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ARCross
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Cannot Create Custom Frame Member Part

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06-28-2010 12:14 PM

I created a template part, turned it into an I-part and published it successfully as a Frame Member.

 

The custom member was published into a custom library that is read/write.  I was forced to create this library in order to publish the part... I am not sure why.

 

When I go to use the custom profile with the frame generator, I am able to find the custom member in the dialog but when the frame generator tries to generate the part, I get this error message:

 

[WARNING] Frame Generator: Errors occurred during inserting Frame Member(s)
    [WARNING] Insertion of frame member(s) failed
        [ERROR] A frame member could not be created.  The template file for Unnamed GIRT-2 could not be located in the Content Center library.

Any thoughts as to where I am going wrong?  Thanks,

 

Andrew

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Dennis_Jeffrey
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Re: Cannot Create Custom Frame Member Part

06-28-2010 01:55 PM in reply to: ARCross

Inventor version please?

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ARCross
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Re: Cannot Create Custom Frame Member Part

06-28-2010 02:20 PM in reply to: ARCross

Sorry, we are using InventorSeries 2010.

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Dennis_Jeffrey
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Re: Cannot Create Custom Frame Member Part

06-28-2010 02:26 PM in reply to: ARCross

Did you author it as a structural part?

 

Can you zip and attach the original pre-published part? I'll take a look

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whunter
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Re: Cannot Create Custom Frame Member Part

06-30-2010 01:27 AM in reply to: Dennis_Jeffrey

Hi all;

 

I get the same error. Inventor 2011, 64-bit. I've attached my 'authoring' file. Any ideas what's going on here? I've done this before and then it worked, must be doing something wrong this time round but I obviously don't know what.

 

Thanks,

William

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Re: Cannot Create Custom Frame Member Part

06-30-2010 04:38 AM in reply to: whunter

Question: What is this? See attached.

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Re: Cannot Create Custom Frame Member Part

06-30-2010 04:40 AM in reply to: Dennis_Jeffrey

Is this a custom notch shape?

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whunter
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Re: Cannot Create Custom Frame Member Part

06-30-2010 04:50 AM in reply to: Dennis_Jeffrey

 


Dennis_Jeffrey wrote:

Is this a custom notch shape?


 

Yes.

 

Background: I'm evaluating if we can use Inventor for our designs (currently using Bentley ProSteel with AutoCAD), the only thing stopping us is the ability to model structural end connections with coping/bolting/plating. I thought of using Revit, but we also do a lot of mechanical work, more than structural, on the same projects (typical of modular mining plants), so...

 

The only option I see is a combination of custom notches and iFeatures and/or iCopies. There's the API too, of course, but that's a lot of work/time.

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Re: Cannot Create Custom Frame Member Part

06-30-2010 05:02 AM in reply to: whunter

This part ( made from your sketch) works. Check the table differences.

 

Note that I did nothing with file naming or descriptions.  Fix your part first, then work on those. Resources on Content Center descriptions, etc. are available in the March/April issue of The Creative Inventor Magazine.

 

You might want to review this document:

 

http://teknigroup.com/AU2008

 

I'll be back at AU this year with an enhanced version of this subject.

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ARCross
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Re: Cannot Create Custom Frame Member Part

06-30-2010 08:27 AM in reply to: ARCross

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.  I think part of our problem was a faulty installation of Excel. 

 

I also redid the part -  a custom girt.  Here was my workflow:

 

1.Create profile sketch:

2. Extrude sketch - use a parameter labelled 'length'

3. Turn part into an i-part - create table that allows for multiple widths of girt.

4. publish as a structural member - in the parameter mapping dialog - enter 'LENGTH' for the 'BASE LENGTH' box.

5. Publish

 

I had to create a read/write library under the edit projects dialog box - far bottom right corner, click libraries button and create new library.

 

Anyway, it seems to be work now although I need to do some more work in order to get the part showing with necesary information in the BOM.

 

AC

 

PS - I have been working on the part on a new computer that doesn't have interenet set up. Otherwise I would post the post the part for critique.

 

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