I don't know if you can do it the way you say, but you can slap datum curves
along the extents of the model, align them to the model extents and
dimension them (the dimensions will appear as extras) then use relations to
push the dimensions into parameters which you can use.
This is not a robust method, there must be a more elegant way to achieve
I dont know if there's a way to do that within the confines of Pro/E
features, but there's routines within ProToolkit which return X,Y,Z
values of the 2 points you see connected by the line of the bounding
box diagonal,, and those XYZ points are orientated to a defined CSYS
from within the function call..
That's basically what I'm looking for, I'll have to look into the Toolkit
My situation has the top-level model constantly adding and removing
sub-assemblies and re-orienting the ones that remain, so using pre-defined
points and/or curves seems a little intricate.
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