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AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

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AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Hello to all,

 

I'm trying to configure AFX to use profiles already uploaded to Windchill. I have created custome profiles that I can use if they are in my library folders, but once I upload them to Windchill, and delete the parts from my library folder, AFX can't find them in Windchill.

 

I have uploaded the profiles to Windchill:

AFX_Profiles_Windchill.png

 

I have "sel_list..txt" pointing at them:

AFX_Profiles_Sel_List.png

 

And when I try to assemble a profile instance in the project using these profiles, I get the error message "An error occurred while loading the model":

AFX_error.png

 

I have tried with the AFX "options.cfg" properties suggested in this article https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS256023:

"FOR_INTRALINK_33 to YES"

"LOAD_COPY_COMPONENTS_FROM_INTRALINK to YES"

But it still doesn't work.

 

What am I doing wrong? Is is possible to use profiles from Windchill? Where can I find a guide to configure AFX to be used with profiles from Windchill?

 

Thank you for your help!

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Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Hi @avillena,

 

Currently for profiles it is not possible to store the template parts for the different profile types in Windchill.

 

Regards Sam

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Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Hi @avillena,

 

Currently for profiles it is not possible to store the template parts for the different profile types in Windchill.

 

Regards Sam

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Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Thanks for the info!

Then I will store the complete AFX library in a shared folder for the complete company, and use it from there.

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Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Hello, Sam.

 

I would like to have the AFX parts to come in with our organization's standard part layers, parameters, and relations. If possible, how would I go about setting this up?

 

Best regards,

 

Matt

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Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Hi @msteed,

 

you can find the answer to your question in this Topic.

 

Greetings Sam

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Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Perfect!

 

Thank you, Sam.

 

Matt

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Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Hello, Sam.

 

Could you provide me with an example of how to apply the AFX Component Naming Scheme so that all my profiles will have PROJECT_SHORT#-#ELEMENT_NUMBER?

 

I am not certain which directory to save the element_name.txt file to.

 

http://support.ptc.com/help//archive/creo40/creo_pma/usascii/index.html#page/advanced_framework%2FTo...

Thanks,

Matt

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Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Hi @msteed,

just place the element_name.txt file in folder <creo>/common files/afx/parts/profiles, equipment, connectors, subassemblies.

 

Regards 

Sam

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Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Excellent!. Thank you, Sam.

 

Matt

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Hello, Sam.

 

How would I go about storing and mapping to the AFX template part library on a team accessible common location (share drive)?

 

I have experimented with the option below, in options.cfg, but have not been able to get it to work.

!Enter AFX library path.
EFX_LIBRARY_PATH

 

Thanks,

 

Matt

 

 

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Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Hi @msteed ,

 

just copy the complete parts folder in a network location that you have mapped as network drive and also all your colleagues.

So for example put it in p:/afx_custom_libraray/parts. 

Now you set the option to point to p:/afx_custom_libarary/

Note that you custom directory must contain the folder parts.

 

Hope that helps.

Greetings Sam

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Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Hello, Sam.

 

Thank you for the instructions.

 

Nonetheless, I copied the parts folder to:

C:\Users\user\Documents\Creo\Work\AFX_Customizations\parts

and customized (added my layers and parameters) to the angles_eq.prt and am getting a blank library (please see below image). Please let me know if there is anything I may have missed in the above instructions.

 

Thank you,

 

Matt

empty_library_menu.jpg

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Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Hi @msteed ,

hm I don't understand that. 

What AFX Version are you using?

and

What is the value of the custom folder option?

 

Greetings Sam

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Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Hello, Sam.

 

From your previous message, I am using:

Creo Advanced Framework Extension 4.0 M030 - AFX Lite

 

Also, the value for the custom folder option is:

!Enter AFX library path.
EFX_LIBRARY_PATH C:\Users\user\Documents\Creo\Work\AFX_Customizations\parts

 

Please let me know if you notice anything that I may have done incorrectly.

 

Thanks,

 

Matt

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Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Hi @msteed ,

 

the value of the config option is not correct. Please remove the "parts" Folder from your option value like so:

 

!Enter AFX library path.
EFX_LIBRARY_PATH C:\Users\user\Documents\Creo\Work\AFX_Customizations\
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Excellent!

 

Also, regarding the param_relations.txt file, would you know of a way to specify certain relations as Initial or Post Regeneration?

 

I have copied my param_relations.txt contents below. The relation WEIGHT=PRO_MP_MASS should be Post regeneration, but all others should be Initial.

 

If you have any ideas on this topic, please let me know.

 

NAMING = BUW_NAME
DESIGNATION = BUW_TYPE + " " + BUW_SIZE + " x " + BUW_LENGTH_STR
LENGTH = BUW_LENGTH
/***** SSC DEFAULT RELATIONS *************
/***** DO NOT DELETE **************************
DESCRIPTION=DESCRIPTION_1+" "+DESCRIPTION_2
STOCKSIZE=STOCKSIZE_1+" "+STOCKSIZE_2
MATERIAL=MATERIAL_PARAM("MTL_D1")+" "+MATERIAL_PARAM("MTL_D2")
MATERIAL_SPEC=MATERIAL_PARAM("MTL_SPEC")
/******************************************************
/***** SSC DEFAULT RELATIONS *************
/***** DO NOT DELETE **************************
WEIGHT=PRO_MP_MASS
/******************************************************
STOCKSIZE_1=BUW_SIZE+" x "+BUW_LENGTH_STR

 

As usual, your expertise with Creo AFX is highly appreciated. Thank you, Sam.

 

Matt

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Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Hi @msteed ,

 

the answer to your question is here:

https://support.ptc.com/help/creo/creo_pma/r6.0/usascii/#page/advanced_framework%2FTo_Add_a_Relation...

Just add a param_relations_post_regen.txt.

 

Also for the future, please make separate topics for your questions so everyone can benefit from it 🙂

 

Greetings Sam

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Thank you, Sam. You guys are awesome!

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