AutoCAD Inventor :: Changing Instances In Parts After Updating Table Driven IFeature

Oct 2, 2012

I noticed some errors in certain table entries in an i Feature of mine after I had already started creating parts using it. I've updated the table and when I add new instances of the feature to my part they work fine, but the existing instances of it stay the same size. Is there any way to force the existing instances to update?

The i Feature in question is a sketch and I'm using Inventor 2012, if either of those is relevant.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Table Driven IFeatures In A Hole Table?

Oct 16, 2013

I have a part where I have placed a number of table driven iFeatures.  These features generate parameters in the model that I can see in the parameter table.  I am trying to find a way to have these iFeature parameters show up in the hole table in my drawing.

By 'exporting' the parameters, I have been able to get the values to show in notes and drawing view labels but I can't find a way to add them as a 'New Property' in my hole table.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Showing Two Instances Of Parts List And Adding Custom Parts

Mar 30, 2012

On the main sheet of my drawing I have the overall Parts List.  Shows almost all parts except for the few that we don't want to list.  On the second sheet I inserted a Parts List to show only parts that are shown in a detail on that page, made the rest non-visible.

On the main sheet there is an item (#13) that has a QTY of 3.  Two of those Three are optional parts.  What I'm trying to do is insert a custom part into the Parts List, give it an item number of 13A and put in the description "OPTIONAL", then do an Override in the balloon to show 13A.

I get it in the Parts List, Apply it, close it, save the drawing.  Looking at the Parts List, item #13A is there, but item #14 is gone.  I go back into the Parts List and 13A is there and there's a blue box around the item # and the description.  I uncheck Static Value and number 14 shows up (item # and the description).

Then I go over to sheet two, open that Parts List and it lists 13A at the bottom with all the info I added in sheet one and it's non-visible.  Go back to sheet one, open the Parts List and there is no 13A to be found.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Driven Dimension Not Automatically Updating

May 2, 2012

I have a driven dimension in the attached part. If I change something in the part that affects the dimension it won't update unless I double click it to get the edit dimension dialog and then confirm it.

Changing the contour flange's length will affect the driven dimension which can be found in sketch5 under cut1.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: IFeature Fails When Making Table?

Aug 23, 2012

I'm trying to make an Ifeature of SAE ports and I can make the Ifeature just fine but when I try making a table for the different size it fails.

I attached the base part I extracted the Ifeature. The two sizes I edited in the table SAE #2 and #6 both fail while the original size SAE #8 (and all the other unedited sizes) work.

the forum doesn't seem to like .ide files which is the ifeature file

Update: Well it seems changing the thread size fixes the part about the ifeature not working properly. However if I try moving the ifeature it fails. I'm guessing some geometry isn't "following" the base feature.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: ILogic Driven Part Not Updating After Parameter Change

Jul 26, 2013

I have a flange that I use iLogic and the parameters list to update the different styles. My problem is that my flange won't update until after I hit save and update. My other square flange is not this way. As soon as I change the parameter in my square flange it immediately updates. Is there anyway I can get my round flange to update immediately like my square flange? I attached pictures below.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Ipart Table Driven Mass Override

Aug 14, 2012

I’m currently running Inventor 2010.  Is there a way I can override the calculated physical mass and drive the mass value with a column in the ipart table?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Hide Cell Borders In Table Driven By Excel?

May 18, 2012

I am using a link to an .xls worksheet to populate a General Table in my .idw (Inventor 2012).  See attached.  The blank space underneath the first lines of information will always be blank, no matter how many rows we get.  Is there a way to have the drawing hide the blank/empty cells, make the borders invisible, etc? 

I have tried using the Insert Object for an Excel file instead of using the Table feature, but it does not appear to be an updatable link.  As in, if I change data in my .xls file, it won't update the inserted object to the same info.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Represent Parts List And Ballooning As Different Single Instances

Mar 2, 2012

I am wondering when in the idw and have multiple parts some the same and some different. I would like to distinguish between each part as a different part or balloned so they all have a different ref number.

example: have part A and part B and part C

part A has three different instances in the iam 

part B has two

part C has four

How do I represent them in parts list and ballooning as different single instances?

part A- ballooned like- 1, 2, 3

part B- ballooned 4,5

part C- ballooned 6,7,8,9 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Updating Custom Table Sources

Sep 5, 2013

updating the source of a custom table in a drawing. I wrote a design copy rule that takes a template "module" and saves all the files off into the customer's project folder. This latest module has an orientation chart that details the location of key features and is displayed on the drawing. We're driving the chart using an external excel file. I can get the reference in the assembly to update with no problem by just telling the driving rule to look for an excel with matching project and assembly numbers in the same folder as the assembly.

