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ped.watt
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New Part Units

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01-11-2013 08:37 AM

First day programing VB.net API for inventor, So Yes this a Noob Question

I using code similar to add a new part to an instance of Inventor, and it works OK. The problem is it is using the Metric Template instead of Imperial Template. I have check and confirmed my application preferences and they reflect "inches". Inve is the Variable name for my Inventor.Application. Thank You in advance


    Set Part = Inve.Documents.Add(kPartDocumentObject)

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ped.watt
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Re: New Part Units

01-11-2013 08:48 AM in reply to: ped.watt

I have found a Solution by changing the code to:

Part = Inve.Documents.Add(kPartDocumentObject, "C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Inventor 2013\Templates\Standard.ipt")

But is there  cleaner way of doing it?

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adam.nagy
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Re: New Part Units

01-16-2013 10:29 AM in reply to: ped.watt

Hi,

 

You can use the Application.FileManager.GetTemplateFile to get the default template. 

Like in this blog post:

http://modthemachine.typepad.com/my_weblog/2013/01/c-help-examples-for-sheet-metal.html

 

Cheers,



Adam Nagy
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