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filtering, when using include all instances

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filtering, when using include all instances

I have experienced this numerous times. I want to checout an assembly from
the common space. This assembly has instances or some of the parts of the
assembly has instances. Upon checkout I want to check the Include
instances block. Problem! If I do, I will get instances of the hardware.
Some of our hardware has many, many, many instances. If you multiply this
by 4 to 5 pieces of hardware, the workspance is huge. This slows done
navigation within the workspace. Can I some how filter out a whole folder
or individual files, so when I say includ all instances, I will only get
the exact hardware I need for regeneration? Thanks!

Dave
2 REPLIES 2

Re: filtering, when using include all instances

I do not know of any method to do this on check-out. But off the top of
my head there are two methods to do this within the workspace. First
check out the object without instances, then withing the workspace just
retrieve the instances of the objects that may change. The second method
is to use you displays to filter by whichever attribute makes sense. I
would filter all instances out of the display.

Patrick Perry
Stewart and Strevenson

Re: filtering, when using include all instances

Hi David,

We have our system check out preferences as the following:

latest
required
include generic

this setup will only check out the latest data, only the instances
included in the assembly and the generic part.

Good luck
Mark