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jdavis417
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Bolted Connection Templates disappeared

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10-04-2012 06:03 AM

I've lost my Bolted Connection Templates... you know, the pre-defined bolt-washer-nut selections available for re-use at the bottom of the Bolted Connection dialoge box.

 

Did I lose or over-write a file?  What file do my Bolted Connection Templates live in?

 

Thanks,

 

John

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jletcher
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Re: Bolted Connection Templates disappeared

10-04-2012 06:56 AM in reply to: jdavis417

Please post version of Inventor...................... :smileyhappy:


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James Letcher
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jdavis417
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Re: Bolted Connection Templates disappeared

10-04-2012 07:12 AM in reply to: jletcher

Oh, it's 2012 !

(...not simulation... Design Suite?)

 

I was trying to think of what had changed recently and I DID have to delete my windows-user profile and re-create it to solve some "oddness" that Inventor was doing... could I have pathed myself away from my previously-customized file?

 

Thanks again,

 

John

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Re: Bolted Connection Templates disappeared

10-04-2012 07:34 AM in reply to: jdavis417

Yes you could have you may want to check.


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Re: Bolted Connection Templates disappeared

10-04-2012 07:52 AM in reply to: jletcher

...but I don't know what file to check for and where...?!

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Re: Bolted Connection Templates disappeared

10-04-2012 08:02 AM in reply to: jdavis417

Who made the templates? And where was they placed. You could do a search for .xml files and look to see if you can find them. But if you don't know I would not they don't come pre loaded they are made and saved.


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Re: Bolted Connection Templates disappeared

10-04-2012 10:58 AM in reply to: jletcher

I created the previous "templates"...

 

I made a new "test" template and (finally) found it here...

C:\Users\...\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Inventor 2012\DesignAccelerator\Templates\CABoltCon

 

I think I have a backup of my previous "templates", but will have to do it in my "spare time".

 

I'll try post back here if I find any exceptions or anything that might help others who may have to wipe-out their Windows Profile, as I did.

 

Thanks,

 

John

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