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abneroviedo
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Assemblies and drawings not updating

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03-14-2014 07:01 AM

Hello,

     For the sake of simplicity, we try to standardize parts we use so that we use the same part in multiple assemblies. The problem that we are having is that once we revise a part, we are forced to go into every assembly that it is used on, open it, update it and then save it. I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge of how to universally update all the assembly models and drawings after a part is changed. Seems like it should be a simple thing to do, as I have to imagine that using parts in multiple assemblies is a common occurence.

an "update where used" function would be really handy..

 

But I've had a few times where a "seemingly simple" update can just "trash" a whole drawing or break constraints/design intent all over the place,etc..

 

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Re: Assemblies and drawings not updating

03-14-2014 07:15 AM in reply to: abneroviedo

task scheduler..  located in the "tools" folder inside your inventor folder in the start menu of windows

 

But I might ask "why" you think you need to update everything immediately?

 

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Re: Assemblies and drawings not updating

03-14-2014 07:28 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

Thank you for the quick response.

We don't need to update immediately, but as of now it does not update at all. Also, some departments in our company use Inventor View to access drawings and unless we open, update and save the assemlby files, the viewer will only show the old configuration.

I accessed the task scheduler, but I'm not sure what I should be doing. Any words of wisdom?

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Re: Assemblies and drawings not updating

03-14-2014 07:57 AM in reply to: abneroviedo

Hi abneroviedo,

 

In my world, changing the part would require a revision roll and therefore an ECO (engineering change order), the assembly and drawing updates are then part of the change orders. My point is that because the assembly and drawing are approved and controlled, we expect that the changes will not be automatic, and that we will need to open the revise the drawings in a controlled way.

 

With all of that in mind, as mcgyvr mentioned, you can use the Task Scheduler to update assemblies and drawings, in a bit of a less controlled way. See link for the steps to do this:

http://help.autodesk.com/view/INVNTOR/2014/ENU/?guid=GUID-F86CF022-CFC2-4094-9DAD-6789C5F5D3BB

http://help.autodesk.com/view/INVNTOR/2014/ENU/?guid=GUID-7FD8EA9B-EFCE-4C2C-89E8-247E410D90DF

 

I hope this helps.
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Re: Assemblies and drawings not updating

03-14-2014 08:10 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Hello,

     We also use ECO's to manage the revising of drawings. The exception, in our case at least, is when the only update is pictorial. Say we add a hole to a part. We revise the part drawing through an ECO. We do not roll a rev on the next assembly as the change is only pictorial and really does not change the fit, form or function of the next assembly, or the assemnbly after that. We would like the drawing to be up to date, but not necessarily have to roll a rev on several drawings when it is just a pictorial change. Thanks again for the help.

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Re: Assemblies and drawings not updating

03-14-2014 08:34 AM in reply to: abneroviedo

abneroviedo wrote:

 

I accessed the task scheduler, but I'm not sure what I should be doing. Any words of wisdom?


http://help.autodesk.com/view/INVNTOR/2014/ENU/?guid=GUID-68ACA919-88E7-4943-B132-FAE2525601EF

 

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Re: Assemblies and drawings not updating

03-14-2014 08:37 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

an "update where used" function would be really handy..

 

But I've had a few times where a "seemingly simple" update can just "trash" a whole drawing or break constraints/design intent all over the place,etc..

 

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