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cadlad
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find all assemblies in which component X is placed

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01-24-2014 12:43 PM

Within a top level assembly, is there a way to find all assemblies in which component X (either part or assembly) is placed? I ask because I need to resolve duplicate filenames (877 of them to be exact) before Vaulting a project.

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Autoloader gave me the report of duplicate filenames and their location. What that report lacks is what assemblies these components reside in. I can obtain a Hierarchy Report from Design Assistant. So, between the Hierarchy Report and Autoloader Duplicate Filename Report, it will just be a matter of opening each assembly inside of Design Assistant and making the problem filenames unique. (o.O) Oh joy.

 

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01-24-2014 01:27 PM in reply to: cadlad

I think Design Assistant has where used capabilities.

 

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Re: find all assemblies in which component X is placed

01-24-2014 01:29 PM in reply to: cadlad

Design Assistant can do what you want, but it might be slow.  Look at the Tools-Find-Where Used menu pick. 

 

You might be better off creating a new, temperary Vault on your ADMS server just for this project.  Turn off unique filenames for this Vault and load your project into it.  Use the Where-used tool in vault and the replace component command in IV to clean up the files.  You can also re-work the folder structure if needed.

 

Once it is all clean, download a fresh copy to your temp workspace and use Windows Explorer to put it where the production Vault can see it.  Then load it into the production Vault as normal.

 

 




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Re: find all assemblies in which component X is placed

01-24-2014 01:29 PM in reply to: Cadmanto
Yes, DA has this feature, there also is a Find-Where-Used function in Vault as well.
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Re: find all assemblies in which component X is placed

01-24-2014 01:31 PM in reply to: cadlad
Would you please give feedback to this post? It explains a bit more in detail. Thanks! http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Vault-General/Resolving-duplicate-filenames/td-p/4773315
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Re: find all assemblies in which component X is placed

01-24-2014 04:34 PM in reply to: cadlad

Autoloader gave me the report of duplicate filenames and their location. What that report lacks is what assemblies these components reside in. I can obtain a Hierarchy Report from Design Assistant. So, between the Hierarchy Report and Autoloader Duplicate Filename Report, it will just be a matter of opening each assembly inside of Design Assistant and making the problem filenames unique. (o.O) Oh joy.

 

Thanks all who offered suggestions.

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Re: find all assemblies in which component X is placed

01-24-2014 06:02 PM in reply to: cadlad
You can use the tool Clever from CoolOrange - yust Google this Name. You can download a 30 day Test Version here: http://www.coolorange.com/en/products/clever Clever will create a data base of all your Inventor files. It takes about 1 hour to index 10.000 files. After indexing you can open ech duplicate part aftr each other an Show "Parents". Then you candirectly open the IAM by clicking the thumbnail. I use it, but it actual has some Trouble recognising the replace of a part. That means the part will be shown still in the IAM for a few Minutes after replace. But anyway it is a cool tool. Much Fun :-) Roland
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