Inventor Suite 2011
In optimizing a new assembly I'll often have several iterations where I take an assembly to a point and would like to keep that design intact, yet would like to move on from there with new design features based off that existing design.
Currently this is the way I archive these fully functional design iteration steps that may be created just a few weeks apart.
Open assembly - save as "LinkageDesign-7.iam"
Open each part individually - save as next part # sequence...
In the new assembly then RMB click on each part and replace with new part # sequence that I just saved.
Parts keep all their contraints and are ready for me to start adjusting, all the while having the other version still intact so I can compare directly 2nd iteration with 7th iteration.
Is there an easier way to do this? A way to do this with fewer clicks? As the larger the assembly the larger the task at completing this.
Solved! Go to Solution.
You can use the Copy tool found on the Assemble tab to do this.
- Use the Copy/ReUse/Exclude buttons to choose which components to do what with.
- Use the Open in New Window option to create a new top level assembly.
I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
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This would be perfect if it also copied the idws to go along with each part or assembly. If you have already documented the design, then you have to use Vault or DA (I prefer vault).