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*Friedman, Aaron R.
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Renaming parts that occur in multple assemblies

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12-04-2002 02:24 AM
What is the correct procedure for renaming a part that occurs in more
than one assembly? If I bring the part up in DA, I can a "Find Files" to
see where the part is used, but RMB on "action" won't let me "rename"


Aaron R. Friedman
ARF Designs
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Message 2 of 13 (93 Views)

Re: Renaming parts that occur in multple assemblies

12-04-2002 03:25 AM in reply to: *Friedman, Aaron R.
are all the assemblies subs of a main assembly if so just open the main assembly to rename when you do the one it will do the rest in the main assembly
*Friedman, Aaron R.
Message 3 of 13 (93 Views)

Re:

12-04-2002 04:40 AM in reply to: *Friedman, Aaron R.
No, not all of the assemblies are subs of a main. So, I guess I have to
DA each top level assembly? But once I rename it in one, it's going to
screw up the others.

Aaron

jiml wrote:

> are all the assemblies subs of a main assembly if so just open the main
> assembly to rename when you do the one it will do the rest in the main
> assembly
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12-04-2002 04:45 AM in reply to: *Friedman, Aaron R.
are they all differnt projects just maped to the libary?
or all in same project?
*Berry, Patrick
Message 5 of 13 (93 Views)

Re: Renaming parts that occur in multple assemblies

12-04-2002 05:17 AM in reply to: *Friedman, Aaron R.
I thought this was impossible to do as well till someone in this group
showed me the light. The first thing is to select ANY one of the assemblies
containing the part. Expand the list and highlight the part itself. Rename
the part and leave it highlighted. Next, use the lower search to look for
any linked .idw, .iam, and .ipn files connected to the part. In the Action
column under each associated file select UPDATE. This will change the name
of the part in all the other assemblies, drawings and presentations it's
used in.

To me, it seems that the way this should be done is to open design assistant
on the part first, change the name, and then have it automatically update
the name change to all associated files. I wonder if Adesk has a reason why
it's not done this way.

Pat

"Aaron R. Friedman" wrote in message
news:3DEE4865.3060807@xprt.net...
> What is the correct procedure for renaming a part that occurs in more
> than one assembly? If I bring the part up in DA, I can a "Find Files" to
> see where the part is used, but RMB on "action" won't let me "rename"
>
>
> Aaron R. Friedman
> ARF Designs
>
*Friedman, Aaron R.
Message 6 of 13 (93 Views)

Re:

12-04-2002 06:31 AM in reply to: *Friedman, Aaron R.
They are all in the same project.

Aaron

jiml wrote:

> are they all differnt projects just maped to the libary?
> or all in same project?
*Friedman, Aaron R.
Message 7 of 13 (93 Views)

Re:

12-04-2002 06:38 AM in reply to: *Friedman, Aaron R.
Thanks Pat.

I imagine I don't do a save after the first part is renamed, but wait
until all associated files have the part renamed? Or does it matter?

Aaron

Patrick Berry wrote:

> I thought this was impossible to do as well till someone in this group
> showed me the light. The first thing is to select ANY one of the assemblies
> containing the part. Expand the list and highlight the part itself. Rename
> the part and leave it highlighted. Next, use the lower search to look for
> any linked .idw, .iam, and .ipn files connected to the part. In the Action
> column under each associated file select UPDATE. This will change the name
> of the part in all the other assemblies, drawings and presentations it's
> used in.
>
> To me, it seems that the way this should be done is to open design assistant
> on the part first, change the name, and then have it automatically update
> the name change to all associated files. I wonder if Adesk has a reason why
> it's not done this way.
>
> Pat
>
> "Aaron R. Friedman" wrote in message
> news:3DEE4865.3060807@xprt.net...
>
>>What is the correct procedure for renaming a part that occurs in more
>>than one assembly? If I bring the part up in DA, I can a "Find Files" to
>>see where the part is used, but RMB on "action" won't let me "rename"
>>
>>
>>Aaron R. Friedman
>>ARF Designs
>>
>>
>
>
*Berry, Patrick
Message 8 of 13 (93 Views)

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12-04-2002 07:27 AM in reply to: *Friedman, Aaron R.
I don't know. I've never tried saveing before updating.

Anyone?

