That just forces the new old method of handing problems. Pro/E stopped failing every time a reference was missing long ago, sometime around WF1, maybe earlier. Since then, if it can find a suitable replacement reference, it will with only a passing mention in the message area. If you pay attention you may see 'original reference not found, using alternate' or something similar, but they flick by so quickly you may miss it.
With WF5, features that actually fail to regenerate at all can be ignored. I can see where this can be useful while working through a problem, but dangerous if not dealt with properly. Haven't had a project on Wf5 yet to experience it firsthand.
It took me a while to catch on; the documentation of the traffic light doesn't stand out. If there are any potential problems in the model, the light will remain yellow (or turn red on an actual failure). Warnings show in the command line during regeneration and if there are too many to see in your cache, you can get the entire list from Info>Session Info>Message Log.
I know this has been asked before because I searched the archives and tried:, (see image below). It didn't work. What did I do wrong? Are the double \'s <file: \'s="> correct in the path name? I did change the path name to: C:\Program Files (x86)\proeWildfire 3.0\bin\. Thanks.
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In regards to your comment, " I can see where this can be useful while working through a problem, but dangerous if not dealt with properly". That is exactly my point. Although the more recent new users of Pro/E at my company like this feature because it lets them "get past" the immediate problems (failures) and then go "go back" to fix it later. But like I stated previously, they have been burned a few times because "they forgot to go back and add the missing hole or protrusion" once the models completed regeneration. I'm just saying... "watch it and... pay attention". I'd rather know that there is a snafu and I need to fix it before it gets out of hand down the road.
"Original reference not found, using alternate" almost always makes me go back to fix the alternate's reference. Good examples are a series of holes or cuts with rounds or chamfers attached... delete a hole and then you get the message. I go back to redefine the rounds or chamfers and remove the yellow ones and of course to delete the red ones because it causes the entire feature to fail, but can be easily recovered by removing the reds and adding the new refs to the feature list.