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MattH
Posts: 821
Registered: ‎12-11-2003
Message 1 of 7 (89 Views)

Update Parts List

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11-07-2002 08:59 PM
Apparently out of date Parts List in the IDW can now be updated (instead of deleted and reinserted) and indicate this by turning red, why don't they just update or at least why don't we have the option to have them update automatically. (If they do and I've mist it just ignore me)
Regards
Matt Hutchinson
*Dotson, Sean
Message 2 of 7 (89 Views)

Re: Update Parts List

11-07-2002 09:13 PM in reply to: MattH
There was a discussion on this a few weeks
ago.  While many wanted them to update automatically the point was brought
up about data you had typed in manually.  You can RMB on this data and
choose Freeze to preserve it but if you had not chosen to freeze the data it
would be lost.  I guess it was the lesser of two evils.  If ADSK did
it automatically then people would complain about that.  This way it's up
tot he user.  I think a few people suggested making this a toggle switch
between auto and manual.


--
Sean Dotson, PE

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

...sleep is for the
weak..
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Apparently
out of date Parts List in the IDW can now be updated (instead of deleted and
reinserted) and indicate this by turning red, why don't they just update or at
least why don't we have the option to have them update automatically. (If they
do and I've mist it just ignore me)
Regards
Matt
Hutchinson
*McConnell, Cory
Message 3 of 7 (89 Views)

Re:

11-07-2002 10:07 PM in reply to: MattH
I think it is very functional the way it is. Just rmb on the red plist icon
and pick update.

When you say you couldn't update in 5.3? Clicking compare and update all
wouldn't work?

--
Cory McConnell
BJ pipeline Inspection
"Sean Dotson" wrote in message
news:7C69A533ADF1446B3A07D2499B728FDA@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> There was a discussion on this a few weeks ago. While many wanted them to
update automatically the point was brought up about data you had typed in
manually. You can RMB on this data and choose Freeze to preserve it but if
you had not chosen to freeze the data it would be lost. I guess it was the
lesser of two evils. If ADSK did it automatically then people would
complain about that. This way it's up tot he user. I think a few people
suggested making this a toggle switch between auto and manual.
>
> --
> Sean Dotson, PE
> http://www.sdotson.com
> ...sleep is for the weak..
> -----------------------------------------
> "MattH" wrote in message
news:f1214c2.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Apparently out of date Parts List in the IDW can now be updated (instead
of deleted and reinserted) and indicate this by turning red, why don't they
just update or at least why don't we have the option to have them update
automatically. (If they do and I've mist it just ignore me)
> Regards
> Matt Hutchinson
>
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jiml
Posts: 387
Registered: ‎12-10-2003
Message 4 of 7 (89 Views)

Re: Update Parts List

11-07-2002 10:53 PM in reply to: MattH
I don't understand why you had to reinsert the parts list just do a compare.
*Keller, Kent
Message 5 of 7 (89 Views)

Re:

11-08-2002 12:29 AM in reply to: MattH
Sean

I don't remember anyone complaining in MDT that their Bom data updated on a parametric cad
program. Isn't that what Parametric is for? This one just makes no sense to me and is
nothing but bad drawings waiting to happen. If people are having to override the data so
much then the reasons for that need to be looked at closer.

--
Kent
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program


"Sean Dotson" wrote in message
news:7C69A533ADF1446B3A07D2499B728FDA@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> There was a discussion on this a few weeks ago. While many wanted them to update
automatically the point was brought up about data you had typed in manually. You can RMB
on this data and choose Freeze to preserve it but if you had not chosen to freeze the data
it would be lost. I guess it was the lesser of two evils. If ADSK did it automatically
then people would complain about that. This way it's up tot he user. I think a few
people suggested making this a toggle switch between auto and manual.
*Case, Mark
Message 6 of 7 (89 Views)

Re:

11-08-2002 03:33 AM in reply to: MattH
Kent,

Maybe they override it because having to right
click|properties|Project(tab)|Enter "Desciption" on every stinkin' part gets
mind numbing? :smileywink:

It looks like you can still see the part "Description" information in IV6
design assisant, in a nice tabular format...
BUT YOU CAN'T ENTER IT THERE.

Darn!

--
Mark Case, P.E.
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
CaseCAD Engineering
(509) 773-7305
web: http://w3.gorge.net/casecad

"Kent Keller" wrote in message
news:smileyvery-happy:D75D932E35345F44197B88FB4E0592D@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Sean
>
> I don't remember anyone complaining in MDT that their Bom data updated on
a parametric cad
> program. Isn't that what Parametric is for? This one just makes no sense
to me and is
> nothing but bad drawings waiting to happen. If people are having to
override the data so
> much then the reasons for that need to be looked at closer.
>
> --
> Kent
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
>
> "Sean Dotson" wrote in message
> news:7C69A533ADF1446B3A07D2499B728FDA@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > There was a discussion on this a few weeks ago. While many wanted them
to update
> automatically the point was brought up about data you had typed in
manually. You can RMB
> on this data and choose Freeze to preserve it but if you had not chosen to
freeze the data
> it would be lost. I guess it was the lesser of two evils. If ADSK did it
automatically
> then people would complain about that. This way it's up tot he user. I
think a few
> people suggested making this a toggle switch between auto and manual.
>
>
*Dotson, Sean
Message 7 of 7 (89 Views)

Re:

11-08-2002 05:18 AM in reply to: MattH
Kent in a perfect world I would 100% agree with you. But you know as well
as I do that sometimes workaround are required to get the job out of the
engineers hands and into the manufacturing/assembly world. All I'm saying
is if they were to go fully automatic that would be a shame. I'd prefer a
switch to turn it on or off (kind of like defer updates)

--
Sean Dotson, PE
http://www.sdotson.com
...sleep is for the weak..
-----------------------------------------
"Kent Keller" wrote in message
news:smileyvery-happy:D75D932E35345F44197B88FB4E0592D@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Sean
>
> I don't remember anyone complaining in MDT that their Bom data updated on
a parametric cad
> program. Isn't that what Parametric is for? This one just makes no sense
to me and is
> nothing but bad drawings waiting to happen. If people are having to
override the data so
> much then the reasons for that need to be looked at closer.
>
> --
> Kent
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
>
> "Sean Dotson" wrote in message
> news:7C69A533ADF1446B3A07D2499B728FDA@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > There was a discussion on this a few weeks ago. While many wanted them
to update
> automatically the point was brought up about data you had typed in
manually. You can RMB
> on this data and choose Freeze to preserve it but if you had not chosen to
freeze the data
> it would be lost. I guess it was the lesser of two evils. If ADSK did it
automatically
> then people would complain about that. This way it's up tot he user. I
think a few
> people suggested making this a toggle switch between auto and manual.
>
>
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