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Saving family table instances?

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Saving family table instances?

Hello,

 

I am trying to send an instance of a part but it is within a family table. So when I save a copy of it out to my local directory it also saves the generic file. Is there a way to only save the one file and send it? Also if not, is it possible to save the generic file as a new part and get rid of the family table within it? Hope that makes sense. Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thank you!

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Re: Saving family table instances?

Hello,

 

I just realized that saving a copy will work for me. The problem I was having was that I wanted a backup of the part with the same part number that is not tied to a family table (I am working out of windchill) creo sets up auto generated part numbers for us so when I go to save a copy I get a new part number but it is free of any ties to the family table. I solved my issue by saving a copy, opening that file, saving a backup of it locally, then just renaming that to the part number I wanted since it is separate from windchill, and finally I just deleted the copy I made from my workspace. 

 

Thank you for the help

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Re: Saving family table instances?

Try doing a save-as on the instance from within the assembly to a new name, then export that part file,

 

Depending on how many instances in the family table, after doing the export of the generic, open it and delete all instances but the one you want. It becomes a family table of 1 instance.

 

 

Re: Saving family table instances?

Are you doing a "Save a Copy" or "Save a Backup"?  Doing a "Save a Copy" from the instance should create a new, stand-alone model that is not part of a family table.  (No generic should come along.)  See this post for more info:  https://community.ptc.com/t5/Creo-Modeling-Questions/Family-table-creating-from-existing-family-tabl...

Re: Saving family table instances?

Hello,

 

I just realized that saving a copy will work for me. The problem I was having was that I wanted a backup of the part with the same part number that is not tied to a family table (I am working out of windchill) creo sets up auto generated part numbers for us so when I go to save a copy I get a new part number but it is free of any ties to the family table. I solved my issue by saving a copy, opening that file, saving a backup of it locally, then just renaming that to the part number I wanted since it is separate from windchill, and finally I just deleted the copy I made from my workspace. 

 

Thank you for the help

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