Update of Import Logs
Import log files for 3D data exchange are now viewable in the Creo Elements/Pro browser and can be interactively interrogated.
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|User Interface Location||Click File > Open and open a supported format file. Click Info > Data Exchange > Import Log File.|
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Benefits and Description
During import operations, import logs of data exchange are written in an XML format (*.xml). For most import operations, you can select one of the following options:
- none - No log file (default)
- short - Header information, errors, and warnings sections only
- long - All recorded log information
Set the configuration option intf3d_generate_log_file to short, long, or no, to change the default log file.
If a log file is not generated during import, the log information is stored in the Creo Elements/Pro model for the session. You can generate a log file after import is complete. Subsequent imports into the same model overwrite this temporary information. Logging information is not saved in the model and is discarded when you exit Creo Elements/Pro.
You can view and dynamically interact with import logs in the Creo Elements/Pro browser. The XML content is transformed and appears in HTML with icons to identify import successes, errors, and warnings. You can dynamically expand or collapse sections of the log and sort by columns within the sections of the log. At any time you can save the display of log file to a static HTML file visible in a standalone browser.
Logging options in the import user interface and logging information stored for the Creo Elements/Pro session provide a higher level of workflow flexibility and forgiveness while streamlining the import process. Log files conform to industry standard XML format and enable dynamic interrogation of the information. The HTML display draws attention to import errors and warnings, directs you to areas of concern, and shortens the log analysis process.