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How to name parts that have punctuation marks in the name

How to name parts that have punctuation marks in the name

How to name parts that have punctuation marks in the name

Dear all,

I recently started using PTC Creo 2.0, and one thing that I noticed is that I cannot use punctuation marks in my filename.
I would like to know how you would name such parts.
I will give you an example an hex bolt ISO 4014 M1.6 x 0.35 x 20
In autocad it is possible to name such parts as: iso4014-m1.6x0.35x20.dwg

Thank you in advance for the quick replies

Mathieu Tahon

RE: How to name parts that have punctuation marks in the name

Can only use a very limited number of special characters. No extra dots (.). Somewhere they detail it but all I ever use are dash (-) and underscore (_). The no spaces is a real PITA as well as the 31 character limit. It's been that way since the Unix days, you would think they could update their code.


The Help for this program was created in Windows Help format, which depends on a feature that isn't included in this version of Windows.

RE: How to name parts that have punctuation marks in the name

Supposed to be fixed...finally...in Creo4. But don't hold your breath, Creo4 is a year away still!

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Ben Loosli

RE: How to name parts that have punctuation marks in the name

Typically this is handled via a PDM system that allows a extensive description independent of the file name. In Windchill this task falls to 'Common Name' but if there is no PDM system it can be any user defined parameter.

While it seems like a "." is a good candidate, other characters like ".." and "/" will interfere with the OS that hosts the files.

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