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How to Represent Lock Wire - Best Practice


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What is the best practice for representing lock wire? In an aerospace application with a large assembly there are several locations where we use lock wire to hold fasteners tight.

We are concerned with regen time on such a large model. At the present time we are using just sketched entities in the drawing to show lock wire. This is good for regen time on the assembly but the lock wire is not represented in the assembly and there is no part that populates the smart BoM in the drawing.

I personally don't like using draw entities because any multitude of potential changes often require re-drawing the sketch.

What is the best practice for representing lock wire?
Datum curves in the assembly?
Surfaces in the assembly?
Creo Piping and Cabling module?
Custom Symbol in the drawing?




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