By Warren Baird-Oracle on Nov 26, 2015
I wanted to say a little bit about one of the new features in the recently released AutoVue 21: support for Creo's 'Combined Views' capability.
Combined views are a pretty key feature when working with Model Based Designs (MBD) - you can see a bit of background on this here: https://blogs.oracle.com/enterprisevisualization/entry/model_based_enterprise_an_introduction - when building an MBD in Creo, it is very common to add views that capture a particular aspect of the model that will be important for some aspect of the product's process - assembly, maintenance etc.
The combined view feature in Creo allows you to create views that substantially filter down what is shown to the user - hiding parts that aren't relevant, hiding PMI information that isn't relevant, even doing a cut through the model to show exactly the part of the model that is relevant.
In previous releases of AutoVue, all that we supported was the camera viewpoint for these views - so you would see that entire model and all PMIs, but from the correct view port. This makes it very hard to see what was intended by the designer.
In AutoVue 21, we support all of the aspects of the combined view, so you will see the model just as it was intended in Creo.
This will be very valuable for anyone working in a model based enterprise - but will also be useful for many other users of Creo.