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Cadmanto
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iParts Generating Folders

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06-07-2012 07:03 AM

When we create iparts and generate the files from the mother ipart, Inventor creates an additional folder to place the iparts into.  Is there a setting somewhere to force Inventor to place these generated files into a user defined location?

Or is this just something we have to live with and do we have to manually move the files after generating them.

 

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Scott McFadden
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Re: iParts Generating Folders

06-07-2012 07:15 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Hi Cadmanto,

 

For the most part you have to live with it. But it would be nice to have the abilty to define the file store location for each iPart factory.

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2011/01/feature-request-for-inventor.html

 

If by chance your iPart factories can all be placed in a library folder, then you can set up Inventor to write the files to a single directory. Attached is a slide I had on hand that covers the set up for this.

 

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


 

 



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Re: iParts Generating Folders

06-07-2012 07:44 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Hi Curtis,

Thanks for the link.  Not sure if dumping all of our generated iparts into one folder will work for us, but I have put it out there for discussion here.  I also placed an enhancement request into the link you provided as well.

Thanks for your help again.

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Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2014
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Lance_White
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Re: iParts Generating Folders

06-07-2012 11:27 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Well it would be nice to change the location of the folder. I'm wondering though why do you want to move the files?


Lance W.
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Re: iParts Generating Folders

06-07-2012 01:25 PM in reply to: Lance_White

Only so the are in one central location not only on the local drive, but in the vault.

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Scott McFadden
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Re: iParts Generating Folders

06-08-2012 05:31 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

If you generate all the files when you check in the master iAssembly it will check in all of the individual files also. What we do is put the master iasmbly files in a seperate folder and give them descriptive names with the individual versions getting a number. When they are created we leave them in the subfolder and check in the master. The annotation files are created and saved in our normal folder structre.

 

Yes that seperates the iam and idw/dwg file but it also makes it easier to update the iassembly when needed.

 

 


Lance W.
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