I am having problems with the load options. what I want is the following;
When open a file from a sertain folder i want NX to look for files in that folder first, followed by a search in a second folder (not a sub folder, but really a different folder).
I have modified my load options to 'from search folder' and added that second folder to the list.
now, when I open a assembly from the first folder it is missing it parts (which are also in the first folder).... it does find the parts wich are from the second folder though. so it seems to me that NX is only looking in the second folder and not in the first folder. (it does open a part from the first folder, but as i mentioned, not the parts of the assembly file)
this all is because we are working with endless numbers of project folders and working from those folders on daily basis. that 'second folder' on wich i am refering is the folder where all the fastener assembly parts are saved.
what also could be a solution (if i knew how to set it) is that de fastener assembly parts are saved in the working folder.
hope that some of you can help me
Working with NX10
In your search options, add the first folder; and make it first in the list because the folders are searched in the order you specify.
i know that will do the job, but the thing is that we are working in various projects.
you do not want to modify the load options every time you change project.
what i have done now is set the load options to 'as saved' ..... this works!!
Where does NX store the path name for unloaded parts?
If I click to load a part in the assembly navigator, a dialog box comes up that offers a path name, but I'd like to get a report for all the parts in the assembly.
"I need to track them all down and recreate directories once and for all."
Please don't do this. Instead, put all the files in a single folder and change your load options to "from folder" (or "search directories", specifying the directory that you used for the files).
If you really want/need to know the last known "as-saved" location, you can use the command line utility ugpc.exe and/or ug_edit_part_names.exe.