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11-22-2002 12:29 AM

I have done well almost the "Introduction to iParts" of Sean's. I get to the

excel sheet and I am stumped. Firstly there is a mention of the bore

dictating the length? I understand the logic in this but there is no

mention of the connection till now? You are not told to equate between them.

I have one row completed which is taken from the model? How do I fill in

other rows? I do understand that if bore is stated and length connected by

equation then the rest of the sizes will follow if equated.

My problem is that there does not appear to be any equations in the excel

sheet so how can you fill in the sheet without filling and calculating every

cell? When I did place a size in a cell to see the result, I saved the sheet

and on returning to model which gave me a error box which was off the page

empty cells blaa etc. Problem was that the box with the OK button was off

the page and you could not proceed at all so its task manager (

I have a basic knowledge of excel, understanding the connections of

equations

but not advanced enough for either or blaa. Sorry for a question on basic

iPart theory but this is where I am meant to start? And I would of thought I

could make it through an intro at least. TIA

--

Laurence,

Power is nothing without Control

---

excel sheet and I am stumped. Firstly there is a mention of the bore

dictating the length? I understand the logic in this but there is no

mention of the connection till now? You are not told to equate between them.

I have one row completed which is taken from the model? How do I fill in

other rows? I do understand that if bore is stated and length connected by

equation then the rest of the sizes will follow if equated.

My problem is that there does not appear to be any equations in the excel

sheet so how can you fill in the sheet without filling and calculating every

cell? When I did place a size in a cell to see the result, I saved the sheet

and on returning to model which gave me a error box which was off the page

empty cells blaa etc. Problem was that the box with the OK button was off

the page and you could not proceed at all so its task manager (

I have a basic knowledge of excel, understanding the connections of

equations

but not advanced enough for either or blaa. Sorry for a question on basic

iPart theory but this is where I am meant to start? And I would of thought I

could make it through an intro at least. TIA

--

Laurence,

Power is nothing without Control

---

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11-22-2002 12:50 AM in reply to:
*Yeandle, Laurence

See below!!

Don't give up. I may be able to help. Send my you excel sheet and model.

--

Ole Germer

Mechanical Machine Design and Drafting Service

http://www3.sympatico.ca/ole.germer/index.html

"Laurence Yeandle" wrote in message

news:C8D83FC357F1AE3BC9F5988865B2DE90@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...

> I have done well almost the "Introduction to iParts" of Sean's. I get to

the

> excel sheet and I am stumped. Firstly there is a mention of the bore

> dictating the length? I understand the logic in this but there is no

> mention of the connection till now?

The columns are created by the table maker. First you create the feature.

Then go to the parameter list and change the names to something that makes

sense. Then go to the table maker and pick from the parameters that was

just created.

You are not told to equate between them.

> I have one row completed which is taken from the model? How do I fill in

> other rows?

To fill in other rows-- logically. If you have a parameter called

"diameter" and the forgoing value is 1.25 the next one under could be 1.5 or

.75 or whatever makes sense.

I do understand that if bore is stated and length connected by

> equation then the rest of the sizes will follow if equated.

If you have created an equation in your parameter table to dictate the

diameter from above. Something like "diameter" has a value of d12*0.75.

You can stick those equation into the parameter table to get another value

that can be used in your excel sheet even though it is not shown. It can be

shown. Normally you format your excel sheet to shown no in or mm after each

value. If you insert an equation like diameter*0.75 , there has to be a in

or mm after the "diameter".

> My problem is that there does not appear to be any equations in the excel

> sheet so how can you fill in the sheet without filling and calculating

every

> cell? When I did place a size in a cell to see the result, I saved the

sheet

> and on returning to model which gave me a error box which was off the page

> empty cells blaa etc. Problem was that the box with the OK button was off

> the page and you could not proceed at all so its task manager (

> I have a basic knowledge of excel, understanding the connections of

> equations

> but not advanced enough for either or blaa. Sorry for a question on basic

> iPart theory but this is where I am meant to start? And I would of thought

I

> could make it through an intro at least. TIA

>

> --

> Laurence,

>

> Power is nothing without Control

> ---

>

>

>

>

Don't give up. I may be able to help. Send my you excel sheet and model.

