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Template Relations in Mirrored Part

Topaz II

Template Relations in Mirrored Part

Creo 2, M230

Our part & assy templates include some default relations for setting mass properties parameters but also for setting the value of the "Part_no" parameter based on the file name.  If I save a part as a mirror, I don't see any way to force Creo to create the mirror based on my template, therefore those relations get lost.  The parameters do come along, but they retain the values from the parent.  That means that two files have the same value for the P/N, even though their file names are different.

Is there a way to force Creo to include relations from my template part when creating a mirrored part?

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Doug Schaefer | Engineering Manager
Crow Works
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Re: Template Relations in Mirrored Part

Should a regen of the part force the relations to update to your new file name?

Part_no = rel_model_name should update and change with a post mirror regen.

Re: Template Relations in Mirrored Part

I always had tough times dealing with mirrored models for this reason. The easiest solution is to set up a mapkey to import relations, but you have to open each and every mirrored model to do that.

Rather than retrieving the model name with part level relations try moving that relation to your BOM and get the name from asm_mbr_name in case of repeat region relations. If you use Windchill then that's a totally different story.

Re: Template Relations in Mirrored Part

Actually, while creating the Mirrored model if you use the option Mirror geometry with features it will copy over the relations, the thing is i always need geometry only.

Re: Template Relations in Mirrored Part

That's the intended behavior, and that's the relation that exists in our template part.  However, when creating a mirrored part, the new part has no relations and retains the parameter values from the parent.

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Doug Schaefer | Engineering Manager
Crow Works

Re: Template Relations in Mirrored Part

I have such a mapkey, but I don't always remember to run it.

I use that parameter in other places besides the BOM, like the title block of the part drawing, so I need it to be accurate.

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Doug Schaefer | Engineering Manager
Crow Works

Re: Template Relations in Mirrored Part

Interesting, that works, but it looks like it's an independent part. I typically need my mirrored parts to be dependent on the parent.

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Doug Schaefer | Engineering Manager
Crow Works