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Best way to Clean up old Creo part files to delete older versions ?

rlangkamp
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Best way to Clean up old Creo part files to delete older versions ?

It looks like Creo saves a new version of our part and assembly files every time we save in CREO , what is the fastest and easiest way to delete older versions and only keep the latest version ?  We have some large Robot assemblies with many components and would like to know if there is an easy way to do this on all the components at one time ?


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To close this community thread on How to clean up older Creo file versions

 

Summary of the exchanges and list of solutions:

  • Use the basic Purge.bat utility provided within the Creo installation, as documented in article CS98122
  • Refer to CreoPurge utility from Olaf Corten's site
  • Use more advanced 3rd party Purge utility with GUI like Spekan Purge utility
  • Note:
    • Since Creo Parametric 3.0 you can use the config.pro option "save_file_iterations" set to "no" to prevent versioning (only for new files, see CS165325)
    • Keep in mind older file versions may act as Backup if latest version gets corrupted before you purge
    • If using Windchill you may review some requirements before being able to purge some CAD files in article CS44609

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BenLoosli
23-Emerald I
(To:rlangkamp)

Search the web for Spekan Purge utility.

Creo comes with a basic purge utility built in.  It's run from the command line in the folder containing the files that you want to remove.  Simply type "purge" at the command prompt.

The Spekan Purge Utility is a more advanced tool with a graphical user interface and the ability to leave the last X files, rename all the remaining files to .1 and purge into sub-folders.

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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
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StephenW
23-Emerald I
(To:rlangkamp)

Don't forget that these files are your "backup" in case of file corruption or a some arbitrary OOPS. Don't be to diligent about your housecleaning!!!

CreoPurge from ProESite - Olaf Corten's Pro/ENGINEER Site is my favorite.  It works in Windows Explorer environment.

To close this community thread on How to clean up older Creo file versions

 

Summary of the exchanges and list of solutions:

  • Use the basic Purge.bat utility provided within the Creo installation, as documented in article CS98122
  • Refer to CreoPurge utility from Olaf Corten's site
  • Use more advanced 3rd party Purge utility with GUI like Spekan Purge utility
  • Note:
    • Since Creo Parametric 3.0 you can use the config.pro option "save_file_iterations" set to "no" to prevent versioning (only for new files, see CS165325)
    • Keep in mind older file versions may act as Backup if latest version gets corrupted before you purge
    • If using Windchill you may review some requirements before being able to purge some CAD files in article CS44609
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