What and where is the best way to rename Creo and WC files?
I have a rack assembly with multiple assemblies associated with it. I have to re-identify the upper level assembly and some of the units that go into it.
I have the new part and drawing numbers already assigned to the new files. Is it best to do this in Windchill or Creo? Do I load all of the files into a Workspace and start at the bottom or the top level first??
Thanks, Mike D
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Agreed. To maintain the relationships between all associated parts/assemblies, the Rename should be accomplished in Commonspace (i.e. Windchill Cabinets).
After renaming in Commonspace, you may need to perform a Sync your Workspace to reflect the new name(s) of the file(s) in Commonspace.
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If you try to "rename" a file in Creo that has been checked in to PDMLink you will not "rename' the file but actually you will get a new file in your workspace. It works like a save as. For parts and assemblies this will allow you to maintain the relationship with the drawing which would also be renamed at the same time. Both items must be in Creo and in session for this to work. Renaming in Creo only works for files that have not put into PDMLink.
If you want to "rename" a file that is in PDMLink I do not think there is any option but to do the rename in PDMLink.
However, if you are looking to get a new file with or without the associated drawing you can do the maneuver in Creo or PDMLink. But I would recommend PDMLink because of the collection tools that are available there that are not available in Creo.
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You are correct. IF you are using PDM Link you would definitely want to do your maintenance there. IF you are running Creo without PDM Link or Windchill, you would want to have the necessary files in session so that you can maintain the associativity between parts and assemblies.