1, Create parameter driven Part
2, Insert Part into Assembly
3, Add Assembly to drawing
4, Dimension drawing as required (ie all dims are 'centred' between extension lines)
5, ZIP all three files
6, Upload - IAM (using skeleton IPT, zipped)
Once end user modifies files using Configurator 360, the drawing can be downloaded as a DWF, this works well as it displays the user's requested, configuration, with up to date dimensions.
All the dims are no longer centred, giving the user a very unprofessional looking drawing. Is there something we can do at the Inventor / upload end of the proccess to keep dimension centred, or would this be considered a bug which Autodesk could / may fix
Please try the following:
If you need to selectively auto-center dimension texts, you will need to use iLogic code in the Drawing.
You can use Task Scheduler to update multiple drawings, with the custom task. Example is at
You may also use the Inventor VBA to open the drawings sequentially, and setting the property on the document via API.
In both cases, the following is the property to set:
ddoc.DrawingSettings.DimensionTextAlignment = kMaintainCenteredTextAlignment
I'm sorry I didn't bullet or number my questions. Should I assume (I know, I know) that the answer is, "Yes, that property lives in each individual drawing and must be set in each individual drawing"?
While I'm working toward enabling myself to delve into iLogic, I can't free up the time right now.
I'd like you to consider if this is a common enough need that Autodesk would consider either providing the code to accomplish this or add the capablility to Task Scheduler. The latter, combined with other, similar tasks would be my preference.
In a previous positon, I would often run 3 computers at once... 2 were using LISP routines to batch through different directories of about 70,000 drawings (if I'm remembering the number correctly). The point is, I understand the concept but at least I had a standards .dws to enforce... therefore, I could kill it with a shotgun not a laserbeam. In my opinion, Task Scheduler should be ready to do this type of thing out-of-the-box.
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