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*A., Kirk
Message 1 of 6 (47 Views)

iPart problem

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12-12-2002 10:29 PM
My SHCS iPart (that I got from cbliss.com) is giving me a fit. If I do a
"replace component", I will loose any constraint that was on the original
part. This only happens on one size, 1/2-13x1. All the other sizes will
replace and not loose the constraint.

The error that I get tells me that Inventor thinks that the part is
different

I have tried this:
1. Deleted the child part from the iPart directory and opened a blank
assembly drawing and inserted the problem size.... thus rebuilding this one
size. Did not fix the problem.

2. I also tried renaming the parent file and creating several child parts,
then inserting and constraining the parts. I can do a "replace component"
and not loose any constraints. Works great.

Any ideas on what I can do so this one bolt will work properly??


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Gloria II-64
nVidia v6.13.10.4041
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*Maas, Karl
Message 2 of 6 (47 Views)

Re: iPart problem

12-12-2002 11:34 PM in reply to: *A., Kirk
I inserted it using the default 1/4-20 x 1". I lost my constraint everytime
I changed from/to this size. But changing between all the other sizes went
well.

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K


"Kirk A." wrote in message
news:C125BCC333BF8DA44ED42B22A6530882@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> My SHCS iPart (that I got from cbliss.com) is giving me a fit. If I do a
> "replace component", I will loose any constraint that was on the original
> part. This only happens on one size, 1/2-13x1. All the other sizes will
> replace and not loose the constraint.
>
> The error that I get tells me that Inventor thinks that the part is
> different
>
> I have tried this:
> 1. Deleted the child part from the iPart directory and opened a blank
> assembly drawing and inserted the problem size.... thus rebuilding this
one
> size. Did not fix the problem.
>
> 2. I also tried renaming the parent file and creating several child parts,
> then inserting and constraining the parts. I can do a "replace component"
> and not loose any constraints. Works great.
>
> Any ideas on what I can do so this one bolt will work properly??
>
>
> --
> Inventor 5.3 sp2
> Win XP Pro
> P4, 2 Ghz, 512M
> Gloria II-64
> nVidia v6.13.10.4041
> 1280x1024, 32 Bit
>
>
*A., Kirk
Message 3 of 6 (47 Views)

Re:

12-13-2002 12:02 AM in reply to: *A., Kirk
Karl,

Good to see that I am not the only one with this problem.

Anyone know why this happens?

Kirk


"Karl Maas" wrote in message
news:448BF4AF7AA7D50F3FF44D4C33A813B3@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I inserted it using the default 1/4-20 x 1". I lost my constraint
everytime
> I changed from/to this size. But changing between all the other sizes went
> well.
>
> --
> K
>
>
> "Kirk A." wrote in message
> news:C125BCC333BF8DA44ED42B22A6530882@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > My SHCS iPart (that I got from cbliss.com) is giving me a fit. If I do
a
> > "replace component", I will loose any constraint that was on the
original
> > part. This only happens on one size, 1/2-13x1. All the other sizes
will
> > replace and not loose the constraint.
> >
> > The error that I get tells me that Inventor thinks that the part is
> > different
> >
> > I have tried this:
> > 1. Deleted the child part from the iPart directory and opened a blank
> > assembly drawing and inserted the problem size.... thus rebuilding this
> one
> > size. Did not fix the problem.
> >
> > 2. I also tried renaming the parent file and creating several child
parts,
> > then inserting and constraining the parts. I can do a "replace
component"
> > and not loose any constraints. Works great.
> >
> > Any ideas on what I can do so this one bolt will work properly??
> >
> >
> > --
> > Inventor 5.3 sp2
> > Win XP Pro
> > P4, 2 Ghz, 512M
> > Gloria II-64
> > nVidia v6.13.10.4041
> > 1280x1024, 32 Bit
> >
> >
>
>
*Gwin, Hal
Message 4 of 6 (47 Views)

Re: iPart problem

12-13-2002 01:05 AM in reply to: *A., Kirk
If I remember correctly when I used that part I also ran across that error.
I edited the part and found an issue with the head at 1/4" and larger sizes.
That was what was causing the loss of constraint at the larger sizes. I
thought I had sent Charles an updated copy of the part. I may have
forgotten to.


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Hal Gwin
Mechanical Designer
Xenogen
*A., Kirk
Message 5 of 6 (47 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 11:15 PM in reply to: *A., Kirk
Hal,
When I downloaded the files, I found that the head diameter and the body
diameter was not concentric. I fixed this about a year ago on all my bolts.
When I started having this problem, I relooked at the model. There was not
anything that stood out as being the culprit.

Can you tell me what you found so that I could make the change to my models.

Thanks
Kirk


"Hal Gwin" wrote in message
news:4064962D20B9DBBFB5575A044E4D7486@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> If I remember correctly when I used that part I also ran across that
error.
> I edited the part and found an issue with the head at 1/4" and larger
sizes.
> That was what was causing the loss of constraint at the larger sizes. I
> thought I had sent Charles an updated copy of the part. I may have
> forgotten to.
>
>
> --
> Hal Gwin
> Mechanical Designer
> Xenogen
>
>
>
*Gwin, Hal
Message 6 of 6 (47 Views)

Re:

12-17-2002 12:52 AM in reply to: *A., Kirk
That was what I found and fixed as well. I haven't had any problems since
then. I just opened an assembly, dropped several instances into it, and
changed to several sizes and lengths. Everything works fine.

Wish I could be of more help.


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Hal Gwin
Mechanical Designer
Xenogen
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