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Cadmanto
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Creating iparts from Content Center

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06-06-2012 08:23 AM

I created a new part doing a save as from a content center flange.  I then created iparts in the saved part file.

My question is when I place this part into a new assembly it is not allowing me to change from one ipart to another in the part table within the assembly.

Why?  What am I missing and is there a way to get this to work short of recreating from scratch?

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Scott McFadden
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Lance_White
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Re: Creating iparts from Content Center

06-08-2012 07:54 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Could you post the part here?


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Re: Creating iparts from Content Center

06-08-2012 09:20 AM in reply to: Lance_White

Lance,

Here is the file.  Let me know if you have any luck.

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Re: Creating iparts from Content Center

06-08-2012 10:16 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

I took a look. Evidently fitting just don't figure out they aren't a content center part. Looks like you're best best would be to just recreate it from scratch.


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Re: Creating iparts from Content Center

06-08-2012 10:18 AM in reply to: Lance_White

That is what we ended up doing for the sake of time.

I would just like to know why this can't be done.  It would be so nice to be able to save CC parts and alter them in this fashion with out these hickups.

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Re: Creating iparts from Content Center

06-08-2012 10:19 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Hi Cadmanto, 

 

If I understand correctly, I think you'd need to publish your iPart back to a read/write CC library.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
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Re: Creating iparts from Content Center

06-08-2012 10:30 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Yeah, if you publish it back to the CC it'll work.


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Re: Creating iparts from Content Center

06-08-2012 10:44 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Hi Curtis,

We ended up recreating them and publishing the recreated ones into the CC under our own sub folder.

My question now is are you absolutely 100% sure that if I was to publish the copy save as version from CC

that after I created the iparts and generated them if I was to publish them back into the CC that it would work

as I described in the initial posting?  I ask because I was told it is not an easy task to remove things from CC.

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Re: Creating iparts from Content Center

06-08-2012 11:14 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Hi Cadmanto,

 

I got a bit lost trying to follow your last question, but here is what I think you're trying to do.

  • Get a part from CC. (let's call it CC_Part.ipt)
  • Save that part your own part and then make changes. (let's call it My_Part.ipt)
  • Add an iPart table to My_Part.ipt, making it an iPart factory.
  • Add rows for all of the members needed for the this family of parts.
  • (there is no need to generate files from the iPart factory at this point)

Now you should be able to publish the ipart factory My_Part.ipt to a read/write CC library.

Once that is done you can place members using the Place From Content Center button.

And you can then use the Change Size or Replace from Content Center options to change it out.

 

But hang on a second, let's back up.

In re-reading your original post, it seems that what you were asking was why you couldn't right-click on an iPart member that was placed in the assembly and choose Change Component as shown here:

 

Autodesk Inventor Change Component iPart.png

 

Was that the original question?

 

 

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
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Re: Creating iparts from Content Center

06-08-2012 11:14 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

The easiest way to answer that is for you to give it a try.


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