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PTC Creo Distributed Batch

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Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch

Thank you i will trySmiley Happy

Just one last question, which programming language did you use here?

Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch

Martin,

How would I modify this for PDF export?

 

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Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch

Hi,

you have to prepare trail file for PDF export.


Martin Hanák

Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch

Martin,

1st, Thanx for all the info you share.

 

Got the pdf export working. Had to replace `db_539` with `db_922` in step02_body_03.txt and add the settings I wanted beyond what was in the plot config. (see attached folder "gentrail export to pdf")

 

Now I'm trying to run a mapkey in similar fashion. (On multiple parts from an external list) Couldn't get the mapkey to work, so I dissected it into a trail file. It works on everything except models with family tables. any ideas? 

(see attached folder "gentrail run mapkey" and included trail file.)

 

Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch

Hi,

to open family table instance directly, you have to enter ft_instancename<ft_genericname>.prt name instead of ft_instancename.prt name.


Martin Hanák

Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch

I meant to open the generic by default.

Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch

Hi,

1.]

I imagined you would export the drawings into 2D PDF. It looks like you are exporting models into 3D PDF.

2.]

I would expect the assembly not to contain generic models. So why export generic models?

3.]

Tip: Create trail file for opening generic model and test if it is usable for non-generic models.


Martin Hanák

Re: PTC Creo Distributed Batch

We use family tables in sub-assemblies to add a shrinkwrap of the upper level weldment assembly for use in drawings. (not the best practice but, that's what I'm dealing with)