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Participate in Assembly Sections on Content Center parts

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01-22-2013 11:34 PM

A thing I bump in to everytime is that Content Center parts do not standard section in Assemblies and Drawings.

In the Drawings I can menage this by selecting the parts in browser or drawing views and get them sectioned or not.

 

In Assemblies there is the option to select "Participate in Assembly and Drawing sections" in the Document Settings.

Unfortunately this doesn't work on Content Center parts. Why not?

 

After searching the site, I noticed the "solution" to check the "Section All Parts" option in the Application options.

 

This solution is a work around. It only solves the issue when you want to section all parts.

 

But what if I want to section a few parts and not all?

 

For example, I do want to section my beams, pipes, tubes etc., but do not want to section my bolts, nuts, washers etc.

 

I thought that was wat the "Participate in Assembly and Drawing sections" option was for.

 

This is a huge issue for us.

 

Currently working with Inventor 2012

 

Hopefully there's a solution or coming in near future.

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Re: Participate in Assembly Sections on Content Center parts

01-30-2013 06:40 AM in reply to: Falconeer

No replies yet, guess there's no solution?

 

I hope in IV2013 it will be solved, but probably shouldn't count on it...... :-/

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Re: Participate in Assembly Sections on Content Center parts

01-30-2013 08:49 AM in reply to: Falconeer

Hi Falconeer,

 

You can set the sectioning property per part file by editing the part and going to the Tools tab > Document Settings button > Modelng tab > Participate in Assembly and Drawing Sections option.

 

You might explore this option, to see if it helps.

 

Not too that you can control the sectioning of parts from the browser in the drawing view by right clicking on the part node in the browser.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
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Re: Participate in Assembly Sections on Content Center parts

01-30-2013 10:48 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Curtis_Waguespack wrote:

Hi Falconeer,

 

You can set the sectioning property per part file by editing the part and going to the Tools tab > Document Settings button > Modelng tab > Participate in Assembly and Drawing Sections option.


... but you can't do that with Content Center parts, at least I haven't figured out how.  Even if I change that setting, it still doesn't section in an assembly.

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Re: Participate in Assembly Sections on Content Center parts

01-30-2013 11:53 AM in reply to: Falconeer

Hi guys,

 

Please disregard my previous reply, I didn't read cosely, and was considering some of my "hacked" CC parts. The only way I know to do this with standard CC parts is via the drawing view in the model browser, as Falconeer mentions in his first message.

 

Sorry for the confusion,

Curtis
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Re: Participate in Assembly Sections on Content Center parts

01-30-2013 10:18 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

So you guys also think it's strange that in assemblies it doesn't work properly?

Hopefully a solution will come in the near future.

 

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Re: Participate in Assembly Sections on Content Center parts

11-22-2013 03:16 PM in reply to: Falconeer

This is still an issue in 2014.

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Re: Participate in Assembly Sections on Content Center parts

11-27-2013 06:17 AM in reply to: bmullins

Too bad to hear that bmullins.

 

It's something that annoys me for quite some releases already, but probably not very important for the developers from Autodesk.

 

I always get the feeling that when you have problems that can't or won't be solved, you get ignored here :-(

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