--

Ole Germer

Mechanical Machine Design and Drafting Service

http://www3.sympatico.ca/ole.germer/index.html

"Laurence Yeandle"

news:C8D83FC357F1AE3BC9F5988865B2DE90@in.WebX.maYI

> I have done well almost the "Introduction to iParts" of Sean's. I get to

the

> excel sheet and I am stumped. Firstly there is a mention of the bore

> dictating the length? I understand the logic in this but there is no

> mention of the connection till now?

The columns are created by the table maker. First you create the feature.

Then go to the parameter list and change the names to something that makes

sense. Then go to the table maker and pick from the parameters that was

just created.

You are not told to equate between them.

> I have one row completed which is taken from the model? How do I fill in

> other rows?

To fill in other rows-- logically. If you have a parameter called

"diameter" and the forgoing value is 1.25 the next one under could be 1.5 or

.75 or whatever makes sense.

I do understand that if bore is stated and length connected by

> equation then the rest of the sizes will follow if equated.

If you have created an equation in your parameter table to dictate the

diameter from above. Something like "diameter" has a value of d12*0.75.

You can stick those equation into the parameter table to get another value

that can be used in your excel sheet even though it is not shown. It can be

shown. Normally you format your excel sheet to shown no in or mm after each

value. If you insert an equation like diameter*0.75 , there has to be a in

or mm after the "diameter".

> My problem is that there does not appear to be any equations in the excel

> sheet so how can you fill in the sheet without filling and calculating

every

> cell? When I did place a size in a cell to see the result, I saved the

sheet

> and on returning to model which gave me a error box which was off the page

> empty cells blaa etc. Problem was that the box with the OK button was off

> the page and you could not proceed at all so its task manager (

> I have a basic knowledge of excel, understanding the connections of

> equations

> but not advanced enough for either or blaa. Sorry for a question on basic

> iPart theory but this is where I am meant to start? And I would of thought

I

> could make it through an intro at least. TIA

>

> --

> Laurence,

>

> Power is nothing without Control

> ---

>

>

>

>

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11-22-2002 01:03 AM in reply to:
*Yeandle, Laurence

I can't seem to find the original thread for this but Laurence I'd be

interested what part of the tutorial you found confusing. If it is indeed

confusing I'd like to rewrite it. Feel free to email me directly with your

comments/concerns...

--

Sean Dotson, PE

http://www.sdotson.com

...sleep is for the weak..

-----------------------------------------

"Ole Germer" wrote in message

news:B6AA63027ADE829DDCE9BD75294F9467@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...

> See below!!

> Don't give up. I may be able to help. Send my you excel sheet and model.

>

>

> --

> Ole Germer

> Mechanical Machine Design and Drafting Service

> http://www3.sympatico.ca/ole.germer/index.html

>

>

> "Laurence Yeandle" wrote in message

> news:C8D83FC357F1AE3BC9F5988865B2DE90@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...

> > I have done well almost the "Introduction to iParts" of Sean's. I get to

> the

> > excel sheet and I am stumped. Firstly there is a mention of the bore

> > dictating the length? I understand the logic in this but there is no

> > mention of the connection till now?

> The columns are created by the table maker. First you create the

feature.

> Then go to the parameter list and change the names to something that makes

> sense. Then go to the table maker and pick from the parameters that was

> just created.

>

> You are not told to equate between them.

> > I have one row completed which is taken from the model? How do I fill in

> > other rows?

> To fill in other rows-- logically. If you have a parameter called

> "diameter" and the forgoing value is 1.25 the next one under could be 1.5

or

> .75 or whatever makes sense.

>

> I do understand that if bore is stated and length connected by

> > equation then the rest of the sizes will follow if equated.

> If you have created an equation in your parameter table to dictate the

> diameter from above. Something like "diameter" has a value of d12*0.75.

