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Inspection Point Table

Inspection Point Table

Inspection Point Table

(OP)
Although we have been using pro/e for a few years now, it is safe to say that we haven't even scratched the surface of its full functionality, so please bear with me if this sounds like a novice question.

We would like to create a simple report that would produce an "inspection point" table for a part to be manufactured.  Each "inspection point" would refer to a drawing dimension, and all drawing dimensions would be included.  Is there any simple, intuitive, and repeatable way to create such a table that would not require manually typing the necessary information?

RE: Inspection Point Table

If u have proe 2000i2 or later than you can use automatic tables in drawings.
Ety

RE: Inspection Point Table

(OP)
Ety,

Thanks for the info.  If you have any guidance on how to go about creating an automatic table or if you could direct me to a reference guide on the subject I would greatly appreciate it.

Mickey

RE: Inspection Point Table

(OP)
I've been playing with the automatic tables, and I have a decent feel for how they work, but I have not been able to figure out how to refer to features and their dimensions using the report symbols.  To clarify, I don't know the string (asm.mbr....etc) that will call up the features and their dimensions in my table.  Is there a reference guide that describes any of these naming conventions? Any guidance would be appreciated.  

Mickey

RE: Inspection Point Table

If you use the Hole Table option to show points in a drawing table, then you can assign Feature Parameters (not part Parameters) to the datum points. But now you must create your datum points as individual features, and not as an array.
Once you make the points in your 3D model, create Feature Paramters for the required points. In your drawing, when you setup the Hole table for points, make sure to select the option to include Parameters in the table.

Hope this helps out.


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RE: Inspection Point Table

hi again!
If I understood u correctly what u want to do is make a table which is parametric but not built automaticly. so your problem is the "name" of the dimmensioning parametrs. so what u should do is:
1. if the way u built the point is by giving its location by numbers (giving its coordinates) all u have to do is "modify" and "switch dimension" this will give u the parametr's name and than all u have to do is write it in the table with &[name].
2. if the way u built the point is partly or fully dictated by the geomtry and therefore trying to modify won't give u the desired dimension. u have to "create" the dimension in the drawing and again by "switching dimension" u could see the paramaters name and put it in the table. (btw as soon as u right it in the table the original dimension will disappear, and if u will delete the table it will reappear).

what I was talking about is making an automatic table like making hole charts by going to "advanced" in drawing mode.

I hope this helps, I would be happy to further explain if necessary
Ety

RE: Inspection Point Table

(OP)
Ety,

You were right with your first analysis.  I do want an automatic table.  What I can't figure out is what symbol to enter into the repeat region that will produce all of the features of the part.  I tried using "&d1" as my report symbol and that worked in the sense that it returned the value of the first dimension, but the table wasn't "smart" enough to fill in all of the dimensions.

Ideally, I would like an automatic table with three columns.  The first column would be a reference number (1,2,3,etc). The second column would be the feature name.  The third column would be the critical dimension associated with that feature.  I would then like to insert balloons like in an assembly drawing, but instead of calling out different parts of the assembly, these balloons would refer to the reference number (column 1)associated with the feature (column 2).  

This would only be practical for me if it was an automatic table.  One that I could retreive for use in other part drawings.

I am unfamiliar with "hole tables" and the "advanced" feature that you mentioned.  If there is an answer for me there please let me know.

Thank you very much for your time

Mickey

RE: Inspection Point Table

(OP)
By the way, we do not have the option for a "hole table" installed

RE: Inspection Point Table

If you don't have Hole Tables under Drawing / Advanced / Hole Table, then you must be running R2000i or prior.

Steve


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RE: Inspection Point Table

(OP)
Steve,

We are running 2000i2.  Hole tables are on the menu, but when we tried to use it we got a message that said that some necessary files weren't installed.

Mickey

RE: Inspection Point Table

What files are listed as missing? Is it possible that you don't have a proper coordinate system in the right view direction? This is often the cause of most problems with hole tables.

Steve

http://www.3dlogix.com

RE: Inspection Point Table

(OP)
Steve,

The message that I get says:

foreign program "Hole Charts" failed to initialize: error PRO_TK_NO_LICENSE

Any insight?

Mickey

RE: Inspection Point Table

Some problems may arise from the following:

Description of Problem
-----------------
When attempting to create a hole chart in drawing mode in Pro/ENGINEER release 2000i2, the following error message appears: "Foreign program "Hole Charts" failed to initialize: error PRO_TK_NO_LICENSE".


Resolution
-----------------
This issue has been resolved in Pro/ENGINEER release 2000i2, datecode 2000230.
 
This issue is due to the fact that somefiles are physically missing from the installation CD. Check your release code of ProE. In ProE, pick Help>Customer Info and see the release code. Call PTC and ask for an upto date release to fix the problem mentioned above (PTC Technical Application Note # 102648).

Steve

http://www.3dlogix.com

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