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Delete drawing sheet without selecting it?

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Delete drawing sheet without selecting it?

I've got a multi-sheet drawing, and one of the sheets, if I select it, will invariably cause a fatal error and subsequent dump out of Creo (I'm running Creo 2.0, M160, by the way). I notice that the little pop-up preview that happens when I hover over the sheet tabs doesn't look like the sheet in question at all, probably a clue.

Anyway, as a last-ditch attempt before I totally delete the drawing and start again, does anyone know if there is a way to delete a sheet without first selecting it? I can't seem to find any way to do this, but maybe there's a command that is just not in the ribbon?

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Re: Delete drawing sheet without selecting it?

I tried this trick already, and it seemed to work, at first, but then when I re-opened the drawing a little while later, it caused the same troubles.

What did seem to work, however, was installing the latest build code (M200) of Creo 2.0. The mystery remains unsolved as to what caused the problem, but for now things appear to work. I don't know what to mark as the "correct answer".

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Re: Delete drawing sheet without selecting it?

I dont' think you can with CURRENT functionality, BUT you can with old functionality still available if you have a mapkey that will get you to the menu manager.

The one I use is my sheet next, sheet previous mapkey  (less than symbol (shift comma)) and it bumps to the previous sheet and pulls up the old menu that lets you remove a sheet by sheet number that you key in.

mapkey <          @MAPKEY_LABELPrev Sht;\

mapkey(continued) @MAPKEY_NAMEGo to the previous drawing sheet (d);%~done; %~done; #Sheets;\

mapkey(continued) #Previous;

Stephen Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

Re: Delete drawing sheet without selecting it?

Is your map key calling another map key?

mapkey(continued) @MAPKEY_NAME

Re: Delete drawing sheet without selecting it?

No, that's the tool tip help line (or something like that). That was something from years ago that I held on to. Don't remember where I got it but its useful for reasons other than previous sheet.

Really the mapkey is just

%~done; %~done; #Sheets; #Previous;

Stephen Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

Re: Delete drawing sheet without selecting it?

Ahhh, for simplicity, use this one...mapkeys OLD SCHOOL using sh as the mapkey call

mapkey sh #sheets;

Stephen Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)
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Re: Delete drawing sheet without selecting it?

Here are a few things to try.

1. When you do a File>Open, on the side of the open button is a drop down. Use "Open Representation" and "No views". This avoids calling up any geometry that may be the cause of your crashing. Then delete the sheet as you normally would.

2. Try replacing the format, there might be a problem in the format on that sheet. (yeah, it is a remote possibility)

3. If the crashing is caused by a bug that has been fixed by PTC. It is not always applied to each drawing because it could affect the drawing views. To try applying these, go to File>Prepare>Drawing Properties, Detail Options> change.  Add to the drawing options file update_drawing all. (ref CS31562).

Re: Delete drawing sheet without selecting it?

I ended up re-doing the drawing. Everything was based upon brand new geometry and drawings, so there were no legacy contaminants causing trouble. Once I recreated everything, all seemed well, but just now when I opened the file again it crashed, hard. I have narrowed down the trouble to (I think) views of an assembly that have components blanked. Once I deleted the sheet with those views, things seemed to behave normally. I'm downloading the latest build of Creo 2.0 (M200) to see if that corrects the problem. It's definitely something buggy in there.

The saddest thing about this fiasco is that the design is just for a wooden crate to ship a delicate part. It's simple wood stuff...

Re: Delete drawing sheet without selecting it?

I've had drawings fail because of model geometry. Not just assembly stuff, either. It's a real pain to track down; hours and hours wasted. I ended up having to delete and recreate features to get it to behave.

Re: Delete drawing sheet without selecting it?

Another option would be to create a new drawing, then use (Layout tab) Insert > Copy from Other Drawing [I refer to the Creo 2 ribbon].  You can copy whatever portion of another drawing you wish into a new one.    Then you can save the new drawing under the old name (overwriting it).

I usually use this when there's something wrong with a drawing that I just can't figure out; this seems to clean up any funny business.

As always, your mileage may vary...

Re: Delete drawing sheet without selecting it?

I tried this trick already, and it seemed to work, at first, but then when I re-opened the drawing a little while later, it caused the same troubles.

What did seem to work, however, was installing the latest build code (M200) of Creo 2.0. The mystery remains unsolved as to what caused the problem, but for now things appear to work. I don't know what to mark as the "correct answer".