Hello, This is my first ever post , I do hope that I am not being dim !
When I create a assembly , no problem , If I modify any parts in the assembly , the mods do not translate to the part file Inventor asks if I want to save the changes but nothing happens , everthing is in the correct project folder , I have tried everthing I can think of .
I have looked at seral posts and comes up with a add on called "Feature Migrator" but Inventor must be able to it by itself?
think of the process as how you would assemble it...
parts are created/manchined -> parts are then put together in an assembly
it's a flow from part to assembly, not the other way...
Think about it in real life... Sure, you can change components while putting them together like adding holes and tapping them, or trimming the odd part off but these changes are being done during the "assembly stage" and do not change the "specification" of the component parts. (ie a common block can have a couple fingers, these are needed for all assemblies bar 1, in that assembly these fingers are cut off - that is a change in the assembly and obviously you don't want that change rippling back to the part and affecting all other assemblies).
You need to edit the part to have the changes existing in that part...
What gets confusing tho... you can edit the part while it is in an assembly - double click on the part in the Browser Bar (or right-click and select "edit") and all other parts should become translucent as you edit that part (unless you have that part already open as a separate file, then it will flip to the file to be edited outside of the assemby). All changes here will be to that part and will ripple through (to all other instances of that part, along with the part's idw drawing).
hope that all makes sense.
I expect you are creating assembly features.
When working in the assembly, to edit the parts you need to RMB on the part > edit or open the part.
If you edit, the browser will grey out all other parts and assemblies while you work on the part.
To check, create a sketch as you have been doing, draw a circle, finish the sketch.
Try to extrude the profile, if it will not allow you to add material but only cut then you are editing the assembly not the part.
This may be your first post but someone has posted using your username 9 times in 4 years.
Edit : or after I read the post properly, basically exactly what Sam said.
So you asked what time it is and you've been told how to build a watch?
In my opinion, there's not enough information to answer your question. Do you have anything else we can work with? More specifics might help some of the experts (I'm not one) on this DG to help you more effectively.
I'm learning for now, and i use the autodesk tutorials.
After I edit the sketch in step 15, what should I do next so that the part updates with the sketch?
There is an Update button on the Quick Access toolbar (right beside the Redo button). While editing the part, it will default to Global Update, but you can also select Local Update. Global Update will update the part and the assembly at the same time.
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Inventor allows top down modeling while in the assembly, but you must open that part and modify, not simply place skectches on it while at the top assembly level. Also keep an eye on the highlighted area (local and global updates). If it is greyed out you are fine, if it is yellow you need to select it to update the assembly.
Thank you all!
The problem was at Inventor.
The update buton wasnt working but after i instaled sp1 2012, si sp2 2012 everything was ok.
i didn't know about Rebuild All buton.
Thank you all for your prompt answers
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