Windchill Workgroup Manager for Autodesk Inventor Individual Modification iPart Family Table Members
The Windchill 10.1 Workgroup Manager introduces the ability to modify or add individual Autodesk Inventor iPart family table members without forcing the check out of the entire family table.
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Benefits and Description
Autodesk Inventor users are now able to Modify/Add/Revise/Delete Inventor iPart family table instances without checking out the entire family table.
- Modifying an instance will only cause the instance being modified and the generic to be modified, rather than the entire family table.
- Instances can be added without having the entire family table present in workspace.
- Instances are not generated until used in an assembly or manually generated by the user.
- This behavior is controlled by the Windchill preference “Independently Modify Instances”, and this preference is set to YES by default. Setting the preference to NO will invoke the same behavior as previous Windchill releases where the iPart family table is treated as “inseparable” for the purposes of modification.
For family tables containing a large number of instances, this enables more efficient management of those family tables by allowing the iPart member to be treated as independent business objects, and also allows the creation of instances as they are used, rather than forcing creation of all instances.
For more information, refer to the help center installed with the Windchill Workgroup Manager client:
Windchill Workgroup Manager for Autodesk Inventor > Advanced Techniques > Rules for Using Check Out > Modifying Instance Files Independently