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    Impressive but have only used the free edition limited to assembly max 60 unique part

    I've used and dabbled with the creo DirectModeling-express product which can be downloaded from PTC's site.
    PTC - Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express 4.0

    It's pretty powerful software and has...
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    As a workaround you can save off a copy of the config.win that you use and send it to your engineers. They can manually load it in and make their own customizations later. The customized mapkey icons...
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    Irtep, ProE does this by default, PRT0000#.prt,...

    Irtep,
    ProE does this by default, PRT0000#.prt, PRT00123.prt etc.
    Lets say you've been using a list to store the latest #. You can rename and save after the fact but keep only the latest...
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    Look into File > SaveAs > Neutral or .neu files....

    Look into File > SaveAs > Neutral or .neu files. This allows files to be opened in earlier releases of software. Any features created on wf3 can be accessed and changed on wf5, however the wf5 tree...
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    wlsca: When Laughable Software Changes Attack

    Commentary:
    1} All drawing packages pretty much suck.
    I remember once doing a UG-PreNX drawing for GE Gear Plant 2003 or so, which required baseline or ordinate dims in a view. Simple enough...
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    Try using the Check Sketch For Feature option in...

    Try using the Check Sketch For Feature option in your Tools Sketch Tools or one of those stupid menus I usually have a Shortcut key J for this icon because a j kind of looks like a check mark.

    The...
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    Check the Merge Result check box. If the feature...

    Check the Merge Result check box. If the feature can't merge with existing solid then a cut cannot be made.
  8. Should be okay. The only problem I've really...

    Should be okay.
    The only problem I've really seen other than not being able to reference linked dims for Equations Dialog is when using edit all sometimes a blank line or some other spacing error...
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    Just create a regular Ellipse then use the Divide...

    Just create a regular Ellipse then use the Divide Entity Trim tool from the Dynamic Trim flyout to trim out the portion you want. If you want an exact quarter ellipse you can snap on the quadrant...
  10. Try checking the never show again then Exit...

    Try checking the never show again then Exit ProE/Creo and see if it appears next session.
    Never Show again may also just be session specific. Search for an option to set in your config.pro
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    If the end of the curve you are dragging is...

    If the end of the curve you are dragging is attached to another at endpoint, you can drag the parent curve to move that endpoint without it detaching.
  12. [QUOTE=fiebigc;126888]Sometimes I like to turn on...

    [QUOTE=fiebigc;126888]Sometimes I like to turn on "snap to grid" when I'm making drawings. I do this while in the drawing by going to Sketch > Sketcher Preferences > and then selecting "Grid...
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    I posted a link to the above post created by me...

    I posted a link to the above post created by me on the Eng-Tips.com's Creo Forum for Wildfire 5.0
    PTC: Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER) - Creating large amount of datum points.

    I did this at the...
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    There are many ways to do this in SolidWorks as usual. Here are a few

    Steven,

    You can use the split entities command to divide your circle into 4 sections, typically on lofts it helps to have
    the same number of entities in each loft profile's curve sketch but this...
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    Why Ref Pattern shows as default choice.

    Tracy,

    Just a thought and some further explaination as to why Reference Pattern comes up Automatically.

    What is the controlling feature for the Reference Pattern. If you patterned a point used...
  16. You can write a script to open Files and use File...

    You can write a script to open Files and use File > Delete Old Versions.
    If you don't like the purge command no one is forcing you to use it.
    You can move it to the directory you want to purge and...
  17. David, Yes this can be done but it's almost...

    David,

    Yes this can be done but it's almost impossible to find in online help site.
    You want to enable Backup copies in Tools Options. Unlike ProE Solidworks will rename the files in reverse...
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    Windows Blows all sorts of different balls in...

    Windows Blows all sorts of different balls in many different sizes. They do specialize in the large monkey ones though.:p
  19. Check out the following CONFIG-uration options,...

    Check out the following CONFIG-uration options, they may help solve Pt one of your question.

    sketcher_refit_after_dim_modify no
    dim_offscreen_limit 0 (prevents dims outside display area from...
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    Do it if he can use the feature it's up to FlexLM or his PTC license file

    That's a Yes vote on my part but send him the WF4 version.
    Note: None of the information on this site is given by people who have passed The Bar U.O.S.

    :confused: fyi
    U.O.S. : Unless Otherwise...
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    Create a Regular Sketch and place a Geometry...

    Create a Regular Sketch and place a Geometry Sketch Point. On the point flyout icon in the Sketcher there are two point icons the Blue looking one will do a Geometry Point which makes an actual Datum...
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    Axis Pattern seems to be my first thought.

    The copy/paste or copy/move techniques kennpy mentioned are old techniques and work but their are now better methods.
    The pattern options once required a dimension to pattern by hence Referencing a...
  23. If rhey are In a Drawing you can Dimension to...

    If rhey are In a Drawing you can Dimension to them (edges or faces) with Reference Dimensions.

    Speedpak was originally brought about for ease of use in assembling large sub-assemblies. Allowing...
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    Nope, not now or ever. I installed IE8 and it...

    Nope, not now or ever.

    I installed IE8 and it successfully prevented most of my CAD software from running. A mistake I will never make again.
    I suggest if you want to maintain your sanity go no...
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    UGNX or NX's options file is huge and by default...

    UGNX or NX's options file is huge and by default most of the settings that are useful like the one listed in John's post are disabled



    I used to hate UG as well but in NX2 they started doing...
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