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Xref equivalent

Xref equivalent

Xref equivalent

I need to use the inventor equivalent of XREFs. Do they exist?

Excessive accuaracy is a sign of poor breeding. -Socrates.

RE: Xref equivalent

I'm not falling or that one...

or did you unintentionally misspell "accuracy"?

RE: Xref equivalent

actually, that was a genuine error!

Most people ask me if Socrates really said that...of course, I've never checked, as the quote implies.

It's funny on so many levels.

Anyway, is there a way of using something like xrefs in Inventor? Anyone know?

Excessive accuaracy is a sign of poor breeding. -Socrates.

RE: Xref equivalent

far as i know the parts are referenced in an assembly.  much like an xref in autocad.  you can also reference small assemblies to create bigger assemblies.

RE: Xref equivalent

Uh oh, I'm talking about the 2D aspect, which I use for creating the paper-copy layouts for the shopfloor.
So if I've got some "boilerplate" text, with a few drawings common to every 2D layout, I can't reference it from a common file?

i.e., if I have to make a change to my common drawing, I'm gonna have to open EVERY instance, (thats a couple of thousand 2d drawings) and edit it, rather than just a single file that will make the change across the board?

I think Autodesk made a bit of an oversight there...

Excessive accuaracy is a sign of poor breeding. -Socrates.

RE: Xref equivalent

Create a template file (any IDW that you decide you want as a template) with the appropriate text images or what ever in it.  Put the template file in the templates directory.  I think that if you need to change it though after creating drawings, you still need to open them manually.  I think that someone has written code or something to do it, but I'm not sure.

I just had a thought, that you could put the boiler plate text in an excel spreadsheet and link to it, not sure about doing that from and IDW though.



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