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DRoam
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Determine which components contain the unresolved references

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04-30-2013 07:46 AM

If an assembly contains unresolved file references, when I try to open it Inventor allows me to try and resolve this with the Resolve Link dialog. But if I choose to skip all for whatever reason, once I've opened the assembly there's no easy way for me to see which sub-assembly/assemblies contain the missing reference. I have to expand folders, patterns, assemblies, etc. until I find the one with the little question mark next to it. I prefer to work with unresolved links in this way sometimes because it just makes more sense working with the model than a bunch of file paths and file names in the Resolve Link dialog. But it's nearly impossible with large assemblies where the unresolved links may be burried deep.  

 

Is there a way to list or somehow see which assemblies contain the unresolved links once I've already opened an assembly?

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swhite
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Re: Determine which components contain the unresolved references

04-30-2013 09:21 AM in reply to: DRoam

Your unresolved assembly should still show a question mark at the top level, just right-click and choose resolve file. This will take you back to the same option you skipped at start up.

Steven White
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Re: Determine which components contain the unresolved references

04-30-2013 09:52 AM in reply to: DRoam

"I prefer to work with unresolved links in this way sometimes because it just makes more sense working with the model than a bunch of file paths and file names in the Resolve Link dialog."

 

Why would you not edit your Project File to include all the paths. A properly structured Project FIle and Folders will save you time and in the long run.

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Re: Determine which components contain the unresolved references

04-30-2013 01:53 PM in reply to: blair
Agreed. When I get hit with an unresolved file dialog, I click cancel and fix the problem at the source (the project file).
Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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