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Make Surface Copy Independent - Creo 2.0

JM_LPE
11-Garnet

Make Surface Copy Independent - Creo 2.0

See attachment. I have some surface copies that I need to be able to make independent to break the dependencies so that I can check the files into windchill.

 

I don't care if the surfaces get frozen and aren't linked to anything anymore.

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JM_LPE
11-Garnet
(To:JM_LPE)

So I found that if you make an independent geometry feature, then collapse the surface copy to the independent geometry feature, it gets rid of the dependency. 

 

Quite a few more steps than opening the reference viewer and and RMB->Break Dependency, but it gets the job done.

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VitomirDjoric
6-Contributor
(To:JM_LPE)

In Reference viewer switch to show Dependencies instead of References and now you should can do Break Dependency with right click on dependencies arrows.

See attached. I don't see a Break Dependency option. Why would this not show up?

VitomirDjoric
6-Contributor
(To:JM_LPE)

I think reason because you don't see the option to break dependency is that you used copy/paste method for creation of this surfaces. I created surfaces with Copy Geometry command and I was able to break dependency like I described.

TomU
23-Emerald IV
(To:VitomirDjoric)

Felco Solutions has put out a nice video on breaking external references for copied surfaces.  Unfortunately I don't think this functionality exists until Creo 4.0.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRvAC4m2mjg&t=

JM_LPE
11-Garnet
(To:JM_LPE)

What I ended up doing, because this problem has plagued me for months now, is if for some reason I cant break the dependency in the reference viewer I use the Auto Resolve Incomplete Objects, Update with Object on Server, else ignore option in Windchill. It got the file into Windchill without adding ghost objects or giving me a failed upload error in creo.

 

In my almost decade of using Inventor and Solidworks, I never was not able to break a dependency/external references, the only consequence was that the geometry was then frozen and became a static feature. It worked exactly like how PTC sometimes does when the Break Dependency option is available.

 

Seems to me that PTC needs to make it so that RMB menu always has the Break Dependency option in the reference view like the similar functionality of their competitors. That would make life incredibly more easy.

JM_LPE
11-Garnet
(To:JM_LPE)

So I found that if you make an independent geometry feature, then collapse the surface copy to the independent geometry feature, it gets rid of the dependency. 

 

Quite a few more steps than opening the reference viewer and and RMB->Break Dependency, but it gets the job done.

Chilan
3-Visitor
(To:JM_LPE)

You can copy features from the Assembly window into another part within the assembly window, this will kill the dependency. or copy and save into a stp or iges...

 

It is not so convenient as the options available on creo 4.0 and upwards. 

 

 

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