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What are .ol and .pvs files?

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What are .ol and .pvs files?

Can anybody help me understand what are different file types in an unzipped pvz of a Creoview of an  Assembly? I have noticed -.pvs, xxx.ol and xxx.pvs files.

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Thanks in advance.

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Re: What are .ol and .pvs files?

In simple terms

PVS = Structure

OL = Graphics image data.

Additional info - With positioning assembly publish in Windchill, the OL files are not created for each assembly.  Instead the PVS structure has intelligence to load the individual OL files from each sub-component part in the latest or defined configuration.  If you have large assemblies or lower level parts that are used in a lot of assemblies than it should be very obvious the efficiency of creating one OL file for each .prt you have in the system.

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Re: What are .ol and .pvs files?

In simple terms

PVS = Structure

OL = Graphics image data.

Additional info - With positioning assembly publish in Windchill, the OL files are not created for each assembly.  Instead the PVS structure has intelligence to load the individual OL files from each sub-component part in the latest or defined configuration.  If you have large assemblies or lower level parts that are used in a lot of assemblies than it should be very obvious the efficiency of creating one OL file for each .prt you have in the system.

Re: What are .ol and .pvs files?

There is an article with some more details:

CS182019 : Creo Parametric Save a Copy: What's the difference between how the Creo View *.ED, *.EDZ, *.PVS, *.PVZ and *.OL files are output on disk