When creating a child as :IvAssemblyDocument...Which template ETO uses?
It says: If not supplied, uses system default. Is system default the location specified in Application Options/File/Default Templates or somewhere else?
The Manage\Projects... command brings in the Inventor Projects dialog box, where you can specify the path to templates for the active project:
In case of [Default] (as shown), the templates are searched in the global folder you've figured out.
Project Templates is set at: Default
Applicaton Options/File/Default Templates location is set at: W:\Mecanique\CAD\Librairies\Inventor 2013\Templates\
I modified the templates (Inventor/ETO) so that the UCS is orientated as shown in (Default_View_Orientation.bmp)
When creating a child (design RoofCurbWall is an AssemblyDocument) without specifying the templateFile...When I open the Assembly Document, the view (UCS) is rotated 180 deg about Z. If I specify the templateFile then the view is ok.
Child RoofCurbWallFront As (If createFrontWall? Then :RoofCurbWall Else :nullDesign)
roofcurbWallLength = RoofCurbLength
roofcurbWallLeftHeight = FrontLeftCornerHeight
roofcurbWallRightHeight = FrontRightCornerHeight
roofcurbWallSide = "Front"
ignorePosition? = False
origin = Point(0, RoofCurbWallThickness + clearanceBetweenParts + OuterSkinMaterialThickness, 0)
xDirection = Vector(1, 0, 0)
yDirection = Vector(0, 1, 0)
grounded? = True
templateFile = "W:\Mecanique\CAD\Librairies\Inventor 2013\Templates\Inventor\Standard.iam"
This of course affects the drawing views orientation!!!
May I ask you a question? What is the Model on the drawing view:
- anything else in between?
I have tons of design created earlier with this UCS orientation and everything was working just fine until now...Now in 2013, assemblies (created within ETO) are behaving strangely...in some designs they are well orientated and in others they are all over the place!!!!
If creating a child as an ivAssemblyDocument uses the template specified in the default location and that template is configured as described earlier, then could you tell me why it would not generate the correct view orientation ALL THE TIME? Is there an internal/hidden rule calling for a different template?
My collegue has mentionned a problem with assembly document units changing from inch to centimeter -->(http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor-En
I strongly suspect a different template being called...
This isssue is becoming annoying as I can't get the proper design to generate!!!!!
We are investigating the issue. We have the reproducible case. You will be informed about the outcomes. Please file ADN case and mention DE955 defect.
Because of the issue, the drawing view could be rendered differently depending on whether it is created from scratch or is updated in existing document. If you save/close your Intent assembly, delete "Member Files" folder, set the ViewCube options to default, and open your assembly again: will the views be shown as desired?
I filed a case.
No it is not!
I'm not even creating drawing views...still within the assembly document.
In the attached document...PentaFrontLeft and PentaFrontRight are well orientated. PentaFrontTop and PentaFrontBottom are not (they should be rotated 90 deg about Y)...but they used to be!
The child rule hasn't changed. I'm using frame-based positioning.