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karthur1
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Re: Sheet Metal Extents

12-13-2011 06:54 AM in reply to: ekinsb

Brian,

Ran into a slight problem when using this add-in.  See the video here.  http://screencast.com/t/UB4UWWSNM

 

What I have done is I derived in a sheetmetal part.  This part has the Sheetmetallength and sheetmetalwidth parameters in it.  When I create the flat pattern in this new part, a new sheetmetallength and sheetmetalwidth is created with the "_1" appended to the name. Notice that the update button is available.  Each time the update is done on the part, a new " _x is added to the parameter name.  The problem is eventually, the parameter name is too long for vault and an error is given when the part is added to vault.

 

The only way that I can get the update button to become greyed out is to undo the update, then it becomes unavailable.

 

Behaves the same in both 2011 x64 and in 2012 x64.

 

Here is a screenshot of the parameter list of the part that would not go into vault.  http://screencast.com/t/pWzyoJC3FW

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RobJV
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Message 52 of 87 (593 Views)

Re: Sheet Metal Extents

12-13-2011 09:32 AM in reply to: karthur1

Hi karthur1,

 

I use this addin on a daily basis and also used derived parts extensively.  I have never noticed this.  I just did a test on it and I don't have the same issues you are experiencing. 

 

Something is definitely wrong with your part as the paramters sheetmetallength and sheetmetalwidth should appear in your variable list BEFORE DERIVING.  I wonder if you are using an older version of this program or you deleted the parameters before deriving?

 

(When they are not there, then the file that is derived in will take those names and cause problems as you can see.)

 

Even if I change a part from standard part to sheetmetal part, those parameters automatically appear.  (As a side note, they also exist in my template file.)

 

 

Rob

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karthur1
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Message 53 of 87 (553 Views)

Re: Sheet Metal Extents

01-26-2012 09:47 AM in reply to: RobJV

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Something is definitely wrong with your part as the paramters sheetmetallength and sheetmetalwidth should appear in your variable list BEFORE DERIVING.  I wonder if you are using an older version of this program or you deleted the parameters before deriving?

 

(When they are not there, then the file that is derived in will take those names and cause problems as you can see.)

 

Even if I change a part from standard part to sheetmetal part, those parameters automatically appear.  (As a side note, they also exist in my template file.)


Rob,

Ran into this again today.

 

My ipt template does not have those parameters there.  When I derive in a sheetmetal part into it, I get these bloated parameters, but if I manuall add them BEFORE I derive it in I dont.

 

Thanks for the heads up.  Hopefully anyone have a similar problem will see this post.

 

I am using Sheetmetal extents version 2.1, btw.

 

Kirk

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Toolish
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Message 54 of 87 (493 Views)

Re: Sheet Metal Extents

04-30-2012 07:33 PM in reply to: karthur1

I am trying to install Sheet Metal extents on a Windows 7 64 Bit machine running Inventor Professional 2013.

 

When looking at the add-in list it says the add-in is loaded but the functionality is not there.  It does not seem to create the sheet metal extents as it has previously.

 

Is anyone else having this issue?  Any ideas greatly appreciated.

 

 

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RobJV
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Message 55 of 87 (478 Views)

Re: Sheet Metal Extents

05-01-2012 09:08 AM in reply to: Toolish

I have same setup but have not installed 2013 yet.  Will be doing soon.   Does anything get written to your files at all?  I assume you ran this addin without problems on previous release(s)?  If nothing happens at all with addin, it may be worth writing Brian Ekins an email to see if there is any reason the addin should not work on 2013.

 

Rob

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Toolish
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Message 56 of 87 (468 Views)

Re: Sheet Metal Extents

05-01-2012 03:01 PM in reply to: karthur1

Yes it had worked fine in previous versions.  I ma not sure if it is an install issue or what is going in.  It says the add in is loaded when I check the add in manager but then when I create a sheet metal part and do the flat pattern then check the custom properties nothing is there.

 

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ekinsb
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Registered: ‎07-21-2006
Message 57 of 87 (466 Views)

Re: Sheet Metal Extents

05-01-2012 03:05 PM in reply to: Toolish

I haven't tried the add-in on Inventor 2013 yet.  I'll try and take a look at this week.

 

I did look at the program a few months ago when a problem was reported but we were unable to reproduce the issue at that time so I didn't do any more with it.  If any of you have any know issues and can send me full reproducable cases I'll take a look at them.

 



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RobJV
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Message 58 of 87 (461 Views)

Re: Sheet Metal Extents

05-01-2012 04:14 PM in reply to: Toolish

I will be installing 2013 in the next week and will let you know if I too have any issues.  Looks like Brian Ekins will let us know as well.

 

Rob

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Mike.Wohletz
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Registered: ‎07-29-2008
Message 59 of 87 (456 Views)

Re: Sheet Metal Extents

05-01-2012 06:00 PM in reply to: *RobV
Someone else on the forum had this issue and I recompiled this for them with .NET 3.5 as the target instead of 2.0 and the problem was solved. I am running 2013 with the 3.5 target version and have had no problems.
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karthur1
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Message 60 of 87 (449 Views)

Re: Sheet Metal Extents

05-01-2012 06:26 PM in reply to: Mike.Wohletz

Mike,

Did you post the recompiled version somewhere?  It doesnt work for me in 2013 either.

 

Kirk

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