Let's have an assembly and couple of its components. All these objects have names 31-characters long.
Current Assembly Save A Copy/Assembly Rename dialog box functionality does not enable user to generate new component names. All names are marked as invalid names with red cross sign. Component with invalid new names are excluded from output file generated by File > Save command.
Simple enhancement request:
Put all component names to output file generated by File > Save command. This enable user to edit output file easily in Notepad/Excel. Resulting file will be loaded back into Assembly Save A Copy/Assembly Rename dialog box using File > Load command.
Implementing of this enhancement enables user to work efficiently with file names 31-characters long.
I would have to look at this running to be able to form an opinion on whether it is easy or not. Was there an SPR at one point? If so, please note its ID.
I opened C13695169 related to 31-characters limit ... https://support.ptc.com/apps/case_logger_viewer/auth/ssl/case=13695169
Mustapha Oullemine found old SPR 2224854 related to 31-characters limit.
In this idea I am suggesting to modify current Assembly Save A Copy/Assembly Rename dialog box functionality slightly. Please remove the "filter", which excludes component with invalid new names from output file generated by File > Save command.
Creo 5.0 is slated to have long filename support which should solve the issue with 31 character renaming.
OK, PTC will support longer file names. But the problem still remains if user reaches new name length limit.
I thought the slide at LiveWorx said the limit would be 180 characters.
If you exceed that you need to rethink your file naming convention AND use a PDM to manage those files.
I think you understand that I would like to have the problem resolved in Creo 3.0 and as soon as possible. Especially when its implementation has "zero" difficulty. PTC offers solution probably in Creo 5.0 and in the far future ...
Note: Windchill functionality is not good, too in case that name length reaches its limit.
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