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*Rich
Message 1 of 8 (111 Views)

Dimension style

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03-16-2009 12:58 PM
I can't for the life of me get my Rich's mm[in] dimension style that I made
from and ANSI mm standard and added use alternet units checked and have the
style set to x.x[x.x] as the way I want mm's and in's shown. I have Rich's
(ANSI-mm) as the standard style but can't get the [in] units to show up no
matter what? I have two books and just went through a weeks training so I'm
really new here but need help to do the most basic of things and both books
don't work they fail after I set up my style then say to press a button to
save it but the save button isn't there and it doesn't save when I chose
done. The next step tells me to open a dwg but it only lets me open a
project and I can't change it to DWG or IPT or any thing.

Very frustrating indeed.

Thanks for any help, Rich
*Ray Dyson
Message 2 of 8 (111 Views)

Re: Dimension style

03-16-2009 01:06 PM in reply to: *Rich
Edit your project
Set "Use Style Library" to yes


"Rich" wrote in message
news:6143040@discussion.autodesk.com...
I can't for the life of me get my Rich's mm[in] dimension style that I made
from and ANSI mm standard and added use alternet units checked and have the
style set to x.x[x.x] as the way I want mm's and in's shown. I have Rich's
(ANSI-mm) as the standard style but can't get the [in] units to show up no
matter what? I have two books and just went through a weeks training so I'm
really new here but need help to do the most basic of things and both books
don't work they fail after I set up my style then say to press a button to
save it but the save button isn't there and it doesn't save when I chose
done. The next step tells me to open a dwg but it only lets me open a
project and I can't change it to DWG or IPT or any thing.

Very frustrating indeed.

Thanks for any help, Rich
*Rich
Message 3 of 8 (111 Views)

Re: Dimension style

03-16-2009 01:14 PM in reply to: *Rich
When I open project to make my project current then close the project
editor, I then go to open and I can't find a file in the directory that the
files are in. I can go to the directory using explorer and see the files are
there. Why I can't open any file after my project is chosen as a default is
mystery to me. I'm trying to change the dimension style to create my own so
every drawing I open looks the same. The book shows it as being easy but it
doesn't work.

Thanks for the help, Rich


"Ray Dyson" wrote in message
news:6143053@discussion.autodesk.com...
Edit your project
Set "Use Style Library" to yes


"Rich" wrote in message
news:6143040@discussion.autodesk.com...
I can't for the life of me get my Rich's mm[in] dimension style that I made
from and ANSI mm standard and added use alternet units checked and have the
style set to x.x[x.x] as the way I want mm's and in's shown. I have Rich's
(ANSI-mm) as the standard style but can't get the [in] units to show up no
matter what? I have two books and just went through a weeks training so I'm
really new here but need help to do the most basic of things and both books
don't work they fail after I set up my style then say to press a button to
save it but the save button isn't there and it doesn't save when I chose
done. The next step tells me to open a dwg but it only lets me open a
project and I can't change it to DWG or IPT or any thing.

Very frustrating indeed.

Thanks for any help, Rich
*Ray Dyson
Message 4 of 8 (111 Views)

Re: Dimension style

03-16-2009 01:53 PM in reply to: *Rich
"Project location" of the active Project is the working directory where IV
looks for your files
If the files are there but not showing in the open dialog then the "Files of
Type" filter must be set incorrectly


"Rich" wrote in message
news:6143045@discussion.autodesk.com...
When I open project to make my project current then close the project
editor, I then go to open and I can't find a file in the directory that the
files are in. I can go to the directory using explorer and see the files are
there. Why I can't open any file after my project is chosen as a default is
mystery to me. I'm trying to change the dimension style to create my own so
every drawing I open looks the same. The book shows it as being easy but it
doesn't work.

Thanks for the help, Rich


"Ray Dyson" wrote in message
news:6143053@discussion.autodesk.com...
Edit your project
Set "Use Style Library" to yes


"Rich" wrote in message
news:6143040@discussion.autodesk.com...
I can't for the life of me get my Rich's mm[in] dimension style that I made
from and ANSI mm standard and added use alternet units checked and have the
style set to x.x[x.x] as the way I want mm's and in's shown. I have Rich's
(ANSI-mm) as the standard style but can't get the [in] units to show up no
matter what? I have two books and just went through a weeks training so I'm
really new here but need help to do the most basic of things and both books
don't work they fail after I set up my style then say to press a button to
save it but the save button isn't there and it doesn't save when I chose
done. The next step tells me to open a dwg but it only lets me open a
project and I can't change it to DWG or IPT or any thing.

Very frustrating indeed.

Thanks for any help, Rich
*Dennis Jeffrey
Message 5 of 8 (111 Views)

Re: Dimension style

03-16-2009 02:14 PM in reply to: *Rich
Go through this, then give me a call. I'll give you some live web
assistance.

http://teknigroup.com/AU2007

--
Dennis Jeffrey, Autodesk Inventor Certified Expert
Autodesk Manufacturing Implementation Certified Expert.
Instructor/Author/Sr. App Engr. (260) 399-6615
AIP 2008 SP3, AIP 2009-SP1 PcCillin AV
HP zv5000 AMD64 2GB - Geforce Go 440, Driver: .8185
XP Pro SP3, Windows XP Silver Theme
http://teknigroup.com
*Rich
Message 6 of 8 (111 Views)

Re: Dimension style

03-16-2009 02:17 PM in reply to: *Rich
I think I found the problem but don't know how to correct it. The path I
have set for templates set to my user name\~inventor\templates. But the
files in this directory aren't being updated but the ones under the standard
path are. THE problem is that I have the files under options set correctly
but Inventor isn't using what I have set in tools>application settings>file
tab for default I have set:
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\~Inventor\Templates\Rich's_Metric\

But it's still using the default path of: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor
2009\Templates\Rich's_Metric

So how do I get this straightened out or just use the default path?

