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Productview Updating

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Productview Updating

(This is a repost from another list, so sorry to anyone who has seen it twice now.)

<u></u><u>Short Version:</u> For anyone out there who uses Productview for more than just viewing, meaning you create animations or annotation sets, etc, do you have a way that you update the assembly components when they change?

<u>Long Version:</u>

We want to start really using Productview for animations (w/Realizer) and creating annotations and exploded graphics. Yes, I know Pro/E can do both of these things, but the people who need to do this work are non Pro/E users, but they do know Productview (and really like it), from using it as a viewing tool for the past several years. The problem is that the assemblies they want to animate or explode are not static, they are still changing, so we need a way that a revised component can be updated in the EDZ file, where an animation or annotation has already been created. I can do this manually by replacing the .ol file within the EDZ, but this method won't cut it for the rank-and-file user. We've thought about programming something, but we've heard the EDZ file will be going binary in a future release, which means we wouldn't be able to do it manually anymore.

Does anyone out there do this sort of thing?

Thanks, John