Category Archives: Modeling Techniques

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.


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 file.   Call me if you need any help with this.


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?



Training for Pro|Cable


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)

Hi Malissa, PTC offers Precision LMS.

I know LMS has CREO Routed Systems Design training modules.   I hope this helps.


Patterning Conundrum


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?

Greg Beard (IDE)

Answered by: Gavin B. Rumble, PE Solid Engineering

Greg, Leo described a situation where the constraints for the pattern leader were not properly defined…do you remember what he thought the problem was?


Layer Management – Creo View


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)

Answered by:

Leo answered this one too, does anybody remember what he said?