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Anthony
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How to check which assemblies a part file references

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02-04-2013 05:47 AM

I was wondering is there is a way to select an Inventor part file and see which assembly file or files that is is currently used in ? It would be extremely useful to be able to see a list of all the assembly files which are using one particular part so when modifying the part you would know which assemblies would change.

 

 

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Re: How to check which assemblies a part file references

02-04-2013 05:52 AM in reply to: Anthony

Vault would be the best way to do that.

Mike Patchus

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Re: How to check which assemblies a part file references

02-04-2013 05:56 AM in reply to: mpatchus

Thank you very much for the reply, I'm sorry I forgot to mention I do not currently use Vault, I was wondering if there was a way to do this for non-Vault users ? Thanks

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Re: How to check which assemblies a part file references

02-04-2013 05:57 AM in reply to: Anthony

I don't know of any way to do it without using Vault.

Mike Patchus

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Re: How to check which assemblies a part file references

02-04-2013 05:59 AM in reply to: mpatchus

OK thanks, I guess Vault is the way forward then :smileyhappy:

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
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Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
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Re: How to check which assemblies a part file references

02-04-2013 06:32 AM in reply to: Anthony

In Design Assistant/Tools/Find/Where Used

You can use this. Beware

Only use this on Small Folder sturcture. If you scan a large folder sturcture it will take a week to find files.

I don't use it, But it's there to use.

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Re: How to check which assemblies a part file references

02-04-2013 06:38 AM in reply to: Doug_DuPont

Thanks, could you post a screen shot of where this option is, I can't seem to find the 'where used' option is ? 

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
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Re: How to check which assemblies a part file references

02-04-2013 06:46 AM in reply to: Anthony

Like Doug said, be real careful where you use this, it literally could take days to run.

Where Used.JPG

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Re: How to check which assemblies a part file references

02-04-2013 06:50 AM in reply to: mpatchus

Much appreciated. :smileyhappy:

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
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Re: How to check which assemblies a part file references

02-04-2013 07:12 AM in reply to: mpatchus

I am having trouble displaying the results from the search, it tells me 2 files found but does not display the details of the locations of the files etc. Please can you tell me how to do this ? (Screen shot attached)

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