I have created a part file called as A.prt.1 and same is used into A.asm.1. Now I shared the part to some other person who modified it to A.prt.2. If I keep all three files that is A.asm.1 , A.prt.1 and A.prt.2, opening of A.asm.1 results into opening of A.prt.2. Is there a way to open A.prt.1 into A.asm.1 as A.prt.1 was used while creating assembly.
I know keeping latest version into same folder is resulting in desired behavior. But is there some option which forces creo to load part version which was used while creating assembly?
Any idea would be of great help.
Thanks and Regards
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To the best of my knowledge, Creo assemblies do not save any inform with respect to versions of components.
Windchill, as mentioned by Ben, is the way to go for this application. It tracks what version was used when the assembly was checked in.
File versions are more of a backup or recovery of data, not for controlling your assembly variants.
I just opened an assembly file in notepad and as Stephan says, Creo does NOT record the 'iteration' of the part file used, only the name and extension (my_part.prt).
The 'iteration' of the files is for backup purposes, not tracking changes.
Why can you not use the A.prt.2 in your assembly and drawing? Being the same name, form, fit and function should have been maintained and the A.prt.1 and A.prt.2 should be completely interchangeable.
If you do need as-saved versioning control, you will need a PDM system.
The best way to determine the version used in an assembly version, that I come up with, is to pay attention to the save dates. Anything with a date stamp after the assembly was saved would be modified.
To open the "as saved" version follow loading instructions from Ben.