All posts by Gavin Rumble

Saving Image Files for All Parts in an Assembly

This information was presented by Mark Bohannon at the Fall 2018 Pro/Users of the Carolinas conference at TE Connectivity on November 29, 2018.

Have you ever wanted to save JPEG thumbnail images for all files in an assembly?  By adding three lines to your config.pro file, you can easily accomplish this. The lines to add are: Continue reading Saving Image Files for All Parts in an Assembly

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Model Check Presentation?

Question (posted with Registration):

When will you present a presentation on Model Check?

Larry Stiver, Tecan

Answered by: Gavin Rumble, Technical Director

Larry, we had fun with this question, if even at your expense. 🙂  I hope you had fun too.  The answer is, when ever a User from within our ranks has implemented Model Check and volunteers to share with the group what they have learned.  We hope that you will consider doing so.

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Multiple Startup Configurations

Question (posted with Registration):

Is there a simple way to start 1 of x configurations that set different startup options?  Example: 1 configuration would set appropriate for a specific working folder and setting for sheet metal. Another configuration would set a different working folder and options appropriate for plastic models?

Kelly Carter, Elk Products

Answered by: Gavin Rumble, Technical Director

Yes, multiple desktop icons (shortcuts) can be created, each pointing at a different startup directory, each with a different config.pro file.   Call me if you need any help with this.

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What are Users saying about MBD?

Question (posted with Registration):

What are other users experiences with MBD? What are pros and cons? What was the business application? How are stakeholder requirements different, and how are they determined? What metrics were used for evaluating implementation effectiveness? What training was needed? Who needs training? What resources need to be budgeted? What order of magnitude does it cost per user or employee?

Marc Von Amsberg, Preformed Line Products

Answered by: Gavin Rumble, Technical Director

Marc, thank you your question.  Please see the presentation posted by Leo Greene for the Spring 2018 (Flywheel) event.  Many of your specific questions would make great content for a future presentation…will you be able to share them with the group after you have worked with MBD for a while?

 

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Arranging part (Sketcher) dimensions on the drawing

Question (posted with Registration):

Currently when I arrange dimensions in the part sketch and bring them into the drawing, they show up on top of each other. Is there a way you can arrange dimension within the part sketch and when you bring them into your drawing they are already in almost perfect spot?

Siim Eiland, Flowserve Corporation

Answered by: Gavin Rumble, Solid Engineering

Clearly, arranging dimensions on a drawing is very time consuming, and we could release drawings faster if we didn’t have to do this.  However, Dim placement is part codes & standards, part art (yes, engineers and designers should take some pride in what their drawings look like), part local preferences, and always part engineering (yes Ethel, drawing dimensions can convey different information depending on how they are arranged).  Therefore, we do not really want some software algorithm arranging our dimensions.  In addition, to your point…can sketch dimension locations assist with this?  Not really, many sketched features are displayed on the drawing from a different orientation than the original sketch plane.  That said, yes…please do organize your sketcher dimensions so that they are easy to look at and decipher.  You’ll be doing yourself and your co-workers a big favor.  For example…which one of these would you rather be faced with updating?  The one on the left, or on the right?

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Model Based Definition (MBD) Promises Delivered

The following video of a presentation by Leo Greene at the 2018 Spring Event can be viewed in your browser.

Often promised, rarely delivered, MBD has generated a lot of excitement lately. Learn some of the basics and uncover some of the considerations of Model Based Definition.  Recorded live in front of a regional user group at Flywheel in Winston-Salem, NC using Creo Parametric 4.0

Leo Greene | eCognition

LGreene@e-Cognition.net

Leo Greene : eCognition

With over 20 years immersed in the improvement and implementation of product development systems and processes Leo is an expert in leveraging the benefits of Complex Geometry, Surface Model Development, Large Assembly Management, as well as Photorealistic 3d Rendering. He is available for Engineering Consulting Services and/or Custom Creo Training.

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Assembly Process Plan (Pro/Process)

The attached slides were presented by Mark Bohannon at the 2017 fall event.

