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cfn101788
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Threaded holes option is unselectable

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04-21-2011 08:16 AM

I have a part I am trying add a threaded hole to. The option for threaded holes is unselectable. I tried editing the registry as past posts have said, but the "parts" folder doesnt show up in the registry. I have been through every folder in the registry and dont see anything that has to do with threaded holes. Not sure what else to do.

 

Running Inventor Pro 2012 on Windows XP.

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mcgyvr
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Re: Threaded holes option is unselectable

04-21-2011 10:00 AM in reply to: cfn101788

Is Microsoft Excel loaded on your machine and has it been used/started?

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Re: Threaded holes option is unselectable

04-21-2011 11:31 AM in reply to: cfn101788

Microsoft excel is loaded and has been used. I use it daily. The excel sheet for the threads is in the right place but inventor doesnt seem to be able to load the datasheet.

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Dennis_Jeffrey
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Re: Threaded holes option is unselectable

04-21-2011 08:31 PM in reply to: cfn101788

Let me guess.... you are using Excel 2007.

 

In Excel, open the Threads.xls, then save it. (Do the same for Clearance.xls.)

 

Launch Inventor and see if it now works.

 

This solved the same issue for one of my customers last week.

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Re: Threaded holes option is unselectable

04-22-2011 07:00 AM in reply to: Dennis_Jeffrey

Thank you, it worked. All functions now work as they should. I am new to Inventor and glad theres a large community to fall back on for help.

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cfn101788
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Re: Threaded holes option is unselectable

04-22-2011 09:18 AM in reply to: cfn101788

Looks like it only worked once. Worked for the part I was trying to do but now it's back to not working again. I re-saved it and it worked once but now it's doing the same thing it was doing.

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udayag
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Re: Threaded holes option is unselectable

04-22-2011 10:27 AM in reply to: cfn101788

Can you try the instructions in this document?

http://forums.autodesk.com/autodesk/attachments/autodesk/78/372995/1/TapHole_excel.doc

 

It was written for an earlier version of Inventor, so you would need to look for the right registry key for your version of Inventor.

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Dennis_Jeffrey
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Re: Threaded holes option is unselectable

04-22-2011 10:34 AM in reply to: udayag

To Add....

 

The registry version for 2011 is 15, 2012 is 16.

 

 


udayag wrote:

Can you try the instructions in this document?

http://forums.autodesk.com/autodesk/attachments/autodesk/78/372995/1/TapHole_excel.doc

 

It was written for an earlier version of Inventor, so you would need to look for the right registry key for your version of Inventor.


 

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Re: Threaded holes option is unselectable

04-22-2011 10:45 AM in reply to: Dennis_Jeffrey

That was the first thing I had tried. I went through the registry but there is no folder named "part". I searched the registry and there is no entry for the thread excel sheets. I have been through every single folder in the registry and can't find anything that has to do with the threads.

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Re: Threaded holes option is unselectable

04-22-2011 10:51 AM in reply to: cfn101788

You are right. It has been moved to a new registry location (for Inventor 2011):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Inventor\RegistryVersion 15.0\System\Preference\Part

 

 

Udaya Gunasena
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