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I just started using edit in place and it works fine. However, if I edit the component in the original model, I now have 2 versions of the same component, right? This sounds really problematic. Am I doing this correctly? Or, once you start using edit in place, you must stick with it and never update your model again? WFT? How is this helpful at all? 



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Wrong.

If you use EIP, open the component, edit it, and save it, it doesn't duplicate the component. In effect what the code does is automate the process of saving a component definition, and reloading it when you have finished.

You are over-thinking this [smile]


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I guess it was a dumb questions, EIP seems be very helpful. I think you are correct, I just edited the model in place and in the native drawing, both updated correctly.. I swear it didn't work a few times but hey, it seems to be working now. This model I have is 140M+ and gives me lots of problems..

for now, thanks bigstick, I think I am over thinking it!

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Honestly it works just fine [smile]

It's really useful for updating components - particularly small ones in large models, and test rendering components that have issues rendering.

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Ok, I'm not crazy, it's doing it again. I just made updates in the model by double clicking the component. When I right click to edit in place, it reverts back to the older, unupdated version of the component I just updated. When I right click to update, it the warning pops up saying no changes detected, if I click ok it also reverts to the old model. 

What am I doing wrong?

I'm on SU pro on a mac, most recent op sy. Now, the model is huge, I think that might be the culprit.. 

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Are you saving the edited component?
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I double click to open/edit the component and click outside or push escape to exit. Is there another way to save a component?
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You select the component (or group), and then right click and choose 'Edit in Place: Open'.

This opens the component or group in a new file.

Edit the component, then when finished, save it, go back to the original model, with the component selected, right click and choose 'Edit in Place:Update'

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Yes, I do this. This process works fine.

However, if working in my model, I double click the component, make edits, the close the component, my edits will get replaced next time I use EIP..

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Just to reiterate my problem: 

EIP works fine, but sometimes, editing the model without using EIP causes a parallel version of the component to exist. Maybe it's just not updating the EIP version, if this makes sense.. Maybe it's a memory problem? When I do small tests, editing seems to update the model. But when I edit lots of things as I work, then try to use EIP, I get a parallel universe!

not sure what the problem is, does anyone else experience this?

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