Process_for_Assemblies_20171109

Mark Bohannon |

Mark Bohannon :

Mark was previously the Creo, Windchill, and License Administrator for the x86 Server team at Lenovo in the Research Triangle Park. In addition to providing administrative support for these tools, he also maintained a website for the Creo User community at Lenovo and developed application customizations to help the engineers do their jobs more efficiently. He had been in this role since December 2012 and prior to that was a mechanical engineer designing electronic system packages at IBM, Solectron, C-MAC and Nortel Networks. In his spare time he enjoys playing board games with the family and working in his church.

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Meeting Agenda and Presenters

Agenda

Start End Length Description Presenter Company
8:00 8:20 0:20 Check-in and Breakfast (Danishes, Muffins & Coffee) Kristi Everhart Solid Engineering
8:20 8:30 0:10 Kickoff, Announcements & Introductions Pro/User Board
8:30 9:00 0:30 TriStar Presentation Bryan Enabnit TriStar
9:00 9:45 0:45 Server Related Design Topics Mark Bohannon Lenovo
9:45 10:00 0:15 Break Caterer
10:00 11:00 1:00 Managing Mechanism Mischief using Creo 4.0 for Top Down Design Leo Greene e-Cognition
11:00 11:30 0:30 Cool Technique for Self Fixturing Weldments Dave Engvall Black & Decker
11:30 12:30 1:00 Lunch, Vendors various Caterer
12:30 1:15 0:45 Creo 4.0 – New Functionality Jack Sullivan PTC
1:15 3:15 2:00 Lenovo Lab Tour (Thermal, Workstation, Power/Interconnect) Lenovo
3:15 3:30 0:15 Break Caterer
3:30 4:00 0:30 Stump the Pros/Questions and Answers You know who…
4:00 4:30 0:30 Door Prizes & Wrap-up + Vendor/User Networking Pro/User Board

Presenters

These people (and more) will be presenting a this event.

Dave Engvall | Stanley Black & Decker

David.Engvall@sbdinc.com

Dave Engvall : Stanley Black & Decker
  • Principal Engineer, IRWIN Tools > Stanley Black & Decker, Huntersville, NC, 15 Years
  • Principal, Dynamic Performance Edge, LLC – Consultant: Ag and Mobile Machinery
  • ProE/Creo user for 19 years.
  • Started 3D modeling 10 years before that.
  • Outside interests: Photography, Music Creation, Bicycle and Motorcycle Riding.
  • Inventor -- 19 Utility Patents.
  • Holder of three Guinness Book World Records for distance throwing:  Sling, Hand Thrown Object & Spear.

Leo Greene | eCognition

LGreene@e-Cognition.net

Leo Greene : eCognition

With over 20 years immersed in the improvement and implementation of product development systems and processes Leo is an expert in leveraging the benefits of Complex Geometry, Surface Model Development, Large Assembly Management, as well as Photorealistic 3d Rendering. He is available for Engineering Consulting Services and/or Custom Creo Training.

Chris Stewart | TriStar

chris.stewart@tristar.com

Chris Stewart : TriStar

Chris Stewart has served in Mechanical Design & Engineering, PLM Administration/CAD Support, and Applications Consulting roles for the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Manned Flight Launch Pad 39A Cape Canaveral, FL, NASA’s Orion Program via Lockheed Martin Crew Module Tooling Design, Titan Missile Ground Support through Computer Sciences Raytheon, Boeing & Sikorsky aircraft part production at Kaman Aerospace, Jet Engine manufacturing for Honeywell Aerospace Phoenix, Siemens Energy Hydrogen Powered Turbine Research World Headquarters Campuses, among others in the aerospace, surveillance, defense, energy, industrial, marine, and consumer product industries.  His passion for technology, solutions, and automation has led him to his current role with TriStar as the newest Regional Business Development Manager serving the Southeast U.S. and other locations.

 

Mark Bohannon |

Mark Bohannon :

Mark was previously the Creo, Windchill, and License Administrator for the x86 Server team at Lenovo in the Research Triangle Park. In addition to providing administrative support for these tools, he also maintained a website for the Creo User community at Lenovo and developed application customizations to help the engineers do their jobs more efficiently. He had been in this role since December 2012 and prior to that was a mechanical engineer designing electronic system packages at IBM, Solectron, C-MAC and Nortel Networks. In his spare time he enjoys playing board games with the family and working in his church.

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