Sunday 26 January 2014

Rename Browser Nodes for Autodesk Inventor

Hi guys,
Took some time since my last post so I've decided to present you the mExtension toolbar. This piece of software has saved me hundreds of hours of work and a lot of money. If I could have a penny for every time I was asked about it...
I will start with one small function part of the mExtension, and more precisely the "Rename Browser Nodes".
As the name suggests, we are going to use it to change the way the models are displayed on the browser. 
As you'll see in the beginning of the video the models appear with the name first used when created, and if you ever decide to change it, the browser never updates, it keeps showing the original name. 
Yes, I am aware of the "Assembly Bonus Tools" function that allows you to rename them by Part Number or Description but never in a string, and it doesn't give you the option to use other iProperties like Stock Number or any of your choice.
Use the button “Occurrences” located on the mExtension toolbar to activate the function. You can choose any of the iproperties as the new display name or even concatenate several of them in a string. 
Choose Part Number as prefix, add space as delimiter and then put Description as well to make it neater, or try out any of the iProperties that suits you.
As you click apply all the models are renamed by the function above, making it easyer to browse and find your way around as well as track errors and verify properties. They are also sorted in alphabetical order.

That's it for today, hope you've enjoyed and learned/refreshed the info her.

Again, please reply on the blog with your own keywords and tags so others can find this post easier.
Come back in a week's time to find some more on the extension.


 And of course the video:

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