However, when I try and update the reference in the drawing, I can get the "3rd Party" link to change, but it doesn't change the actual link in the table. Here's a pic of the tree and my part of the current code. How can I make it update the actual link?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Rev Table Column Width Not Updating From Style Library

Sep 29, 2011

I use a style library. Have it in a read-only mode in the ipj file. My drawing created a new template with a rev table with required columns.

Now, I create a new drawing file and choose this template. add few views, insert a rev table. The rev table columns headings are the same as in the template. But the column widths aren't same as in the template.

I use manage->update. It warns me that the drawing would be matched as per the style library. I agree & OK.

No use, the columns are not same size? Though the style is read only from the drawing, I go to open the style editor to check the column widths. They are different from the template.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Updating Parts From Assembly File

Feb 27, 2013

When I create a assembly , no problem , If I modify any parts in the assembly , the mods do not translate to the part file Inventor asks if I want to save the changes but nothing happens , everything is in the correct project folder , I have tried everything I can think of .

I have looked at several posts and comes up with a add on called "Feature Migrator" but Inventor must be able to it by itself?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: CC Parts Saved As Custom Not Updating Thumbnails?

Mar 26, 2013

When inserting a Content Center part into an assembly as a custom part instead of as a standard one, then opening and modifying the part, the thumbnail for the new file is not updating to show the modifications.  In this particular instance: a pipe blind flange with an off-center hole drilled through the face.  The thumbnail still shows as the original (and fairly pixelated) CC blind flange. forcing the thumbnail to update?

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AutoCad :: Dynamic Blocks Able To Be Table Driven?

Jul 24, 2012

I have been working with dynamic blocks lately and I am fascinated with the tool and its capabilities. However, something that I have not been able to figure out and not sure if its this is doable ---->

Can you make a dynamic block table driven, say from an excel table?

For example, lets say you have a dynamic block with parameters/actions set up that allow you to set the width, length, height, distance from edge, # of object arrays, etc. Rather than grabbing each grip and specifying the desired dimension, can you make it so the dynamic block is table driven? such as, where you might have a list of desired dimensions (say in excel) and you want to quickly input them into a table in autocad, so that the dynamic block will adjust to those dimensions?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Updating Parts (IPT Files) After Modifying It On Assembly Drawing?

Nov 25, 2011

I don't understand why my parts aren't updating when I put a hole through them on the assembly drawing? I would expect the part (.ipt file) to get updated with a hole through it when I save the assembly drawing, however it doesn't. Do I have to change a default setting or does inventor no do this?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Modify Part Without Updating Linked Parts / Assemblies / Drawings

Nov 12, 2012

I have several parts which I wish to modify, but, those modifications are only being done to get some prototypes made. I do not want the changed (non-approved part) to be used in current issue drawings, assemblies etc. until I have proven the modifications and am happy with them.

I can do this by doing a save as on the part and could just replace the previous design, but then I lose the history of changes/revisions shown in Vault which is critical to me and part of using vault in the first place.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Specifying Certain Parts In IParts Assembly Table

Feb 3, 2012

I have an assembly with 2 parts in it of various sizes.

I have created all of the different sizes in iparts in the individual part files.  In the assembly

I want to specify these different sizes in the iparts/assembly editor.  Not seeing a way to do this.

I see the different column headers that allow me to insert the component into the table, but not specify a specific configuration.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Setup Parts List Table

Dec 18, 2011

I'm having a difficult time finding exactly how I set up the parts list table. I'm thinking that I must have the wrong terminology when searching.

A background on exactly what I am trying to accomplish. I am a cabinet maker and have made the final decision to use Inventor for my design program. I'm taking the self learning method and I get most of it, I feel like I'm on the edge of a breakthrough, but I seem to be stuck on the parts list and getting the information I need.

