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Phantm parts created

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Phantm parts created

When editing/filing a drawing, two phantom parts were created in the workspace. When trying to save/upload the drawing to the server, it fails and gives me an EPM Document Master error citing that the phantom part is not unique. I've tried deteting the phantom parts from the workspace and even tried checking the parts in with no success. As a result, I am unable to check in the drawing.


Any ideas?

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Phantm parts created

By phantom are you referring to “ghosts”?



Phantm parts created

This has to do with external references... you need to break the references or dependencies (sometimes drawings just have a view that is dependent). You can easily identify these with the "reference viewer" tool. Or if you can find it, bring the real part over into your workspace. The part already exists that is why it won't let you check it in. It is always cleaner (correct) to have no external references, unless they are part of the design intent or functionality.

Hope this helps...

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Phantm parts created

The reference viewer utility only works for parts and assemblies. When you access the reference viewer through drawing mode you are viewing the references to the active model. If there is a drawing view that is dependent on a model Pro/E will not open without it. Most problems come from renaming outside of Pro/E and either notes or balloons have a reference to the old part name. If the drawing was previously checked into the system it is not likely that this is the case.



Phantm parts created

Kevin,
Awhile back, I noticed out setup had a wrong config option. Here's the email I sent out to our folks concerning it and how to properly fix drawing dependency issues. Attached are some additions I made to our config.pro.

Phantm parts created

.... Suppressed components also generate "phantom" parts in the workspace the way we're set up....



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