Exporting a structure of a 3DEXCITE DELTAGEN scene via File > Linked files > Save structure as… and saving as .plmxml file creates an unwanted extra group in the tree structure.
(from DELTAGEN 2017 on):
- open Windows® Explorer
- type %appdata% into the navigation field and confirm with enter
- go to the directory DassaultSystemes > 3DEXCITE > DELTAGENx.y
- open the rtt_deltagen.ini preferably with Notpad++ or any other text editor
- add the following line:
PLMXMLNoInstanceMode = 1
- save the changes
- close the file
- start DELTAGEN
The additional group should not longer be inserted; but one group per file link is still kept.
If the instance element has a file link as child, the instance should be created anyhow! This is because file objects can become referenced multiple times when unifying file links in a post load step. However if there is a transformation at the Instance element it must only be applied to one file object and not all. To be able to transform each file link individually they need a group above them to apply the transformation on.