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Is there a way to save a drawing only, with no models being saved?

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Is there a way to save a drawing only, with no models being saved?

Sounds like a silly question...

I know there is a config option to control which models are saved with a drawing (always or modified only)... but I can't for the life of me remember if it is even possible to only save the drawing.

 

I've created an automation project with all model parameters externally controlled, and want users to be able to modify drawing templates and save them as new drawings, without saving the underlying configurable models.

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Re: Is there a way to save a drawing only, with no models being saved?

Hi,

what about this ...

1.] copy models to "working" directory

2.] run your automation application using models from "working" directory

3.] delete models from "working" directory


Martin Hanák

Re: Is there a way to save a drawing only, with no models being saved?

You could open the drawings with the "no views" rep which will not pull in the model. You can change the template and save without saving the model however if there are any model parameters called out in the drawing template then you will need the model when you change the template.

Re: Is there a way to save a drawing only, with no models being saved?

You can copy outside Creo? In "My Computer" / File Explorer? And then open it into your Creo world afterwards ...

Re: Is there a way to save a drawing only, with no models being saved?

I can't believe that after 25 years, there isn't a simple config option called "SAVE_DRAWING_ONLY".

But then again, I scratch my head every day at some of the goofiest things that have never been addressed after decades.  🙂

Re: Is there a way to save a drawing only, with no models being saved?

I think you're looking tor the "create_drawing_dims_onlyconfig option.  If set to "yes", it will save the created dimensions in the drawing, not the model.  There are some limitations of this mode, but I don't recall the details.

 

Re: Is there a way to save a drawing only, with no models being saved?

No, I mean to actually save just the drawing file without saving the models.

Re: Is there a way to save a drawing only, with no models being saved?

I don't understand, what portion of the drawing are you looking to save without the model?

Are you saying that you want the views to be broken from the model in the copy? Or are you trying to save the drawing as a template that you can apply to new models so things like some basic views are there? If so then do that as a template not a drawing. 

It's hard to tell from what you are asking exactly what the purpose of just saving the drawing is. 

Re: Is there a way to save a drawing only, with no models being saved?

lol... not sure why it's confusing, but I would like to just save the drw file, and not the asm or prt files.  🙂

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Re: Is there a way to save a drawing only, with no models being saved?

The reason there is confusion is during normal user interaction with the software, a user would never want to save the drawing only since the drawing is completely dependent on the model and of course you know that.

You would need to request an enhancement to the software. Then wait another 25 years and be disappointed again.


Steve Williams
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