I am attempting to create my XS sheets and having some issues. It started with the Create Cross Sections. I kept having to re-run my XS due to making changes to my model. So what I would do is delete the previous XS model, then run a new one. After several times needing to do this, when I would try to hit apply to create a new XS model, nothing would happen.
I then decided to create a new file and everything worked fine. Then the same sort of thing started happening with my Label Cross Sections. My Surface dropdown had nothing in it. Also, when I would go to Features - Annotate, my Cross Features window had nothing in it.
I then asked someone else in the office to open the file and everything was working just fine for them in the same file. At the same time they were checking that, I again tried creating a new file and was able to run my new XS model and then label my XS as well.
It seems like something is happening on my machine where if I run the XS too many times, it breaks the file and I can no longer use it to run XS. I already tried deleting my resource files, but if anyone has a solution, please let me know.
Also, is there a better way to update by XS model besides just deleting it and creating a new one? I know I could probably just run in the sections that changed, but I figured it was easier to make a new model since I hadnt done any labeling or anything with the previous run.
The answer to this is to first always make sure you are entering your cross section file in the Pattrd model. So, even if you have to open the file, switch to the Pattrd model, switch to another file, then switch back, thats what you need to do. Then all of those dialogues that are shown as empty in my posts below will be populated.
When following this method, you can solve the issue of updating rather easily. Just run a new set of XS, making sure to name the model something different, such as putting _Update after the original name. Run the sections, do any labeling you need, then go to your main model and reference in the update model and copy in the changes that you need. Pretty much exactly what Mike suggested.
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