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As a request by @lwestbrook, I am breaking up the massive Modelcheck idea thread here:
For this idea have ModelUpdate run on other modes besides Interactive
REGEN_DIMS (identify drawing dimensions that cannot regenerate) only seems to work in ModelCheck Regenerate mode. Checking for drawing dimensions that are broken is something that should be available in all ModelCheck modes. Ideally with a way to highlight which dimension is broken.
Do you know how modelcheck computes these checks to determine which ones need a regen and which ones don't? It is possible that the regen needs to occur for modelcheck to see the issue.
I don't know how ModelCheck computes this. However, Creo is able to display broken drawing dimensions in a different color so it seems like that could be leveraged into ModelCheck.
@lwestbrook would be able to answer that question definitively.
Somehow this discussion slipped by me.
I'm not quite sure I follow the line of thought here (though I think I understand the question), so let me talk it through.
The Idea at hand is to allow ModelUPDATE to work not just in Interactive Mode. But then there's the statement that REGEN_DIMS only runs in ModelCHECK Regenerate (which, you probably already know this, but ModelCHECK Regenerate is not really a mode, but more of a flavor of Interactive mode; it is completely different from Regenerate mode). I don't really understand the connection between that and the initial idea.
Nevertheless, I believe that regeneration is required for REGEN_DIMS, since it is ultimately checking for whether a dimension will successfully regenerate. But let me verify that just to make sure.
@lwestbrook The connection with the original idea is to not artificially limit useful ModelCheck functionality to certain modes.
Creo identifies broken drawing dimensions in a different color and we would like to prevent check in of drawings with broken dimensions. ModelCheck REGEN_DIMS can find these broken dimensions but it's useless to us since REGEN_DIMS is only usable in ModelCHECK Regenerate mode. So companies that use ModelCheck in Save, Regen, or ModelCheck Interactive (without Regenerate) modes with Windchill Gatekeeper are not able to prevent check in of drawings with broken dimensions.
Maybe I should've created another idea?
@lhoogeveen Another Idea would be helpful, since implementation of the REGEN_DIMS enhancement would ultimately be different than enabling ModelUPDATE in more modes.
Here's the Product Idea for enhancing REGEN_DIMS: ModelCheck:Check for Broken Drawing Dimensions in All Modes
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