> You can stick those equation into the parameter table to get another value

> that can be used in your excel sheet even though it is not shown. It can

be

> shown. Normally you format your excel sheet to shown no in or mm after

each

> value. If you insert an equation like diameter*0.75 , there has to be a

in

> or mm after the "diameter".

>

> > My problem is that there does not appear to be any equations in the

excel

> > sheet so how can you fill in the sheet without filling and calculating

> every

> > cell? When I did place a size in a cell to see the result, I saved the

> sheet

> > and on returning to model which gave me a error box which was off the

page

> > empty cells blaa etc. Problem was that the box with the OK button was

off

> > the page and you could not proceed at all so its task manager (

> > I have a basic knowledge of excel, understanding the connections of

> > equations

> > but not advanced enough for either or blaa. Sorry for a question on

basic

> > iPart theory but this is where I am meant to start? And I would of

thought

> I

> > could make it through an intro at least. TIA

> >

> > --

> > Laurence,

> >

> > Power is nothing without Control

> > ---

> >

> >

> >

> >

>

>

interested what part of the tutorial you found confusing. If it is indeed

confusing I'd like to rewrite it. Feel free to email me directly with your

comments/concerns...

--

Sean Dotson, PE

http://www.sdotson.com

...sleep is for the weak..

-----------------------------------------

"Ole Germer"

news:B6AA63027ADE829DDCE9BD75294F9467@in.WebX.maYI

> See below!!

> Don't give up. I may be able to help. Send my you excel sheet and model.

>

>

> --

> Ole Germer

> Mechanical Machine Design and Drafting Service

> http://www3.sympatico.ca/ole.germer/index.html

>

>

> "Laurence Yeandle"

> news:C8D83FC357F1AE3BC9F5988865B2DE90@in.WebX.maYI

> > I have done well almost the "Introduction to iParts" of Sean's. I get to

> the

> > excel sheet and I am stumped. Firstly there is a mention of the bore

> > dictating the length? I understand the logic in this but there is no

> > mention of the connection till now?

> The columns are created by the table maker. First you create the

feature.

> Then go to the parameter list and change the names to something that makes

> sense. Then go to the table maker and pick from the parameters that was

> just created.

>

> You are not told to equate between them.

> > I have one row completed which is taken from the model? How do I fill in

> > other rows?

> To fill in other rows-- logically. If you have a parameter called

> "diameter" and the forgoing value is 1.25 the next one under could be 1.5

or

> .75 or whatever makes sense.

>

> I do understand that if bore is stated and length connected by

> > equation then the rest of the sizes will follow if equated.

> If you have created an equation in your parameter table to dictate the

> diameter from above. Something like "diameter" has a value of d12*0.75.

> You can stick those equation into the parameter table to get another value

> that can be used in your excel sheet even though it is not shown. It can

be

> shown. Normally you format your excel sheet to shown no in or mm after

each

> value. If you insert an equation like diameter*0.75 , there has to be a

in

> or mm after the "diameter".

>

> > My problem is that there does not appear to be any equations in the

excel

> > sheet so how can you fill in the sheet without filling and calculating

> every

> > cell? When I did place a size in a cell to see the result, I saved the

> sheet

> > and on returning to model which gave me a error box which was off the

page

> > empty cells blaa etc. Problem was that the box with the OK button was

off

> > the page and you could not proceed at all so its task manager (

> > I have a basic knowledge of excel, understanding the connections of

> > equations

> > but not advanced enough for either or blaa. Sorry for a question on

basic

> > iPart theory but this is where I am meant to start? And I would of

thought

> I

> > could make it through an intro at least. TIA

> >

> > --

> > Laurence,

> >

> > Power is nothing without Control

> > ---

> >

> >

> >

> >

>

>

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11-23-2002 07:24 AM in reply to:
*Yeandle, Laurence

Ole/Sean, thanks for the replies, I am still confused, there is no excel

sheet with the file I have made ? You can RMB on table "edit via spread

sheet...." and it appears by magic but the sheet doesn't seem to exist any

where? So I downloaded file bearing from CBliss web site to see if I could

clear things up. I suppose to understand how it all works I need to know

where the excel sheet comes in to play, this is where in the tutorial where

it is explained how to fill out sheet I come to a dead end. I have posted my

file in CF so you can look and maybe I have missed some thing fundamental?

