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*Mears, Brian
Post 1 of 11

rename part (file)

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11-07-2002 04:56 AM
All I want to do is rename a part in an
assembly.  How in the he** do I do it?  I found that I could do it
painfully through the Design Assistant (Manage, rename file, save) but now when
I try to open the related .idw I get a "Resolve Link" dialog box. (Should I be
getting that?) So, I show it the new, renamed file, and then I get the error
"Invalid reference to segment object used" and the drawing doesn't
open.

 

What gives?  First, is this what I have to do
to rename a part?   And second, if I did it correctly through Design
Managar, why the errors?  Very frustrating.

 

Thanks.
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Post 2 of 11

Re: rename part (file)

11-07-2002 05:03 AM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
when you rename a part you must do it at the highest level
so if you have an IDW of the assembly that is what you want to open in the Design Assistant and rename the part in the IDW file then no problems.
*Cross, Gary
Post 3 of 11

Re:

11-07-2002 05:35 AM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
Boy, I wish I knew that before. I would have
thought the IAM was the highest level. Could have saved me about 15 hours of
extra work + anxiety. Does the help or manual say that anywhere?

 

Good sleuthing, Jiml!



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when
you rename a part you must do it at the highest level
so if you have an
IDW of the assembly that is what you want to open in the Design Assistant and
rename the part in the IDW file then no problems.
*Dotson, Sean
Post 4 of 11

Re:

11-07-2002 05:54 AM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
The IAM is the highest level for a ipt but an IAM
can have multiple IDWs, therefore if you have an IDW in the mix you'll want to
see what file this IDW references.


--
Sean Dotson, PE

href="http://www.sdotson.com">http://www.sdotson.com

...sleep is for the
weak..
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Boy, I wish I knew that before. I would have
thought the IAM was the highest level. Could have saved me about 15 hours of
extra work + anxiety. Does the help or manual say that anywhere?

 

Good sleuthing, Jiml!



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when
you rename a part you must do it at the highest level
so if you have an
IDW of the assembly that is what you want to open in the Design Assistant
and rename the part in the IDW file then no
problems.
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Post 5 of 11

Re: rename part (file)

11-07-2002 10:06 AM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
use the bottom half od DA to find and update idw next time.

Re:

11-08-2002 10:05 AM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
So how do I get the files to show up
in the bottom half of the Manage portion of the Design Assistant??


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use
the bottom half od DA to find and update idw next
time.

Re:

11-08-2002 10:25 AM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
I think that I managed to rename it
OK because my assembly opened without problem but the browser list did not
rename the part.

Do I have to do that
manually??


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use
the bottom half od DA to find and update idw next
time.
*Bliss, Charles
Post 8 of 11

Re:

11-08-2002 03:33 PM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
Yes, you need to rename the browser manually or you could download the
browser rename tool from my web site. I think Kent and or Sean and
others have browser rename tools on their sites as well.
http://www.cbliss.com/inventor/iCode/index.htm

anton wrote:

> I think that I managed to rename it OK because my assembly opened
> without problem but the browser list did not rename the part.
> Do I have to do that manually??
>
> "ArtC" > wrote
> in message news:f121187.3@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> use the bottom half od DA to find and update idw next time.
>

Re:

11-08-2002 11:01 PM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
Thank you, I'll try it
out.


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Yes,
you need to rename the browser manually or you could download the
browser
rename tool from my web site.  I think Kent and or Sean and
others
have browser rename tools on their sites as well.

href="http://www.cbliss.com/inventor/iCode/index.htm">http://www.cbliss.com/inventor/iCode/index....


anton
wrote:

> I think that I managed to rename it OK because my assembly
opened
> without problem but the browser list did not rename the
part.
> Do I have to do that
manually??
>
>     "ArtC" <
href="mailto:art.camp@charter.net">art.camp@charter.net
<
href="mailto:art.camp@charter.net">mailto:art.camp@charter.net
>>
wrote
>     in message
href="news:f121187.3@WebX.maYIadrTaRb">news:f121187.3@WebX.maYIadrTaRb
...
>    
use the bottom half od DA to find and update idw next
time.
>

Re:

11-08-2002 11:54 PM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
One more question.

I find that if I am renaming more
than one part that I have to update the idw and save after each change in the
Design Assistant.

Is this correct or is there a way to
rename more than one part before saving?

 

Thanks


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Yes,
you need to rename the browser manually or you could download the
browser
rename tool from my web site.  I think Kent and or Sean and
others
have browser rename tools on their sites as well.

href="http://www.cbliss.com/inventor/iCode/index.htm">http://www.cbliss.com/inventor/iCode/index....


anton
wrote:

> I think that I managed to rename it OK because my assembly
opened
> without problem but the browser list did not rename the
part.
> Do I have to do that
manually??
>
>     "ArtC" <
href="mailto:art.camp@charter.net">art.camp@charter.net
<
href="mailto:art.camp@charter.net">mailto:art.camp@charter.net
>>
wrote
>     in message
href="news:f121187.3@WebX.maYIadrTaRb">news:f121187.3@WebX.maYIadrTaRb
...
>    
use the bottom half od DA to find and update idw next
time.
>
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