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Is there a way to connect part without viewset to drawing of part?

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Is there a way to connect part without viewset to drawing of part?

We have a couple of users here who somehow lose associativity between drawings in annotator and parts in modeling but the viewsets are still in the model so I can re-associate them.  But somehow the users are saving parts that a drawing was made from but the viewset is not available...any ideas if it is possible to re-associate a drawing to a part without a viewset?

Thanks!

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Re: Is there a way to connect part without viewset to drawing of part?

I have had this issue before.  I actually duplicated the views in a new drawings, but did not save the new drawing.  This creates a new viewset identical to the one that was lost.  I then load the original drawing and attach the views to the new viewset.

Make sure that you are setup so that when a drawing is saved, it automatically saves the model.

I had this issue with one user on a regular basis.  I finally told him, that this is the last time I fix your drawing. If you lose your viewset again, you can just start the drawing over again.

He learned quickly to save everything.

Regards

Tom

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Re: Is there a way to connect part without viewset to drawing of part?

I have had this issue before.  I actually duplicated the views in a new drawings, but did not save the new drawing.  This creates a new viewset identical to the one that was lost.  I then load the original drawing and attach the views to the new viewset.

Make sure that you are setup so that when a drawing is saved, it automatically saves the model.

I had this issue with one user on a regular basis.  I finally told him, that this is the last time I fix your drawing. If you lose your viewset again, you can just start the drawing over again.

He learned quickly to save everything.

Regards

Tom

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Re: Is there a way to connect part without viewset to drawing of part?

you could use the migration tools to reconnect views.

load following line in your user input line

(docu-enable-migration-tools)

an additional tab will appear in Annotation.

regards

Ward

Re: Is there a way to connect part without viewset to drawing of part?

Okay, so I made a dummy drawing in order to create the exact views in order to duplicate the viewsets from the original drawing.  I saved the model and opened it with the drawing I wanted to attach it to.  When I tried to attach the viewsets, I just kept getting a message that said "There are no viewsets found," but I can clearly see the viewsets I made attached to the model.

Is there a different way you are duplicating the viewsets?

Thanks!

Re: Is there a way to connect part without viewset to drawing of part?

I am assuming that you are attempting to attach the views via the migration tool.  I believe the issue is that it cannot find any available viewsets.  Try detaching the views first so that the viewset is then open and available to use.

It has been a long time since I had to fix a drawing like this. So I forgot that step.  My apologies.

Regards

Tom

Re: Is there a way to connect part without viewset to drawing of part?

I did not have to detach it. I tried it again and it worked! I think I was using the wrong Attach command (under Annotation instead of Migration).

Thanks for your help!