Pat

"Aaron R. Friedman" wrote in message
news:3DEE83EF.10109@xprt.net...
> Thanks Pat.
>
> I imagine I don't do a save after the first part is renamed, but wait
> until all associated files have the part renamed? Or does it matter?
>
> Aaron
>
> Patrick Berry wrote:
>
> > I thought this was impossible to do as well till someone in this group
> > showed me the light. The first thing is to select ANY one of the
assemblies
> > containing the part. Expand the list and highlight the part itself.
Rename
> > the part and leave it highlighted. Next, use the lower search to look
for
> > any linked .idw, .iam, and .ipn files connected to the part. In the
Action
> > column under each associated file select UPDATE. This will change the
name
> > of the part in all the other assemblies, drawings and presentations it's
> > used in.
> >
> > To me, it seems that the way this should be done is to open design
assistant
> > on the part first, change the name, and then have it automatically
update
> > the name change to all associated files. I wonder if Adesk has a reason
why
> > it's not done this way.
> >
> > Pat
> >
> > "Aaron R. Friedman" wrote in message
> > news:3DEE4865.3060807@xprt.net...
> >
> >>What is the correct procedure for renaming a part that occurs in more
> >>than one assembly? If I bring the part up in DA, I can a "Find Files" to
> >>see where the part is used, but RMB on "action" won't let me "rename"
> >>
> >>
> >>Aaron R. Friedman
> >>ARF Designs
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
*mpower
Message 9 of 13 (93 Views)

Re:

12-04-2002 09:36 PM in reply to: *Friedman, Aaron R.
I've been watching this subject because I would really like to know how to
do this as well. Here's my problem so far. I can pull up an assembly in
DA. I click the Manage icon and I see my parts in the tree. I highlight
the part I want to change, but I can't figure out how to rename it or do
anything with it. RMB does nothing. What am I missing?

Mike

"Patrick Berry" wrote in message
news:48D81F56A3AD091B36C45E763D352921@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I thought this was impossible to do as well till someone in this group
> showed me the light. The first thing is to select ANY one of the
assemblies
> containing the part. Expand the list and highlight the part itself.
Rename
> the part and leave it highlighted. Next, use the lower search to look for
> any linked .idw, .iam, and .ipn files connected to the part. In the
Action
> column under each associated file select UPDATE. This will change the
name
> of the part in all the other assemblies, drawings and presentations it's
> used in.
>
> To me, it seems that the way this should be done is to open design
assistant
> on the part first, change the name, and then have it automatically update
> the name change to all associated files. I wonder if Adesk has a reason
why
> it's not done this way.
>
> Pat
>
> "Aaron R. Friedman" wrote in message
> news:3DEE4865.3060807@xprt.net...
> > What is the correct procedure for renaming a part that occurs in more
> > than one assembly? If I bring the part up in DA, I can a "Find Files" to
> > see where the part is used, but RMB on "action" won't let me "rename"
> >
> >
> > Aaron R. Friedman
> > ARF Designs
> >
>
>
*KJohnson
Message 10 of 13 (93 Views)

Re:

12-04-2002 09:50 PM in reply to: *Friedman, Aaron R.
RMB in the action column. Then RMB on the file name.

Kathy Johnson

"mpower" wrote in message
news:B7634222C71C69E918CA6C4431F5FE19@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I've been watching this subject because I would really like to know how to
> do this as well. Here's my problem so far. I can pull up an assembly in
> DA. I click the Manage icon and I see my parts in the tree. I highlight
> the part I want to change, but I can't figure out how to rename it or do
> anything with it. RMB does nothing. What am I missing?
>
> Mike
>
> "Patrick Berry" wrote in message
> news:48D81F56A3AD091B36C45E763D352921@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I thought this was impossible to do as well till someone in this group
> > showed me the light. The first thing is to select ANY one of the
> assemblies
> > containing the part. Expand the list and highlight the part itself.
> Rename
> > the part and leave it highlighted. Next, use the lower search to look
for
> > any linked .idw, .iam, and .ipn files connected to the part. In the
> Action
> > column under each associated file select UPDATE. This will change the
> name
> > of the part in all the other assemblies, drawings and presentations it's
> > used in.
> >
> > To me, it seems that the way this should be done is to open design
> assistant
> > on the part first, change the name, and then have it automatically
update
> > the name change to all associated files. I wonder if Adesk has a reason
> why
> > it's not done this way.
> >
> > Pat
> >
> > "Aaron R. Friedman" wrote in message
> > news:3DEE4865.3060807@xprt.net...
> > > What is the correct procedure for renaming a part that occurs in more
> > > than one assembly? If I bring the part up in DA, I can a "Find Files"
to
> > > see where the part is used, but RMB on "action" won't let me "rename"
> > >
> > >
> > > Aaron R. Friedman
> > > ARF Designs
> > >
> >
> >
>
>

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