: >Naturally, some may be reluctant to answer your question, wondering how such : >fundemental elements of design intent are left to the drawing for creation. I : >certainly am : : The dimensions required to fabricate the part simply do not exist - I didn't : create the model
Which means that exonerates you from even investigating it!?! This is Pro/e!!!! The model is EVERYTHING! And, I have found in all kinds of troubleshooting, that going back to the beginning, redoing the assumptions, covering all the easy, old ground, with new eyes, even using Pro/e's investigational tools, like analysis and measure (but IN THE MODEL) can tell you a great deal. For example, can you give an angular dimension to things (faces, edges, silhouettes) which seem, in a drawing, to be planar, but are not? Can you give an angular dimension to planes which do not share the same axis of rotation, something which you can not see or investigate in a drawing? It needs to be investigated precisely what you are trying to give an angular dimension to, because you really can't tell in stinking
2D. : : I know the mouse picks to create dims, I've created thousands of drawings in : Pro since rel 15, but it seems WF is extremely finicky when creating dia. : dimensions to the point that I believe there is an issue
No, sorry, it's not WF. Look through the submissions to this NG about WF, yours seems to be the first on difficulties with creating angular and radial/diametral dimensions. It is not a general "issue". I certainly have no problem creating these dimensions in a drawing. What you may be failing to account for is that it doesn't matter how far back you go with the software ~ you are NEW to Wildfire ~ and it's a BIG step for most people, especially the 'old timers'. Just as an example of where you might be having difficulties, the selection process is completely cocked up, compared to what you have been used to. And if you are doing this incorrectly, you could easily be getting the wrong result. In fact, it is so different, so confusing, there are tutorials on just this topic provided by PTC in their User Area. Anything you can find out about how selection works will help you get used to the differences. Master selection and you've mastered 90% of what's hard in Wildfire ~ and 90% of its increased power and flexibility! But don't give up ~ persistence, persistence, persistence (and investigation) be your watchwords.