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Design Folder Structure Shows Wrong SolidWorks Configuration (Doc ID 2568254.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 11, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Agile PLM MCAD Connector - Version 3.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


If a component is configured and open within SolidWorks, when the parent part or assembly file is checked in - it will display the active configuration
on the structure tab and not the actual configuration being used. For example assume in the part XXXXXXX.SLDPRT, the structure (child) part is
YYYYY-Y as indicated in the SolidWorks feature manager tree. But during EC/MCAD save preview and on the structure tab it shows whichever
configuration of the base part that was active at the time of saving (in this case the ZZZZZ-Z was active)- even if that configuration is not being used.

Design folder structure should show the correct configuration

Steps to Reproduce
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

Notice in this example the YYYYY-Y is used as the base part material in the XXXXXXX.SLDPRT.  Save preview will show AAAA-A and put ZZZZZ-Z
in the structure of the XXXXXXX.sldprt if it is the last active configuration.

1. Open the Part family in CAD, check that the active configuration is YYYYY-Y
2. Open the Main Part (XXXXXXX) - feature manager tree shows the right configuration (YYYYY-Y)
3. Click Agile * Save Preview

   Issue: Structure shown not correct,
   Press continue -> Save successful but Structure tab empty in Web client

4. 2nd attempt to save
5. Open save Preview again * the correct structure is shown with the external reference.
6. Execute Save As and Continue → Structure is correct on web client. Structure tab shows the right configuration of the part family instance (YYYYY-Y)
7. Back to SolidWorks, Select a different configuration of the instance, and switch back to the main Part

   Issue: An update window appears for a moment. On opening Save Preview, Structure now references the active configuration in SolidWorks



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