Archive for December, 2010

Inventor BOM – Row Merge Bug

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Had a strange problem that is now fixed thanks to a suggestion from Greg Healey at Cadpro.

For some strange reason, the Inventor bill of materials editor was merging two rows in the BOM that had different part numbers. The row merge is only supposed to merge rows if they have identical part numbers. I tried typing the part number over itself but it didn’t fix it. Greg suggested I try unmerging the rows, changing one of the part numbers to something completely different, and then remerging. This fixed the issue, so I then just changed the part number back to what it was and problem fixed.

If you have similar issues, it appears you need to completely change the data in a cell to get it to refresh properly.

AU Virtual 2010

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

A little while ago I posted about AU Virtual 2010 looking like it was going to be a fantastic event. After spending some time this morning trying to work my way around it, I’m beginning to wonder if it’s actually going to be as good as I had hoped. Navigation around the virtual conference centre is quite tricky and there doesn’t seem to be much going on in the way of online classes that I’m actually interested in. Reading the twitter posts of some of the users who are there in Vegas, I think they’re definitely getting all the good stuff!

Oh well, time will tell I guess. I’m waiting to see what comes up.