If the model has parameters which are linked by equations to each other and

the excel sheet is meant to be a copy of the parameters list but the excel

sheet contains no equations then were do you fill in extra rows for

different model sizes? The whole idea of equation linked parameters is so

you don't have to work out all the dimensions, so filling in the sheet seems

backwards to me anyway that's where I am at stuck. My model gives errors

when you try to edit sheet this is where there is a problem no doubt.

Meanwhile I will go over the tutorial again to see what I have missed .

Thanks again.

--

Laurence,

Power is nothing without Control

---

"Sean Dotson" wrote in message

news:E8E6A03E074ACBEB312C2B03BF0C5110@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...

> I can't seem to find the original thread for this but Laurence I'd be

> interested what part of the tutorial you found confusing. If it is indeed

> confusing I'd like to rewrite it. Feel free to email me directly with

your

> comments/concerns...

>

> --

> Sean Dotson, PE

> http://www.sdotson.com

> ...sleep is for the weak..

> -----------------------------------------

> "Ole Germer" wrote in message

> news:B6AA63027ADE829DDCE9BD75294F9467@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...

> > See below!!

> > Don't give up. I may be able to help. Send my you excel sheet and

model.

sheet with the file I have made ? You can RMB on table "edit via spread

sheet...." and it appears by magic but the sheet doesn't seem to exist any

where? So I downloaded file bearing from CBliss web site to see if I could

clear things up. I suppose to understand how it all works I need to know

where the excel sheet comes in to play, this is where in the tutorial where

it is explained how to fill out sheet I come to a dead end. I have posted my

file in CF so you can look and maybe I have missed some thing fundamental?

If the model has parameters which are linked by equations to each other and

the excel sheet is meant to be a copy of the parameters list but the excel

sheet contains no equations then were do you fill in extra rows for

different model sizes? The whole idea of equation linked parameters is so

you don't have to work out all the dimensions, so filling in the sheet seems

backwards to me anyway that's where I am at stuck. My model gives errors

when you try to edit sheet this is where there is a problem no doubt.

Meanwhile I will go over the tutorial again to see what I have missed .

Thanks again.

--

Laurence,

Power is nothing without Control

---

"Sean Dotson"

news:E8E6A03E074ACBEB312C2B03BF0C5110@in.WebX.maYI

> I can't seem to find the original thread for this but Laurence I'd be

> interested what part of the tutorial you found confusing. If it is indeed

> confusing I'd like to rewrite it. Feel free to email me directly with

your

> comments/concerns...

>

> --

> Sean Dotson, PE

> http://www.sdotson.com

> ...sleep is for the weak..

> -----------------------------------------

> "Ole Germer"

> news:B6AA63027ADE829DDCE9BD75294F9467@in.WebX.maYI

> > See below!!

> > Don't give up. I may be able to help. Send my you excel sheet and

model.

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11-23-2002 09:38 AM in reply to:
*Yeandle, Laurence

Laurance. When you RMB on the table and choose edit table and the fancy

Inventor table thing comes up you are really just getting a pretty cover

on Excel. When you right click on it and select edit via spreadsheet, you

are getting the same thing, which is a sort of special embedded table that

doesn't show up in the normal embedded folder.

Your table as it sits has a couple of columns that have no value iParts

don't like that and will complain. That is the errors you are seeing. Just

say ok and edit it.

So Right click on the table and choose to edit in in Excel

Make sure every cell in Row2 that has a column title in Row 1 has value a

value

To make more sizes, add the values to Row3 ~ as many rows as you need. Keep

in mind each cell needs a value. For instance if you have 10 columns and 6

rows, every cell in that 10x 6 area needs some value If every cell in a

column ends up being the same value then there is little reason to leave it

in the table. For instance if the material is common in all the bushings,

and they are all the same color then don't add Display style and Material

columns.

