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Creating Views of Part Simplified Representations

Creating Views of Part Simplified Representations

Creating Views of Part Simplified Representations

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I am currently using Creo 4.0 and I am not able to create a drawing view of a simplified rep of a part (not assembly). I have tried unsuccessfully two different ways:

1) Open up the Drawing View window, go to "View States", and the "Simplified representation" window is grayed out with Master Rep selected
2) I also tried to change the Rep by going to "Drawing Models", "Set/Add" rep, but the only option is Master Rep

Finally, I was able to kind of get it to work with some issues. I added the general view with it defaulting to Master Rep. Then I right click on that view, press "Replace View Model", and "Select New Model/Representation" and then select the representation I need. The problem is, if I modify the actual .prt in any way, the drawing view reverts back to the Master Rep and does not allow me to change it back so I am forced to delete this view and start over.

What gives? Should I be able to do this with my version of Creo? If so, how? Any suggestions for troubleshooting?

Thanks,
Matt

RE: Creating Views of Part Simplified Representations

I would just make family table instances of the generic as your simplified part. I've always found family tables to be much easier to work with.

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The Help for this program was created in Windows Help format, which depends on a feature that isn't included in this version of Windows.

RE: Creating Views of Part Simplified Representations

I expect that part simplified reps are only going to show up on drawings as substitutes into assembly simplified reps.

For some reason people tend to use simplified reps as a substitute for configuration control and PTC has generally resisted making that easy. Simplified reps were created to lower graphics/display demands, not to represent configurations, but it doesn't stop people from trying it.

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