So we don't need to look for the correct file in our directories. It could show you different drawing that use the model in Creo in the working directory.
Whenever a new drawing from a model is created, save the drawing filename in the PRT or assembly file. In general, we only need to create one drawing per part or assembly file, so, there is a one to one relationship, and if we use the same filename, it's easey to retrieve the model, withought looking forcing the user to search it in the folder directory. For when there are more than one drawing created per part or per assembly, add the name of the new drawing file in the part or assembly as an internal list (could be a a parameter wwith a comma separated list of filenames). When the user is in the part or assembly, and clicks on a button to open drawing, a window would pop-up asking the user to select one of the several drawings available, if there were created more than one. Otherwise, if there was a single draing created per part or per assembly,m the Open Drawing button should immeadiatly open the drawing without asking the user for the filneame.
We have this functionatity.
You can try our AV ScriBatch
With all due respect, we are requesting here basic functionality for a CAD package. We know that it does not take deep programming skills to implement it, it's basic, that's we we should not rely on add-ons, even if they are (temporarily) free.
I disagree that it is basic coding. There are many cases where you may have multiple drawing created against 1 assembly or part.
How does the system KNOW which drawing to open?
Where is the associative drawing information stored, In the assembly/part file or in your PLM system?
If you store the drawing information in the model file, you now need access to what could be a 'released' object.
The ONLY scenario that would not require a lot of programming is IF the drawing number is the same as the assembly/part number.
I have X3021-5984-ME.asm loaded, then I click Open Drawing and it goes to open X3021-5984-ME.drw. In my case, our drawing numbers do not always match the assembly/part number, so this request does nothing for us without a programming effort and storing the related drawing information in either a PLM system or the object file.
If multiple drawings, I would want a list displayed of all related drawings.
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