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What are .ol and .pvs files?

Lalitkumar
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What are .ol and .pvs files?

Can anybody help me understand what are different file types in an unzipped pvz of a Creoview of an  Assembly? I have noticed -.pvs, xxx.ol and xxx.pvs files.

Screenshot attached below.

Thanks in advance.


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BillRyan
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(To:Lalitkumar)

In simple terms

PVS = Structure

OL = Graphics image data.

Additional info - With positioning assembly publish in Windchill, the OL files are not created for each assembly.  Instead the PVS structure has intelligence to load the individual OL files from each sub-component part in the latest or defined configuration.  If you have large assemblies or lower level parts that are used in a lot of assemblies than it should be very obvious the efficiency of creating one OL file for each .prt you have in the system.

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BillRyan
14-Alexandrite
(To:Lalitkumar)

In simple terms

PVS = Structure

OL = Graphics image data.

Additional info - With positioning assembly publish in Windchill, the OL files are not created for each assembly.  Instead the PVS structure has intelligence to load the individual OL files from each sub-component part in the latest or defined configuration.  If you have large assemblies or lower level parts that are used in a lot of assemblies than it should be very obvious the efficiency of creating one OL file for each .prt you have in the system.

There is an article with some more details:

CS182019 : Creo Parametric Save a Copy: What's the difference between how the Creo View *.ED, *.EDZ, *.PVS, *.PVZ and *.OL files are output on disk

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