PTC Email Newsletter

February 20, 2001

  1. PTC Product Focus: ModelCHECK
  2. Tip of the Week: Suggested ModelCHECK 2000i2 Configuration Order during         Implementation
  3. Upcoming Events and Training Class Schedules

1.)PTC Product Focus: ModelCHECK

 

ModelCHECK is a software productivity tool add-on for Pro/ENGINEER.  It analyzes parts, drawings and assemblies, and recommends proper Pro/ENGINEER modeling techniques.  ModelCHECK imposes the use of standard design practices to improve the effectiveness of downstream users and design reuse.  Based on modern Web browser technology, this fully customizable tool also provides valuable online expert modeling advice.  Embedded directly into Pro/ENGINEER, ModelCHECK runs automatically when a user regenerates or saves their model to verify compliance to standards and proper modeling techniques and recommend improvements.  Notable recommendations are presented to the user in the form of an HTML, XML and Java based report, which appears in the userís Web browser.  Through this report, the user can highlight recommendations directly in the Pro/ENGINEER window, or in some cases use ModelCHECK to implement them automatically.  In many cases ModelCHECK also provides detailed supporting documentation about a recommendation.  ModelCHECK can also be run interactively through a Pro/ENGINEER menu command, or in batch mode outside of Pro/ENGINEER.

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2.)Tip of the Week: Suggested ModelCHECK 2000i2 Configuration Order during         Implementation
This outlines the suggested order in which the various checks within ModelCHECK are enabled.  It is suggested that there be at least one week between the various stages.  The tasks during each stage are described below:

1. These are mostly critical checks and information type checks.  These should be enabled during the initial implementation

The config_init.mc file should also be configured at this time

2. These are less severe checks

3. Add more checks and update the following 4. These checks require considerable thought and configuration.

The condition.mcc file and additional configuration files should be configured at this time (to account for different types of configurations)

5. These checks are not used by all companies, they should only be considered after the customer is very familiar with the software.
 
 

PART CHECKS

CHECKS 1 2 3 4 5 COMMENTS
ABS_ACCURACY X Option removed from 2000i2, merged with 2000i
ACCURACY_INFO X
ADD_CHK_PARAM X
BURIED_FEATURE X
CHAMFER_CHILD X
CHK_CUSTOM1_PRT X
COSMETIC_FEAT X
CYL_CUT_SLOTS X
CYL_DIAMS X New in 2000i2
DATUM_RENAME X
DEF_DENSITY X
DEFAULT_CHILD X
DRAFT_ANGLES X
DRAFT_CHILD X
DTM_AXES_INFO X
DTM_CSYS_INFO X
DTM_CURVE_INFO X
DTM_PLANE_INFO X
DTM_POINT_INFO X
DUPLICATE_MODELS X New in 2000i2
EARLY_CHAMFER X
EARLY_COSMETIC X New in 2000i2
EARLY_DRAFT X
EARLY_ROUND X
EDGE_REFERENCES X New in 2000i2
EXT_REF_INFO X
EXTRA_LAYERS X
EXTRA_PARAMS X
FAMILY_INFO X
FEATURE_INFO X New in 2000i2
FILE_SIZE X
FREEFORM X
FT_DEF_VALS X
FT_STD_PARMS X
GEOM_CHECKS X
HOLE_DIAMS X
IGNORE_FEAT X
IMPORT_FEAT X
INCOMLETE_FEAT X
INSERT_MODE X
INSTANCE_NAME X
LAYER_DISPSTAT X
LAYER_INFO X
LAYER_ITEMS X
LAYER_ITEMS_STD
LAYER_MOVE X
LAYER_PLACE X
LAYER_STATUS X
LAYOUT_INFO X
LOW_TOLERANCE X
MATERIAL_INFO X
MEMORY_SPACE X
MERGE_FEAT X
MINMAXTOL_INFO X
MODEL_NAME X
MODEL_NAME_STR X
NAMED_FEAT X
OVERALL_SIZE X
PARAM_INFO X
PARAM_NOTE_REQ X
PARAM_NOTE_UNACC X
PARAM_RENAME X
PARAM_SPELL X
PARAMCHECK X
PLANE_CHILD X
PLANE_PARENT X
PRO_VERSION X New in 2000i2
RC_INCOMPLETED X
REG_FEATURES X
REGEN_ERRS X
REGEN_WRNS X New in 2000i2
RELATION_COMM X
RELATION_ERRS X
RELATION_INFO X
RELATION_MISS X
RELATION_MULT X
ROUND_CHILD X
RULECHECK_INFO X
SHARP_EDGES X
SHORT_EDGES X
SHTMTL_BENDTAB X
SHTMTL_FLAT X
SHTMTL_THICK X
SHTMTL_UNBENDS X
SHTMTL_YFACTOR X
SIMPREP_INFO X New in 2000i2
SIMPREP_NAME X New in 2000i2
SLA_INFO X
SMALL_CLYSRF X
SRF_EDGES X
STARTCHECK X
SUP_FEATURES X
UDF_INFO X
UNITS_LENGTH X
UNITS_MASS X
VIEW_INFO X
XSEC_INFO X

