First I'm new to factory....
I have a model (Id building) that I'm importing into factory - I inserted as an overlay - see attachment
Additionally I have a number of assets (Tanks,pumps etc)
When I produce the view on my drawing (idw)....The model for the building does not show
What is the method to show the 3d model of the building?
Thank you in advance
Thanks for your question!
While generating the drawing through the regular Inventor IDW facility doesn't handle the inclusion of the overlay, the Publish/Update DWG command, on the Layout Tools dropdown panel, will do this. It will generate a DWG (actually a pair of them), which contains the 2d representations of the layout, and will xref in the overlay DWG.
Hope this helps,
Thanks for the reply....
This dropdown that you mentioned...Is it on the Model side of (Inventor/Factory) or the drawing side (Idw)
What I'm looking to do in Factory is Import "Buildings that are created in 3D" using Overlay or another method? And then installing Assets (in and around) the 3D building......and then output.....using "IDW" files. Is this the right approach? or is this only going to give me 2D reference geom.
Again thanks for your help
Hi Bill -
It's on the model side -- on the Factory tab.
It takes care of the details of creating the drawings.
This Publish DWG workflow generates DWG (not IDW). Is that going to be an issue?
When you say you want to "Import buildings that are created in 3d" -- are you talking about 3d DWGs? Or some other format? Do you have any samples that you could share to help us understand the details of what you're trying to do?
If you use FDS 2013 or you installed SAP of FDS 2012, you can use the command Import DWG Solids command, and then publish it to asset library. Then you can place the model directly from asset browser.
We have installed the service pack.....
I am now reloading the 3D building model into the factory layout.
The file is taking forever to load......Should this 3D file be an overlay or an asset?????
Yes, it will take some time to convert all 3d data to Inventor file. There is an option in Factory Option dialog/Asset builder tab to let you decide whether you want it to be an assembly or a part. I suggest you select the part option.
After it is imported to Inventor, you have to publish it to factory asset library in case you want to reuse this model in the future.