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Faster loading and updating of Inventor assemblies.

A - answer If you need to have the same parameters in all (or several) your parts, do not drive them by an Excel spreadsheet, this can drastically slow down the performance of large assemblies.
Instead, create a new part, place no geometry in it at all but create all your parameters in this one part. Tick the Export Parameters check box.

Once this is done, place this file as a Derived Part in all the parts that you will be using in the assembly with only the Exported Parameters selected. The parameters are then available for use in the newly created part.

It could be possible to have a template file with this derived part inserted automatically. Place the Template file in your \Inventor 7\Templates folder, and the parameters file in a specially named Workgroup Search Path called for example "Parameters" (Place this Workgroup at the top of the Workgroup Search Path so that it finds it quickly).

(Richard Rankin)

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applies to: Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 11093:Inventor: No preview in Place Constraints (grayed out)
Tip 11034:Mass property depending on the current LOD in an Inventor assembly.
Tip 11018:How to map properties from an imported STEP file to Inventor?
Tip 10936:Using assemblies in Inventor LT.
Tip 10859:How to suppress a surface body in rendering of an assembly?

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