Rich



"Ray Dyson" wrote in message
news:6143064@discussion.autodesk.com...
"Project location" of the active Project is the working directory where IV
looks for your files
If the files are there but not showing in the open dialog then the "Files of
Type" filter must be set incorrectly


"Rich" wrote in message
news:6143045@discussion.autodesk.com...
When I open project to make my project current then close the project
editor, I then go to open and I can't find a file in the directory that the
files are in. I can go to the directory using explorer and see the files are
there. Why I can't open any file after my project is chosen as a default is
mystery to me. I'm trying to change the dimension style to create my own so
every drawing I open looks the same. The book shows it as being easy but it
doesn't work.

Thanks for the help, Rich


"Ray Dyson" wrote in message
news:6143053@discussion.autodesk.com...
Edit your project
Set "Use Style Library" to yes


"Rich" wrote in message
news:6143040@discussion.autodesk.com...
I can't for the life of me get my Rich's mm[in] dimension style that I made
from and ANSI mm standard and added use alternet units checked and have the
style set to x.x[x.x] as the way I want mm's and in's shown. I have Rich's
(ANSI-mm) as the standard style but can't get the [in] units to show up no
matter what? I have two books and just went through a weeks training so I'm
really new here but need help to do the most basic of things and both books
don't work they fail after I set up my style then say to press a button to
save it but the save button isn't there and it doesn't save when I chose
done. The next step tells me to open a dwg but it only lets me open a
project and I can't change it to DWG or IPT or any thing.

Very frustrating indeed.

Thanks for any help, Rich
*Ray Dyson
Message 7 of 8 (111 Views)

Re: Dimension style

03-16-2009 02:46 PM in reply to: *Rich
I know just enough about projects to be dangerous, go with Dennis's offer.


"Rich" wrote in message
news:6143092@discussion.autodesk.com...
I think I found the problem but don't know how to correct it. The path I
have set for templates set to my user name\~inventor\templates. But the
files in this directory aren't being updated but the ones under the standard
path are. THE problem is that I have the files under options set correctly
but Inventor isn't using what I have set in tools>application settings>file
tab for default I have set:
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\~Inventor\Templates\Rich's_Metric\

But it's still using the default path of: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor
2009\Templates\Rich's_Metric

So how do I get this straightened out or just use the default path?

Rich



"Ray Dyson" wrote in message
news:6143064@discussion.autodesk.com...
"Project location" of the active Project is the working directory where IV
looks for your files
If the files are there but not showing in the open dialog then the "Files of
Type" filter must be set incorrectly


"Rich" wrote in message
news:6143045@discussion.autodesk.com...
When I open project to make my project current then close the project
editor, I then go to open and I can't find a file in the directory that the
files are in. I can go to the directory using explorer and see the files are
there. Why I can't open any file after my project is chosen as a default is
mystery to me. I'm trying to change the dimension style to create my own so
every drawing I open looks the same. The book shows it as being easy but it
doesn't work.

Thanks for the help, Rich


"Ray Dyson" wrote in message
news:6143053@discussion.autodesk.com...
Edit your project
Set "Use Style Library" to yes


"Rich" wrote in message
news:6143040@discussion.autodesk.com...
I can't for the life of me get my Rich's mm[in] dimension style that I made
from and ANSI mm standard and added use alternet units checked and have the
style set to x.x[x.x] as the way I want mm's and in's shown. I have Rich's
(ANSI-mm) as the standard style but can't get the [in] units to show up no
matter what? I have two books and just went through a weeks training so I'm
really new here but need help to do the most basic of things and both books
don't work they fail after I set up my style then say to press a button to
save it but the save button isn't there and it doesn't save when I chose
done. The next step tells me to open a dwg but it only lets me open a
project and I can't change it to DWG or IPT or any thing.

Very frustrating indeed.

Thanks for any help, Rich
*Rich
Message 8 of 8 (111 Views)

Re: Dimension style

03-17-2009 06:15 AM in reply to: *Rich
Thanks for the offer but I think this is more than I need at this time. All
I'm trying to do is get Inventor to use the dimension style that I modified
but when I follow the tutorial in the book I have it doesn't work because
the paths I put in aren't being used. Can I do repair installation and maybe
that will straighten out the mess I'm in? I've been working on getting this
going and not doing work! Two days to get [in] dimensions to show up isn't
very productive.

Thanks but I don't need projects at this early time with Inventor, maybe
after I get the basics working.

Rich

rbenn at anl dot gov


"Dennis Jeffrey" wrote in message
news:6143104@discussion.autodesk.com...
Go through this, then give me a call. I'll give you some live web
assistance.

http://teknigroup.com/AU2007

--
Dennis Jeffrey, Autodesk Inventor Certified Expert
Autodesk Manufacturing Implementation Certified Expert.
Instructor/Author/Sr. App Engr. (260) 399-6615
AIP 2008 SP3, AIP 2009-SP1 PcCillin AV
HP zv5000 AMD64 2GB - Geforce Go 440, Driver: .8185
XP Pro SP3, Windows XP Silver Theme
http://teknigroup.com
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