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Family Table Instances Showing in Folder

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Family Table Instances Showing in Folder

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I have created the following family table in Creo 4.0, M030:

All is working fine except the location of where I am storing it. All instances are showing in the folder. How do I get only the generic to show?

 

The following photograph is what shows when I am opening the file in Creo:

As you can see, all instances are showing.

In the “windows” folder, only one .prt is showing”

Other parts that have family tables (ones that I did not create as this is my first) show only one part when opening in Creo in the folder and does not show all the instances.   Please assist as I am not sure if all the parts should show.

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Re: Family Table Instances Showing in Folder

Hi,

 

look into “windows” folder and located file directoryname.idx. This file contains instance name list (open it in Notepad to see the list). If you remove the file, Creo File Open dialog will not contain instance names.

 

If you add following option into config.pro, Creo will ignore .idx file contents.

menu_show_instances   no

 


Martin Hanák

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Re: Family Table Instances Showing in Folder

In the Creo File Open view, you will see all instances by default, unless you select the Tools drop down and uncheck Show Instances. Then only the generic file(s) will show.

 

In the Windows folder, you will only see 1 file, as all instances are contained in that single generic file.

 

Not sure how you are seeing some instances but not others in the File-Open view. It is an all or none toggle check.

 

 

Re: Family Table Instances Showing in Folder

Hi,

 

look into “windows” folder and located file directoryname.idx. This file contains instance name list (open it in Notepad to see the list). If you remove the file, Creo File Open dialog will not contain instance names.

 

If you add following option into config.pro, Creo will ignore .idx file contents.

menu_show_instances   no

 


Martin Hanák

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Re: Family Table Instances Showing in Folder

You can use config menu_show_instances, that will set default value. OR for specific Open dialog, you can use Tools> All Instances in Open dialog box. 

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Re: Family Table Instances Showing in Folder

Thank you for commenting

I changed the config options "menu_show_instances" to no and that fixed the issue.

Thanks again!