While attempting to verify family instances, additional decimal values are being created. This family table was created using the excel interface. Length increases from 10.00" to 20.00", in increments of 0.01". This was achieved by several methods in excel; dragging, function, or simply typing. After saving the spreadsheet, all instance length values are correct. Once an attempt is made to verify the instances, many "batches" of them fail, and it seems to be random. When the spreadsheet is opened, some length instances have values of, for instance, 10.00000000009, instead of 10.10. From what I can tell, this is out of the sensitivity range for the dimension that is being changed, so the instance fails. If the instance is opened and the sketch containing the dimension is edited, the sensitivity scale displays, you click "OK" and the part regenerates correctly. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks!
for Microsoft 365 MSO.
One of our CAD admins was able to fix our family table. It was at the part level. A very small feature was creating the issue. Still - I wonder why the change in value from Creo to Excel.
Some rounding issues have showed up in your family table when edited with Excel. This is unexpected yes and no.
Excel even though is suggested by Creo when browsing File > Edit with Excel... is not the tool of choice when handling tabulated files.
Good practice in CAD data migration have it to refrain from using it.
With this said, can you clarify what you mean by:
This family table was created using the excel interface.
Do you mean that an xls file was created from scratch then imported in Creo with the command File > Import Table... :
Or can you confirm you created that table with Edit with Excel in the first place?
You confirm the family table was created from Excel from scratch and this introduced some rounding errors. I'm sorry to share that this is unsurprising and this reinforces the practice to refrain from using Excel when it comes to tabulated files.
It is well known in the industry that Excel introduces meta data behind your back. Some tricks to iron these out consists in:
In your instance, I recommend to start the family table with Creo then either:
My apologies, Remy. I should have been more clear. I created the family table in Creo. I then edited in Excel. File > Edit wih Excel method. This is not a solution that seems to work for me. Thank you for your responses.
Thank you for your clarification.
This came to my attention this morning: https://community.ptc.com/t5/3D-Part-Assembly-Design/Imported-Family-Table-data/m-p/780675/highlight...
Hoping this is of help.