In Creo 4.0, we introduced a number of features to make using model-based definition more seamless. Among the changes: datum feature symbols can now be used as stand-alone annotations. You can even assign parameters, control characteristics, and more. Here’s how it works.
To create a stand-along symbol, follow these steps:
The symbol is added to the annotations group at the top of the model tree.
A newly created symbol shown in the model tree and the graphics area.
Symbols can have parameters, which help provide additional information about an object. To add a parameter, follow these steps:
Symbols can be designated as a control characteristic to help in planning downstream manufacturing processes. To designate a control characteristic, follow these steps:
Symbols can have multiple semantic references. Just follow these steps:
Adding a semantic reference to a symbol.
If a problem arises, the Notification Center will pop up in the lower right corner of the graphics area. Just click Open Notification Center to view a detailed list of issues.
You can find missing references in the References dialog. Here’s how:
A missing reference is found in the References dialog.
You can see a brief demo of these tips in the video below.
To learn more, read the PTC Creo Help Center page, Datum Feature Symbols as Standalone Annotations in Model-Based Definition.The Best of Creo 4.0
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