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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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See also:
Tip 11790:How to get a hi-res image of an Inventor assembly (for a brochure, billboard...)?
Tip 11732:How to sort BOM or parts list by part number in Inventor? (iLogic)
Tip 11539:How to import Solid Edge parts and assemblies into Autodesk Inventor?
Tip 11464:How to make a fast Inventor Studio animation without rendering?
Tip 11399:Inventor reports an error: The referenced document cannot be resolved

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