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Assembly failure

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Assembly failure

Hi,

 

 I have a big assembly which consists of many sub-assemblies and parts. If I open the main assembly some of the sub-assemblies are getting a failure, but if I open sub-assemblies first and then the main assembly it works fine.

 

Note: the problem is not a missing component it is a failure of sub-assemblies.

 

Kindly share your experience and thoughts on this issue.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Regards,

Ponnarasu Mathialagan.

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Re: Assembly failure


@ponnarasu120 wrote:

Hi,

 

 I have a big assembly which consists of many sub-assemblies and parts. If I open the main assembly some of the sub-assemblies are getting a failure, but if I open sub-assemblies first and then the main assembly it works fine.

 

Note: the problem is not a missing component it is a failure of sub-assemblies.

 

Kindly share your experience and thoughts on this issue.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Regards,

Ponnarasu Mathialagan.


Hi,

it looks like subassemblies are located in separated directories.

You have to add search_path options pointing to these directories into config.pro file.


Martin Hanák

Re: Assembly failure

Hello Martin,

 

Thanks for your answer.

 

But as I mentioned the problem is not a missing component.

 

I assume it is about the difference in sub-assembly versions.

 

Regards,

Ponnarasu Mathialagan

Re: Assembly failure

Are you keeping the same sub-assemblies in different folders on your computer (or server)? This is a very bad practice and makes it impossible to know which is the latest file or even which file you are opening or have open currently.


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

Re: Assembly failure

Hi Stephen,

 

I'm using the sub-assemblies which are kept in different folders only. But, not the same subassembly in different folders.

 

Regards,

Ponnarasu Mathialagan

Re: Assembly failure


@ponnarasu120 wrote:

Hi Stephen,

 

I'm using the sub-assemblies which are kept in different folders only. But, not the same subassembly in different folders.

 

Regards,

Ponnarasu Mathialagan


... what search_path options are included in your config.pro file ? Can you publish them in next reply ?


Martin Hanák

Re: Assembly failure

Hi Martin,

 

There are many folder directories (For ex: search_path J:\pro_tekeningen\_CAD_Standard_folder\_FASTENERS)  I have added in the config file.

I don't know which one you're asking for.

Can you give me an example?

 

Regards,

Ponnarasu Mathialagan

Re: Assembly failure


@ponnarasu120 wrote:

Hi Martin,

 

There are many folder directories (For ex: search_path J:\pro_tekeningen\_CAD_Standard_folder\_FASTENERS)  I have added in the config file.

I don't know which one you're asking for.

Can you give me an example?

 

Regards,

Ponnarasu Mathialagan


Hi,

please verify whether config.pro file contains search_path option pointing to directory, where subassembly file is located.


Martin Hanák

Re: Assembly failure

Search path would be something like:

 

G:\Engineering\ProductA

G:\Engineering\ProductB

G:\Engineering\ProductC

G:\Engineering\ProductD

G:\Engineering\ProductE

G:\Engineering\ProductF

 

where ProductA, ..... ProductF are the folder names. And if you have many folders, this list will be long, but needs to contain each one.

 

Re: Assembly failure

It may be easier to utilize a search.pro file and then use a single line in your config.pro pointing to the search.pro file.

 

1) Create a folder for your search.pro file, it can be any name and location, but preferably on a network shared drive for all users to access.

2) In config.pro enter search_path_file set to the folder your search.pro file is in with the file name.

     search_path_file x:\creo_settings\config\search.pro

3) Each line in search.pro is a folder that gets searched.

x:/creo_files\library\bolts

x:/creo_files\library\washers

x:/creo_files\library\nuts

x:/creo_files\product_a

x:/creo_files\product_b