Inventor Pro 2012
After creating the desired frame using frame generator, I am creating a detail drawing.
When I insert the parts list, the info applied is using the full length of the tubes before it was cut to fit. (to get rid of the over lap edges of the frame)
Attached is the part file used to create the frame. (Can't attached the frame, too big) I used
Also attached is the drawing to help clarify the issue.
Total length of the frame is 116.75"
In reality is it made up of 2 short end pieces 23.375" + 2 x for pocket tubes (10") plus the center tube 50"
Now from my part file, i just made 3 lines for the total length and 2 intersecting lines for the fork pockets. The parts list is using the initial creation length and not the altered cut length? Does this make any sense?
How can I get the parts list to represent values after a cut is done to the tube?
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What expression are you using in the Part Number field that goes out to your Parts List? I'm guessing it's Stock Number plus B_L?
Was thinking the same thing. By default B_L is used (Base length ?) but what you want is G_L (Geometry Length ?) which is the end to end length including the end treatments.
Yea I mentioned in the OP that the assembly is too large to attach, and I figured that it wasn't necessary to help with the solution. I think the maximum upload limit for the forum is ~1.5MB.
I did somewhat come across a solution. the terms B_L and G_L (didn't know what they meant before this topic) helped do a better search in this forum which brought me to the older post:
It seems that there was a known issue with the parameters updating after end treatments in 2012. So a hotfix was issued and a macro was created to fix already created frames.
This seemed like a good enough reason to just go ahead and stop my current projects and install Inventor Pro 2013.
I have installed, set up and created a frame similar to the one in 2012. I then created a drawing and the parts list DOES indeed show the cut-length after end treatments were applied.
Basic drawing example is attached in 2013 format.
Thanks to all who had input!!!