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Are you using a version of SolidWorks that has the 3D annotation (PMI)? From what I have seen in the sales brochures, it looks pretty good and it appears they did a good job of leveraging it for FAST 2D drafting. It will be interesting to here how well, if at all, the PMI shows up in 3D Adobe.

For now I am using SolidEdge for numerous business reasons. So, when I get some experience with that one, I'll let you know. Another system, which from what I have seen is just "lights out" for modeling is SpaceClaim; very impressive. They too have 3D PMI but I have not had a demo on it yet, but will. And I do have the free trial to try it out. I'll be interested to know if their PMI goes over to the JT file. BTW - SpaceClaim has the JT translator OTB.  Are you listening SolidWorks?

As for convincing an organization to go 3D PMI, there just isn't any one answer. It's just classic croney issues that keep our society from going for it.  But look at what is happening. High end system like I-DEAS was the only one with PMI. In fact, I-DEAS (when it was SDRC) was the one who coined the acronym PMI. NX soon followed suit after the merger of SDRC and UGS. Keep in mind too though that even the older UG system had embedded 3D GD&T and is quite powerful. But now look at the mid-range market. SolidEdge has had PMI for a while now and SolidWorks is finally getting on board and like I mentioned SpaceClaim. Owe and BTW Catia also has the capability. Owe and there is now an ASME Standard, now 4 years old, ASME Y14.41-2003 that defines how PMI is to be displayed, queried, etc.

What more common sense does "leadership" need to see the light. If it's wait and see what the other guys do first, then they should turn in their year end bonus! That's not leadership.

Lead, follow, or get out of our way! Wink


Norm Crawford
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*Increase Solid Model Value with 3D GD&T  08/08/06 04:21 AM
.*Re: Increase Solid Model Value with 3D GD&T BrentArmstrong   12/19/07 05:38 AM
.*Re: Increase Solid Model Value with 3D GD&T NormCrawford   12/21/07 07:01 AM
.*Re: Increase Solid Model Value with 3D GD&T BrentArmstrong   12/22/07 08:07 AM
.*Re: Increase Solid Model Value with 3D GD&T NormCrawford   01/03/08 06:54 AM
.*InspectionJohnny On The Spot  02/20/07 04:47 PM
.*Re: Inspection NormCrawford   02/22/07 04:58 AM
.*Re: Inspection brian575   03/16/07 12:42 PM
.*Re: enjoyed the article NormCrawford   03/21/07 08:03 AM
.*InspectionJohnny On The Spot  02/02/07 08:30 AM
.*Drawings provide design intent jetero   02/13/07 10:24 AM
.*Re: Drawings provide design intent NormCrawford   02/15/07 06:12 AM
.*Re: Drawings provide design intent jetero   02/18/07 10:10 AM
.*data on 3D CAD printable with model inma   06/04/07 09:31 AM
.*Re: data on 3D CAD printable with model NormCrawford   06/05/07 05:32 AM
.*Re: Inspection NormCrawford   02/12/07 05:41 AM
.*Annotation is not the way to go with GD&TAmazed  11/15/06 07:20 AM
.*Re: Annotation is not the way to go with GD&TNorm  11/16/06 09:12 AM
.*INSPECTIONJoe  08/19/06 08:30 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONNorm Crawford  08/23/06 07:05 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe  08/28/06 07:38 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONNorm  09/01/06 07:55 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoE  09/02/06 08:59 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONNorm  09/06/06 07:59 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJOE  09/07/06 10:31 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONNorm  09/13/06 02:11 PM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe  09/14/06 08:13 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe  09/14/06 08:04 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONNorm  09/27/06 06:54 AM
.*Re: INSPECTION BrentArmstrong   09/06/07 01:09 PM
.*Re: INSPECTION NormCrawford   09/07/07 01:32 PM
.*Re: INSPECTION BrentArmstrong   09/10/07 06:07 AM
.*Re: INSPECTION jim_merry   11/29/07 09:01 AM
.*Infrastructure to View 3D PMI NormCrawford   12/04/07 09:06 PM
.*Re: INSPECTION jang2946   08/18/07 05:55 AM
.*Re: INSPECTION NormCrawford   08/23/07 06:31 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONdprawel  09/29/06 09:47 PM
.*Re: standardsNorm  10/05/06 04:20 PM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe  09/27/06 08:11 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONNorm  10/05/06 04:35 PM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe  10/06/06 09:01 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe  10/06/06 09:54 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONNorm  10/11/06 06:47 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe..  10/11/06 08:12 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe  10/11/06 08:23 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe  11/12/06 06:33 AM
.*Re: GD&TJeroen  09/05/06 12:58 AM
.*Increase Solid Model Value with 3D GD&TCPerhala  08/08/06 07:00 AM
.*Re: Increase Solid Model Value with 3D GD&TNorm Crawford  08/08/06 08:01 AM
.*Re: Increase Solid Model Value with 3D GD&TDKorneffel  08/08/06 06:29 AM
.*Sales are in the other columnDisappointed  08/08/06 04:21 AM
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