I have an assembly consisting of 4 sub-assemblies. Item 4 is a mount plate c/w M16 fasteners.
I would like the fasteners to display as sub-parts under item 4 (24520020s) as 4.1, 4.2, etc because they are also purchasable separately.
I do not want to display the mount plate (03241389s) because it's not purchasable separately.
When I expand item 4 in the parts list it automatically turns visibility off for item 4 (24520020s), and only shows the children (0231....s).
I would like to display item 4 & the fasteners only. Quite simple to turn off visibility of 03241389s, but cannot get the parent and child parts to display at the same time.
See attached PDF for clarification.
What version of Inventor?
I've never seen it automatically turn off the parent and disallow turning it back on. What BOM settings do you have? (structured, first-level / all-levels, etc...)
Thanks for the reply
I'm running Inventor 2011 & the BOM is set to structure/all levels
I've never seen it behave otherwise...
I have tried to reproduce the behavior you describe, but I can't.
Are you working with files that were originally created by a really old version of Inventor and have been migrated a bunch of times? (I'm reaching here, as I have no idea why it is doing this to you).
I would attach the files I played with so that you could see for yourself what I see, but I my 2012 files will be useless to you.
Maybe you could attach some of your files so we can try to see what you are seeing?