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joelaudermilch
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model replacement refererence inventor 2012

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01-30-2013 07:13 AM

My annotations disappear when i replace an ipt with similar ipt in an idw file.  The view and the browser update to the new part but the annotation disappear.

 

I am working with a front view in both ipts.

 

Someone please help me understand what i am doing wrong.

 

Thanks,

Joe

From what I have experienced, the replacement part needs to be the same file type (.ipt or .iam) as the original and needs to be a "save copy as" that was modified or a derived part for that process to work seamlessly. 

Dimensions are placed to geometry by the face's or edge's identifier in the model file.  Unless the new file is a copy of the old one Inventor does not know which faces and edges in the new file match the old ones.  So, replacing the model reference will result in sick dimensions.  However, you have a choice about what to do with sick dimensions.  Document Settings > Drawing tab has a checkbox "Preserve Orphaned Annotations".  Check that, and at least you won't lose them.  They will all be pink and will need to be re-attached, but at least they'll still be there.

Sam B
Inventor 2012 Certified Professional

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rjezuit
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Re: model replacement refererence inventor 2012

01-30-2013 08:11 AM in reply to: joelaudermilch

From what I have experienced, the replacement part needs to be the same file type (.ipt or .iam) as the original and needs to be a "save copy as" that was modified or a derived part for that process to work seamlessly. 

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sbixler
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Re: model replacement refererence inventor 2012

01-30-2013 09:58 AM in reply to: joelaudermilch

Dimensions are placed to geometry by the face's or edge's identifier in the model file.  Unless the new file is a copy of the old one Inventor does not know which faces and edges in the new file match the old ones.  So, replacing the model reference will result in sick dimensions.  However, you have a choice about what to do with sick dimensions.  Document Settings > Drawing tab has a checkbox "Preserve Orphaned Annotations".  Check that, and at least you won't lose them.  They will all be pink and will need to be re-attached, but at least they'll still be there.

Sam B
Inventor 2012 Certified Professional

Please click "Accept as Solution" if this response answers your question.
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Inventor Professional 2013 SP1.1 Update 1
Windows XP Pro 32-bit, SP3
HP EliteBook 8730w; 4 GB RAM; Core™ 2 Duo T9400 2.53 GHz; Quadro FX2700M
SpaceExplorer/SpaceNavigator NB, driver 3.7.18
still waiting for a foreshortened radius dimensioning tool in Drawing Manager

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joelaudermilch
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Registered: ‎01-30-2013
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Re: model replacement refererence inventor 2012

01-30-2013 11:08 AM in reply to: joelaudermilch

thanks guys, your suggestions worked and were helpful.

 

Thanks again,

Joe

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