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alessandro.gasso
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Message 21 of 44 (667 Views)

Re: Unresolved link to Content Content Center files after file cache move

11-28-2011 08:51 AM in reply to: guyh

Hi Guy,

 

I’m sorry, but I cannot answer to this question because I don’t know how you PLM works, but probably yes.

 

By the way, before doing this, try to use the tool I’m sending you in attachment.

 

  • Run CCCleaner.exe from folder CC_cleaner\CC_update\obj\Release
  • Select the project that refers to all the assemblies in your PLM.
  • When the assemblies will be listed in the dialog start the cleaning.

 

Tool.png

 

The process of this tool is basically the same of the one you have done with Task scheduler, but it should not be necessary to check out the assemblies for doing that.

 

As you can understand, I cannot guarantee this is going to work with the files in your PLM as well, since this has been tested just with our DM systems.

 

Unfortunately, if this doesn’t work with your PLM, I think you are the person that can find the best solution, knowing all the details of your PLM and why the problem was solved after running the Task Scheduler process I’ve suggested and why you still have the problem opening the assembly from the PLM.

 

Kind regards,

Alessandro



Alessandro Gasso
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Autodesk, Inc.
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guyh
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Registered: ‎12-11-2007
Message 22 of 44 (664 Views)

Re: Unresolved link to Content Content Center files after file cache move

11-28-2011 08:54 AM in reply to: alessandro.gasso

Thanks Alessandro,

 

I will test and report back.  I really appreciate your assistance.

 

Best Regards

 

Guy

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Message 23 of 44 (653 Views)

Re: Unresolved link to Content Content Center files after file cache move

11-29-2011 02:07 AM in reply to: guyh

Hi Alessando,

 

yes it's me again....

 

with the Project set to look to L: for the CC parts I opened an assembly from the PLM containing CC parts.  I had the unresolved link box.  I skipped all and then used the Refresh content button.  I am told no standard components exist in the assembly.  (see attached screen cap).

 

I have taken over from somebody else and we have a company standard CC library comprising of standard CC components and some company specific components.  I am not sure who configured it.

 

I migrated this with ADMS to 2011 version.  The library is deployed as a desktop library on a network location (L:smileyhappy:.  Is this caused because some of these parts may have been placed from a standard Inventor library which is now not available when I want to refresh the parts?

 

Thanks

 

Guy

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alessandro.gasso
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Message 24 of 44 (650 Views)

Re: Unresolved link to Content Content Center files after file cache move

11-29-2011 02:18 AM in reply to: guyh

Hi Guy,

 

Not sure if I’ve understood this correctly, but, if you click on Skip all when you get the Resolve Link dialog for the CC parts, of course you get the message that no Standard Parts are available in the assembly when you click on Refresh.

 

Did you try to set in the project that assemblies in your PLM refer to, the original CC File folder "P:\CAD_POOLS\INV_CC" and use my tool for refreshing the Standard Parts?

 

Thanks and regards,

Alessandro



Alessandro Gasso
Product Support Technical Lead
MFG - Inventor
Autodesk, Inc.
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guyh
Posts: 373
Registered: ‎12-11-2007
Message 25 of 44 (648 Views)

Re: Unresolved link to Content Content Center files after file cache move

11-29-2011 02:24 AM in reply to: alessandro.gasso

Hi Alessandro,

 

Yes you understood correctly.  Sorry I did not attach the screenshot but you got what I did.  I thought the function would be able to reload the parts in to the assembly from the CC Library references and create the new version of the parts in the library cache.  I did not realise this would not be possible so I have learnt another thing.

 

I tried your tool on one assembly and it worked perfectly.  My issue is the files in the PLM are approved so I could do the process of loading all relevant assemblies to the local cache (They are stored as an encrypted file inside the PLM) and running this process but the approval process essentially locks the files so I am not sure how I could make this work. 

 

I appreciate it is a very difficult situation for you to asses and advise on but I really appreciate all you help and input so far.

 

Best Regards,

Guy

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Message 26 of 44 (648 Views)

Re: Unresolved link to Content Content Center files after file cache move

11-29-2011 02:57 AM in reply to: guyh

Hi Guy,

 

No problem, it is my pleasure.

 

At this stage it is clear that, the only solution is to extract the assemblies from the PLM, make the Refresh, and then change the CC File folder path pointing to the new server.

 

Unfortunately, if this is absolutely not possible, the only workaround I can think of could be the following.

