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Parts in Assembly Don't Regenerate

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Parts in Assembly Don't Regenerate

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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Re: Parts in Assembly Don't Regenerate

Steve,

 

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.

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Re: Parts in Assembly Don't Regenerate

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.


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

Re: Parts in Assembly Don't Regenerate

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.

Re: Parts in Assembly Don't Regenerate

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?

 

Re: Parts in Assembly Don't Regenerate

 

You may want to turn on your filename extension to make it easier to find the "latest" one.

 

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Re: Parts in Assembly Don't Regenerate

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.

Re: Parts in Assembly Don't Regenerate

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.


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

Re: Parts in Assembly Don't Regenerate

Besides, windows doesn't always update the folder/files being viewed if you are in the middle of a search.

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Re: Parts in Assembly Don't Regenerate

Thanks about the file extensions, that is a helpful tip

Re: Parts in Assembly Don't Regenerate

Yeah, I typically try regenerating PartA. But, no number of regenerations in PartA and/or the assembly updates the part. 

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