list. So even though using simplified reps is not really an option for me on any older drawings, at least it would be there for new ones. This thread is inactive and closed by the PTC Community Management Team. If you would like to provide a reply and re-open this thread, please notify the moderator and reference the thread. You may also use "Start a topic" button to ask a new question. Please be sure to include what version of the PTC product you are using so another community member knowledgeable about your version may be able to assist.
Well...I figured out the answer to my own problem. In order to get all of our new drawings to use the default rep instead of the master rep, I am going to change all of our drawing template views to use the default rep. With this set, it seems as though as long as the drawing is initially created with the drawing template, any new views will also use the default rep.
Now I'm not sure if I EVER want to use simplified reps. I have a drawing set to the Default Rep right now and am only able to show one balloon per component even though some of my components are used more than once in my assembly.
Andrew; Here is a procedure we find useful at our workplace to make BOM balloons/BOM tables reflect simplified reps. How to make a BOM table display only parts from a Simple Representation in a drawing â€¢Summary: This procedure assumes that a Simplified representation is already displayed in some variety of views within a drawing, and also that the original BOM table for the entire assembly is displayed. â€¢Select Table -> Repeat Region â€¢In the Repeat Region control box select Model/Rep and ProE will automatically bring up the â€œOpenâ€� dialogue box. â€¢Select the main assembly which contains the desired simplified rep and click open. Now, another box will appear which asks you which rep you would like. â€¢Select the appropriate simplified rep, and click â€œOkâ€� -> Confirm -> Done â€¢Note: BOM balloons can now be created to display only parts in the simplified representation by using the normal process to create BOM balloons. (ie. Table -> BOM balloons etc.)