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texteditor
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Change part reference in drawing

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02-02-2013 04:01 AM

In solidworks, if I have several similar parts to draw, I can draw one part and annotate it and then to save time and effort I can save the drawing as one of the other parts and then change the part reference in the drawing as I open it up.

Is this possible in Inventor?

Thanks texteditor.

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gjohnston
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Re: Change part reference in drawing

02-02-2013 04:03 AM in reply to: texteditor

I do this often. Open ipt then save as new part.

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texteditor
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Re: Change part reference in drawing

02-02-2013 07:20 AM in reply to: gjohnston

Sorry not clear enogh in my explanation - in solidworks have 2 similar parts and do drawing of one with all sorts of views and annotations.

Then save drawing as drawing of second part and change reference in drawing to refer to second part _ drawing then opens up with similar drawing to first part but with all the views containing and referencing second part.

texteditor

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Re: Change part reference in drawing

02-02-2013 08:21 AM in reply to: texteditor
Not that I know of. Sounds like a good idea. I'd vote for that. Have a nice day. Gerry
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Re: Change part reference in drawing

02-02-2013 09:48 AM in reply to: gjohnston

Doesn't Manage>Modify>Replace Model Reference do the same thing?

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Re: Change part reference in drawing

02-02-2013 10:04 AM in reply to: rdyson
I did not know that was there. Thank you so much. That should make my life easier. Have a nice day. Gerry
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IgorMir
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Re: Change part reference in drawing

02-02-2013 04:38 PM in reply to: texteditor

Using iParts will get you what you are after.

Best Regards,

Igor.

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texteditor
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Re: Change part reference in drawing

02-03-2013 09:52 AM in reply to: rdyson

Exactly what I wanted.

Thanks texteditor.

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