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Adding to workspace by expanding

ALIAKGUNER
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Adding to workspace by expanding

This issue started after ugrading from windchill 9 to 10.

Here is our practice:

1-We have a top level assembly which has a predefined simplified rep called EMPTY that excludes every component by default.

2-We add this top level assembly with collector option "none" in to a brand new workspace.

3-Now we only have one single file in our workspace which is that top level assembly file.

4-We file>Open Rep this file and select the simp rep called EMPTY.

5-Now we have the context of the top level assembly in Pro/e whose model tree is available.

6-We don't need all sub assemblies to work with so we only expand the nested subassemblies until we reach the one we need for our design.

7-Then we include that particular assembly by right mouse click >Rep>Master or geometry rep. And it shows up on the screen.

Like this we bring all the environment geometry into the session. In the background the data gets downloaded into the workspace.

Now here is the problem, in Windchill 9, once we expanded a subassembly, it would download only the next lower level of that subassembly that is the level to which we expanded. That is the functionality we want.

But with windchill 10, we still follow the same first 5 steps but when it comes to expand a subassembly in the model tree, each and every component to the very lowest level of each and every subassembly is added to the workspace and now we end up having thousands of parts in our workspace which causes to manage the workpace really hard while we used to have 10% of this data before in our workspace in windchill 9.

Is there a setting of Preferences in windchill or a config pro option to fix this issue?

Thank you

Ali

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Here is the answer:

In the "Add to Workspace" window there is a box next to which it says "Limit Expansion Level to". If you check the box on the left of it and type 1 into the box on right of it. You will only have the first level of subassemblies under the topl level downloaded into your workspace. Assuming that you have a simplified rep of the top level assembly that excludes everything, open that rep of the top level assembly. And expand the subassemblies. Then you can include whichever second level subassembly inside those subassemblies you want by right clicking >Rep>Master Rep. Once select to include a second level, it will start to download it into your workspace.expand.JPG

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Here is the answer:

In the "Add to Workspace" window there is a box next to which it says "Limit Expansion Level to". If you check the box on the left of it and type 1 into the box on right of it. You will only have the first level of subassemblies under the topl level downloaded into your workspace. Assuming that you have a simplified rep of the top level assembly that excludes everything, open that rep of the top level assembly. And expand the subassemblies. Then you can include whichever second level subassembly inside those subassemblies you want by right clicking >Rep>Master Rep. Once select to include a second level, it will start to download it into your workspace.expand.JPG

kranck
12-Amethyst
(To:ALIAKGUNER)

Is there a way for the system to remember your selection for the next time? We don't need more than the first level of external references for our AutoCAD Drawings and we would like to set this to 1 all the time. 

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