Hello, and thanks for taking a moment to read this post! For context, I am running Creo Parametric 3.0.
Currently, my company makes use of a lot of 8020 parts in our various processes to the point that I have created a part in Creo Parametric that automatically generates an 8020 extrusion and adds machining to it based on user input of parameters. This is done through Pro/Program and asks the user a bunch of questions to determine the length of the extrusion and which features to unsuppress to create the desired part. This part has then been thrown into a Part Library to lock it as read-only for general use with the company.
The problem comes with using the part after it's been added to the library. The part is originally saved as being a part with "0" length, in that the main extrusion is suppressed by the Pro/Program when the length parameter is 0. When a user adds the part to an assembly, regenerating the assembly prompts the user to choose a length and machining options as intended. However, this appears to modify the library part to use those choices everywhere the part is used.
So after that long-winded explanation for context, here's the question. Using Pro/Program or any other settings that I am probably unaware of, is there a way to force Creo to create a new copy of a part pulled from a part library that does not rely on a user doing it manually? For instance, if the part saved to the library is named "8020_1515", is there a way to have Creo automatically / programmatically create a copy of the part and name it something like "8020_1515_1" to prevent changes from writing to the base file?
Solved! Go to Solution.
when you can create new "8020_1515_1" part, you can select "8020_1515" as its template.
That works like a charm, thank you!
For those viewing this solution after the fact, here's the step-by-step: