Ok, I have read about 20 forums about how to align a model to the origin, and NONE of them seem to be correct. I am using Inventor 2013. I tried the move body command, however there is no part of the dialog box that lets me choose a face or plane to align to.
What do you guys do when you import a model that is not aligned to the origin?
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And, please tell me how to do this within the part file instead of the assembly. As I understand it, the assembly does not update the part file, but the part file can update the assembly. If that is the case, although I align the model to the assembly origin, the part file will be the same when I export it. This will mean when I open it in another program it will still have the old (wrong) origin alignment.
The easiest is to just set the view cube (upper RH corner of main screen) to be what you want. Rotate your model and RMB on the cube and set your Front and Home views there. It will also be used in the IDW enviroment as well for your Front, Side and Top views along with ISO
Yes, I have been doing this while modeling as I can't find a way to realign the origin. But, what I would really like to do is move the model to fit the origin, or realign the origin to the model. If I just change the views, as you suggest, it works for modeling but when I am rendering, using FEA, or assembling components it becomes cumbersome.
I have read all the forums on this topic and no one seems to know how to simply align an imported model with the origin. Any more ideas?
Depending on how you modeled the part, you are stuck with the location and model orientation.
A little of planning before one starts a model can prove beneficial down the road. We try to model at the Origin. This allows use to use the Origin Planes for future modeling and constraints.
If it's a IAM, just unground the base part and contrain to the origins as required. Single parts you are stuck with as they are modeled on the XZY.
Thanks, however I have already checked that tutorial as well and although it will put the model back at the 0,0,0 point, it will NOT rotate the model to the correct angles as the menu he has in the screenshots no longer seems to exist, or at least not in the Inventor 2013 im using.
... it will NOT rotatethe model to the correct angles as the menu he has in the screenshots no longer seems to exist, or at least not in the Inventor 2013 im using.
Post your file here.
You can move and/or rotate.
The rotate is a drop down - bit of a trick for beginners to find.
It is there, (are you using LT? I have no experience with LT, but I suspect it is there as well).
The model is too large to attach, however I have added a screenshot. Exactly where is this difficult to find rotate button you are speaking of?
See this image for the rotation option:
I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
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