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How do I open multiple instances from a family table?

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How do I open multiple instances from a family table?

I have a family table that has about 500 instances. I want to check some of the models. Instead of opening individually, is there a way I can open multiple instances at the same time?

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Re: How do I open multiple instances from a family table?

Kiran,

It's not possible to select multiple family table instances and retrieve them at once.  The instances can only be retrieved one at a time.

Thanks,

Amit

Re: How do I open multiple instances from a family table?

Are you in PDMLink?  If so then you can check the boxes of all the objects you want and select File > Open in Creo.

Re: How do I open multiple instances from a family table?

Hi,

Creo functionality = open 1 instance at a time.

You can use AutoIt to develop an application which enables you to select more instances.

MH


Martin Hanák

Re: How do I open multiple instances from a family table?

Thank you all for your response. I guess unless you have a PDMLink set up there is no way to do so. I will explore AutoIt option as well.

Re: How do I open multiple instances from a family table?

Aside from inconvenience, Creo is single threaded and can only work on one model at a time, though in the case of assemblies, it can pause working on elements of the assembly while working on component parts.

AutoIT is OK for this, but if desired one can create Mapkeys via VBA in office. I like AutoIt and would suggest it, but someone had beaten me to it. Some have complained their IT policies limit them to a small number of applications, so I add VBA as an alternative.