Create drawings from models (Creo Elements/Direct Annotation) > Turn 3D models into 2D drawings > Create a drawing > Drawing-model association
Drawing-model association
When you create a view in Creo Elements/Direct Annotation of a Creo Elements/Direct Modeling model, both a 3D view and a 2D view are in fact created. These entities represent separate data, but an association exists between the two. Their locations in the saved data differ as follows:
3D Views are stored with the model from which the views are created.
2D Views are stored in the Creo Elements/Direct Annotation drawing file.
Therefore, to retain the association between a 3D model and a drawing, both must be saved after any modifications. It is impossible to update a drawing of a model if Creo Elements/Direct Annotation no longer recognizes it.
You can save the drawing separately from the model or both together as a bundle. Note that the Bundle commands operate over combined model/drawing files, and not on individual model and drawing files.
It is also important to load the model as well as the drawing if the drawing is to be modified further. If the model is not loaded (or is not associated to the loaded drawing), existing views appear in red in the Drawing Browser, and Creo Elements/Direct Annotation issues error messages when you try to update the views. In this case, load the correct model associated to the drawing (or the correct drawing associated to the model).