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Pro/e 2001 crashing when assembling

xxpowerdogxx
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Pro/e 2001 crashing when assembling

All of a sudden, Pro/e is crashing during standard assembling of parts to an assembly.

Nothing is different in my approach. The parts I use are the same as always. But now its crashing....sometimes when the floating assembly "window" is up, sometimes without, there seems to be no pattern. Except that its during assembly.

Other than an email problem earlier in the day, there have been no changes to my computer.

Any ideas?

Trevor

Pro 2001
Build 2003441

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RE: Pro/e 2001 crashing when assembling

Pro/E crashing during assembly mode

Another frequent cause of Pro/E to crash often at assembly mode is when
you have been using a workspace in Intralink for a long time without
recreating the .proi folder.

Here is what happens:
When you first login to a workstation and log into Intralink for the
first time, a folder is created by Intralink for this new user and the
name of the folder is .proi

Inside this folder is all the data Intralink needs for you to work in
sync with the data server. As days go by, you work and work, create new
workspaces, submit to commonspace, erase workspaces, create new ones,
etc.....
There is a file inside the .proi folder that grows and grows with all
the files that you retrieve and submit back to commonspace. There is a
time when this file is very large and it will make Pro/E hang, and crash
occasionally when you are working or trying to save.
The name of this file is Local.ddb. The larger the assemblies that you
retrieve from Commonspace to your Workspace, the larger that Local.ddb
will become.
My Local.ddb in my PC is now at 79,373 KB, it is kind of large and ready
to start giving me trouble when saving.
The norm that I have is to recreate .proi when the Local.ddb gets over
50,000 KB.
Last month the ProE session of one of the users here was hanging and
crashing several times a day, when I looked at the Local.ddb, I noticed
that it was over 300,000 KB.
Why was this file so large? Well the user had recently retrieved a huge
assembly from Commonspace in order to make some images for a PowerPoint.
After recreating .proi, all the hanging and crashing problems went away.

How to create a new .proi:

Warning:
This article contains information about editing the .proi folder. Before
you edit this folder, you should first make a backup copy of all your
local ProE files. Do not delete your old .proi folder, rename it to
proi-backup-date. If you need to recover you will be able if you kept
the old .proi. You may want to ask your Intralink administrator to show
you how to do all this the first time.

You need to sent all your files back into Commonspace.
Once you rename .proi, you will loose all your Workspaces.
Once you rename .proi you will be starting a brand new and clean
Intralink session on your local machine.
Okay, here we go:
Exit Pro/E
Exit Intralink
Rename .proi to a name that you can find later is you need to go back to
the old proi folder.
Note 1: Windows will not let you rename easy to another name that has a
dot in front of the name as .proi has. Rename to something like:
proi-backup-date
Note 2: If you had custom tables configurations windows setup in
Intralink, and you want to have them in your new .proi, them copy the
file from the old .proi under the directory .data named ilprefs.txt to
the new exact location. You will have to copy this file after you
re-start Intralink and login. Once you re-start Intralink and login, a
new .proi folder is created automatically.

Warning:
This article contains information about editing the .proi folder. Before
you edit this folder, you should first make a backup copy of all your
local ProE files. Do not delete your old .proi folder, rename it to
proi-backup-date. If you need to recover you will be able if you kept
the old .proi. You may want to ask your Intralink administrator to show
you how to do all this the first time.

Enjoy,

Best Regards,
Ronnie A Shand
Mechanical Engineer &
Microsoft Certified Professional
Consultant for Lockheed Martin Corp.
Owner and Founder of www.mcaduser.com

RE: Pro/e 2001 crashing when assembling

RE: Pro/e 2001 crashing when assembling

The growth of a .proi folder (Local.ddb) may be attributed to the number
of frames kept for "undo" purposes. It is quite rare that you would use
the frame manager to go back more than 10 frames or even 5 for that
matter. In the preferences dialog box you can change the number of
stored frames by editing the Frame Stack Size value. Separate note:
check the assembly you are trying to assemble for a crc, often
overlooked.



Ian Blackie
MCAD Administrator
514 341-2000 ext. 2798

Re: Pro/e 2001 crashing when assembling

We have a user working with a local.ddb of 1.5 GB !, and a workspace folder
of over 4 GB.
Main reason : interchange assemblies. He needs to check-out all instances
of an interchange assembly in order to add extra ones.
But the point is : a hugh local.ddb is not 100% correlated with stability,
although I wouldn't recommend it. Performance is another point.

Regards, Hugo.

<-> wrote in message news:163436@model...
>
> All of a sudden, Pro/e is crashing during standard assembling of parts to
> an assembly.
>
> Nothing is different in my approach. The parts I use are the same as
> always. But now its crashing....sometimes when the floating assembly
> "window" is up, sometimes without, there seems to be no pattern. Except
> that its during assembly.
>
> Other than an email problem earlier in the day, there have been no changes
> to my computer.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Trevor
>
> Pro 2001
> Build 2003441
>
>

Re: Pro/e 2001 crashing when assembling

this is a nasty little bugger.

i tracked my assembly crashing issue, down to a custom
config.win. go figure....

-BTW- I still had to create a new workspace in order
to shake this problem completly....Somehow the
information gets embedded into the workspace.

I'd mark this up to something similar to running out
of inodes in a unix filesystem...except that unix
tells you that you have run out of inodes.

-rob-

--- Hugo Hermans <-> wrote:

> We have a user working with a local.ddb of 1.5 GB !,
> and a workspace folder
> of over 4 GB.
> Main reason : interchange assemblies. He needs to
> check-out all instances
> of an interchange assembly in order to add extra
> ones.
> But the point is : a hugh local.ddb is not 100%
> correlated with stability,
> although I wouldn't recommend it. Performance is
> another point.
>
> Regards, Hugo.
>
> <-> wrote in message
> news:163436@model...
> >
> > All of a sudden, Pro/e is crashing during standard
> assembling of parts to
> > an assembly.
> >
> > Nothing is different in my approach. The parts I
> use are the same as
> > always. But now its crashing....sometimes when
> the floating assembly
> > "window" is up, sometimes without, there seems to
> be no pattern. Except
> > that its during assembly.
> >
> > Other than an email problem earlier in the day,
> there have been no changes
> > to my computer.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> > Trevor
> >
> > Pro 2001
> > Build 2003441
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
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