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Dan.M
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Re: iLogic to Select all closed profiles in a sketch

01-31-2012 05:36 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Works very well.

Nice one.

 

Thanks,

Dan

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Message 22 of 26 (262 Views)

Re: iLogic to Select all closed profiles in a sketch

01-31-2012 08:16 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

:smileyembarrassed:

lol mcgyvr,

 

It was your mention of silk screens that inspired me to throw that together, as I've encountered that exact challenge in the past. Someone else mentioned engraving logos, and I've run into that as well.

 

Up until I read those two examples of how this might be used, I was thinking as JDMather and jeanchile were that this request was coming from a poor workflow. So I'll throw in a caution to new users not to try and use this or anyother iLogic as a shortcut to good technique:

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2011/03/inventor-101-simple-fully-constrained.html

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com

 

 



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fakeru
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Message 23 of 26 (249 Views)

Re: iLogic to Select all closed profiles in a sketch

01-31-2012 10:04 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Thank you very much!:smileyvery-happy: 

 

Anyway, here is a real example.

This is an imported sketch from Autocad:

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/4955/captureven.jpg

 

These are the columns of a building:

http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/9748/microdosinglevel1.jpg

 

I choose to make them in one extrude feature.

 

Regards

 

Alexandru 

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mcgyvr
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Message 24 of 26 (213 Views)

Re: iLogic to Select all closed profiles in a sketch

02-07-2012 08:01 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Curtis_Waguespack wrote:

:smileyembarrassed:

lol mcgyvr,

 

It was your mention of silk screens that inspired me to throw that together, as I've encountered that exact challenge in the past. Someone else mentioned engraving logos, and I've run into that as well.

 

 

Again..Curtis.. I love you.. Just had to do a very large silkscreen with tons of profiles to pick.. For giggles I did it manually first and it took 4 min 18 seconds to pick them all. Then I undid that and tried your ilogic rule.. Took ONLY 11 seconds for the rule to run/extrude all the profiles. Amazing...

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Re: iLogic to Select all closed profiles in a sketch

08-21-2012 10:21 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Hi Inventor users,

 

By request I've added a couple of other versions of this iLogic rule at this link. One version  uses the Through All method and automatically cuts all open profiles through all, bidirectionaly. The other use the To Next method to extrude.

 

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2012/03/ilogic-to-select-all-of-closed-profiles.html

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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Re: iLogic to Select all closed profiles in a sketch

08-21-2012 11:19 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Curtis..I still love you for this.. I use it all the time.. :heart:

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