Did you find a good way to upload the KOP and KOF into ProjectLink? I've only used Pro/E with PDMLink. Doesn't seem to be a good way to import the files to a workspace then check-in. What did you end up doing? I know for assemblies, you can bring them up in Pro, then add to workspace and check in, but what about all the other kit parts? Seems like a lot of clicking and no way to maintain the directory structures.
I don't remember how it got done last year and I haven't dug into it yet today.
I could have sworn I imported a zip file and it extracted everything to the folders defined in the zip. It wasn't working the last time I tried though.
Our challenge is that we have about 3 previous seasons' worth of data and there are naming conflicts. The biggest question is whether some of those things already there have been corrected or not. I was reviewing the quality of the PTC models to see if I could blindly overwrite what I already had, but it's starting to look like that won't be such a great idea.
Hi Dan and Josh,
The best method to check them in is via Creo Elements/Pro. While there are a lot of parts....you can open them and save them to the workspace. Then check in the whole workspace to a specific folder. This will also create the viewable version so you can see it in Creo Elements/View.
For the AndyMark models....you can try to open the 2011_c-base_long_with_wheels.asm or 2011_c-base_wide_with_wheels.asm. This is a predefined assembly of the models (most of them). This will help versus opening each one independently.
As for the field....you can open the master assembly and save that.
I realize you have a number of years worth of data in one project. If interested, we can create a new project for your team and you can maintain both. The nice thing is you can copy and paste between them.
If you would like a new project, let us know.
We've had this issue as well, having 2007, 2009 and 2010 robots on our project. What we did to correct the conflicts was name everything with the year leading the name.
This also made it easy to sort through our workspaces. Puts the robot at the top, and off the shelf parts that you will not be modifying at the bottom of the workspace list.
Thanks for the input Rob. That's a good approach.
I'm thinking of just going with the second project though. We have so data from training, etc. that it might be worth it to clean things up and start with a clean slate.
That does sound like the method I had used last year. In the back of my mind I'm still thinking there was a method I had used before to input data and create folder structures in one step (sometimes I get a little carried away with my imagination though! ).
For a moment, you had me thinking that we had a way to import a folder structure of CAD documents in one step, but then I remembered that import is in the workspace.
I agree that what you imagined sure would be slick.
Please see the attached document for a method of importing multiple documents to your workspace.
Much easier than the Pro/E interface, but still requires that it be uploaded to a ProjectLink Workspace.