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Lets Discuss Toolbox Parts!!!

Question asked by Scott McFadden on Jun 4, 2019
Latest reply on Jun 6, 2019 by Scott McFadden

So, I have this assembly that I am modifying.  In it are a couple of custom "W" beams in there from the TB.  I have asked recently about exporting to make custom parts making sure the "Create Parts" is checked in the TB configuration.  So, I did that.  I am thinking I have not remastered how to do this correctly or maybe, just maybe, the software does not do what I would like it to do.

With that said, when I insert the so called custom part into my assembly, it shows up as the standard out of the box TB    part until I call it up and rename it, change its config name and add a custom description.

I get the new part(s) into the assembly comfy and cozy.  All is good.  I check it into the PDM and close it.

 

Now, the fun begins.  Are you ready?  Wait, wait, wait for it!!!!  

 

I check it out of the PDM, and I have a laundry list of errors.  Why you ask?  Glad you asked that question!!! 

The so called custom TB part(s) that I renamed and changed everything in, switched back to the out of the box part.  So, all of my mates failed because those mates were for the "Custom" TB part(s).  I replace the components back to the ones I created AGAIN.    Check it into the PDM with all being well.  I even go into the PDM Toolbox folder and delete the out of the box TB part thinking this will fix it because everything is pathed and set the way I need it to be.  Close it once again, and then this morning, check it out yet again and I bet you can never guess what happened??

 

Ding, ding, ding!!!!  You are correct if you said it resorted back to the out of the box TB part(s).  Yet AGAIN , I switched it all back to the way I need it to be using the custom TB part(s).  I haven't closed it yet, because I know how this story plays out.

 

I am coming to the conclusion (and if I am wrong, feel free to correct me) I need to take the TB part and create my own custom from scratch the old fashioned way.  I know if I do this, I will NEVER see that ugly out of the box TB part again.

 

Comments?  Anyone??

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