Good luck

--

Kent Keller

Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program

http://www.MyMcad.com/KWiK/Mcad.htm

"Laurence Yeandle" wrote in message

news:B5914D531EAD4077245BDB147E5BB809@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...

> Ole/Sean, thanks for the replies, I am still confused, there is no excel

> sheet with the file I have made ? You can RMB on table "edit via spread

> sheet...." and it appears by magic but the sheet doesn't seem to exist any

> where? So I downloaded file bearing from CBliss web site to see if I could

> clear things up. I suppose to understand how it all works I need to know

> where the excel sheet comes in to play, this is where in the tutorial

where

> it is explained how to fill out sheet I come to a dead end. I have posted

my

> file in CF so you can look and maybe I have missed some thing fundamental?

> If the model has parameters which are linked by equations to each other

and

> the excel sheet is meant to be a copy of the parameters list but the excel

> sheet contains no equations then were do you fill in extra rows for

> different model sizes? The whole idea of equation linked parameters is so

> you don't have to work out all the dimensions, so filling in the sheet

seems

> backwards to me anyway that's where I am at stuck. My model gives errors

> when you try to edit sheet this is where there is a problem no doubt.

> Meanwhile I will go over the tutorial again to see what I have missed .

> Thanks again.

>

> --

> Laurence,

>

> Power is nothing without Control

> ---

>

>

> "Sean Dotson" wrote in message

> news:E8E6A03E074ACBEB312C2B03BF0C5110@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...

> > I can't seem to find the original thread for this but Laurence I'd be

> > interested what part of the tutorial you found confusing. If it is

indeed

> > confusing I'd like to rewrite it. Feel free to email me directly with

> your

> > comments/concerns...

> >

> > --

> > Sean Dotson, PE

> > http://www.sdotson.com

> > ...sleep is for the weak..

> > -----------------------------------------

> > "Ole Germer" wrote in message

> > news:B6AA63027ADE829DDCE9BD75294F9467@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...

> > > See below!!

> > > Don't give up. I may be able to help. Send my you excel sheet and

> model.

>

>

Inventor table thing comes up you are really just getting a pretty cover

on Excel. When you right click on it and select edit via spreadsheet, you

are getting the same thing, which is a sort of special embedded table that

doesn't show up in the normal embedded folder.

Your table as it sits has a couple of columns that have no value iParts

don't like that and will complain. That is the errors you are seeing. Just

say ok and edit it.

So Right click on the table and choose to edit in in Excel

Make sure every cell in Row2 that has a column title in Row 1 has value a

value

To make more sizes, add the values to Row3 ~ as many rows as you need. Keep

in mind each cell needs a value. For instance if you have 10 columns and 6

rows, every cell in that 10x 6 area needs some value If every cell in a

column ends up being the same value then there is little reason to leave it

in the table. For instance if the material is common in all the bushings,

and they are all the same color then don't add Display style and Material

columns.

Good luck

--

Kent Keller

Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program

http://www.MyMcad.com/KWiK/Mcad.htm

"Laurence Yeandle"

news:B5914D531EAD4077245BDB147E5BB809@in.WebX.maYI

> Ole/Sean, thanks for the replies, I am still confused, there is no excel

> sheet with the file I have made ? You can RMB on table "edit via spread

> sheet...." and it appears by magic but the sheet doesn't seem to exist any

> where? So I downloaded file bearing from CBliss web site to see if I could

> clear things up. I suppose to understand how it all works I need to know

> where the excel sheet comes in to play, this is where in the tutorial

where

> it is explained how to fill out sheet I come to a dead end. I have posted

my

> file in CF so you can look and maybe I have missed some thing fundamental?

> If the model has parameters which are linked by equations to each other

and

> the excel sheet is meant to be a copy of the parameters list but the excel

> sheet contains no equations then were do you fill in extra rows for

> different model sizes? The whole idea of equation linked parameters is so

> you don't have to work out all the dimensions, so filling in the sheet

seems

> backwards to me anyway that's where I am at stuck. My model gives errors

> when you try to edit sheet this is where there is a problem no doubt.

