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jong
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Registered: ‎04-28-2003
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revise a part, copy the IDW

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11-28-2002 02:34 AM
Can someone help with this probably basic question
but I cant find an answer in Help.

I draw a part say (part-a) and generate an idw of it.
then I need to make a different part based on it (part-B)
so I Save Copy As... : (part-a) as (part-B) open (part-B) and do my mods.
How do I create a copy of the IDW file that will point to Part-B and not Part-A ?
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ArtC
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Registered: ‎12-12-2003
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Re: revise a part, copy the IDW

11-28-2002 03:32 AM in reply to: jong
Do not start with save copy as. Open a.idw in DA. Now copy and rename a.idw and a.ipt to b.idw and b.ipt in DA.
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ArtC
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Registered: ‎12-12-2003
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Re: revise a part, copy the IDW

11-28-2002 03:39 AM in reply to: jong
To save the ones you have done a copy save as on, do a copy save as on the idw. Now rename part a.ipt to part ax.ipt.
Open b.idw. IV6 will ask you to find a.ipt. point to b.ipt. now rename ax.ipt to a.ipt.
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jong
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11-28-2002 03:52 AM in reply to: jong
Brilliant Thanks
My dealer told me a horrid long method too boring to repeat
and it didn't really work. Love the method that fools IV into asking for a new one.

Jon G
*Bedford, Chris
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Re: revise a part, copy the IDW

11-28-2002 10:05 AM in reply to: jong
If you are scared of DA, try this.

 

Hide (part-a) by temporarily renaming it, X(part-a) or
something like that.

Then open your IDW and when it says it cant find the file
(part-a) you select (part-B).

Save your IDW as IDW-B or whatever.

Rename X(part-a) back to (part-a).

 

Chris B


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Can
someone help with this probably basic question
but I cant find an answer
in Help.

I draw a part say (part-a) and generate an idw of it.
then I need to
make a different part based on it (part-B)
so I Save Copy As... : (part-a)
as (part-B) open (part-B) and do my mods.
How do I create a copy of the
IDW file that will point to Part-B and not Part-A
?

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