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john.gusic
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Registered: ‎04-12-2006
Message 1 of 14 (986 Views)

Delete Bitmap Reference in IDW

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03-23-2009 06:36 AM
Folks,

I have asked this question over in the Vault area with no luck.

Currently running INV 11.

Way back when we first started using INV (R5) we used a bitmap in our titleblock for our company logo. Since then, we have moved to using vault last year and this bitmap is causing major headaches since its original location was no in a library file, but stored in our template file area.

Every time we attempted to add a new IDW to the Vault, Vault would kick it back of course saying a file by that name already exists in Vault. To get around this, we have reworked our titleblocks and have used a DXF file for our logo instead of a bitmap. This works on new IDW's just fine, but editing any previous drawing now causes problems with uploading to vault.

The only way I have found to purge this bitmap from the IDW reference is to start a new IDW and copy the views while inserting the new titleblock.

I have tried everything I know and our dealer is of no help (they have no clue either) in purging for lack of a better term, from the IDW reference.

So, is there a way to clear this reference from the current IDW without having to recreate new drawings?

I have tried to edit the (bad) titleblock and deleted the bitmap out of it, but when trying to then save the file to vault, the vault tree still shows a 3rd party reference which is this bitmap! Copying over the new (good) titleblock does not work either as the IDW keeps the this bitmap reference even though the file does not exist anywhere in the drawing or any of the sketched symbols.

Any ideas would be appreciated in how to rid this bitmap reference from our titleblocks without recreating entirely new drawings.

thanks,

john
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-niels-
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Registered: ‎06-20-2006
Message 2 of 14 (985 Views)

Re: Delete Bitmap Reference in IDW

03-23-2009 07:44 AM in reply to: john.gusic
Would the "drawing resource transfer wizard" be any help?
(start > all programs > autodesk > autodesk inventor *version* > tools)

I'm not familiar with vault and how it handles "OLE" links, but maybe the transfer wizard can replace your old title blocks with the corrected ones.
Maybe even a bitmap could work as long as you don't "LINK" to the .bmp file...
(it's a checkbox on image insertion)

Just a suggestion, hope it is of some value.

Using IV2014 Pro SP2 - upd.1, Win7-64bit
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john.gusic
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Message 3 of 14 (985 Views)

Re: Delete Bitmap Reference in IDW

03-25-2009 08:21 AM in reply to: john.gusic
Niels,

Thanks for the suggestion, but it does not work.

Secondly, we've been through the "link" no link item and it does not work either.

What I am talking about here, is at one time our TB had the logo mapped (linked and then inserted again, unlinked). When the drawing file is loaded to Vault, it also carries with it the bmp file whether linked or unlinked.

Now, I want to edit the TB and remove the bitmap. I delete the bitmap from the TB and save the changes. The bitmap is no longer there within the TB but it is STILL somewhere in the IDW reference because when I try to now add the file to Vault, Vault comes back and says the file xxx.bmp is already in the Vault.

If I go and look at the properties under the Vault tab, it lists all the files associated with the IDW I want to upload to Vault. Low and behold, it lists 3rd Party files along with any Inventor files such as ipt's associated with the IDW file. Under the 3rd party heading is the xxx.bmp even though it is no where to be found within the current idw. Somehow, Inventor is holding on to the reference even though the file is no longer part of the titleblocks or within the sketched symbols.

Like I said, when I showed it to our dealer, they were stumped and basically said, "go fish".

john
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mbrumbelow4534
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Registered: ‎03-30-2009
Message 4 of 14 (985 Views)

Re: Delete Bitmap Reference in IDW

04-29-2009 07:33 AM in reply to: john.gusic
Hey John,



Just wondering if you have had any luck with this as we are having the same exact problem as you. We have old drawings with a TB that has a .bmp image inserted in it that was linked at the time. We have deleted the image our of the drawing, yet the link reference still exists and I have no clue how to get rid of it.
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mbrumbelow4534
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Message 5 of 14 (985 Views)

Re: Delete Bitmap Reference in IDW

04-29-2009 08:02 AM in reply to: john.gusic
John,



I did some more searching around and I have found a solution. I have no clue how it works, but it does. It uses a macro to delete the embedded link. Here are the directions:



http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/item?siteID=123112&id=6034348&linkID=9242018
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RubenCabreros
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Registered: ‎06-11-2008
Message 6 of 14 (550 Views)

Re: Delete Bitmap Reference in IDW

03-22-2013 10:14 AM in reply to: john.gusic

I was able to delet the link/.bmp file by deleting the Sheet, then clicking the Undo button to bring back the sheet.  For some reason it left the .bmp file out.  

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Registered: ‎03-08-2006
Message 7 of 14 (544 Views)

Re: Delete Bitmap Reference in IDW

03-22-2013 10:29 AM in reply to: RubenCabreros

Hi RubenCabreros,

 

The messages in this thread refer to older versions of Inventor. For Inventor 2011 and forward I think you can you use the Links button found on the Tools tab to do this in the future.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
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RubenCabreros
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Message 8 of 14 (538 Views)

Re: Delete Bitmap Reference in IDW

03-22-2013 10:56 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Curtis,

 

Thanks for the info.  It doesn't allow me to break the link on most of the .bmp files and I still can't delete the bitmap in my drawing.  Deleting the Sheet and Undo is the only way to do it so far.

 

 

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jamjumpin
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Registered: ‎12-19-2012
Message 9 of 14 (329 Views)

Re: Delete Bitmap Reference in IDW

01-07-2014 08:15 AM in reply to: RubenCabreros
I was having this problem and it was because the bmp was in one of the title block templates that we don't use anymore. Deleting the title block fixed it.
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knowga
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Registered: ‎03-02-2006
Message 10 of 14 (149 Views)

Re: Delete Bitmap Reference in IDW

06-11-2014 03:17 AM in reply to: jamjumpin
Well...whats working for me so far is to go too the Tools tab, click on Links (this is in Inv 2013 by the way) find the bitmap ref that has no next to it...break its link...click on done then save the drawing. The bitmap disappears from the folder reference in the sidebar and i can save/vault the file

regards

Gary
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