> Meanwhile I will go over the tutorial again to see what I have missed .

> Thanks again.

>

> --

> Laurence,

>

> Power is nothing without Control

> ---

>

>

> "Sean Dotson"

> news:E8E6A03E074ACBEB312C2B03BF0C5110@in.WebX.maYI

> > I can't seem to find the original thread for this but Laurence I'd be

> > interested what part of the tutorial you found confusing. If it is

indeed

> > confusing I'd like to rewrite it. Feel free to email me directly with

> your

> > comments/concerns...

> >

> > --

> > Sean Dotson, PE

> > http://www.sdotson.com

> > ...sleep is for the weak..

> > -----------------------------------------

> > "Ole Germer"

> > news:B6AA63027ADE829DDCE9BD75294F9467@in.WebX.maYI

> > > See below!!

> > > Don't give up. I may be able to help. Send my you excel sheet and

> model.

>

>

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11-23-2002 10:39 PM in reply to:
*Yeandle, Laurence

What Kent said...

I got your email Laurence and I'll respond to it at the beginning of this

week. Stick with it, it'll make sense one day

-Sean

"Kent Keller" wrote in message

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> Laurance. When you RMB on the table and choose edit table and the fancy

> Inventor table thing comes up you are really just getting a pretty

cover

> on Excel. When you right click on it and select edit via spreadsheet, you

> are getting the same thing, which is a sort of special embedded table that

> doesn't show up in the normal embedded folder.

>

> Your table as it sits has a couple of columns that have no value iParts

> don't like that and will complain. That is the errors you are seeing. Just

> say ok and edit it.

>

> So Right click on the table and choose to edit in in Excel

> Make sure every cell in Row2 that has a column title in Row 1 has value a

> value

> To make more sizes, add the values to Row3 ~ as many rows as you need.

Keep

> in mind each cell needs a value. For instance if you have 10 columns and

6

> rows, every cell in that 10x 6 area needs some value If every cell in a

> column ends up being the same value then there is little reason to leave

it

> in the table. For instance if the material is common in all the bushings,

> and they are all the same color then don't add Display style and Material

> columns.

>

> Good luck

>

> --

> Kent Keller

> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program

>

> http://www.MyMcad.com/KWiK/Mcad.htm

>

> "Laurence Yeandle" wrote in message

> news:B5914D531EAD4077245BDB147E5BB809@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...

> > Ole/Sean, thanks for the replies, I am still confused, there is no excel

> > sheet with the file I have made ? You can RMB on table "edit via spread

> > sheet...." and it appears by magic but the sheet doesn't seem to exist

any

> > where? So I downloaded file bearing from CBliss web site to see if I

could

> > clear things up. I suppose to understand how it all works I need to know

> > where the excel sheet comes in to play, this is where in the tutorial

> where

> > it is explained how to fill out sheet I come to a dead end. I have

posted

> my

> > file in CF so you can look and maybe I have missed some thing

fundamental?

> > If the model has parameters which are linked by equations to each other

> and

> > the excel sheet is meant to be a copy of the parameters list but the

excel

> > sheet contains no equations then were do you fill in extra rows for

> > different model sizes? The whole idea of equation linked parameters is

so

> > you don't have to work out all the dimensions, so filling in the sheet

> seems

> > backwards to me anyway that's where I am at stuck. My model gives errors

> > when you try to edit sheet this is where there is a problem no doubt.

> > Meanwhile I will go over the tutorial again to see what I have missed .

> > Thanks again.

> >

> > --

> > Laurence,

> >

> > Power is nothing without Control

> > ---

> >

> >

> > "Sean Dotson" wrote in message

> > news:E8E6A03E074ACBEB312C2B03BF0C5110@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...

