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scott1888
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when reopening file parts are missing

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03-12-2013 02:52 AM

looking to see if anyone could help me here - was working on a small project for college yesterday and now when i try to reopen the document a good chunk of the frame i constructed yesterday is missing.

 

The sketches are still there though the extrusions are missing.

 

Looking to see if anyone could give me a hand!

 

Thanks in advance

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cbenner
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Re: when reopening file parts are missing

03-12-2013 05:25 AM in reply to: scott1888

Is this on a school computer?  Did you recieve any error messages when you opened the assembly?  Something about unresolved links?  It sounds as if the parts for your frame were saved in some location where Inventor is unable to find them.

 

Another possibility...  Forgive me if you already know this, but I never assume with a newish user.  When you build a frame assembly, you are actually generating part files.  However, these part files are not actually saved anywhere until the entire assembly is saved.  Is it possible that you built the frame and then forgot to do a final save?  If so, then it's possible that some of your frame sections never actually got generated as part files.  So many possibilities.... lol.

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Re: when reopening file parts are missing

03-12-2013 06:19 AM in reply to: cbenner

Hi Chris,

 

was on my mac - and i did have error messages at one point but not with the frame with another part -  the solar panels.

 

you are correct in saying im a newish user - never used the programe in my life lol didnt know the right way of going about things so what i did was create separate parts like the frame, solar panels turbine etc. the placed all the componants into one file - long winded but had no other idea how to achieve this lol

 

i had completed it yesterday and was sure i had saved the file complete. i do have other files of the other componants but couldnt understand why it wont open as a whole.

 

i have attached a photo when i had completed the frame - it was the first thing i constructed and then added all the other parts to it.

 

 

so is there anyway to save this beaut or am i up S*** creek?

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Re: when reopening file parts are missing

03-12-2013 07:49 AM in reply to: scott1888

Did you use the Frame Generator for the frame, or just model it up solid?  Without knowing the exact workflow of building this thing, it's hard to know if your missing parts are saved someplace that you just can't find them. 

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03-12-2013 07:57 AM in reply to: cbenner

Just modelled it my self. i started by creating the frame - the basic square at the bottom - i saved this as its own file.

 

after that i constructed all the other parts in different files the solar panels and their frame were constructed in separate files then saved in a different format in order for me to place them into the base frame.

 

this was started on saturday and yesterday i continued by making the turbine in 3 files and combining them in one document. again saved all that into one file to allow me to place it into the base frame. so when i reopened the base frame yesterday everything was all good though when trying to open it this morning the frame was gone.

 

 

i really appreciate you taking time to try and help me.

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Re: when reopening file parts are missing

03-12-2013 08:17 AM in reply to: scott1888

Can you post a screen cap of the model tree in your full assembly?  I'd like to see the structure of it... might give me some clues.  Such as:  (names removed)

 

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03-12-2013 08:24 AM in reply to: cbenner

not sure how much it will help - as im a complete newbie dont know exactly the best way of doing things was more of a quick bosch job over the w/e.

 

in worst case is the best thing to try to just start extruding from the sketches?

 

i sent it to a friend to open incase it was the program they had the same problem.

 

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03-12-2013 08:24 AM in reply to: cbenner

not sure how much it will help - as im a complete newbie dont know exactly the best way of doing things was more of a quick bosch job over the w/e.

 

in worst case is the best thing to try to just start extruding from the sketches?

 

i sent it to a friend to open incase it was the program they had the same problem.

 

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Re: when reopening file parts are missing

03-12-2013 08:48 AM in reply to: scott1888

This is Inventor right?  The model tree looks funny,... could be I've never seen the MAC version before.

 

Normally in Inventor the structure should be to build each component as a Part file.  Parts are feature based, created from sketches that are extruded or cut as needed to add or remove material from your part.  The parts are each saved as their own individual file.  Those parts are then assembled into an Assembly file, using a series of assembly constraints to establish the relationships between parts.  The assembly is also a separate file, which contains references to the individual part files used.

 

I'm honestly not sure how you created yours. 

 

Here are links to some tutorials by one of the best on this forum.  These should help you with getting started:

 

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/skillsusa%20university.pdf

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/AU2006/MA13-3%20Mather.pdf 

 

Also on the menu bar of your software look for the Get Started tab, there are some decent tutorials there as well.  I strongly recommend getting the basics down before chewing on something as large as this.  And we are always here to help.

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Re: when reopening file parts are missing

03-12-2013 12:21 PM in reply to: cbenner

yehh its invertor fusion - its an app i downloaded on the mac thats maybe why?

 

 

thanks, again it was a project for uni - they thought they had divided the groups well enough that there was one mech, one elec, and one design student - yet we have 1 elec and 2 mech who have never used the programme before so was hashed together.

 

ill try get the basic frame extruded again etc. was hoping there was going to be a quick fix. lol

 

thanks for your help. been much appreciated.

 

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