In addition to ProductView Express you can also try Pro/Desktop Express. ProductView Express is limited to a very small window of your web browser. Pro/D allows much more interigation of the model and mark-up capability. However, Pro/D won't handle family tables.
I my opinion PTC is neglgent in not providing a decnet viewer. Compared to what's offered by Cadkey, SolidWorks and AutoCAD the viewer choices for Pro/E aren't worth a damn. I usually have to resort to exporting the models in either a CAD neutral format like STEP that can be read into another system or saving an image in JPEG, PostScript of PDF.
Changing the instance to .1 has worked great so far. Do you files open up in Pro/E? I can open all of the assembies and part files. Are your part files large. I opened a 15mb file and it took abour 4 minutes.
I also created the HTML files like they have in their websites gallery. For best results change the tellellation options (befor importing files) to:
angular tolerance: 1
planar toleran: .000001
(Does anyone have any better settings to improve the visual quality?)
Thanks, I change the files to have no extension and that seems to do the trick for loading .asm files. Anyone have a good way to do this quickly and safely (i.e. without risk of deleting files). purge.exe seems to want to leave the highest version number. Playing with DOS command line I was having trouble duplicating the file extension; ren *.prt.* *.prt.1 results in *.prt.prt.1
TruEInnovations at one time offered a free program (truEUtilities) that automatically renames Pro files to *.*.1. Looks like since their acquisition by Autodesk they no longer offer it. TruEUtilities also purges folders and subfolders plus deletes certain file types you specify.
I do have the *.exe, which I can email if you want (it's about 2 MB).