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rhasell
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Edit Extrusion, OK button Greyed out

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10-15-2012 06:30 PM

Hi all

 

This has been bugging me for a while now and I am now looking for some help.

 

Whenever I edit an Extrude 'cut' feature,(eg: To Add or remove a profile), the OK button is greyed out and no matter what I do, I can't get it back.

 

The only way to edit the extrusion is to:

Shift EOP

Delete the extrusion

Recreate the extrusion.

Shift EOP

fix errors if any.

 

Any sugestions?

 


Reg
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Hi Reg,

 

We take much investigation on this behavior, and it is a known issue for us. When looking into the extrusion, you will find that the key factor is that the symmetric flip direction is used for extrusion cut. For this issue, the reason why is pretty simple. Edit the extrude feature and change extent from All to Distance, you will see the distance value is set to zero, which is illegitimate. As a result, the dialog does not like the condition and then greys out the OK button. To fix the issue, you could have two choices.

Choice A: When switching extents type from Distance to All, simply give a meaningful value like 1mm or 1in (default value), instead of zero.

Choice B: Do not check for Distance value when extents type is set to All.

 

Generally Choice A would be a better solution and easier to implement, since any value Inventor sets should be meaningful.

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Yijiang.Cai
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Re: Edit Extrusion, OK button Greyed out

10-15-2012 07:59 PM in reply to: rhasell

Based on the workflow or steps you provided, I can't reproduce this behavior. So could you attach the dataset or image for more details?

Thanks,
River Cai

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rhasell
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Re: Edit Extrusion, OK button Greyed out

10-16-2012 12:22 AM in reply to: Yijiang.Cai

Hi River Cai

 

Thank you for responding.

 

One thing I have discovered, is that if there is something hanging off the extrusion, eg, projected geometry, it will not work.

 

Please See attached file.

 

Thank you.


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Re: Edit Extrusion, OK button Greyed out

10-16-2012 12:58 AM in reply to: rhasell

Maybe I did not catch the key idea here, and it is not reproducible using the dataset you attached. Could you give us more steps about the workflow you have done?

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River Cai

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JDMather
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Re: Edit Extrusion, OK button Greyed out

10-16-2012 04:40 AM in reply to: rhasell

I too tried to reproduce the issue and everything worked as expected for me.

But I might have been confused by your model.

 

In education we often give tests with something called "distractors".  These distractors are additional "information" that really have nothing to do with the problem.  In other contexts it might be termed "noise".  I'm not sure I haven't been distracted from seeing the problem by a distractor.  In the attached image can the problem be reproduced without these features?

 

Distractors.PNG

 

Can you reproduce the issue is a very simple file of an extruded rectangle and an extrude cut?

 

When I edit one of your Extrude - Cuts with a change that actually changes the condition of the model - the button becomes available.

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Re: Edit Extrusion, OK button Greyed out

10-16-2012 04:59 AM in reply to: rhasell

In the file you posted, are you trying to edit Extrusion11, changing the cut profile fom Sketch2 to Sketch14?  If so, I experienced the same thing that you did-- after deselecting the existing profile and picking the new one, OK was not available (and the preview did not correctly reflect the extrusion options (through all, symmetric).  However, if I made any changes to these options, then changed back, all behaved as expected.

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Re: Edit Extrusion, OK button Greyed out

10-16-2012 05:08 AM in reply to: rhasell
Thanks guys.

I must admit, not some of my best work, the simple design has been modified at least 4 times, (engineering drawings going live without a proper design foundation.)
hense the scrappy work. The reason for the request was that the client has made another change, and. I was not able to edit the extrusions.

I will make a smaller part tomorrow and post it, if I get the error and you guys don't, it will naturally indicate an issue on my PC.

As a matter of interest, there is a lonely extrude in the middle of the tree, just above a shared sketch, edit it, the OK button will not activate at all.

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10-16-2012 06:02 AM in reply to: rhasell

rhasell wrote:

As a matter of interest, there is a lonely extrude in the middle of the tree, just above a shared sketch, edit it, the OK button will not activate at all.

Does it have a name, ie Extrude2?

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Re: Edit Extrusion, OK button Greyed out

10-16-2012 04:18 PM in reply to: JDMather

Hi Sorry, I was mobile.

 

It was extrusion 14.

 

I will make a new part to ease the simulation.

 


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Re: Edit Extrusion, OK button Greyed out

10-16-2012 10:27 PM in reply to: rhasell

Based on the sketch name and workflow, I retry it. And the behavior you talked can be seen when editing Extrusion 14, it looks interesting, but when changing the extents from All to Distance to All, and make the flip direction right, it will work fine. Anyway this issue has been logged as 1476442 in our tracking system.

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River Cai

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