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PTC Creo Distributed Batch

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PTC Creo Distributed Batch

I have installed creo distributed batch and tried to convert my creo part files to STEP format, but after the 10th part file conversion to STEP the process becomes very very slow.Also the pc runs slowly while the distributed batch is running in the background. Can anyone help me know what is the issue here?

I am using windows 7 and 6gb ram pc. Also i have been using the standalone mode.

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Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch

Hi,

  • download gentrail_2019-03-01.zip
  • unzip gentrail_2019-03-01.zip
  • put list of files into gentrail\mylist.txt file ... all files must be located in the same directory
  • double-click gentrail.exe file (created in QuickBasic QB64 language)
  • now you have mytrail.txt containing STEP export commands for your files
  • copy mytrail.txt file into the directory where your model files are located
  • launch Creo
  • play trail file

 


Martin Hanák

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Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch

Hi,

simple suggestion ... do not use PTC Creo Distributed Batch. Instead of it generate trail file a play it in Creo session.


Martin Hanák

Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch

i need to convert more than 100 part files to STEP format which is a very time consuming task if done manually by opening each file one by one. How can i do it by generating trail files?

Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch

Hi,

I use following steps:

  • start Creo
  • open model
  • generate STEP file
  • end Creo
  • now I have sample of trail file (you can upload yours)
  • in the trail file I can find name of opened file
  • I can repeat the part of trail file and replace the name of the first part by the name of second part and so on ... this step can be processed by simple program (eg. written in BASIC language)
  • the program generating trail file needs to know the list of model names (if all models are in the same directory, you can get such list running dir /b /one > mylist.txt command from DOS prompt window and removing unwanted items from mylist.txt file in Notepad

Note: I can write simple BASIC program for you, if you provide trail file.


Martin Hanák

Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch

here is my trail file

Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch

Hi,

  • download gentrail_2019-03-01.zip
  • unzip gentrail_2019-03-01.zip
  • put list of files into gentrail\mylist.txt file ... all files must be located in the same directory
  • double-click gentrail.exe file (created in QuickBasic QB64 language)
  • now you have mytrail.txt containing STEP export commands for your files
  • copy mytrail.txt file into the directory where your model files are located
  • launch Creo
  • play trail file

 


Martin Hanák

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Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch

Thank you for your response. 

i tried the steps but i dont see any STEP files in the directory where the models are.

Also when i play the trail file in creo i get this message at the bottom "Cannot find 4 Dir(s) 22,916,067,328 bytes free. Try again, by adding a file extension such as ".prt"."

 

After converting my part files to the required format, I need to change the name according to the REV no. and tool name. Can this be done through trail files. 

 

Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch


@sparulekar wrote:

Thank you for your response. 

i tried the steps but i dont see any STEP files in the directory where the models are.

Also when i play the trail file in creo i get this message at the bottom "Cannot find 4 Dir(s) 22,916,067,328 bytes free. Try again, by adding a file extension such as ".prt"."

 

After converting my part files to the required format, I need to change the name according to the REV no. and tool name. Can this be done through trail files. 

 


Hi,

I prepared simple tool for you, therefore you have to fullfil following requirements:

1.] Creo files must be located in the same directory, for example H:\step_export (see picture)

step_directory.png

2.] you can create mylist.txt using dir /one /b > mylist.txt command (see picture)

dos_prompt.png

3.] copy mylist.txt into gentrail directory and double-click gentrail.exe file

4.] copy mytrail.txt file into the directory where your model files are located

5.] launch Creo and change working directory into the directory where your model files are located

6.] play trail file ... .stp file will be created in the directory where your model files are located

 

Note 1.] Test the above procedure with 2 Creo models to see that it works

Note 2.] REV no. and tool name can be added to STEP file name in case that you put these information into mylist.txt file. Then I can modify gentrail.bas code to put these information into STEP file name.

 

 


Martin Hanák

Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch

Thank you so much. I was able to convert the part files to STEP format using the steps you provided. As you had said the STEP files were created in the directory where the part files were there.

1. Is is possible to create the STEP files in some other directory/folder?

2. Also if i want to convert to any other formats like PDF,DWG is it possible to do so using the zip file that you have provided?

3. Im sorry but i did not understand how to put the new names and even if i do it, how will it get assigned to the appropriate STEP file

Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch


@sparulekar wrote:

Thank you so much. I was able to convert the part files to STEP format using the steps you provided. As you had said the STEP files were created in the directory where the part files were there.

1. Is is possible to create the STEP files in some other directory/folder?

2. suppose i have 100 STEP files whose name i want to change. Do i need to manually add the names in mylist.txt?

Im sorry but i did not understand how to put the new names and even if i do it, how will it get assigned to the appropriate STEP file


Hi,

1.] I think it is possible in several directories. But I will not solve this task ... do it yourself 🙂

2.] I you do not understand how to solve this task, then do it manually. Unfortunately, I do not have time to deal with this task for you 🙂

Note: If you want to solve such tasks in the future, you have to learn coding in some programming language.


Martin Hanák
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