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Creo Parametric 2.0 "Save a Copy" within Windchill Does Not Work

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Creo Parametric 2.0 "Save a Copy" within Windchill Does Not Work

Dear Community Members,

When I do a Creo Parametric 2.0 "Save a Copy" within Windchill, it states it has been successful at creating but I cannot find anywhere within Windchill folders. See screenshots of steps below...

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Yet that file does not appear in any folder within Windchill.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Creo Parametric 2.0 "Save a Copy" within Windchill Does Not Work

Look again at your first picture. You saved the new file as an attachment to the existing CAD document. If you want the new file to be managed separately, you have to uncheck the box, "save to files to model's cad document" when saving.

Keep in mind that saving anythingto a workspace connected to Creo will automatically treat that file as a CAD model, even if it's not (PDF, IGES, STEP, DXF, STL, etc.). If you want to treat it as a (non-Creo) document that can be managed outside of Creo, then you should save it outside of the workspace (desktop, etc.) and then manually add it to a new (Windchill) document.

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Re: Creo Parametric 2.0 "Save a Copy" within Windchill Does Not Work

You asked it to save it as a .SAT file type. Is that the file type you are searching for?

It will only appear within your workspace; not in Commonspace unless it is uploaded.

Re: Creo Parametric 2.0 "Save a Copy" within Windchill Does Not Work

Hi David,

Thanks for your quick response. How can I upload to Windchill from withing Creo Parametric? I cannot even find the file in my workspace.

-Emil

Re: Creo Parametric 2.0 "Save a Copy" within Windchill Does Not Work

I'm not sure. It isn't a file type that would ordinarily be managed that way, but a data file separately attached to a document record type. You can see the checkmark beside "save new files to model's CAD Document."

Have you opened the Windchill browser to examine the workspace?

By the way, what is the intended use for this file?

Re: Creo Parametric 2.0 "Save a Copy" within Windchill Does Not Work

Here is view from Windchill...

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to share internally with the FTC Team in a formats more friendly to tools that output to .FBX format for animation purposes. As I am trying to use Windchill as the onestop team file center, and because I am using Creo Parametric, I was hoping it would be fairly seamless; however I seem to be runnng into difficulty. Trying to see the viability of solely using Windchill rather than our typical Google Drive.

Re: Creo Parametric 2.0 "Save a Copy" within Windchill Does Not Work

Look again at your first picture. You saved the new file as an attachment to the existing CAD document. If you want the new file to be managed separately, you have to uncheck the box, "save to files to model's cad document" when saving.

Keep in mind that saving anythingto a workspace connected to Creo will automatically treat that file as a CAD model, even if it's not (PDF, IGES, STEP, DXF, STL, etc.). If you want to treat it as a (non-Creo) document that can be managed outside of Creo, then you should save it outside of the workspace (desktop, etc.) and then manually add it to a new (Windchill) document.

Re: Creo Parametric 2.0 "Save a Copy" within Windchill Does Not Work

Sorry David, I just realized you said the same thing about attachment.

Re: Creo Parametric 2.0 "Save a Copy" within Windchill Does Not Work

I am starting to think that I might just have to disconnect from Windchill, "Save a Copy" locally and then upload it as a regular file. My original thought of doing a "Save a Copy" to other 3D model formats directly into Windchill might not be as seamless as I originally thought, even though Creo Parametric states that it saved it in the workspace successfully.

Re: Creo Parametric 2.0 "Save a Copy" within Windchill Does Not Work

No, you don't have to disconnect, but you do need to uncheck that box if you want the new file to be separate from the file it's being created from.

Re: Creo Parametric 2.0 "Save a Copy" within Windchill Does Not Work

To view the file you saved, go to your workspace and pick on CHASSIS_EMIL.ASM. Once viewing the details, click on the content tab to see attachments. There you will find the .sat file you created.

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