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mpatchus
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"Un-Author" a Tube & Pipe Fitting

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08-29-2012 09:29 AM

I have a couple of users who accidently added connections to the wrong parts and made them fittings.

 

For the life of me I cannot remember how to turn them back into regular Inventor parts.

 

I've removed the connection points, but the parts still appear as fittings when placed into an assembly.

 

Anyone care to help this tired old brain out?

 

Thanks in advance... Mike

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cwhetten
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Re: "Un-Author" a Tube & Pipe Fitting

08-29-2012 10:34 AM in reply to: mpatchus

Does it work to just delete the work points and axes that are created by the authoring process?  I've never had to deal with the problem you described, but if I need to re-author a fitting, this seems to work.

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08-29-2012 10:50 AM in reply to: cwhetten

Yes, removing the work points and axes will effectively un-author the fitting.  If it has been published to the CC, you'll have to either delete it from there and republish it,... or do a "replace family template" on it.

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Re: "Un-Author" a Tube & Pipe Fitting

08-29-2012 11:36 AM in reply to: cbenner

I've removed the work points and axes completely from the part, saved the part to our library, and checked it back into Vault.

 

When I insert the part into an assembly it still comes in as a fitting.

Also any existing assemblies still show the part as a fitting.

 

I'm stumped.

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Re: "Un-Author" a Tube & Pipe Fitting

08-29-2012 12:13 PM in reply to: mpatchus

I tried your part and it shows up as a fitting for me, too.  Doing a "Save As" had no effect.

 

Once it was placed into an assembly, if I did a copy and paste to add a second one, the second one shows as an ordinary part...  Probably not an acceptable workaround, but it's interesting behavior.

 

I couldn't find any more info on this, so I'm stumped.  There must be some switch buried in the part that tells inventor that this is a fitting.

 

There may be something in the API that will let you hack the part open to toggle it back to a normal part, but that's foreign territory to me.

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NicolasXu
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Re: "Un-Author" a Tube & Pipe Fitting

08-29-2012 07:04 PM in reply to: cwhetten

Hi,

 

Besides the work features, there are some attributes are added by the Authoring process. There is a solution to remove Tube and Pipe authoring from part, please take a look.

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/getdoc/id=TS13404549

 

Thanks,

Nicolas



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Autodesk, Inc.
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mpatchus
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Re: "Un-Author" a Tube & Pipe Fitting

08-30-2012 04:04 AM in reply to: NicolasXu

Thats it Nicolas!!!

 

Thanks so much!

Mike Patchus

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Re: "Un-Author" a Tube & Pipe Fitting

08-30-2012 08:51 AM in reply to: NicolasXu

Hah!  That's great!  Thanks, Nicolas.  That was too hard to find, but I forget to check the knowledge base site for things like this.

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Re: "Un-Author" a Tube & Pipe Fitting

08-31-2012 05:01 AM in reply to: cwhetten

cwhetten et al...

 

Copying and pasting a fitting, while in the tube & pipe system... is a baaaaad idea.  it may not do anything outside of routed systems,... but in tube & pipe, it will result in you NOT being able to ever delete that fitting.  Strange, and I assume, not intended behavior.  Sometimes, "restore fitting" will get rid of it..... but usually the only fix is to delete the entire pipe route and start over.

 

Just thought I'd add my two cents....

 

 

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