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MaxOtis
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How to stop updating my drawing from the linked part

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10-07-2012 11:26 PM

Hello everybody !

I am pretty sure there must be an easy way to solve my problem, but I can't seem to find a solution yet.

So I am using Inventor LT 2012 in a small company that makes conveyor rollers. Most of the time we make the same roller with only different values to the variables. So I decided to make a part with the parameters in an Excel sheet:

A customer call us, and they want a roller with x,y,z dimensions, I put in in Excel and the drawing is ready.

But, when I need to make a second drawing of that roller with different dimensions, the first one also change.

Is there any way to keep a drawing fix when it is done ? If possible, only making a dwg for each customer without having to make an ipt and excel sheet for each drawing would be awesome !

Hope I explain the problem clearly.

Thank you in advance for any idea.

Regards,

Max Otis

Try:

Tools>Document Settings>Drawing>Defer Upates

 

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blair
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Re: How to stop updating my drawing from the linked part

10-08-2012 12:12 AM in reply to: MaxOtis

Try:

Tools>Document Settings>Drawing>Defer Upates

 

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Wonderful ! Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you v...

10-08-2012 12:24 AM in reply to: blair

Wonderful !

Exactly what I was looking for.

Thank you very much !

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paulm
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Re: How to stop updating my drawing from the linked part

10-08-2012 04:56 AM in reply to: MaxOtis

You really need to copy the whole data set, lock stock and barrel.

 

I outlined some way to do this in this post:

http://cadsetterout.com/inventor-tutorials/the-secrets-of-copying-assembly-files/

 

Let me know if you find it helpful,

 

Paul.

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MaxOtis
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Re: How to stop updating my drawing from the linked part

10-08-2012 09:42 PM in reply to: paulm

Thank you for your help Paul,

but as mentioned in the initial post, I am using the LT version of Inventor, so I make all my products in an ipt. file (they are fairly simple anyway)

Regards,

Max Otis

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