Synch parameters between models

Is there a way to synch parameters between models?
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Robert
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Sounds like a great idea, but no, there's no "synch parameters" function. ModelCheck has something similar, to add parameters but without copying values (it adds the parameters then bugs you to add the values); and I've heard of using a Start part, imported somehow, to get the values into another model. This comes up constantly with legacy data and it's a wonder there isn't something out there, on the market, to accomplish precisely this task. (YOu know that once someone else did the work to invent the thing, PTC'd come right along behind with a nice check to buy them out. Nothing independent survives with PTC around. But I'm thinking that the 'bought out' like it like that.)
Pro/e's many backward features offer oddles of opportunities for commercial invention. Likely candidates lie on the flat and inhospitalbe ground of "Edit>Setup". Macros in Pro/e (called, uniquely, proprietarily "Mapkeys") are a hideous mess, needing a documented programming language, an interface, editability, debug capability and fundamental separation from menuing. Other candidates lie in the equally inhospitable land of non-configurable "settings", ones which provide 'some' way to change them but no way to change their default values. And there's DOZENS of them!!!
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David Janes
David Janes a écrit :
I do this with weblink
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miaousse
I agree that the WEBLink method should do the trick, here are some other dirty ways to do it depending on how and when you want to sync!
1. If you are using Intralink or PDMLink you can write a Oracle skript or trigger that updates Pro/E parameters by predefined rules.
2. In the Pro/Program Input/End Input section of your startpart define that you want to read the parameter values from an external file at regeneration. Now you only have to update this textfile and all models will get the new value at regeneration.
Hugo
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huggre
That's nice, I've never even been able to find documentation on what weblink is or what you can do with it. Care to give us the 15 second tour?
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David Janes
David
Where do i start? Are you familiar with JLink?
Both JLink and WebLink are java based API's (Application Programing Interface) to Pro/Engineer. In short you can actually run/call Pro/Engineer functions from a java application (JLink) or from a JavaScript (WebLink) JavaScripts are normally run within a html page and a web browser and thereby the name WebLink. The API consist of a lot of java classes with methods and properties that allow your program to communicate with Pro/Engineer. Besides all the Pro/Engineer functions you also have the power of the general java/javascript language.
What you can du with it you ask?, hmmm A lot of the functions you use when working in Pro/Engineer is available trough the API. I have created a very userfrendly html page in WebLink for changing model parameters, here i show the user a description of all the parameters he/she needs to fill out and what they do, i also restrict values for some of the parameters using a simple dropdown box created using javascript. If im not mistaking the Pro/Engineer ModelCheck applications is all created in WebLink. The API is installed by default when installing Pro/E and is free to use by anyone.
Pro/E has a third API called Pro/Toolkit, This is based on the C programming language and is more powerfull but also has a higher learning curve.
You can find more info on Jlink and WebLink in the jlink and weblink folders in your proe install dir.
Hugo
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