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Retrieving Files Across Platforms
To successfully retrieve Creo Parametric files created on a UNIX system and transferred to a Windows system, the files must be transferred using a binary method. However, files transferred without using a binary method can be corrected.
If during file retrieval Creo Parametric determines a correction is required, a dialog box opens giving you the opportunity to correct the error.
You can choose to cancel the retrieval process and correct no files or you can continue the file retrieval process, allowing Creo Parametric to correct and retrieve the required files. If you choose to make the correction, all subsequent corrections in the current Creo Parametric session are made without prompting. Other files that depend on the file being retrieved (such as part files for an assembly) are automatically corrected and retrieved.
The correction process increases the total retrieval time for the Creo Parametric model and may decrease the amount of available temporary swap space on your system.
You may not be able correct the error when retrieving a document.
Using the Command Line Utility
You can use the command line utility dos_to_binary to correct files individually or to correct all files in a specified directory. The syntax for this utility isdos_to_binary [-inf] [-r] file.prt.1, where file.prt.1 is the name of the file to be corrected. If a file version is not specified, the latest version is used.
Multiple files can be corrected by specifying each file name and separating each one with a space. If you specify a directory name, using the -r option, all files in that directory will be corrected.
When the command line utility is used, the specified files are checked to determine if correction is necessary. If correction is necessary, the file is corrected and saved as an incremented revision. For example, if sphere.prt.2 is corrected, the corrected file is named sphere.prt.3.
* The file is not marked as being modified for Pro/PDM or Pro/INTRALINK.