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d_m_fleming
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Registered: ‎10-17-2012
Message 11 of 15 (144 Views)

Re: Content Center Families Disappearing

09-23-2013 09:47 AM in reply to: cbenner

I will check into that.

Thanks for your time.

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LT.Rusty
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Message 12 of 15 (139 Views)

Re: Content Center Families Disappearing

09-23-2013 10:07 AM in reply to: d_m_fleming

May or may not be relevant here, but whenever I create a new family based on an existing one I always do it with a new family name.  I seem to recall from early experimentation with this that, unless the family name is changed when you copy an existing one to a different library, the original family that it was based on disappears, and is completely replaced by the new one.

 

The original isn't actually gone, as in it hasn't been deleted or anything, but Inventor will ignore its existence in favor of the copy that you've created, based on what it believes your intent to be.

 

I suspect that if you call your new family something other than "Hex Bolt - Inch" when you copy it that your problem may vanish.


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Re: Content Center Families Disappearing

09-23-2013 10:39 AM in reply to: LT.Rusty

Thank you for yor reply.

 

This thought has occurred to us and we could try that.

Have to ask if there is some reason Autodesk has set up the "Copy to" command to use the exact family name in the new location. Maybe so in merged views it will default to our version and ignore Inventor version? With your method, in merged views, our users would have to know which family to choose (No big deal, just needs GLM in name.)

 

 

 

 

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LT.Rusty
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Re: Content Center Families Disappearing

09-23-2013 10:41 AM in reply to: d_m_fleming

d_f_fleming wrote:

Thank you for yor reply.

 

This thought has occurred to us and we could try that.

Have to ask if there is some reason Autodesk has set up the "Copy to" command to use the exact family name in the new location. Maybe so in merged views it will default to our version and ignore Inventor version? With your method, in merged views, our users would have to know which family to choose (No big deal, just needs GLM in name.)

 

 

 

 


 

 

YES, that's what it was!!!!  I couldn't remember exactly.  After you create your new family, change the name.  Then turn off merged views.


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Message 15 of 15 (74 Views)

Re: Content Center Families Disappearing

02-11-2014 06:09 AM in reply to: d_m_fleming

I am having exactly the same problem, it is super annoying. Each time we have to re-create the family and it is costing us a lot of time and money. And no it does not have anything to do with the filter, doesnt matter how many time you put the filters on and off they never come back un less you go in to the history of parts that you have used in the past. Im pretty sure this is not the right way to go though. Please let us know if someone finds the solution.

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