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.
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?
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, 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?
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?
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?
Are there any Pro/User Training programs that pertain specifically to Pro Cable/routing/electrical side available for registration? If not, would members of the Pro/Users of the Carolinas Board consider offering one in the future?
Malissa Lake (Thomas Built Bus)
Answered by: Kayle B. Brock, Engineering Manager (Carrier Corp)
What causes reference patterns to fail by placing the pattern parts coincident with pattern leader? The pattern preview is correct, but when you complete the pattern creation the pattern collapses to the leader location?
When using Creo 3 and saving files, the model (drawing) layers appear correct. When the drawing is open in Creo View, numerous planes a WCS’s are on and make the file unreadable. It is difficult to find these features n the model to turn them off. What are the options when the DRW file is published (to a Creo view file) to prevent this from happening?
Devin Albrecht (FN America)
Leo answered this one too, does anybody remember what he said?
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
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.