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Accessing a parts list

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11-15-2011 10:45 AM

We have written a VB6 program for non-Inventor users that uses the Autodesk Inventor Object Library from an install of the Inventor Viewer 2011-2012.  The program collects drawing sets from a VaultMirror folder exported from the actual Inventor vault.  In addition, the program exports assembly parts to a formatted Excel file for purchasing. 

We thought that it worked fine but, have recently found an issue: the program reads and exports ALL items referenced in an assembly, not just items in the parts list.  For a particular assembly that I am using to test with, there are seven items in the parts list but, 23 parts referenced in total in the assembly.  So, we get an Excel export with 23 + line items and when plotting to pdf, get 23 pdf files instead of the seven that should be created.

We are using the ApprenticeServerComponent to open the file objects but, I can't find a parts list.  I have reviewed a number of posted examples of accesing parts lists and opening ApprenticeServerDrawingDocument objects but, nothing seems to work.  It is like I don't have access to all of the object types needed to make it happen.


Should I be trying to open an iam or idw to access the parts list?

Are there any very basic code examples available of accessing a parts list?



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Re: Accessing a parts list

11-17-2011 05:12 AM in reply to: timlogan3847

you need to place a partslist in a idw first. then you can access partslist from vb.

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