As you know I'm always interested in feedback and input. The dilemma with regards to drawing based workflows associated with PMI generally comes down to how much should we contnue to invest in producing traditional engineering drawings from models containing PMI. A Model Based Definition strategy focuses on moving towards a drawingless approach. Today NX exceeds competitive solutions in terms of leveraging PMI on a model when producing a drawing. We also provide a solution to convert drawing based content to a model as PMI. The downstream benefits of reusing a model with PMI are significant. I understand that for many going drawingless is simply not a realistic short term goal; however, I would hope that this is a part of everyone's long term strategy. Sounds like a good topic to include in the Model Based Definition Round Table session at PLM Connections next month. I look forward to it!
Actually that PMI tab doesn't appear for me on the section/detail views, but appear only on the main views. Please see the snapshots.
I am using NX8.5.
If you create a section view of a base view in drafting, PMI tab will not be available. It will be available for the base view only.
Is it possible to inherit PMI on section views and detail views, or it is only possible on main views?
You can create the section view with PMI dimensions in modeling application (PMI) and create it as a base view in the drafting.
About Detail View: Add the PMI dimensions to the top view in PMI application > Create it as base view in drafting > Create 'Detail View'. As the top view has PMI dimension already, Detail view will show the PMI dimension also. No need to convert it to independent detail view.
Secondly, can i inherit notes & specifications if i generate them in the 3D space as a PMI note?
You can create a separate view for the notes,specifications in PMI application. Create a new view > Add PMI Notes > Add it as a base view in the drafting. Using the layer visible in view, make all layers invisible that has 3D geometry so that layer which contain the PMI Notes will be visible only.
I'm sorry to hear you're struggling. I want to help. Please submit IRs to GTAC for the problems you're having and I will personally follow-up on each.
There are many companies that are successfully using PMI in production today and the number is growing. I hope that those of you that participate in this forum will respond and share your experiences and feedback to help others that are in the process of adopting a Model Based Definition strategy.