Release Notes

April 2020 Release

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It’s been two months since we’ve done a software release and much has happened in that time. Externally, COVID-19 has reached our shores and changed much of our daily life – we hope you are staying healthy during these turbulent times. Internally, we’ve been hard at work adding RsysConfig handling for Olet fittings and building out SettingSync’s Model Builder and start part automation.

Creo Application

RsysConfig

We’ve been developing this product for nearly 3 years now and one thorn in our side has been Olet fittings – weldolets, thredolets, etc. These work vastly different inside spec-driven piping than every other fitting (see more information here). 

Due to increasing requests from our customers, we’re happy to announce that this month we’ve finally conquered the Olet beast and have a good way of handling them within our application. In addition to the needed parameters of branch size and end type, we’ve added an extra parameter on the PORT0 that specifies the pipeline size (see Line Size in the picture below). This pipeline size will get uploaded to the RsysConfig database and written to the text files that control an organization’s spec-driven configuration – specifying which sized olets can be used on which sized pipelines.

Weldolet within the SetFittingData GUI

SettingSync

We’ve been very busy over the last two months building up SettingSync, which includes two distinct pieces of functionality: Model Builder and start part automation. 

Model Builder

We oftentimes get requests for intelligent ways to create models in Creo. This release we’re happy to unveil functionality that does just that. Model Builder allows users to create PRTs and ASMs in Creo based on a formula and parameters.

Parameter names and possible values are stored in an organization’s database as part of their “standards”. These are easily viewed and controlled with our user-friendly web application (see below).

Parameters in the Web Application
Parameters controlled in the web application
 
 

Once these parameters are defined in the web application, they can be used by an organization to drive PRT and ASM names. Using a formula built upon parameters and delimiters, we can intelligently name new models.

SettingSync Model Builder
Build models intelligently from parameters

Start Part Automation

This start part automation will help ensure that all models within an organization follow the same set of rules and provide tools to help them stay in compliance. 

An organization can upload from Creo and manage details about a start PRT, ASM, or DRW template within the web application. Organizations can define the standards that all models will need to comply with and store that information in a centralized location. When users open up models in Creo, SettingSync will validate if any of the “standards” are missing – if any are missing, it can generate the needed items so the part is compliant.

We are still in the midst of developing this functionality but we’re excited about what we’ve created so far and to unroll more features in the coming months.

Release Notes/Contact Us

To read more specifics, visit our full release notes here.

We’re always looking to improve our applications, so if you have any comments, thoughts, or ideas that you would like to see in the applications, please reach out! We’d love to hear your feedback.

Stay tuned next month for more exciting changes!