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Autonumbering in Creo Parametric - Don't Consume Number Unless Needed

Autonumbering in Creo Parametric - Don't Consume Number Unless Needed

Autonumbering in Creo Parametric is not consistently implemented.  In some places Creo displays <auto generated name> and doesn't consume a number from Windchill until the action is completed.  In other places Creo consumes a number immediately, as soon as the related dialog is opened, before any actions have been completed.  (Just opening the dialog and closing it will consume a number.)  Please change this so <auto generated> is displayed everywhere and no number is consumed from the database until it's actually needed (the action is completed.)

 

Good:

Everything works exactly as desired when creating a brand new file in Creo.  No number is pulled from the database until the object has actually been created.

Creo New File.png

 

Bad:

This falls apart everywhere else.  All of these other actions will pull a number from the database as soon as the dialog is opened:

  • Save As from Creo
  • Assembly - Create New Object
  • Assembly - Replace (even though "Unrelated Component" is not selected)
  • Rename from the embedded browser in Creo

Creo Save As2.png

Creo Assembly - Create New File.png

Creo Assembly - Replace File.png

 

Wasting a number every time one of these other actions is taken is making the whole thing unusable (at least for us.)  Yes, it functions, but it's not acceptable to "waste" 80% of the available numbers.

 

Note:  There was a previous product idea but it was 'Archived' due to its age.  Unfortunately this problem still exists so this idea was created to replace it (and at the direction of the Community management.)

5 Comments
This enhancement is urgently needed.
Visitor

A needed echancement!

Pearl

Enhancement needed also when using third party CAD systems. 

I'm surprised PTC hasn't acknowledged this yet. It's received a lot of votes and shouldn't be that hard to implement. We would definitely take a closer look at using Autonumbering for Creo if it had these changes.

Sapphire II

PTC has never figured out how to deal with Product Ideas. Over the years since the enhancement request moved from tech support to the community (which I think was a good move), there have been mutliple attempts by PTC to make a process in which Ideas were reviewed and processed internally. Nothing seems to have taken root.