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*Elias, Jason
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importing from MDT, subassemblies are annoying

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10-31-2002 06:23 AM
I have several assemblies in MDT5 format that, when I import them, have
each part in its own separate subassembly, with the same name as the part.

All parts should be directly under the main assembly with no subassemblies
at all. Now I have to promote each part individually which is a nuisance
especially considering the browser collapses itself every time you promote
a part now. (Tried highlighting all of them and promote all at once, but
IV didn't approve and performed a power exit.)

Is there any way to avoid creating all these useless subassemblies?
*Keller, Kent
Message 2 of 4 (46 Views)

Re: importing from MDT, subassemblies are annoying

10-31-2002 06:30 AM in reply to: *Elias, Jason
Jason

Are you sure you used "single part" templates in MDT? I am guessing you actually do have
subs in the MDT drawing, but they each only have one part? It might be easier and cleaner
to promote them in MDT because they maintain constraints and then translate. You should
get what you want with the added benefit of the constraints working.

If I am wrong about the MDT file can you post it to customer files?

--
Kent
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program


"Jason Elias" wrote in message
news:Xns92B8A6C8CA7BA06251984@10.2.100.1...
> I have several assemblies in MDT5 format that, when I import them, have
> each part in its own separate subassembly, with the same name as the part.
>
> All parts should be directly under the main assembly with no subassemblies
> at all. Now I have to promote each part individually which is a nuisance
> especially considering the browser collapses itself every time you promote
> a part now. (Tried highlighting all of them and promote all at once, but
> IV didn't approve and performed a power exit.)
>
> Is there any way to avoid creating all these useless subassemblies?
>
*Elias, Jason
Message 3 of 4 (46 Views)

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10-31-2002 11:43 PM in reply to: *Elias, Jason
"Kent Keller" wrote in
news:0976F9BFF8FEC38DA10051DEB81F150A@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb:

> Jason
>
> Are you sure you used "single part" templates in MDT? I am guessing
> you actually do have subs in the MDT drawing, but they each only have
> one part? It might be easier and cleaner to promote them in MDT
> because they maintain constraints and then translate. You should get
> what you want with the added benefit of the constraints working.
>
> If I am wrong about the MDT file can you post it to customer files?
>
> --
> Kent
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program

Kent,

I didn't create the MDT files, and know very little about MDT.

I can check the files and see whether they have subassemblies. How do I
promote in MDT?

J
*Keller, Kent
Message 4 of 4 (46 Views)

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11-01-2002 12:54 AM in reply to: *Elias, Jason
Drag and drop in the browser. Much easier and cleaner in MDT than in Inventor IMO.

--
Kent
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program


"Jason Elias" wrote in message

> I can check the files and see whether they have subassemblies. How do I
> promote in MDT?
>
> J

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