> > > I can't seem to find the original thread for this but Laurence I'd be

> > > interested what part of the tutorial you found confusing. If it is

> indeed

> > > confusing I'd like to rewrite it. Feel free to email me directly with

> > your

> > > comments/concerns...

> > >

> > > --

> > > Sean Dotson, PE

> > > http://www.sdotson.com

> > > ...sleep is for the weak..

> > > -----------------------------------------

> > > "Ole Germer" wrote in message

> > > news:B6AA63027ADE829DDCE9BD75294F9467@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...

> > > > See below!!

> > > > Don't give up. I may be able to help. Send my you excel sheet and

> > model.

> >

> >

>

>

I got your email Laurence and I'll respond to it at the beginning of this

week. Stick with it, it'll make sense one day

-Sean

"Kent Keller"

news:5E7F5A730A8224FEBF57670E68410A2C@in.WebX.maYI

> Laurance. When you RMB on the table and choose edit table and the fancy

> Inventor table thing comes up you are really just getting a pretty

cover

> on Excel. When you right click on it and select edit via spreadsheet, you

> are getting the same thing, which is a sort of special embedded table that

> doesn't show up in the normal embedded folder.

>

> Your table as it sits has a couple of columns that have no value iParts

> don't like that and will complain. That is the errors you are seeing. Just

> say ok and edit it.

>

> So Right click on the table and choose to edit in in Excel

> Make sure every cell in Row2 that has a column title in Row 1 has value a

> value

> To make more sizes, add the values to Row3 ~ as many rows as you need.

Keep

> in mind each cell needs a value. For instance if you have 10 columns and

6

> rows, every cell in that 10x 6 area needs some value If every cell in a

> column ends up being the same value then there is little reason to leave

it

> in the table. For instance if the material is common in all the bushings,

> and they are all the same color then don't add Display style and Material

> columns.

>

> Good luck

>

> --

> Kent Keller

> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program

>

> http://www.MyMcad.com/KWiK/Mcad.htm

>

> "Laurence Yeandle"

> news:B5914D531EAD4077245BDB147E5BB809@in.WebX.maYI

> > Ole/Sean, thanks for the replies, I am still confused, there is no excel

> > sheet with the file I have made ? You can RMB on table "edit via spread

> > sheet...." and it appears by magic but the sheet doesn't seem to exist

any

> > where? So I downloaded file bearing from CBliss web site to see if I

could

> > clear things up. I suppose to understand how it all works I need to know

> > where the excel sheet comes in to play, this is where in the tutorial

> where

> > it is explained how to fill out sheet I come to a dead end. I have

posted

> my

> > file in CF so you can look and maybe I have missed some thing

fundamental?

> > If the model has parameters which are linked by equations to each other

> and

> > the excel sheet is meant to be a copy of the parameters list but the

excel

> > sheet contains no equations then were do you fill in extra rows for

> > different model sizes? The whole idea of equation linked parameters is

so

> > you don't have to work out all the dimensions, so filling in the sheet

> seems

> > backwards to me anyway that's where I am at stuck. My model gives errors

> > when you try to edit sheet this is where there is a problem no doubt.

> > Meanwhile I will go over the tutorial again to see what I have missed .

> > Thanks again.

> >

> > --

> > Laurence,

> >

> > Power is nothing without Control

> > ---

> >

> >

> > "Sean Dotson"

> > news:E8E6A03E074ACBEB312C2B03BF0C5110@in.WebX.maYI

> > > I can't seem to find the original thread for this but Laurence I'd be

> > > interested what part of the tutorial you found confusing. If it is

> indeed

> > > confusing I'd like to rewrite it. Feel free to email me directly with

> > your

> > > comments/concerns...

> > >

> > > --

> > > Sean Dotson, PE

> > > http://www.sdotson.com

> > > ...sleep is for the weak..

> > > -----------------------------------------

> > > "Ole Germer"

> > > news:B6AA63027ADE829DDCE9BD75294F9467@in.WebX.maYI

> > > > See below!!

> > > > Don't give up. I may be able to help. Send my you excel sheet and

> > model.

> >

> >

>

>

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