I have to save a copy of an assembly. in this assembly some components are suppressed. is it necessary to "resume" the suppressed components in order to save them?
If you want to change their name, yes. If not then you can leave them suppressed, but they will not be sent to the new location (assuming you're doing the save-as to some other folder). You will need to manually copy these files to that folder before you try to resume them.
I give an example of how I work.
in the xx folder I have:
_un assembly X.asm
_with two components Ax.prt active and Bx.prt suppressed
Now I create a yy folder and it becomes my workbook.
At this point I go to the xx folder, I open the X.asm assembly and I save a copy.
_save copy of X.asm becomes Y.asm
the active Ax.prt components become Ay.prt
To have the copy save also of Bx.prt I have to make it active.
When I find hundreds of prt. suppressed the work becomes very long.
I have to reactivate them all, save a copy, and suppress them all again.
my assemblies are managed by pro-program.
inside the family table and everything else for standard and commercial components.
I've been using this method since 1994 ... and it was the result of a study with PTC technicians.
the copy save allows me to bring in the new assembly both the table and the program and all the references
today I find large assemblies and I was hoping that with Creo something new could be done for my problem.
Windchill can do this but to the best of my knowledge stand-alone Creo cannot. When I was doing a lot of Pro/PROGRAM work in the past I would create a special mode (parameter value - "All On") that would turn on every single Pro/PROGRAM suppressed component so that the assembly could be easily duplicated. Might be something to consider...
yes this beech, even now.
the problem is not the assembly X.asm but the Y.asm assembly that will have all the prt. active and I will have to go and suppress all the same .prt of the X.asm