With the lack of a PDM system we have a fit and assemble engineer, who compiles all the components onto a master GA.
Problem is when i design a componet the Instances soon mount up, the Instances sometimes donot match or superceed the GA instances!
Is there any way i can reset the Instances in the GA / model, or maybe disable Instance saving in PROE?
Instances = the .prt.XX number in the file name
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Instances have a different meaning in Proe (e.g. instances of a screw in an assembly or number of times the same screw is used in an assembly).
What you refer to as instance are the "Version Number". This can be a problem without a PDM system. What you can do is to create a Shrinkwrap and replace the assembly with the shrink wrap in the GA. The GA itself can contain "Graphic rep" of assemblies. [one cannot edit Graphic Rep entities].
At the end of the day, you can "Purge" the files to remove any previous saved versions. Thus, the person who makes the GA will always get the shrinkwrap/Graphic rep of the latest version.