For a basic example, a shaker door. It has 5 parts; 2 stiles, 2 rails and a flat panel. I need to have the dimensions pop up in the parts list for all my pieces. Just basic length, width, depth, dado, etc. I guess that I felt it would be a piece of cake to configure Inventor, but for the life of me, I cannot find the information I need to go from a part file to shop drawings with dimensions and details.

I also need to make sure that I can get the driven dimensions to show up, since the rails (to the best of my knowledge) have to have driven dimensions. I assume that this is possible. 

What I am trying to accomplish is something like what cabinet vision produces for documents. I chose inventor for the flexibility of design since I do some unusual things with cabinetry and cabinet vision just can't handle it.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Changing The Revision Table Rev Link?

Mar 13, 2012

I have a situation where I just created brand new drawing templates and they have the revision block inthem already.  The revision block that comes with Inventor.  The vault is driving the revision in the titleblock and when the revision is placed in the revision block it too is linked to the vault. When the drawing is checked into the vault and the lifecycle is changed to "Released" and then back to "WIP" the revision updates.  Both in the titleblock (which I want) and in the revision block which I don't want.  Not only is it change the revision block, but the last revision posted as per the image below.

how do I change the property in the settings of the title block to not get it's revision from the vault or allow it to be manually driven?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Changing Active Row Of A Table In IPartFactory Model

Jul 12, 2012

I'm looking for an API function that would allow me to change the active (or default?) row in the table of an iPartFactory model. I was hoping that such a function would be member or property of the iPartFactory object, but I’m not finding that to be the case.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Changing Text In Description Column Of Hole Table

Nov 7, 2013

I'm trying to change the value in the description column through the formattedtext but the final result is not what is supposed to be, this is a part of my code.

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Jul 16, 2013

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Custom Parameter Column Changing In IPart Author Table?

Sep 3, 2013

When I place a custom ipart (a simple one in this case) the length in my table changes
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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating Or Changing Parts List 2013

Aug 10, 2012

I have a drawing with views and I made a parts list from the main view to be structured. Is there a way to create another parts list with different options or delete it and create a different one? If I do delete it and create a new one the options are greyed out. Is there a way to delete this or change it?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Changing Properties Of Parts List On Existing Drawing

Jun 1, 2012

Is it possible to change a Parts Only parts list on a drawing into a Structured parts list? When a new parts list is created and you select the view it automatically chooses parts and greys out, preventing you from actually changing it manually. Is it possible to get around this without having to start a new drawing?

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Updating An Existing Table

Mar 24, 2012

I'm attempting to create a table within autocad that I can update as I add new things to my drawing. 

I have a ton of dblocks that carry attributes with them, and I want to be able to have the table in autocad populate with the information from each insertion. 

The table in autocad will be linked to an excel spreadsheet that should also be updated (either as a separate action or automatically... not sure what would be better). 

The table in excel will go through a system of formula that will divide it up into useable groups for me. How do I update a table within Autocad, instead of having to create a new table every time I want to add data to the extraction information?

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AutoCad :: Excel Table In Drawing Is Not Updating

Sep 11, 2013

I inserted a table from excel to autocad with copy-edit/paste special/paste link / Microsoft excel worksheet(code) and everything seems to work nice until I closed the excel. After that no automatic updates to cad files.

PS: I checked the properties of the excel table and it is linked.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Put IFeature On Workplane

Aug 12, 2013

I want to put my iFeature on my workplane,but i can't.However, if I change my PlaneInput = oFace , it can work perfectly.My program is below:

Private WithEvents oInteraction As InteractionEvents
Private WithEvents oselect As SelectEvents
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AutoCAD Inventor :: IFeature Drop Down - Add New Value

Oct 14, 2012

Is it possible to add new value to the drop down list in the sheet metal punch feature sizing dialog boss.

I see there are 3 sizes bu default.. i need to add new values.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: IFeature Add As A New Solid?

Oct 3, 2011

I have an ifeature (find in an attachement).

My question is: it possible to insert ifeature and get end result as new solid added to a part file

As of now when I add ifeature it merges with the previous solid. I think I am missing something

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Is there  away to use an IFeature creating a new body?

 I mean, modeling a part as multibody, i would like to insert a feature with an iFeature, but i would like too that that new feature will be a new body.

I have tried in many ways.. including inserting in the ifeature a Split Feature..but with no sucess.

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