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Changing a file name of a CAD Part/Assembly without breaking the upstream connections

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Changing a file name of a CAD Part/Assembly without breaking the upstream connections

We use Creo 4 with Windchill 11.

 

If I want to change the file of a CAD part or assembly do I need all the upstream assemblies open or in session? In the past we were told that by not doing this the connection to the file would "break" and our upstream models would either not open or open with the downstream part/assembly missing.

 

Example:  CAD_1.asm is used on CAD_2.asm.

If I change the file name of CAD_1.asm (IE: CAD_11.asm) do I need to have CAD_2.asm open/ in session to keep the relationship or will Windchill push the updated file name the next time I open CAD_2.asm?

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Re: Changing a file name of a CAD Part/Assembly without breaking the upstream connections

If you are using windchill, do the rename within windchill and it handles all the references.

If you do it in Creo, you will need to have every reference that the renamed file is used in open in memory and you will need to make sure the all get saved after the rename.


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

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Re: Changing a file name of a CAD Part/Assembly without breaking the upstream connections

No, you do not need anything open.  As long as the rename is happening in Windchill, all dependencies will automatically remain intact and the correct files will automatically be retrieved when the assemblies are opened in the future.

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Re: Changing a file name of a CAD Part/Assembly without breaking the upstream connections

If you are using windchill, do the rename within windchill and it handles all the references.

If you do it in Creo, you will need to have every reference that the renamed file is used in open in memory and you will need to make sure the all get saved after the rename.


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

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Re: Changing a file name of a CAD Part/Assembly without breaking the upstream connections

Steve/ Tom,

 

Thanks for quick answer to this one guys, your help/ insight is much appreciated!

 

-Mike

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