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CATIA V5 ECTR Integration - How to speed up check-in process of large assemblies

Oct 12, 2017 at 09:31 AM


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Dear Expert,

I have an issue related to the time needed to check-in large CATIA assemblies via ECTR.

I use ECTR 5.1.8, and CATIA V5-R24.

Here an example that shows the dimension of the assemblies (and related data):

  • - Number of Catia files: 1900 (300 assemblies, 1600 Parts)
  • - Number of levels: 8
  • - Number of items in the CATIA tree: 2500
  • - Total file dimension: 1.000 Mb

Here the steps that we perform:

  • - Check out the main assembly
  • - Change only the main assembly (just a CATIA property, no change on any subassembly/part)
  • - Check In (save and display) the main assembly.

The Check In of the main assembly takes more than 60 minutes.

No dirty flag are present in any child.

In the example above, the strange behaviour is that I do not change anything in the child documents, and the check-in phase takes a long time to do something related to the child documents.

In addiction to the description, I switched off:

  • -The generation of VE lightwave formats
  • -The transfer of the mass/weight from CAD to SAP

I do not use the automatic creation of the BOM at check in.

I also tried to work with and without cache settigs in CATIA. When we use Cache Settings, the check in takes longer than without cache, while the load of the files is clearly faster when I use cache.

Looking at the logs, the iteration between ECTR and SAP cover more or less the 10% of the total time(it is shown by the ECTR logs). It seems that ECTR/Catia does some iteration on the structures that takes the most important part of the total time(it is shown by the CATIA ECTR Interface logs).

There is any parameter that I can Change/Check to speed up the check-in of the assemblies?

Any info/comment appreciated

Thank you in advance for your support


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1 Answer

Gerhard Himmelsbach
Dec 11, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Hi Luca,

here's an article on how to measure the performance in ECTR (ABAP backend):

Maybe this helps as a starting point.



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