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niall.smyth
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Registered: ‎02-20-2012
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Adding Text Parameters to Parts Published to Frame Generator

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01-28-2013 07:47 PM

I can publish a part containing a user text parameter to the content centre for use in frame generator however when I go to insert that part an error as per the attached screen shot.

 

To re-create the error you have to follow the below steps.

 

  1. Create a part with a text user parameter
  2. Publish for use in frame generator.
  3. Create frame with the part and an error will be created as per the attached screenshot.

 

Is there a way to work around this error being created and use parts with text user parameters in Frame Generator?

 

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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VdVeek
Posts: 101
Registered: ‎09-13-2012
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Re: Adding Text Parameters to Parts Published to Frame Generator

01-29-2013 01:51 AM in reply to: niall.smyth

What do you mean by : Create a part with a text user parameter?

I can't recreate your the error. Which inventor version do you use?

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niall.smyth
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎02-20-2012
Message 3 of 6 (468 Views)

Re: Adding Text Parameters to Parts Published to Frame Generator

01-29-2013 03:44 PM in reply to: niall.smyth

I am using Inventor 2013 with service pack 1.1. and update installed. 

 

When creating a part, go into the parameter table editor and add a text user parameter, you do not even have to assign a value in the equation column.  Just add a text user parameter and then create some geometry such as a square or circle and extrude so that you can publish the part as a structural member for use in frame generator.  Attached is a screen grab showing the parameter editor and a user added text parameter.

 

Cheers,

N

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VdVeek
Posts: 101
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Re: Adding Text Parameters to Parts Published to Frame Generator

01-30-2013 02:12 AM in reply to: niall.smyth

I'm using Inventor Prof 2012 SP2 64-Bit and i can reproduce your error when placing an user parameter.

Looks like a bug to me. The Numeric option is working, but the text and true/false are giving the same error.

Sorry I can't help you. Ask Autodesk for some help.

Rob.

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cparnell
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Registered: ‎12-12-2003
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Thanks for posting.

01-31-2013 04:57 PM in reply to: niall.smyth

Niall:

 

I have had the same issue for a week or so now, and your post help me solve my issue. I could not figure out why I could publish other parts and save the iterations from Frame Generator and this other file I could not.

 

Thanks again for posting your fix.

 

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LT.Rusty
Posts: 692
Registered: ‎10-23-2012
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Re: Thanks for posting.

02-01-2013 10:12 AM in reply to: cparnell

Text parameters don't work in iParts / Content Center / Frame Generator parts.  It's not a bug, it's just the way the software was made.  One of my fondest dreams is that this will change for 2014 ...


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