"Da Crew" wrote in message news: firstname.lastname@example.org... : Since I'm new and haven't even gotten into dimensioning yet, I'm still a : little unclear with this thread. Are you saying that it IS possible to : change created dimensions? : The neat thing about Pro/E is that you have associativity. A dimension available in the part and shown in the drawing can be changed in the drawing and be used to update (regenerate) the part. Main thing to keep in mind: it all starts with the part. Created dimensions do not exist in the part. They are simply a measurement between entities shown in the drawing mode. They are not parametric, meaning, you can not modify them directly. They have no relationship to the part. They may, however, reflect changes you make in part mode; but, they may also lose draft refrences if you, for example, delete a feature or sketcher entitiy referenced by the drawing. Such a dimension is dependent on the part but doesn't interact with it, in other words, is not associative.
Threads are another matter. Created using the hole function, they do not change with the shrink factor added. They are created with a parametric note which is not affected by adding shrink.
: I ask this because I KNOW it will come up in the near future at work. : There's a certain product drawing that we create for the shop to use. We : then make a duplicate of it for the customer, but with the shrink REMOVED. : Using CV, it is VERY easy to modify dimensions by a percentage, or a scale. : For instance we might change the dimension scale by .9978 to remove the : shrink. We do NOT change the actual geometry because we have no use for it : w/o shrink. We simply have two drawing files, one for us and one for the : customer - identical parts, but with two different sets of dimensions. Are : you saying we can NOT do this in Pro/E? Or that we would have to select and : edit each dimension individually? : Well, you've jumped right from the basic, I'm-just-a-novice-user stuff, right into the advanced stuff, no preamble, no buildup, no easing into it, just bang right into the meat of it. Well, here goes. Family tables will allow you to have variations of the same model/assembly, including those with a shrink factor added and one without shrink. Shrink is a parameter which can be referenced in a family table, thus you can have a drawing referencing either of these variations (one for the customer, one for the tool room). This is also not difficult to do in Pro/e ~ much depends on knowing how! Start making a list of the functions you need. Don't worry about how you used to do them. In Pro/e, it won't be anything like that. You're starting all over, from scratch, with a new concept, the concept of the model. The good thing is that it's actually more like making things in the real world.
: Otherwise, the only viable solution is to make another file and scale it : down so it will alter the dimensions accordingly. I know, they used to have : to edit each dimension individually on the boards, but the point of the : computer is accuracy AND speed...isn't it? : : : Da Crew : : : : : "Dennis Beifus" wrote in message : news:1061389291.299844@coyote... : > hi, : > got a couple questions for 2001: : > 1. Can anyone tell me how to override dimension values in drawings??? I : > tried thru properties but it keeps the original dimension. : >
: > 2. Also I have a drawing consisting of several assemblies, I want to show : > only one assembly with hidden lines and the others as no hidden..... is : > this possible and if so how. : >
: > 3. How do you make x-sections for assemblies, I know how to do it for : parts : > but there is no option in assemblies...... or is there? : >
: > just like to thank everyone for helping me over the last little while, : today : > is my last day of work before heading back to school and need to finish up : a : > couple projects. : >
: > taker easy : >