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Automatic Rep components invisible in PVZ when master rep is not in session ?

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Automatic Rep components invisible in PVZ when master rep is not in session ?

We are using the Automatic Rep since upgrading to Creo 5, particularly when PTC by default hides the pre-Creo 4.0 Geometry and Graphics simplified representation.

We are experiencing that components in this Automatic Rep are not visible in the PVZ exported from Creo when the master rep is not in session. It is therefore not possible to open a model in a user defined representation and export to PVZ, when the user defined representation uses Automatic Reps.

Consequently, when you open a model only in the Automatic representation available in Creo, not a single component contains any geometry in the PVZ. Again, only when the master rep is not in session.

Using the option hide_pre_creo4_reps I could see that parts that where in e.g. geometry rep where actually exported to the PVZ, even if the master rep was not in session, so this effect is only seen on the Automatic rep.

Shouldn't an export to PVZ at least use the geometry rep of every visible component in the assembly ?

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