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Specify view foe datum plane

Specify view foe datum plane

Specify view foe datum plane

(OP)
I'm in Creo 2. I imported a cylindrical model (.sat) but only
the geometry (feature lines)shows in the isometric view in Creo. There is no
coordinate system, axis or datum planes. I created these items but there is no
other views in the tool bar (top, right, etc). How can i create the views so
that I can select from the tool bar, the top view, and the model will rotate
to the top like it does when parts are first created in Creo?

RE: Specify view foe datum plane

I'm afraid you have to do this manually. You need to use the 'Reorient' tool to get the view one want and then use the 'View Manager' tool to save that orientation using the 'Edit'->'Save' option under the 'Orient' tab. When you save a view, ou can name it whatever you want, and once saved, it will show up under that name in the 'Named View List'. I'm using WF5, so I don't know if these tools/commands are still named the same.

RE: Specify view foe datum plane

The other option you have for importing parts is to add them to an existing blank part.

Start a new part using your normal start part, then go to the MODEL tab > Get Data drop down > Import. You should then be able to browse to the file and add it to your part. It will come in as "Import Feature id XXX" (where XXX is the feature id number), but that is probably what you are already seeing since this is a file with no feature history.

The nice thing about importing parts this way is that your part units are automatically set by the start part, not by the units of the file imported or the default units of Creo. Also, any user defined parameters or relations you may have in your start parts are already included.

RE: Specify view foe datum plane

(OP)
LawrenceS2,
Thanks a lot for your input. It worked great!

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