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Use directives in training files.txa (made from trail files)

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Use directives in training files.txa (made from trail files)

Hey there,

does anyone know how to use the directives in the training files (.txa), that are made from trail files?

I tried to create a training file that shows how to create a cube. I wanted the user to input the name of the object and enter the dimensions. I followed the instructions from the creo help but I didn't get the user to input the dimensions or the filename.

Any help is appreciated.

Greetings from Germany

Jens

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Re: Use directives in training files.txa (made from trail files)

I'm in the same boat as you are as I cannot find anything on trail.txa files. anyone out there know where I can get a sample txa file with directives, please let us know.

Re: Use directives in training files.txa (made from trail files)

What version of Pro/E or Creo are you using?

Re: Use directives in training files.txa (made from trail files)

Actually it really doesn’t matter what version you are on when I think about it.

Good luck with this one!

You will find a set of instructions on using the directives in the Help files, just search the help for training file directives.

I failed however, all I can persuade it to do is put messages out to the user.

I had a text file called text.txt and in that file there is the following

#begin 1

this is a message

#end

#begin 2

let me out

#end

#begin 3

#end

I found if I didn’t have the third unused message it would append the second message with #en (oh joy – I am on WF4)

I had previously created and saved a cube which I opened in a new, empty session of Pro/ENGINEER and sketched a curve on one face to use this as the basis for the train file (copied it; renamed it),

Then added in the two lines highlighted in bold below at the point in the trail file as shown

Be aware it is the ` that you find in the top left hand corner of your keyboard (on UK keyboards anyway), and not the ‘ that I find under the @ on the keyboard

blah, blah, blah... ... ...

`file_open`

~ Activate `file_open` `Current Dir`

~ Select `file_open` `Ph_list.Filelist` \

1 `cube.prt`

~ Activate `file_open` `Ph_list.Filelist` \

1 `cube.prt`

!Command ProCmdModelOpenExe was pushed from the software.

!11-Mar-13 09:05:24 Start C: \cube.prt.1

!11-Mar-13 09:05:24 End C: \cube.prt.1

`file text.txt

`text 1

I added the `text 2 entry after sketching a rectangle in the sketch.

This did pause the trail/train file and present a grey info box with the messages as specified, I have to press q twice to get out of the message and then it carried on.

To do anything more than that seemed to be beyond me!

I cannot get it to interact with the user, the last time I did anything training file related was definitely pre-wildfire and quite possibly when Pro/ENGINEER was in it’s ‘teens’

In the end I decided that if I wanted to do some sort of training file I would be as well to just record little snippets of demo and let the users follow along.

Re: Use directives in training files.txa (made from trail files)

I'm using CREO 2. Looks like you gave me the key to my problems

Be aware it is the ` that you find in the top left hand corner of your keyboard (on UK keyboards anyway), and not the ‘ that I find under the @ on the keyboard.

I did not realize that the ` on the upper left key was there. They sure do look the same,

' and ` . I place

`pause

on the trail file and it did paused it along with a dialog box "Single Step Trail" with 3 options Step, Continue and end.

thanks for the insight, now let me see if I can get the other 19 directives to work

Re: Use directives in training files.txa (made from trail files)

Good Luck and let us know how you get on, I fear it may be much effort for not so much return??