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karthur1
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Leader to a referenced part in an assembly idw

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03-22-2007 12:18 PM
I have placed an subassembly into another assembly that I am working on. This sub was then chagned to be a "reference". Now in the idw, I would like to pull a leader to the subassembly and I want the text in the leader to say what is in the "Title" Property of the subassembly. When I change the format of the leader text to be Type = "Properties-Model" and Property= "Title", I get the title of the part in the subassembly, not the title of the subassembly.
It is like the subassembly is a phantom assembly, but it is not. The workaround is to manually type in the text, but this is a mistake waiting to happen.

Is there a way to get the leader to note the title of the subassembly correctly.

R11,sp2
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henrikubbe4438
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Re: Leader to a referenced part in an assembly idw

03-23-2007 02:09 AM in reply to: karthur1
If I draw a leader to a reference part and choose type title or part number, no text at all is visible, even though there is a title both on the assembly and on the part. If I change the part back to a normal part, still no text. If I draw a new leader to the part when it is a normal part, the text shows and the text stays when I change the part to a reference part.

R11 sp2

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henrikubbe4438
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Message 3 of 11 (190 Views)

Re: Leader to a referenced part in an assembly idw

03-23-2007 03:00 AM in reply to: karthur1
Interesting, I could not reproduce the same result with the same workflow a second time. Now it shows the title and part number of the indicated part whether it is reference or not.

/ub
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karthur1
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Re: Leader to a referenced part in an assembly idw

03-28-2007 12:15 PM in reply to: karthur1
Is the part that you pointing to a part in the assembly? I would like the text to be the title of the subassembly, not the title of the part in the sub.
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henrikubbe4438
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Re: Leader to a referenced part in an assembly idw

03-28-2007 11:22 PM in reply to: karthur1
Of course, it is the title of the part.

Yes, a possibility to choose part or assembly for the text would be neat!

A possible workaround would be to choose some other column you don't use and put the subasm title in that column. Ie set keyword or comment field in the part to the title of the subasm.

/Ub
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ozstang65
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Registered: ‎08-16-2006
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Re: Leader to a referenced part in an assembly idw

04-22-2007 05:28 PM in reply to: karthur1
I'm currently looking for a solution to this also. I'd like to be able to reference a subassembly's properties in the IDW. Anyone have a solution to this?

In the meantime I'll keep looking.....
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Scrubulum
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Message 7 of 11 (120 Views)

Re: Leader to a referenced part in an assembly idw

07-02-2013 08:16 AM in reply to: karthur1

Did you ever figure this out?  I'm coming from SolidWorks and am very fustrated that I can't figure out how to do this.

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jddickson
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Message 8 of 11 (112 Views)

Re: Leader to a referenced part in an assembly idw

07-02-2013 09:52 AM in reply to: karthur1

I just answer this a on a diferent post but i hope this helps. 

 

I have a work around that works. It not worth the time to do it every time but would work well with a template. You would have to make an iLogic rule on the drawing level that makes a custom property change to match the subassembly decryption. Then you can pick the custom drawing properties to pick the decryption. This way everything will update if the subassembly decryption changes.

 

If you need help with the iLogic please let me know.

 

I hope that made some kind sense and helps in some kind of way

 

Thanks

JD

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Message 9 of 11 (102 Views)

Re: Leader to a referenced part in an assembly idw

07-02-2013 10:24 AM in reply to: Scrubulum

Hi everyone,

I've created an Idea Station idea for this. You can use this link to give the idea a kudo to show that this is something you would find useful:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation/Improve-Leader-Text-to-Pull-Subassembly-iProperti...

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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Scrubulum
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Message 10 of 11 (94 Views)

Re: Leader to a referenced part in an assembly idw

07-02-2013 11:45 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack
Thanks! Kudo given.

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