Category Archives: 2016 Spring

How to Display Model Name in Drawing View

Question:

How do I automatically display the model name of an “added model” in a drawing view?

Josh McCormick, Britax Child Safety

Answered byGavin B. Rumble, PE

The first answer is that using existing functionality there is no way for this to be done automatically…ie, no check box will cause this to happen.  That said, there is functionality to parametrically display a model name on the drawing.  Continue reading How to Display Model Name in Drawing View

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How to easily assign components to a layer?

Question:

In an assembly with many components, can you window around several components and assign them to a specific layer?  Wildfire had this ability but Creo 2.0 doesn’t seem to support.

Jason Osborne, TE Connectivity

Answered byGavin B. Rumble, PE

Odd, this Window Select functionality DOES seem to be identical in Wildfire 4 and Creo 3.  I would also add that in neither case does it actually seem to be the slightest bit useful!  I may be missing something, but the only options seem to be to Ignore the selected item(s) or Add it to a NEW layer.  I almost NEVER would want to do the latter.

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What are skeleton models?

Question:

What exactly are skeleton models used for?  What are the true benefits?

Jess Lawrence, Newell Rubbermaid

Answered byGavin B. Rumble, PE

Skeleton models may have grown out of a best practices from the 90’s whereby a part was populated with datum and surface features and called a “map part” . These would be assembled early in the Model Tree and would be used to hang parts on or even drive geometry.”  Later, this functionality was added to Advanced Assembly as Skeleton models, with many new capabilities.  The short answer is, “Skeleton models are automatically added to the top of the Model Tree and are used to hang parts on or even drive geometry”.  Continue reading What are skeleton models?

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