I have an assembly that has what I would call 3 configerations, I think Inventor calls them factory members. After completing a several page drawing of the assembly I needed to modify the assembly with new components. Now when I open the drawing I get the error message that factory members need to be up dated. I am informed that to update the members I need to open their factory and regenerate it. I have attempted opening the assembly and selecting regenerate all, I have opened each of the three configurations and updated each one of them. I have attempted this with the drawing both open and closed, nothing has elimenated this error. to make matters worse while the views on sheet 1 show that they need updating, they look correct. The views on sheet 2 still show the assembly prior to the most recent changes.
Can some one please inform me of the proper procedure to open the factory and regenerate the components so the views will be updated?
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First your working with an iassembly. Which has a factory (the main assembly) and members (a model of each configuration).
my process when I change an iassembly is to go into the factory and first do a rebuild all, then regenerate all members then save. The rebuild all is a necessary step.
I guess that this is where I am unclear. I have an assembly 6650-0001. I have make an iassembly by opening the table and suspended some of the parts in 6650-0001-2 and 6650-0001-3 leaving 6650-0001-1 as the origional assembly. now I close the table. I select 6650-0001-1 as the active assembly (configuration) under the "table" link in the model tree to make some changes to the model and save the assembly again. Next I open the drawing and get the error message. I then open assembly 6650-0001, is this called an iassembly or a factory (where does "factory" come from anyway)? With 6650-0001 open I activate each of the three configurations under the "table" link. With each configuration open I select manage on the ribbon and then select "update all" on the far left of the ribbon and then go to the next configuration. I finally save the assembly. shouldn't this update everything?
At this point I would like to sell the factory and buy a farm as it has to be more straight forward.
I found a solution! I have deleted the drawing views and inserted new ones. One can only attempt to regenerate factory components so often before giving up.
GAwD I long for Solid-doesn't-Works! I never thought I would say that but 6 months of Inventor has changed my mind.
Right click on the drawing view and select Edit View. Under the Model State Tab there is a section which you can select which imember which is being displayed. Change the imember and the part will regenerate, then change the member back to the desired imember and it will regenerate again. This way you don't have to delete any views. Deleting views is a bad practice especially if you make a change after you are done detailing the drawing you lose all your previous work. If it is a child view, i.e.. Projected from another view, you must do this to the parent view all associated views will perform the update.
I read your opening posting. I did not read the rest of the postings, but I figured I would pass on my experience to htis point.
What I have learned is that when you create iparts the factory parts do not show up in the assembly unless you create the factory first then insert them into the assembly. A pain I know, but that is what I have experienced and been told.
The other thing is if you have vault you need to generate all of the factory files into the vault. This makes it easier for vault to comunicate with Inventor assemblies. You may already know this, but like I said I thought I would pass on my knowledge incase it does help you.
Best of luck my friend.
Understand that everytime you make a change to the iassembly factory, no matter how big or small,
all of the iassembly member need to be regenerated. This will update the drawing views associated.