Pro/Engineer March 2004 Tip-of-the-Month
Using Layers for Dimensions
Is there a way of blanking selective feature dimensions in part mode? Yes.
Though it may have limited application, this is a useful technique to reduce the clutter of dimensions on the screen. Applications might include dimensions from threaded hole features like the drill point which may not be of practical use for modification.
The solution is to put the dimensions on a layer and blank it. Here are the steps:
If you have done it correctly the specified dimensions will not display when you Modify the feature. If you have any trouble with this, try it again. Sometimes it takes a few attempts to get it right. I do not know if that is a Pro/E thing, or a user thing.
One other tip, the items (dimensions) to be placed on layers must be displayed on the screen before you enter the Layers Dialog Box. I do not know why.