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What could cause Creo 3 to fail to write outside of Working Directory?

spete
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What could cause Creo 3 to fail to write outside of Working Directory?

I have recently began having problems saving Creo files outside my working directory.  I first noticed when trying to save some changes to a vendor item to make it flexible.

Has anyone experienced this and what did you do to remedy it?


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spete
4-Participant
(To:spete)

Thanks for the replies, guys!

It turns out that it was a OS profile issue.  I could save some files, but not others - some new files could be saved, others could not. I had someone else try to save a file I could not on his PC and he was able to, which at least assured me it wasn't a corrupt file.  The I had him log into my PC and he was able to save the file.  I was able to save the file on another PC.  At that point I was pretty sure it was my profile.

After bombing out the old profile, Creo was able to perform normally.

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danderson
11-Garnet
(To:spete)

Hi Shawn,

If you perform a backup to a directory outside your current working directory this backup directory becomes your new working directory for any changes you save related to parts currently in session.

Once you preform a save as backup you need to set your working directory to the folder that was previously your working directory.

Hope this helps,

Don Anderson

spete
4-Participant
(To:danderson)

Don-

Thanks for the reply; however, I have not performed a backup.  The crazy thing is, I don't have this issue with every file.  I can save some but not others.  I thought at first it was based on folder permissions, but Window allowed me to move the folder to a different folder, and then I still had the issue saving the file.

Still confused.

For the benefit of anyone who comes upon this later, this isn't correct. Creo does not change the working directory specification when performing a File > Save As > Backup operation.  It is the case that once you do a backup, the active model is now the one in the backup folder (similar to how a "Save As" operation works in in office applications like MS Word), but the specified working directory is not changed.

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MartinHanak
23-Emerald V
(To:spete)

Hi,

1.] Does Creo display some error message ?

2.] Does Creo create new file during Save operation ? (I mean model.prt.1, model.prt.2, and so on...)

3.] Can you upload some testing data ?

MH


Martin Hanák
spete
4-Participant
(To:spete)

Thanks for the replies, guys!

It turns out that it was a OS profile issue.  I could save some files, but not others - some new files could be saved, others could not. I had someone else try to save a file I could not on his PC and he was able to, which at least assured me it wasn't a corrupt file.  The I had him log into my PC and he was able to save the file.  I was able to save the file on another PC.  At that point I was pretty sure it was my profile.

After bombing out the old profile, Creo was able to perform normally.

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spete
4-Participant
(To:spete)

For future reference:  in the title I stated "What could cause Creo 3 to fail to write outside of Working Directory?"  The issue extended into the working directory as well.

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