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No datum in Model Tree

No datum in Model Tree

No datum in Model Tree

Worked in ProE 2 Wildfire. Coz it was very hard to learn, but it worked: I built many assemblies there and then simulated for FEA and CFD in ANSYS
Now have to work in Creo 5.
Created assembly. No datum planes, axes and coord.system in model tree.
At the same time, the datum planes (front, right, top), are shown in model window. I created an axis: yes, it is there also. The default coord.system is there also.

OK, I added a part into assembly by creating a new part. The same story for the Part: No datum in model tree, fine in model window. Created an axis in part. Tried to create a revolve feature for the Part. Sketch is OK, but the axis cannot be selected. It ignores the cursor and its click is also ignored.

Is the program simply faulty? Or this is their usual sadism for users? Should I re-install it or simply change the job?

Your any guesswork, Guys, would be highly appreciated.
Thank you very cordially.

RE: No datum in Model Tree

There's a configuration to show or not show datum features in the model tree. Look at the menus at the top of the tree window. PTC added this because people complained the trees were too long/cluttered, so they were actually responding to customer input.

The software is generally fine. I had zero problems with 5, but selection might be due to selection filter setup or incompatible drivers for the graphics card.

RE: No datum in Model Tree

Thank you, dear Colleague!
Your few words returned me my belief that the World is OK around me. smile
I was searching for that 'menus at the top of the tree window' from my very first sight. Did not find, but will now read the 'Creo 5 Elements' like a beginner.
Actually, the problem is self-resolved: double click on the assembly name in the Tree -- the datum planes and coord.system appeared there.
I should also mention that for the recent years I was using SWorks. The difference:
In Creo-5, if you create a part inside assembly, you have to manually create its coord.system and datum planes. In SW, they are created automatically.

Thank you for your idea about 'incompatible drivers for the graphics card'. I did not see the process of installation. Now I will ask the Technician if any card problems occured during installation. Thank you.

The bottom line: It is good to read the Manuals as you were a beginner.
Well, the software is very much new and you ARE a beginner in it. The basic tutorial should be learned. A trivial conclusion.

Thank you, Dave!

RE: No datum in Model Tree

Jumping from Wildfire 2 to Creo 5 is a major shock for anyone! Eight major releases and many changes along the way. Your side trip with SW may have actually made the transition easier due to PTC always trying to stay up with their competition.

"Wildfires are dangerous, hard to control, and economically catastrophic."

Ben Loosli

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