Inventor Fusion

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How to make a component independent? (Fusion TP Mac)

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05-25-2012 12:53 PM

I'm running Fusion TP on the Mac (Thanks!) and have both an array of identical components and some hand duplicated components.  I've searched and found a forum thread that said that components in an array (for one of your products) couldn't be made independent.  But what about the individually copied and pasted components?

I note that 123D has both a "Paste as Independent" option and a "Make Independent" command, but can't find anything similar in Fusion TP.  Even tried "Make Component from Bodies", but no joy.


Is making a component independent just not implemented yet in Fusion TP?




PS: Is this the right place for Fusion TP Mac questions?


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Re: How to make a component independent? (Fusion TP Mac)

05-30-2012 10:32 AM in reply to: mike

Yes this is the correct place to post.


And yes, make independent is not yet in the Mac version. Unfortunately there is not a very good workaround to this limitation.


Here is what I do (for now).

Create an empty component in the browser.

Go to the body I want to reuse.

Edit -> Copy from the menu bar.

Select the newly create component.

Edit -> paste.

The body should appear in the new component and be independent from the source.


Kevin Schneider

15" Macbook Pro Retina - OSX 10.9 in Portland, Oregon

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Re: How to make a component independent? (Fusion TP Mac)

05-30-2012 12:42 PM in reply to: schneik



Thanks for the reply.  Confirms my suspicion :smileywink: And for confrming that the workaround I found is the currently optimal way.


Mike (who's making prgress getting his head wrapped around Fusion and using it to solve some mechanical linkage problems)

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