I am having the same problem. I am using Inventor Professional 2012 and I have created complex iparts and iassemblies and I am not able to change the BOM structure of the parts simply because they are intelligent. I require the tables and features that the iparts and iassemblies can create but they are coming up read only and can not modify the BOM information. Is there a way to change the read only aspect of an ipart or iassembly?
Are you using Vault? Are any of these parts Content Center parts?
I am not using Vault, all files are on my local server. Also all parts and assemblies have been created from nothing. I work in the Rail Industry, for example one of my iassemblies is a bungalow. This bungalow has 6 options, these options change the physical size of the bungalow, this bungalow comes with receptacles, lights, light switch(es), exhaust fan, heater, thermostats, shelves, and a distribution panel. This will show up as a single item on my BOM, but there is a lot of intelligence (equipment moves or gets added depending on the selection) within my assembly and I can not change anything on my BOM because its coming up as read only. This particular iassembly contains parts, iparts, and iassemblies all of which I have created since my content is very unique. Everything works as I want, except the BOM.
Any chance of posting the assembly or any of the files?
I've attached the bungalow that would be set up in the master BOM as a single item. This iassembly will end up in a template which I am setting up.
Sorry about that,
I did not pack and go my assembly. I know why its read only, basically because the bungalow assembly has options since its intelligent that information could change when you put in into another assembly. I can put properties into my table such as the description, however I do not see an option to put my custom iproperties in the table, that’s where I have hit the road block at this point.
The bungalow has been posted on our FTP site, details noted below. Using Internet Explorer access through address: https://www.hmmftp.com/
* Data Stored here will be purged on Sat Nov 24 10:03:02 EST 2012.