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How to purge multiple part saves?

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This is a question from a previous post. We wanted to post it separately so other could find the answer more easily.

Question:Every time I hit save, a new file is created, thus I'll end up with five part1.prt files. How to fix this?

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» Question:
Every time I hit save, a new file is created, thus I'll end up with five part1.prt files. How to fix this?

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This is the way pro/e functions. If you are certain that you don't need to use the old files, you can purge them using File -> Delete -> Old Versions - it prompts for the filename (default the open file).

:) You can also set up a mapkey that saves and purges at the same time.
That will keep your working dir clean. Depending on how you set the order you can have two or just one version saved.

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Get "Spekan Purge" for Pro/E

» This is a question from a previous post. We wanted to post it separately so
» other could find the answer more easily.
»
» Question:Every time I hit save, a new file is created, thus I'll
» end up with five part1.prt files. How to fix this?
»
» Click here to read the original thread from ffigueres.
» http://www.3dcadtips.com/QABoard/fo...=Pro%2FE+Wildfire&order=time

This comment was extracted from Dell_Boy at our partner site www.MCADCentral.com.

"do a web search for a utility called Spekan Purge and you will probably never use the Pro/E purge function again because it enables you to purge all your folders at once e.g. at the start of the day after your overnight backups have run.

It also has other good housekeeping options."

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that is how it suppose to be
to delete other versions
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You can also set up a mapkey

The Support Desk located another reply to your post.

You can also set up a mapkey that saves and purges at the same time.
That will keep your working dir clean.

Depending on how you set the order you can have two or just one version saved.

ankarl
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do a web search for a utility called Spekan Purge

The Support Desk located another reply to your post.

Do a web search for a utility called Spekan Purge and you will probably never use the Pro/E purge function again because it enables you to purge all your folders at once e.g. at the start of the day after your overnight backups have run.

It also has other good housekeeping options.

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... or Window - Open System - Purge

The Support Desk located another reply to your post.

... or Window - Open System - Purge for purging working directory. But this options I am using before quit ProE because of some mistakes during work - then only delete last version.

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support said:
The Support Desk located another reply to your post.

You can also set up a mapkey that saves and purges at the same time.
That will keep your working dir clean.

Depending on how you set the order you can have two or just one version saved.

ankarl
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The Support Desk located this additional reply to your post.

Then what happens when you have a corrupt file or a bad save or you want to roll back to an earlier version of the part? I'd recommend only purging periodically. Learn how to use clean, purge, and your shell and you'll be all set.

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