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How to remove a ghost object (asm) when revising a prt file

Bucknut
1-Newbie

How to remove a ghost object (asm) when revising a prt file

My coworker opened a single part & drawing for revison.

Altered one sketch. Opened the drawing and added the necessary dims.

Upon saving the part a ghost assembly file was generated of a very old legacy file.

The legacy cad file itself does not exist, yet an assembly file seems to be linked to this part.

Question: How can we remove this assembly ghost file so we can check in the revised component part?

Simply trying to delete the ghost alone DOES NOT work. You get a referential integrity error message when attempting a check in or one when trying to remove only the ghost as WC says the ghost is attached to the (revised) part. As a point of reference, the ghost does not appear at the lower revision or until you first save it. Attempts to backup or save as have the same affect.

Re-creating whole files is not an option.

Any real step by step procedure would be greatly appreciated. This is WC9.1, Pro-E WF4.0..

Thanks

2 REPLIES 2
JamesBurcham
4-Participant
(To:Bucknut)

Check out this thread, it has a lot of good information on removing ghost parts.

http://communities.ptc.com/message/221763#221763

sm
1-Newbie
1-Newbie
(To:Bucknut)

I like just removing the external reference in Creo with the Reference Viewer. If the reference is not available for removal, it must be part of a feature that was created with an external reference dependency. As an example, a CutOut feature can be made as a copy or reference. If created as a reference, you'll always have to carry around the extref. If you want to get rid of it, you'll have to redefine the feature and remove the dependency.

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