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FOLDERS IN MODEL BROWSER

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05-09-2012 09:48 AM

 

Is there a way to do patterns inside of a folder in the browser tree? When doing a pattern of bolts from within the folder it blows my pattern out of the folder. Is this correct behavior, or did I do something wrong. Folders would be great for condensing all my mounting hardware but only if I can group them together.

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Re: FOLDERS IN MODEL BROWSER

05-09-2012 11:11 AM in reply to: msklein

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/A-short-letter-from-a-component-pattern/td-p/2821634

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Re: FOLDERS IN MODEL BROWSER

05-09-2012 11:43 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

Are you trying to tell me that folders have been around that long and i have just noticed it in last month or so. I realy hate to think what this realy means. And yea I have alyways had a problem with the fact that i can't move patern"s. But now it has become a bigger problem. Another half baked idea, with lack of follow thru.

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05-09-2012 01:37 PM in reply to: msklein

Yep..always been like that since folders were introduced.

It is possible to get a pattern into a folder but ONLY via one trick.. I believe the folder must be directly above the pattern and then you can't do any rearranging..

 

Yeah its total BS that this hasn't been fixed by now.

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Re: FOLDERS IN MODEL BROWSER

05-09-2012 02:55 PM in reply to: mcgyvr

I'm using 2012 and I can add pattern components to folder? I do it like this. I can make a pattern and then right click on the pattern and select Add to new folder. 

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Re: FOLDERS IN MODEL BROWSER

05-09-2012 04:08 PM in reply to: Doug_DuPont

I would like to add patterns (I would also like the ability to drag and drop folders back)  to existing folders and I want to be able to drag and drop piping components that are placed from Content center into folders without having to copy paste them first.

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05-10-2012 05:20 AM in reply to: Doug_DuPont

Doug_DuPont wrote:

I'm using 2012 and I can add pattern components to folder? I do it like this. I can make a pattern and then right click on the pattern and select Add to new folder. 


Yes that works.. But thats it.. Now try to move that folder around or do any rearranging and you cannot.

 

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05-10-2012 05:22 AM in reply to: cmcconnell

cmcconnell wrote:

I would like to add patterns (I would also like the ability to drag and drop folders back)  to existing folders and I want to be able to drag and drop piping components that are placed from Content center into folders without having to copy paste them first.


Yep me too. But you can't currently.

Patterns and any "routed system" stuff like cable harness nodes/piping nodes have severe limitations with browser folders..

 

Nothing like cleaning out your garage and putting 99% of the stuff into nice bins then just having a pile of crap in the corner that you can't put into bins.

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Re: FOLDERS IN MODEL BROWSER

05-10-2012 05:43 AM in reply to: msklein

Don't make me start a PETITION!!

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Re: FOLDERS IN MODEL BROWSER

05-10-2012 07:26 AM in reply to: dick_upton

Yes, and there is no reason for not being able to move patters around so they can be added to an existing folder or even a new folder. this includes old patterns. Or moving the folderwith patterns inside.And while I’m at it naming of patterns is just outright a pain. I can't get the name to open so to allow renaming, it's just so finicky at times.

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