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Revise existing CAD Document Templates Point to new Start File rev

llie
14-Alexandrite

Revise existing CAD Document Templates Point to new Start File rev

All,

Is it possible to point/modify an existing CAD Document Template to point to a new revision of our start parts? When creating the original CAD Document templates I noticed that I was forced to name them slightly different that the Creo model that I selected for that template. In the example below, I removed the letter "a" from the word part in the template name.

Creo model (our start parts in our library) = start_part.prt  rev A

CAD Document Template name = start_prt.prt

Now we created a rev B of our Creo model and would like to update the CAD Document template to recognize the new revision.

Is it possible or do I need to create new templates?

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llie
14-Alexandrite
(To:llie)

I figured it and it can only be done with brut force. The steps are below since the start models and CAD Document templates cannot have the same name (software limitation).

  1. save new rev start files to C:
  2. rename the C: files to respected template names
  3. add templates to workspace
  4. open files in Creo from C:
  5. save files in Creo and overwrite existing workspace templates in workspace
  6. check out templates
  7. check in modified templates

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llie
14-Alexandrite
(To:llie)

I figured it and it can only be done with brut force. The steps are below since the start models and CAD Document templates cannot have the same name (software limitation).

  1. save new rev start files to C:
  2. rename the C: files to respected template names
  3. add templates to workspace
  4. open files in Creo from C:
  5. save files in Creo and overwrite existing workspace templates in workspace
  6. check out templates
  7. check in modified templates

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TomU
23-Emerald II
(To:llie)

You should have been able to achieve the same result by simply doing a save-as from Creo to your workspace using the original template name and then doing an update (reuse, not download), check out, and check in.

TomU
23-Emerald II
(To:TomU)

llie, you might ‌need this option turned on for reuse to work:  https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS94283

llie
14-Alexandrite
(To:TomU)

Tom,

Thank you for the info. I will keep that one in my back pocket.

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