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SUDHI.KN
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Renaming

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12-12-2012 09:51 PM

Hi,

 

Kindly suggest me how to rename the files of an assembly without effecting to assembly, as we do it in solidworks explorer.

 

Reg,

Sudhi

 

 

Open the assembly in Design Assistant. In the "Action" column there is an option to rename files.

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japike
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Re: Renaming

12-13-2012 04:07 AM in reply to: SUDHI.KN

Open the assembly in Design Assistant. In the "Action" column there is an option to rename files.

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jletcher
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Re: Renaming

12-13-2012 04:22 AM in reply to: SUDHI.KN

Just make sure you read all about design assistants it is your best friend but can be a nightmare. If you don't find all drawings you will have link issues.

 

I would also suggest making a backup of your files before you start renamiing just in case there is an issue.

 

And when I do this I make a printout of my files and when I rename I write the new name next to the old name so if I have an issue I know what it was and is..


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Mark_Flayler
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Re: Renaming

12-13-2012 07:22 AM in reply to: jletcher

Design Assistant is absolutely the way to go if you are not using Vault (which would handle this much better).  Autodesk stopped most development on Design Assistant since you get Vault for free and does so much more.

 

If you have to use Design Assistant, perhaps do a Hierarchy report out of the DA so you can track the files easier than writing them down.

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Re: Renaming

12-13-2012 08:28 AM in reply to: Mark_Flayler

Vault Sucks...............

 

And the way it sounds if they are not going to develope Design Assistant any further are they about to remove it?

 

This will be the end of Inventor if so..... I will go back to 2D/3D Autocad........


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Re: Renaming

12-13-2012 08:55 AM in reply to: jletcher

Vault may not be the right choice for you in your situation, but it certainly does not..."suck", and what it can do is far above what DA does.

 

I see no reason why they would get rid of DA, at least not for a long time.  Autodesk does understand there are plenty of single users without need for Vault but still need to perform these tasks.  They even added a nice Copy Design routine to Inventor for some basic design itterations (wish the naming scheme settings were better though).

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Re: Renaming

12-13-2012 09:56 AM in reply to: Mark_Flayler

 

 Vault does suck I have about 100 people that will say it.....

 

Look at the threads nothing but issues after issues with it....

 

I know of 3 clients that spent thousands to set it up just for more issues more money. This is why you like it because you make money from it....

 

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Re: Renaming

12-13-2012 10:13 AM in reply to: jletcher

jletcher wrote:

 

 

 Vault does suck I have about 100 people that will say it.....

 

Look at the threads nothing but issues after issues with it....

 

I know of 3 clients that spent thousands to set it up just for more issues more money. This is why you like it because you make money from it....

 


where's the eating popcorn emoticon when ya need it!

 

Why is this needed?

 

I think we all know you are not happy with Adesk products and are just itching to leave it behind asap.

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12-13-2012 10:16 AM in reply to: jletcher

I'll give you a 1000 that swear by it to your 100 that complain about it.  Sure, its got issues to it (mostly user related, and a fair share development wise too), but it also becomes a neccesary tool for a lot of companies...small to large.

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Re: sRe: Renaming

12-13-2012 10:22 AM in reply to: Mark_Flayler

 neccesary far from it the only reason it is  neccesary is because Autodesk found no one using it so they forced them to by taking out multi user.. So if they want to work together now you are FORCED to use it...

 

I found no one needs it unless this is needed and then I have a work around for it.

 

It sucks and always will I bet your 1000 are bald from the stress fighting vault....

 

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