we have a problem with family tables (Windchill 12.0 and Creo 7)
two different things happens:
1. new part - draw some generic model - make family table - save file - upload- checkin
2. new part - draw some generic model - save file - make family table - upload- checkin
in case 1 in the folder we find 1 generic file and all instance files (if we add new children we get new instance files)
in case 2 in the folder we find 1 generic file, no instances (if we add new children we get no instance files)
in both cases the instances are working and can be added to an assembly.
How can we make get rid of the differences - which behavior is the correct one?
do we need to worry about one of this behavior in terms of data loss?
in cas 2 if we go to attributes we see all instances.
No, upload and check in will only send to Windchill whatever was last saved to the local cache. If he made changes in Creo but didn't save them, those changes are only in memory (session) and not saved to disk, and will not be uploaded to Windchill.
Can you locate the instances in Windchill?
Are they in some other folder than the one you expect?
Are you doing the upload/checkin from the browser workspace or from Creo File menu?
I can see Tom's point if you are doing it from the browser and not from Creo.