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Change in View in Part should update associated Drawing View

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by johnstda on ‎01-29-2014 03:42 AM

When a View within a Part is changed (i.e. bodies are turned on / off), the associated view in a Drawing should update accordingly. At the moment it is static. So once I've generated a Base or Project View in a Drawing, it doesn't update when I've changed that particular View in the part file. It should be linked together.

By: *Expert Elite* | Posted ‎01-30-2014 11:24 AM

Unless I'm misunderstanding what you are asking for, it already does that.  In the Drawing View dialog box, do you have the "Associative" box checked for the View Representation?

By: Distinguished Contributor mikeh | Posted ‎01-30-2014 11:44 AM

I'll take the soap box on this one.  Not sure if the "Associate View" answers johnstda's question, but this is a setting that has directly or indirectly defaulted to off forever, and it should be a mandatory check/turn on for my company.  I'm referring to IAMs and if we add parts to an iam the views may or may not update to include the new parts.  If it's checked, it updates.  Over the last few releases we can check it and it sticks when we restart inventor until you run into a file that has it unchecked, then your new default is unchecked.


I would greatly appreciate an application option for every IAM that opens I want it checked on for all views.  Inventor has this awesome power to udpate views automatically, but for some odd reason by nature of legacy files and before "Associate View" existed, 75% of our assemblies open w/ views unassociated.  If a person doesn't want the view to update then open w/ the Option to defer updates.


Thanks Much!

Mike Hilvers

By: johnstda | Posted ‎01-30-2014 05:29 PM
No. I wasn't aware of that. That would make sense. Thanks for letting me
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