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grc
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grc
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Registered: ‎07-05-2007
Message 1 of 15 (1,043 Views)

Help: Frame Generator (Non-existing geometry)

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07-05-2007 05:28 PM
Hi,

I have a frame generator model that is referenced off projected lines from a solid part. The base part has changed and therefore a line has disappeared. I have rebuilt the line but cannot find a way to re-attach the member to that line to remove the error from that member which states: "The frame member contains a reference to non-exisitng geometry".

I thought I would have to use the change function to reselect a new line for the member to reference. I cannot find any buttons for this though.

Am I missing something obvious? Is the only way to remove this error to delete this member and re-insert it?

I am using Inventor 2008.

Thanks for any help,
Graeme
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Re: Frame Generator (Non-existing geometry)

07-05-2007 06:23 PM in reply to: grc
Hi Graeme,
I believe you have to delete the member and re-insert it if its referenced
line is removed. currently we have no functionality to attach the frame to
a new line.


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Hi,

I have a frame generator model that is referenced off projected lines from a
solid part. The base part has changed and therefore a line has disappeared.
I have rebuilt the line but cannot find a way to re-attach the member to
that line to remove the error from that member which states: "The frame
member contains a reference to non-exisitng geometry".

I thought I would have to use the change function to reselect a new line for
the member to reference. I cannot find any buttons f
or this though.

Am I missing something obvious? Is the only way to remove this error to
delete this member and re-insert it?

I am using Inventor 2008.

Thanks for any help,
Graeme
grc
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grc
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Message 3 of 15 (1,042 Views)

Re: Frame Generator (Non-existing geometry)

07-05-2007 06:47 PM in reply to: grc
Hi Nick, thanks for that. Is there any chance of it being added in the future?

Regards,
Graeme
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Message 4 of 15 (1,042 Views)

Re: Frame Generator (Non-existing geometry)

07-05-2007 11:43 PM in reply to: grc
Hi Graeme,
We already noticed this requirment. We will consider it in the furture
release.
thank you

Nick
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smjanows
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Message 5 of 15 (1,037 Views)

Re: Help: Frame Generator (Non-existing geometry)

09-02-2010 09:13 AM in reply to: grc

I have the exact same issue I think.  I opened a frame assembly and all the frame members show the "i" icon with the comment "The Frame Member contains a reference to non-existing geometry."

 

I right clicked on every member individually, selected to edit with the frame generator, and did nothing but clicked okay.  The error then went away.  It needed to load the content center for the first "edit."  I have a feeling there is a problem with the content center not being loaded properly when first opening the assembly because since I last touched it nothing changed, and before there were no errors.

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Re: Help: Frame Generator (Non-existing geometry)

09-02-2010 10:03 AM in reply to: smjanows

We have found that, especially with Frame Generator, cross part geometry references should be avoided at all costs.  It makes for more work up front, but saves you this particular error and a lot of rework later.

 

IMHO

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PaulB108
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Message 7 of 15 (710 Views)

Re: Help: Frame Generator (Non-existing geometry)

01-05-2012 05:55 PM in reply to: cbenner

 

I realise this a slightly old topic, but I come across this from time to time. When you say "cross part geometry references should be avoided at all costs" what exctly do you mean by cross part geometry references?

 

Is trimming to face considered a cross part geometry reference? That is all I have done in my current frame, as all would do to clean it up, and I am getting the "i" icon next to a bunch of members.

 

 

Regards.

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Re: Help: Frame Generator (Non-existing geometry)

06-26-2013 07:11 AM in reply to: smjanows
Very relieved to find this post. It worked for me!
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Re: Help: Frame Generator (Non-existing geometry)

06-26-2013 08:50 AM in reply to: juliaeturner

juliaeturner wrote:
Very relieved to find this post. It worked for me!

Welcome Julia,  glad you found some help here!  I had completely forgotten this post!  lol

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Message 10 of 15 (408 Views)

Re: Help: Frame Generator (Non-existing geometry)

10-15-2013 03:42 AM in reply to: grc

Hi all

 

I have exactly the same issue, we uses a wireframe to mange our frames as a controller?

please tell me what does "cross part geometry references should be avoided at all costs" mean.

 

how should I avoid this or constrain the frame members.

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