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domel123
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Problem: Linked Parameters Not Updating - Inventor 2011

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04-11-2010 03:36 AM
Hello,
I can't link parameters properly with xlsx/xls files. At the beginning it works well, but if I change files the parameters can't get updated- all fields get yellow instead. It helps only when I relink the file.
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scottmoyse
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Re: Problem: Linked Parameters Not Updating - Inventor 2011

04-11-2010 03:50 PM in reply to: domel123
Which OS? Which version of office? Can you post the dataset. no one can help you properly without this info. There have been issues with inv 2011, windows 7 and office 2007, there is heaps of info on this forum if you search for it.
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domel123
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Re: Problem: Linked Parameters Not Updating - Inventor 2011

04-11-2010 04:13 PM in reply to: domel123
Win 7, Office 2007:
When it happens:
I open a new part, open parameters, link simle excel file- now it works, but...
I open excel to edit file. I save and close file afterwards. I press Update in parameters and linked parameters get highlighted.
Temporary Solution: I can relink the file or rightclick the file path -> edit first cell -> and OK without changing.

But it would be difficult every single time.
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bobvdd
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Re: Problem: Linked Parameters Not Updating - Inventor 2011

04-12-2010 09:34 PM in reply to: domel123
This is a known problem.
We are working on a hotfix for this.

Best worarounds are to
a) relink to teh same spreadsheet
b) edit teh start cell and pick the exact same cell.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
Bob
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aj.schulte
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Re: Problem: Linked Parameters Not Updating - Inventor 2011

05-26-2010 12:38 PM in reply to: domel123
We've just upgraded to Inventor 2011. I've been having the same trouble with Linked Parameters. I don't think its the operating system. We've been using XP-Professional 64Bit with the 2010 version. Relinking the file works but it becomes quite tedious to do when you're dealing with a large assembly. Has anyone tried contacting Autodesk to see if they're making a patch to fix the error?
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mcgyvr
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Re: Problem: Linked Parameters Not Updating - Inventor 2011

05-26-2010 12:59 PM in reply to: domel123
> {quote:title=aj.schulte wrote:}{quote}We've just upgraded to Inventor 2011. I've been having the same trouble with Linked Parameters. I don't think its the operating system. We've been using XP-Professional 64Bit with the 2010 version. Relinking the file works but it becomes quite tedious to do when you're dealing with a large assembly. Has anyone tried contacting Autodesk to see if they're making a patch to fix the error? http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/index?siteID=123112&id=2334435&linkID=9242019
A hotfix has been released already.
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aj.schulte
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Re: Problem: Linked Parameters Not Updating - Inventor 2011

05-26-2010 01:16 PM in reply to: domel123
I've tried installing the hotfix from the link you sent but I am still having the same error with Linked Parameters. Are there any other solutions available?
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bobvdd
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Re: Problem: Linked Parameters Not Updating - Inventor 2011

05-26-2010 02:59 PM in reply to: domel123
Using the "Edit start cell" context menu on the linked spreadsheet and leaving the start cell as is might be a faster workaround than relinking the spreadsheet.

Can you send a small dataset to bob.van.der.donck@autodesk.com that exposes the problem after installing hotfix http://usa.autodesk.com/getdoc/id=DL14965008 ?
I want to look at your case.

Thanks
Bob
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aj.schulte
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Re: Problem: Linked Parameters Not Updating - Inventor 2011

05-26-2010 04:20 PM in reply to: domel123
That link for a hotfix corrected the issue. Thank you.
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RRAKON
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Re: Problem: Linked Parameters Not Updating - Inventor 2011

12-05-2012 11:16 PM in reply to: mcgyvr

Is there a Hotfix for 2013 Pro?

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