DRAWING CHECKS

CHECKS 1 2 3 4 5 COMMENTS
BOUND_INFO X
DIM_OVERWRITE X
DRAFT_GEOM X
DRAWING_LAYERS X
DRAWING_NAME X
ERASED_VIEWS X
FORMAT_NAME X
IGNORE_SHEETS X New in 2000i2
MODELS_USED X
NOTE_FONT X
NOTE_HEIGHT X
NOTE_INFO X
NOTE_SPELL X
NOTE_UNACCEPT X
NUM_DRAW_SHEETS X New in 2000i2
OVERLAP_INFO X
PARAMS_EXIST X
PARAMS_USED X
REGEN_DIMS X
SHEET_SIZE_INFO X
STD_DTL_SETUP X
SYMBOL_INFO X
TABLE_CELLS X
TITLE_INFO X
UNUSED_MODELS X
UNUSED_SHEETS X New in 2000i2

ASSEMBLY CHECKS

CHECKS 1 2 3 4 5 COMMENTS
ASM_BOM X
ASM_FEATURES X
BULT_ITEMS X New in 2000i2
FRZ_COMPONENTS X
GEN_COMPONENTS X
GLOBAL_INTF X
MIS_COMPONENTS X
NUM_COMPONENTS X
SUP_COMPONENTS X
UNPL_COMPONENTS X New in 2000i2
UNQ_COMPONENTS X

 
 
 


 3.)Upcoming Events and Training Class Schedules
 
Start Date Course Title Location Registration Info
2001 03/05   Introduction to Pro/ENGINEER San Jose (CA) Request Registration
2001 03/05 Fundamentals of Design San Jose (CA) Request Registration
2001 03/12    San Jose (CA) Request Registration
2001 03/12   Fundamentals of Sheetmetal   San Jose (CA) Request Registration
2001 03/12   Pro/DIAGRAM Training San Jose (CA) Request Registration
2001 03/14   Designing With Surfaces San Jose (CA) Request Registration
2001 03/14   Cable Harness Design and Manufacturing Training San Jose (CA) Request Registration
2001 03/19  Introduction to Pro/ENGINEER San Jose (CA) Request Registration
2001 03/19 Fundamentals of Pro/MECHANICA Structure/Thermal Training San Jose (CA) Request Registration
2001 03/19  Administer Windchill Workflow San Jose (CA) Request Registration
2001 03/26  Pro/INTRALINK Administrator Training San Jose (CA) Request Registration
2001 03/26  Fundamentals of Pro/MECHANICA Motion Training San Jose (CA) Request Registration
2001 03/26  Introduction to Pro/ENGINEER San Jose (CA) Request Registration
2001 03/29  Pro/MECHANICA Workshop San Jose (CA) Request Registration

OTHER COURSE LOCATIONS



 
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