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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

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.

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

Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Hi @msteed,

 

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

 

Greetings Sam

Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Perfect!

 

Thank you, Sam.

 

Matt

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

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

Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

Excellent!. Thank you, Sam.

 

Matt

Re: AFX Profiles in WINDCHILL

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