Custom iParts, how to make and use them

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Create your part normally, for example a cylinder with Diameter and Length dimensions.

 

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Clicking on the Create iPart icon you'll get the iPart Author dialog, right click on the Diameter column and select Custom Parameter Column:

 

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The diameter column will become purple. Do this with all the other parameters to make the custom iPart:

 

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When you place the custom iPart inside an assembly you'll be shown this dialog, where you can change the values:

 

 

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Here is an example of the 3 custom iPart cylinder instances inside an assembly:

 

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How to change parameters of an already created custom iPart.

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