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Show missing references in sketch with fail_ref_copy_when_missing_orig & feat_references_to_backup

Show missing references in sketch with fail_ref_copy_when_missing_orig & feat_references_to_backup

Reference:

Ticket:  15933899

SPR:    13023847

 

We are currently using the 2 below options:

fail_ref_copy_when_missing_orig no

feat_references_to_backup other_models

 

When a reference goes missing, there is no indication in the sketch reference window that there is an issue. All we see is the name of the geometry backup instead of the actual reference name. Most people won't easily use that as an indicator that there is a problem.

jwagh_0-1627319671717.png

On the other hand, the EDIT REFERENCES menu does show the missing references, and uses their real names. 

jwagh_1-1627319717432.png

 

Firstly, the sketch references and the edit references should be consistent in how they portray the references.

Secondly, we would prefer the sketch references look like the edit references. If someone had dozens of references in the sketch and some of them went missing, it would be hard to easily see which ones they were and how to fix them.

Please 'fix'/'enhance'.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

5 Comments
Wouter
3-Visitor

I totally agree with the proposal and reasons and want to add that I would also like Creo to give an error message during regeneration in such cases.
It has occurred to me multiple times that regeneration did not catch a (referencing) error in a feature, but as soon as I edited the feature's definition Creo did warn about the error. 

jwagh
16-Pearl

100%. I'm really not sure why this wasn't considered a bug that needs to be fixed.

mneumueller
17-Peridot
Status changed to: Acknowledged
 
jwagh
16-Pearl

@mneumueller ,

Thanks for acknowledging! We see this issue daily.

mneumueller
17-Peridot
Status changed to: Acknowledged