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Updating Profiles on Placed Frame Generator Components

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05-07-2012 09:41 AM

Does frame generator update placed components when the profile of a custom structural shape family changes?



1. Create custom family in Frame Generator library.

2. Place instances in a frame generated assembly.

3. Make a profile change to the base shape and update the library using "Replace Family Template"

4. Open assembly with placed components and select Design > Frame > Refresh.


The profiles of already placed components do not update. Existing parts are unchaged even though any new parts placed from the family receive the new profile.


Under our previous workflow using derived parts, we created sketch files and saved them in a profile folder. Then all lineal lengths derived their base sketch from those profile .ipt files. When the sketch changed in the base .ipt, all the files derived from it updated. I am trying to replicate / improve this workflow using Frame Generator, but it doesn't seem to work.


Am I doing something incorrectly? Or does Frame Generator not support automatically updating existing frames when the profile of the family template changes?



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Re: Updating Profiles on Placed Frame Generator Components

07-10-2012 06:24 AM in reply to: ad64

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