 

Edit the project and add the new path to both the Workgroup Search Paths and CC File folder, disregarding the warning.

In this way, if you open an existing assembly, you don’t get the Resolve Link,(but you have to live with the Duplicate Name dialog, unless you don’t remove the duplicate files from the FR subfolder for instance).

 

For the new assemblies, if you insert a standard part that has been already inserted in the existing assemblies, the file would be taken correctly from the CC File subfolder, as you wrote me as well yesterday.

 

The only weak point of this workaround is that, in the existing assemblies, since the standard parts get resolved by the Workgroup Search Path, they are not seen 100% as standard parts.

 

For instance, if you make the Refresh after you have opened the assembly, you should also get the message that, there are no Standard Parts in it.

 

In this case, the only way for “refreshing” the standard parts is to select them in the assembly browser, right-click, Replace from Content Center and selecting, for instance, the same part.

 

Of course this could be a tedious manual process and it is up to you if it is worth to do it.

 

Probably, since, as you wrote, the assemblies in the PLM are approved, I suppose, no big change are previewed for them, so, probably opening them without the resolve link dialog could be enough.

 

Thanks and regards,

Alessandro



Alessandro Gasso
Product Support Technical Lead
MFG - Inventor
Autodesk, Inc.
Distinguished Contributor
guyh
Posts: 373
Registered: ‎12-11-2007
Message 27 of 44 (646 Views)

Re: Unresolved link to Content Content Center files after file cache move

11-29-2011 03:29 AM in reply to: alessandro.gasso

Hi Alessandro,

 

This is the same conclusion I am coming to.  If we can open existing assemblies with no issue even if it is a work around then it is not so bad.  All new assemblies with CC parts will function correctly.

 

I tried to do as you suggested and I still get the resolve link box.  I disconnected P to ensure no link to it.

 

If I copy the CC folder to my workspace then I have to pick the part to use but the assemblies will open fine.  I do not understand why this is different to the above situation. 

 

Cheers,

Guy

 

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Message 28 of 44 (643 Views)

Re: Unresolved link to Content Content Center files after file cache move

11-29-2011 03:45 AM in reply to: guyh

Hi Guy,

 

Are you saying that adding the new path to the Workgroup Search Path and CC File folder is not working?

 

If yes, try to add it just to the Workgroup Search Path and point the CC File folder to an empty folder.

 

Open the assembly and, if you can resolve the CC parts, make a Rebuild all and save it.

 

Then, add once again the path to the CC File folder and try again.

 

If it still fails, we need to rectify the workaround with the solution you have found, that is, copying the CC parts in the workspace for existing assemblies.

 

The behavior in this case is different because of the priority.

 

Inventor search in the workspace first and find the files.

 

Kind regards,

Alessandro



Alessandro Gasso
Product Support Technical Lead
MFG - Inventor
Autodesk, Inc.
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guyh
Posts: 373
Registered: ‎12-11-2007
Message 29 of 44 (642 Views)

Re: Unresolved link to Content Content Center files after file cache move

11-29-2011 03:57 AM in reply to: alessandro.gasso
Hi Alessandro,
Please see my comments.
Best Regards,
Guy

alessandro.gasso wrote:

Hi Guy,

 

Are you saying that adding the new path to the Workgroup Search Path and CC File folder is not working?

 

Yes, it does not work this way.

 

If yes, try to add it just to the Workgroup Search Path and point the CC File folder to an empty folder.

 

Open the assembly and, if you can resolve the CC parts, make a Rebuild all and save it.

 

Then, add once again the path to the CC File folder and try again.

 

Done, opened OK. save, opened with CC to L: and confirmed opens OK.

 

If it still fails, we need to rectify the workaround with the solution you have found, that is, copying the CC parts in the workspace for existing assemblies.

 

The behavior in this case is different because of the priority.

 

Inventor search in the workspace first and find the files.

 

Kind regards,

Alessandro


 

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alessandro.gasso
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Message 30 of 44 (640 Views)

Re: Unresolved link to Content Content Center files after file cache move

11-29-2011 04:02 AM in reply to: guyh

Thanks for the confirmation Guy,

 

So, I think you should live with the workaround for existing assemblies, if you cannot extract them from the PLM and making the CC parts Refresh.

 

I hope this won’t be a serious issue for you and your Company.

 

Kind regards,

Alessandro



Alessandro Gasso
Product Support Technical Lead
MFG - Inventor
Autodesk, Inc.
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