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Can I save files to my computer instead of my workspace?

erutherford
1-Newbie

Can I save files to my computer instead of my workspace?

I'm a brand new Windchill user, so I'm still figuring out a lot of things. In particular, is there a way to still save files to my computer instead of to my workspace? I have an assembly saved to my computer, and I edited it a bit today, and now it won't update the file on my computer, it only saves the revision to my workspace.

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STEVEG
20-Turquoise
(To:bwegmann)

@bwegmann Are you not checking your files in to Windchill?  If you did then you can go back to that version.

However, what happens if you hard drive crashes and you can't get anything from the drive?  No files what so ever.  That is why I tell my users at the very least they need to check in at the end of every day.  They don't always listen but that is what I tell them they need to follow.

 

And if you need to have an iteration for every save then check the files in after each save.  I believe in Creo there is a Save and Check In option.  Write a mapkey that first saves it then checks it in.

 

DO NOT save to your local hard drive is our advice.

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I think you need to use save a back from save as to save to your computer

BenLoosli
22-Sapphire III
(To:erutherford)

WHY are you trying to save to your computer when you have Windchill?

Windchill should be the main repository of all your CAD work.

You can do a Save As - Backup and select a local location. but that can also lead to issues if you open that assembly from the local location in the future.

Saving the active work to a local location would get my users the Broken Finger award for going against company best practices.

bwegmann
4-Participant
(To:BenLoosli)

When saving to your computer, CREO creates object_name.object_type.version_number for every save. I save a lot, especially when CREO is prone to crashing when a part gets complicated. Every save is available to me on my hard drive. 

 

For example, let's say I just saved bracket.prt.267, but marketing wants to see a iteration of the part I presented on several months ago. It happens to be bracket.prt.13. All I have to do is change the name of bracket.prt.13 to anything else, and I am able to see and edit prt.13 and .prt.267 at the same time. Or, I want to completely revert back to prt.13, all I have to do is change the version number to a number higher than 267.

 

Every version of Windchill before 10, after pressing the CREO save button, will over write the previous file of the same name. Unless you take the time to check things in and out. 

 

 

STEVEG
20-Turquoise
(To:bwegmann)

@bwegmann Are you not checking your files in to Windchill?  If you did then you can go back to that version.

However, what happens if you hard drive crashes and you can't get anything from the drive?  No files what so ever.  That is why I tell my users at the very least they need to check in at the end of every day.  They don't always listen but that is what I tell them they need to follow.

 

And if you need to have an iteration for every save then check the files in after each save.  I believe in Creo there is a Save and Check In option.  Write a mapkey that first saves it then checks it in.

 

DO NOT save to your local hard drive is our advice.

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STEVEG
20-Turquoise
(To:STEVEG)

This is not to say there are never reasons for saving to your hard drive.  Of course there are.  What I am talking about is in your normal course of working.

STEVEG
20-Turquoise
(To:erutherford)

@erutherford You should never save files to your hard drive once you have Windchill.  See my comment to bwegmann about this.

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