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jovdamo86
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Registered: ‎03-08-2012
Message 81 of 111 (1,360 Views)

Re: Inventor 2013 Wish List?

03-08-2012 09:07 PM in reply to: FProcp

I would like to suggest the following.

1. 2D Sketch shown that you can select the lines>>right click>>constrain>>[select constrain]

2. 3D model shown that you can offset from the base line to a certain distance.

 

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talleman21
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Message 82 of 111 (1,268 Views)

Re: Inventor 2013 Wish List?

03-10-2012 09:48 AM in reply to: FProcp

I have been using Inventor to automate models and assemblies for quite a while, but I find it very difficult to automate drawings.  Below is my wish list that could help address this.

 

1.  Have the option of useing the parameters table within the drawing environment.  Just like the parameters table in the part and assembly files, be able to link to excel or other ipt or iam files.  When creating a dimension in a sketch in a drawing, I would like to see the option of "list parameters".

 

2. Have groups of dimensions (layers) in drawings that can be suppressed according to parameters.  If I have a feature in 1 part that is not in a very similar part, it can suppress the dimensions instead of turning them pink.  I imagine this could be similar to the feature properties in an ipt.

 

3. iLogic- better integration of multi-bodied parts.  Getting the volume and surface area of a certain body is not impossible, but it is very difficult.

 

4. Better documentation on iLogic.  It is a powerfull tool, but it is difficult to find support materials for more advanced problems.  I don't even know where I can find a list of possible commands.

 

5. Tsplines in Inventor.  The Product Design suite has 3ds Max and Inventor... Tsplines would be a great addition.

 

6. Better surfacing tools.  The more functionality that is added for surfacing, the easier my job becomes.  Being able to seamlessly switch between solid and surface is great, but a lot of work is repeated because surface modelling does not have the same functionality as solid modelling.  Why can't I extrude a hole in a surface?

 

If you need any clarification on any of these points, feel free to contact me.  alleman (at) thunderheaddesign.net

 

Thanks,

Thomas

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wgladden
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Registered: ‎09-18-2006
Message 83 of 111 (1,144 Views)

Re: Inventor 2013 Wish List?

03-15-2012 06:26 AM in reply to: FProcp

I wish that Inventor 2013+ was truly x64 application and Multi-Core supported.

 

 

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MrScary-QSI
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Registered: ‎03-12-2009
Message 84 of 111 (1,121 Views)

Re: Inventor 2013 Wish List?

03-15-2012 07:03 AM in reply to: FProcp

May seem small but it would be nice to have sub folders in the templates folder.  When I do this now, it does not show the sub-folders in templates (even with Inventor files in them).....

 

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dan_inv09
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Message 85 of 111 (1,098 Views)

Re: Inventor 2013 Wish List?

03-15-2012 09:04 AM in reply to: talleman21

For 1. just hit the little pencil icon in the edit dimension dialog, that takes you to the format text dialog where you can use the parameters. (I use it mainly for bolt circle diameters, except in the hole note you have to exit the edit hole note dialog and right click to select "Text ...")

 

For 2. I don't understand why you would want to just suppress a dimension to something that does not exist.

 

 

My personal wish is that things would work the same across environments. For instance a feature pattern created in an assembly or sub assembly can't be used when patterning parts; using a parameter in a dimension is fine in a part but always results in a "cyclical dependency" in an assembly, and just plain pukes a sketch in a drawing (say, for a title block etc. or otherwise); etc..

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kstate92
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Message 86 of 111 (1,076 Views)

Re: Inventor 2013 Wish List?

03-15-2012 11:13 AM in reply to: FProcp

I'm still on 2010, so maybe they fixed this bug in 2011, 2012, or 2013?  If not; here's hoping for 2014!

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mcgyvr
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Message 87 of 111 (1,077 Views)

Re: Inventor 2013 Wish List?

03-15-2012 11:17 AM in reply to: kstate92

This should be changed to 2014 wish list as 2013 is already set in stone and has been for months. Heck it should be available in just a few weeks..

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nicolaslegare
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Message 88 of 111 (951 Views)

Re: Inventor 2013 Wish List?

03-20-2012 11:24 AM in reply to: FProcp

I would like to have a new Inventor assembly constraint of symmetry. This constraint would work with the origins of selected parts or assemblies (2 entities) and a middle plane selected for the symmetry.

 


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mrattray
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Message 89 of 111 (926 Views)

Re: Inventor 2013 Wish List?

03-20-2012 12:14 PM in reply to: nicolaslegare

"I would like to have a new Inventor assembly constraint of symmetry. This constraint would work with the origins of selected parts or assemblies (2 entities) and a middle plane selected for the symmetry."

 

This was one of my big gripes switching from SW to IV. If you ever mate in SW you'll be mad at AutoDesk for falling so far behind in mate functionality.


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Lesoux
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Message 90 of 111 (845 Views)

Re: Inventor 2013 Wish List?

03-21-2012 11:38 AM in reply to: FProcp

Creating rectangle from center point.

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