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AlexF1980
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Possible to edit iMate Insert direction in Content Center Part?

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01-28-2014 02:02 AM

I have a Clufix Blind nut which I've authored as a component and then published to our Content Centre (CC) - I realised too late however that the Insert iMate on the edge highlighted below is set to opposed when it should be set to aligned:

 

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Is there any way to force this change into the content center part without deleting/republishing the family? I've modified the iMate in a custom instance of the CC part and done the "Replace Family Template" option from the CC Editor but whilst I got the "Published" success message, the part still aligns incorrectly when I use iMates from the CC dialogue. Do I need to "refresh" the local CC parts I have or is there another way?

 

(BTW this was done with Inventor 2011)

 

Thanks,

 

Alex.

As usual, the very act of writing this down forced me to take another look at the error messages I had been receiving; the upshot of which is that I now have a working iMate.

 

The solution was that the Refresh command was asking me to check out the existing vaulted CC parts - which I now realise is because they needed to be updated to include the direction change in the iMate.

 

Talk to the bear to the rescue!

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AlexF1980
Posts: 315
Registered: ‎07-05-2005
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Re: Possible to edit iMate Insert direction in Content Center Part?

01-28-2014 02:23 AM in reply to: AlexF1980

As usual, the very act of writing this down forced me to take another look at the error messages I had been receiving; the upshot of which is that I now have a working iMate.

 

The solution was that the Refresh command was asking me to check out the existing vaulted CC parts - which I now realise is because they needed to be updated to include the direction change in the iMate.

 

Talk to the bear to the rescue!

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