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As a request by @lwestbrook, I am breaking up the massive Modelcheck idea thread here:
For this idea have ModelUpdate reports to be added as an attachment to the CAD Document in WindChill automatically. Preferably, just the last one.
I think this was implemented in Creo 6 using the new XML reports? The 'What's New' documentation doesn't link to the related help documentation.
@lhoogeveen You are correct. However, the issues with this implementation are:
Thanks for the comments!
I haven't tested it yet but this is how I understand the functionality:
I upvoted the idea. However, you can still 'easily' see attachments via the thumbnail navigation column. When you hover over the thumbnail you can see attachments in the related information section:
I would suggest you test the XML config.init settings. They don't really help us. The MC_EXPORT_XML_XSL_REPORT dumps the XML file to your working directory no matter what you have set for MC_SAVE_XML_REPORT_TO_WC. The MC_SAVE_XML_REPORT_TO_WC doesn't help either because reading XML doesn't really help humans :).
Using Creo 6 and Windchill 11.0 M030, here's what I got when I set both settings to yes and then checked the file into Windchill. Seems a little strange but the CAD File needs to be checked in or uploaded for the attachments 'download' button to appear to launch the report. To view within the Creo embedded browser, you probably need to use this setting: windows_browser_type chromium_browser
@lwestbrook Looks like these new ModelCheck XML report settings don't automatically handle when a file has been renamed? The MC report from with the old file name seems to stick around.
OK. It is starting to make more sense. The problem:
With MC_SAVE_XML_REPORT_TO_WC set to yes, Creo is also dumping these ModelCheck .p.xml report files to my working directory. 🤔 I would prefer Creo just saves it to your workspace attachments only. Just more junk Creo files to purge later.
To view these ModelCheck .p.xml report files from Windows File Explorer, drag them over to a new tab in Chrome, Edge, etc.
@jwagh I don't see MC_COPY_XML_REP_TO_MODEL_DIR in the Creo help?
It isn't. The only article is: https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/CS310123?&language=en&posno=1&q=MC_COPY_XML_REP_TO_MODEL_DIR&source=search
I got this clarified yesterday. This option is if you are NOT working in a windchill environment and you are just using a typical folder structure, this config.init will also place the xml file in the source location of the model (in addition to the working directory). Nothing we can do about the working directory at this time.
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