Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

Reply
Distinguished Contributor
SteveFrey
Posts: 525
Registered: ‎09-12-2007
Message 1 of 14 (437 Views)

Changing the Part List Style

437 Views, 13 Replies
01-11-2013 01:14 PM

I need to change my parts list style for all of my drawings from this point forward.  For the life of me I can't figure out how to do this.  I have my project set to read-write and I've tried this 10 ways til Sunday but it won't take.  There are several things that I want to achieve but I'd be happy with just one of them for now.  All I want to do is remove the ITEM column from my default parts list.  After this I want to merge rows by part number, etc.  Can anyone give me simple directions on how to do this?  Thanks.

Steve Frey
Inventor 2013
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
HP EliteBook 8470w
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz
Memory: 16 GB
AMD FirePro M2000
3D Connexion SpacePilot
*Expert Elite*
LT.Rusty
Posts: 835
Registered: ‎10-23-2012
Message 2 of 14 (436 Views)

Re: Changing the Part List Style

01-11-2013 01:20 PM in reply to: SteveFrey

Rows should automatically merge if all the information contained within them is identical. 

 

As far as removing the column do that with the Parts List column chooser in the Style Manager.

 

 

 

parts list column chooser.JPG


___________________________________________________________

Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013, 2014, 2015

Workstation: i7-4770k / ASUS Z87-Pro / 16GB / 250 GB SSD / 1 TB HDD / 3 TB USB3 HDD / Radeon R9-270X 4GB
Laptop: Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269 (i7-2630QM / 8 GB / 250 GB SSD / 750 GB HDD / GT540M)

*Expert Elite*
LT.Rusty
Posts: 835
Registered: ‎10-23-2012
Message 3 of 14 (435 Views)

Re: Changing the Part List Style

01-11-2013 01:22 PM in reply to: LT.Rusty

Oh-  this will only change the parts list for the active document.  If you want to do this across the board for all new documents going forward, make the style changes to your template.


___________________________________________________________

Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013, 2014, 2015

Workstation: i7-4770k / ASUS Z87-Pro / 16GB / 250 GB SSD / 1 TB HDD / 3 TB USB3 HDD / Radeon R9-270X 4GB
Laptop: Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269 (i7-2630QM / 8 GB / 250 GB SSD / 750 GB HDD / GT540M)

Distinguished Contributor
SteveFrey
Posts: 525
Registered: ‎09-12-2007
Message 4 of 14 (433 Views)

Re: Changing the Part List Style

01-11-2013 01:30 PM in reply to: LT.Rusty

I was in my template.  I opened the actual template from C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Inventor 2013\Templates and tried to do this from here.  Then I updated the style and saved it to the library.  Still comes up as before.

Steve Frey
Inventor 2013
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
HP EliteBook 8470w
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz
Memory: 16 GB
AMD FirePro M2000
3D Connexion SpacePilot
*Expert Elite*
LT.Rusty
Posts: 835
Registered: ‎10-23-2012
Message 5 of 14 (421 Views)

Re: Changing the Part List Style

01-11-2013 01:45 PM in reply to: SteveFrey

Did you create a new style or edit an existing one?  Check under Object Defaults for the currently active standard to make sure that your edited Parts List style is the active one.

 


___________________________________________________________

Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013, 2014, 2015

Workstation: i7-4770k / ASUS Z87-Pro / 16GB / 250 GB SSD / 1 TB HDD / 3 TB USB3 HDD / Radeon R9-270X 4GB
Laptop: Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269 (i7-2630QM / 8 GB / 250 GB SSD / 750 GB HDD / GT540M)

Distinguished Contributor
SteveFrey
Posts: 525
Registered: ‎09-12-2007
Message 6 of 14 (414 Views)

Re: Changing the Part List Style

01-11-2013 02:10 PM in reply to: LT.Rusty

I edited an existing one.  I checked and it is active. 

Steve Frey
Inventor 2013
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
HP EliteBook 8470w
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz
Memory: 16 GB
AMD FirePro M2000
3D Connexion SpacePilot
*Expert Elite*
LT.Rusty
Posts: 835
Registered: ‎10-23-2012
Message 7 of 14 (403 Views)

Re: Changing the Part List Style

01-11-2013 02:27 PM in reply to: SteveFrey

Take a look at the attached drawing.  You can use the style from there if you need to.

 

One thing to note when you edit the style is that it won't automatically update an existing object that has been placed using the older version of the style.  You'll have to manually select the object and on the Annotate tab change the style, then change it back.  If you're not already set to "By Standard," you can set it to that and it will update to the newest version of the style active in the standard.  If you are, then you'll have to change to something else and then change back.  It'll update then.


___________________________________________________________

Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013, 2014, 2015

Workstation: i7-4770k / ASUS Z87-Pro / 16GB / 250 GB SSD / 1 TB HDD / 3 TB USB3 HDD / Radeon R9-270X 4GB
Laptop: Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269 (i7-2630QM / 8 GB / 250 GB SSD / 750 GB HDD / GT540M)

Distinguished Contributor
SteveFrey
Posts: 525
Registered: ‎09-12-2007
Message 8 of 14 (400 Views)

Re: Changing the Part List Style

01-11-2013 02:39 PM in reply to: LT.Rusty

So after playing around with it a little more I realized that my standards tab was set to local.  I changed it to active standard and I think I got it. 

Steve Frey
Inventor 2013
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
HP EliteBook 8470w
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz
Memory: 16 GB
AMD FirePro M2000
3D Connexion SpacePilot
*Expert Elite*
LT.Rusty
Posts: 835
Registered: ‎10-23-2012
Message 9 of 14 (390 Views)

Re: Changing the Part List Style

01-11-2013 02:51 PM in reply to: SteveFrey

D'oh!  

 

Glad you figured it out ... that's one of those things that seems like it should be no problem but it just frustrates the heck out of you for hours until you find the tiny little issue or setting.  :smileyhappy:


___________________________________________________________

Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013, 2014, 2015

Workstation: i7-4770k / ASUS Z87-Pro / 16GB / 250 GB SSD / 1 TB HDD / 3 TB USB3 HDD / Radeon R9-270X 4GB
Laptop: Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269 (i7-2630QM / 8 GB / 250 GB SSD / 750 GB HDD / GT540M)

Distinguished Contributor
SteveFrey
Posts: 525
Registered: ‎09-12-2007
Message 10 of 14 (388 Views)

Re: Changing the Part List Style

01-11-2013 02:53 PM in reply to: LT.Rusty

I know.  It is quite amazing that they couldn't write the program to be a little more user friendly.  Thanks!

Steve Frey
Inventor 2013
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
HP EliteBook 8470w
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz
Memory: 16 GB
AMD FirePro M2000
3D Connexion SpacePilot
Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Announcements
Are You Going To Be @ AU 2014? Feel free to drop by our AU topic post and share your plans, plug a class that you're teaching, or simply check out who else from the community might be in attendance. Ohh and don't forgot to stop by the Autodesk Help | Learn | Collaborate booths in the Exhibit Hall and meet our community team if you get a chance!