Inventor General Discussion

Reply
Active Member
TheNeek
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎06-03-2010
Message 1 of 5 (349 Views)

Harness and Cable Pins Applied to a Library Item

349 Views, 4 Replies
06-03-2010 08:21 AM
Hello All,
I'm a relatively new IV user. I'm on a Pro 2010 seat. I've walked into a rather large part library of connectors for use in our designs. I've started trying to take advantage of the Cable and Harnessing capabilities for routing inside our enclousures. The snag happens when I attempt to add pins to a library connector that I've placed in my assembly as the tutorial suggests. The Place Pin command in the Harness panel is greyed out when I double click the part to edit it.

What do I need to do to be able to place connectors from the library and be able to create harnesses in the same fashion as the tutorial depicts? Thank You.

Nic Foster
*Dennis Jeffrey
Message 2 of 5 (348 Views)

Re: Harness and Cable Pins Applied to a Library Item

06-03-2010 08:32 AM in reply to: TheNeek
The pins need to be placed on the original part BEFORE they are
authored into the CC Library and a Connector.
--
Dennis Jeffrey, Autodesk Inventor Certified Expert

Subscribe to the free "The Creative Inventor Magazine now available at:
http://teknigroup.com/CI-Subscribe-Login.asp
Active Member
TheNeek
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎06-03-2010
Message 3 of 5 (348 Views)

Re: Harness and Cable Pins Applied to a Library Item

06-03-2010 08:47 AM in reply to: TheNeek
Do I need to define the outward direction of the connector before inserting it into the library as well? I had created a new version of the connector in question and did exactly as you were suggesting. The pins went on and were present when I placed the part in my assembly but I was unable to define the outward direction of the connector when doing the Connector Authoring operation. The routing of the finished harness was skewed because the outward direction wasn't defined.

Nic
*Dennis Jeffrey
Message 4 of 5 (348 Views)

Re: Harness and Cable Pins Applied to a Library Item

06-03-2010 09:37 AM in reply to: TheNeek
Can you post the original connector before authoring? If privacy is an
issue, you can send it directly to me at djeffrey@teknigroup.com. I can
probably help you.
--
Dennis Jeffrey, Autodesk Inventor Certified Expert

Subscribe to the free "The Creative Inventor Magazine now available at:
http://teknigroup.com/CI-Subscribe-Login.asp
Active Member
TheNeek
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎06-03-2010
Message 5 of 5 (348 Views)

Re: Harness and Cable Pins Applied to a Library Item

06-03-2010 10:17 AM in reply to: TheNeek
Thanks for the offer Dennis. I answered my own question. Looks like all the harness attributes for the connector need to be defined before being saved into the library. Outward direction included. Discrete wiring to a PCB or any item that is not contained in a library can be done on the fly as the tutorial suggests.

Thanks for the help
Nic

You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Announcements
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.

Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

Ask the Community


Inventor Exchange Apps

Created by the community for the community, Autodesk Exchange Apps for Autodesk Inventor helps you achieve greater speed, accuracy, and automation from concept to manufacturing.

Connect with Inventor

Twitter

Facebook

Blogs

Pinterest

Youtube