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pjpickard
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Message 1 of 13 (1,469 Views)

Parts not visible in .idw

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12-17-2010 07:46 AM

Hi,

 

IV 2011

I have an assembly I downloaded from the web of a monitor.

When placed in an .idw some of the parts do not show up.

THose same parts when placed in an .idw by themselves show up fine.

Parts not showing up are

PID32_SHIELD_SIMPLE

PID_32_CABLE_COVER_SIMPLE

PID_32_FRAME_SIMPLE

All parts are checked "visible"

What am I missing?

 

Thanks!

 

Paul

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BMiller63
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Message 2 of 13 (1,461 Views)

Re: Parts not visible in .idw

12-17-2010 08:17 AM in reply to: pjpickard

Most likely the components imported as surfaces.

To get them to show you can expand the browser in the drawing for the view and find the model and then choose Include Surfaces (or something like that).

 

FYI, you need to attach the .ipt files and the .iam when attaching an assembly for others to look at.

 

here are some models (in Inventor 2010 format) that may or may not help also:

 

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Message 3 of 13 (1,434 Views)

Re: Parts not visible in .idw

12-17-2010 09:46 AM in reply to: BMiller63

Sorry I don't get your meaning of:

 

To get them to show you can expand the browser in the drawing for the view and find the model and then choose Include Surfaces (or something like that).

I am attaching the orig file I am working with

 

This is driving me crazy, I am now in my 6th hour of trying to get this to work and my deadline has come and gone!!!!

Thanks,

 

Paul

 

zipped file to large to attach...

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Message 4 of 13 (1,433 Views)

Re: Parts not visible in .idw

12-17-2010 09:47 AM in reply to: pjpickard

give me a minute and I'll post back a screen shot

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Message 5 of 13 (1,431 Views)

Re: Parts not visible in .idw

12-17-2010 09:56 AM in reply to: pjpickard

 

If my guess is right and your imported parts came in as surface modles, you can include them in the drawing as shown:

 

 

include Surfaces.png

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pjpickard
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Message 6 of 13 (1,406 Views)

Re: Parts not visible in .idw

12-17-2010 11:24 AM in reply to: BMiller63

OK,

 

Am I crazy? THis is nuts!!!

See the attached, where is this item in hte drop down?

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Message 7 of 13 (1,402 Views)

Re: Parts not visible in .idw

12-17-2010 11:26 AM in reply to: BMiller63

 


BMiller63 wrote:

 

If my guess is right and your imported parts came in as surface modles, you can include them in the drawing...

 

 

 


thanks for the screen shot.

you need to do this from the drawing file, not the assembly as you show in your screen shot.

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Message 8 of 13 (1,397 Views)

Re: Parts not visible in .idw

12-17-2010 11:29 AM in reply to: pjpickard

another option (that is probably the better one) is to look a the parts that are coming in as surfaces and fix them so that they are solid.

 

if you post just those ipt files someone may be able to convert them to solids for you, using the construction environment tools.

 

tip: drag the End of Part marker to the top of the part file browser to reduce the file size before attaching.

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Message 9 of 13 (1,386 Views)

Re: Parts not visible in .idw

12-17-2010 12:06 PM in reply to: BMiller63

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

In the Drawing, yeah well DUH, why didn't I think of that???

 

ipt of one of the files is attached.

 

I am so thankful to you for this..now I can spend my Sat doing the work I was supposed to do today!

 

Paul

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Message 10 of 13 (1,381 Views)

Re: Parts not visible in .idw

12-17-2010 12:11 PM in reply to: pjpickard

You're welcome.

 

just FYI, I can't open the file right now (I'm running Inventor 2010) so hopefully someone else will have a crack at it.

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