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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)

100% *  CAD 
7.7.2003    8830×  
applies to: Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 12977:Easily find CAD/BIM document references (including missing ones) - Reference Explorer
Tip 12771:Simplification of an assembly in Fusion 360 - the shrinkwrap function
Tip 12644:How to identify parts and assemblies imported from STEP/IGES?
Tip 12627:How to override weight of an assembly component in Fusion 360?
Tip 12625:How to convert a 3D model from Inventor to VR using 3ds Max Interactive.

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