No. You have two options:
Can I choose to create a selected part to be published as a STEP file. I have my change notice ready to submit and want to publish the STEP file for only this notice. Not for every notice that comes next. Are there any setting to do this selectively?
Your help is most welcome.
I need to have the part, being released in the change notice, STEP file created (published) so both are released
If the STEP file is created as a save as in creo the possibility of the part and STEP file being out of sync
before release is of great concern.
Where can I find out about how to configure the publisher to selectively create STEP files for one change notice then change it back.
So a change notice, task makes a change of state that triggers a publishing event.
If I have the publisher's receipt file to make a STEP file it will be in sync with the part.
any help is most welcome.
If this is a one time event, it's probably not worth re-configuring the system. Just create the STEP file as a WT Doc. and then add it to the change notice. (I'm assuming you can add WT Docs to change notices...)
If you really want to reconfigure things, I can imagine two possible solutions. The first is to modify the publish rules so the CAD worker will generate the STEP files during publishing. These can be configured to generate every time something is published on just when manually requested. The second solution is to modify the change notice workflow so that it will directly tell the publisher to generate the STEP file on command (do_publish). This is beyond anything I've done in a workflow, but I'm sure there are others on the community who can help.
If you're interested in configuring the publisher to generate additional files (like STEP), take a look here:
Also review the Creo View Adapters guide, page 207:
Can I create a toggle in the workflow, Create STEP FILE yes/no that will trigger the creation of the STEP file in the change notice/task.
Thank you for helping
Yes, I'm sure that could be done. The logic to publish something could be added to an expression robot. Take a look at this section of the documentation:
We've had this in place for ~ 2 years with great success.
Publish rules govern what gets created by publishing for user request vs. check in, schedule, or workflow. We generate STEP and IGES, and also STL for Creo (not for SolidWorks), rename the resulting files to include the version (e.g. 2623465_prt_A2.stp), and show on /Content/Attachments.
Any user can command the system to generate these files, and then download using only a browser.
We also have the post-publish rules, and produce STEP from models and PDF,DXF, and DWG for 2d files. Works really well for us.
How do you go about "rename the resulting files to include the version" That would be great and it's something our Partner doesn't know how to do.
James - Windchill 11.0, Inventor 2018