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When importing a .pvz file with an accompanying .xml file (with the same name) the .xml file controls the illustrate file but when updating the .xml file, the changes are not propagated.

When importing a .pvz file with an accompanying .xml file (with the same name) the .xml file controls the illustrate file but when updating the .xml file, the changes are not propagated.

Product Idea

Using an XML file to control the behaviour of the Creo Illustrate file is a powerful tool. You can create Figures automatically, define what parts should have a callout, etc. The problem is that this file is only taken into consideration when the source file (PVZ, .ASM, STEP, etc.) is imported. If the XML file is updated, (e.g. add a figure, redefine what parts should have a callout, etc.) the changes are not taken into consideration. This will be a powerful tool if you're working with sBOMs in Windchill where you can automate the creation/update of the XML file from the sBOM.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Create a .pvz file from e.g. an .asm file and call it e.g. 1000.pvz. 

Create a another .pvz file from the modified .asm file (e.g. remove a part) and give it the same ole name (1000.pvz). Store it in another folder than the first .pvz file.

Import the first .pvz file and create a new figure in Illustrate, add some call outs, etc. and save the .c3di file in the same folder as the original .pvz file

Go to Tools ==> Edit Structure and export the BOM, call it the same as the .pvz file (1000.xml)

Modify the .xml file in the Figures tag by e.g. removing an item, see below:

 

<item itemised="true" illustrated="false" indicated="false">

<itmlabel>2</itmlabel>

<itmtag>23010.PRT</itmtag>

<itmgroup qty="1">

<refitm sbomidpath="/0/13"/>

</itmgroup>

</item>

 

Save the .xml file

Close Illustrate

Replace the first .pvz file with the second .pvz file (with the same name). The updated .pvz file and the modified .xml file needs to be stored in the same folder.

Open the .c3di file

Illustrate identifies the changes to the .pvz file but does not take the changes to the .xml file into consideration.

2 Comments
Topaz II

Martin Toreskog

You may want to vote on your own idea....   

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Thanks