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timmy.stalnacke
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Renaming parts. problem with updating.

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04-04-2013 04:01 AM

Our company have changed our part number system (added a dot).
When I update the ipb file some parts lose their position and visibility. 

And also the trail disappears, even that "trail visibility" is ticked. But if I unticked it and ticked it again, the trail is visible again.

This is pretty annoying and I don't want to restart from scratch every time the assembly is being updated.


Best regards

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timmy.stalnacke
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Re: Renaming parts. problem with updating.

04-04-2013 04:37 AM in reply to: timmy.stalnacke

the problem seems to be that i cant "Update All Components"

i got a box that says "Some update paths are not valid. Press OK to continue update".
when i press OK, nothing happens.

What doses "some update paths are not valid" means?

i have open up the assembly in Inventor and update and save it, even checked it in vault.

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bowen192
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Re: Renaming parts. problem with updating.

04-04-2013 05:54 AM in reply to: timmy.stalnacke

I've had a similar-ish problem.

 

I'm not sure this is of any use, but if the component is linked to Vault you can right-click it and chose Recover From Vault.

 

This has fixed things for me in the past.

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timmy.stalnacke
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Re: Renaming parts. problem with updating.

04-04-2013 06:19 AM in reply to: bowen192

Thanks, but i have already tried that, when try to recover from vault some of the parts loses the placement and visibility state.

 

If i look the browser i can see that some parts are market with a red cross and some with a pen, and in the end some parts have some kind of star, i guess that the star means its new parts?

but they are no new parts at all. just renamed parts.

 

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LeoWan
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Re: Renaming parts. problem with updating.

04-10-2013 10:37 PM in reply to: timmy.stalnacke

Hi Timmy,

 

 I guess you also renamed the assembly file ? if so, please try below steps:

1. choose the top assembly file that you want to change in Publisher browser, right click to invoke context menu, choose "Source Files>Replace from local files",  

2. pick up the renamed assemly file

3. do update

 

Thanks,

Leo

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timmy.stalnacke
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Re: Renaming parts. problem with updating.

04-10-2013 10:41 PM in reply to: LeoWan

Hi!

 

Thanks for the response.

 

Yes we also have renamed the assembly file. but the main problem is that some of the parts loose its positions and visibility state.

 

Best regards

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LeoWan
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Re: Renaming parts. problem with updating.

04-10-2013 10:52 PM in reply to: timmy.stalnacke

Publisher won't take the renamed assembly as the same one with previous file.  That's why update don't do anything. After you recover file from vault and do update, it is processed by the old assembly file and renamed part files. this is not what you expected.

Please try my previous steps and see if it resolve your problem.

 

Thanks,

Leo

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timmy.stalnacke
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Re: Renaming parts. problem with updating.

04-15-2013 01:43 AM in reply to: LeoWan

Hi!


that exactly what i have done (your previous steps) that when the whole model mess up.

 

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LeoWan
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Re: Renaming parts. problem with updating.

04-15-2013 06:30 PM in reply to: timmy.stalnacke
Hi Timmy,
Would you mind provide your files both of the inventor files and ipb files before and after renamed for us to investigate?

Regards,
Leo
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timmy.stalnacke
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Re: Renaming parts. problem with updating.

04-18-2013 12:35 AM in reply to: LeoWan

Yes i can !

please send me a upload link!

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