If you are deploying model-based definition in your company, you’ll want to download Creo 4.0. We’ve added dozens of enhancements to the software specifically to improve MBD. Among these new capabilities, we've made it easier than ever to create datum feature symbols. Now you can quickly create annotations anywhere you want, with smart, standards-based placement options that follow the latest GD&T standards.
Datum feature symbols can now be created as a stand-alone annotation and do not require a plane or axis in the model. Just follow these steps:
You can modify the placement of the datum feature symbol by dragging it.
Dragging a datum feature symbol.
If you place a datum feature symbol on a GTOL, you can choose whether it attaches to the GTOL frame or to the leader by choosing the option from the right-click menu. Just follow these steps:
Similarly, if you place the datum feature symbol on a diameter dimension, you can choose whether it attaches to the dimension elbow or to the dimension line opposite the dimension text as follows:
Deselecting Dimension Elbow moves the datum feature symbol from the elbow to a position opposite the dimension line.
You can see a brief demo of these tips in the video below.
To learn more, read the PTC Creo Help Center page, More Intuitive Workflows for Creating and Editing Datum Feature Symbols in Model-Based Definition.The Best of Creo 4.0
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