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ST10 - Save As Flat - Filename

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi Edgers,


just seen, that when saving a flat pattern PSM to DXF the filename of this DXF automatically will be expanded by "_flat". Do You know where this extension is defined and wether or not I can change it?

 

 



regards
Wolfgang
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Re: ST10 - Save As Flat - Filename

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @hawcad,

 

Not seen this before......my "Save As Flat" to DXF files just take on their SE name, as they always have.

 

I wonder if this is a setting in the BiDM [or similar] tools, of which we don't [can't] use, because our data is located on a NAS.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP7] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: ST10 - Save As Flat - Filename

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @SeanCresswell

 

 

 

Yes I have seen this "new" behaviour when using the BiDM of ST10.

 

So if there is no automatic extension "_flat" without using BiDM, then this is coming from here.

 

Maybe someone can give an answer wether or not the text "_flat" can be defined.

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: ST10 - Save As Flat - Filename

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor

@hawcad @SeanCresswell;

Appending _flat in document number is intended change in ST10, specific to built in Data Management. This is done to avoid file uniqueness issue with Solid Edge file types (As we know Save As Flat allow users to save as flattened files with Solid Edge file extensions (PAR; PSM) or neutral file format (DXF). so that unique filename is generated based on <Document Number> and <Revision Number>. 

Neverthless, there is no such restriction to DXF file format and user is allowed to provide any value as per his wish/need.

 

Regards,

Deepak

Re: ST10 - Save As Flat - Filename

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @Deepak_Kulkarni

 

 

Yes, thanks, I find this as a good enhancement. But the question is: "Can I define the string for showing this is a flat pattern or must I have "_flat"?

 

Some users would like to have this in local language

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: ST10 - Save As Flat - Filename

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor

We have kept it simple and pre configured. Its not configurable.

 

Regards,

Deepak

Re: ST10 - Save As Flat - Filename

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @Deepak_Kulkarni

 

 

thanks for that info, even it is'nt as I expected it to be.

 

 



regards
Wolfgang