I have a recurring issue in which parts in assemblies don't update. I'll have the assembly open, as well as a PartA. I make some changes to PartA. I can't get those changes to update in the assembly. Regenerate has no effect. The only way I can get the PartA to update in the assembly is by saving PartA, closing the assembly and reopening it. Any ideas what's going on here?
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It seems your advice about opening file from within Creo solves this problem. If I open the latest versions of PartA and the assembly from file explorer, regenerate doesn't work. But, if I open those files from within Creo, everything updates as it should.
Thanks so much! This has been driving me crazy.
It shouldn't happen. Is it repeatable on other assemblies or just one?
Can you share your files or make a test assembly/parts to share that have the problem.
Occasionally on merge/inheritance models, I have seen the issue where regenerate didn't work, but I haven't seen it on normal parts/assemblies. On those models, I typically drag the insert here all the way up the model tree and drop it, then drag it back down to the bottom to force a regen or I use the model player under TOOLS and click the rengerate features toggle to force a regen of everything.
It's mildly inconsistent, but I'd say it happens on 95% of assemblies I'm working on. There have only been a few times when parts regenerated successfully.
I realized another detail that may be related, I'm not sure. Most times when I save a part, it saves as seen in the image attached below. When I go to open that part (the last one, without the Creo icon) I always have to select Creo Parametric as the program to open the file. Could this be related in any way?
I have also had issues where if also have the drawing open for Part A, you need to regenerate it there.
Also sometimes I have had to regenerate the assembly twice.
It's probably best not to open files via the file manager, use the file open from within creo. You will always get the latest files and it will eliminate the issue of opening a older versions that may have errors.
Besides, windows doesn't always update the folder/files being viewed if you are in the middle of a search.
Yeah, I typically try regenerating PartA. But, no number of regenerations in PartA and/or the assembly updates the part.