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SteveFrey
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Associating Two Sketches In A Frame Generator Assembly

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09-04-2011 08:49 PM

I have sketches that are used in framed shower door assemblies and I am trying to use the main sketch as the outside perimeter w/ associated parts while the door is separate so it can pivot independently from the rest of the assembly.  My question is:  How do I associate the door sketch to change size when the door opening changes size in the main sketch?

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Re: Associating Two Sketches In A Frame Generator Assembly

09-05-2011 06:35 AM in reply to: SteveFrey

Hi Steve,

 

For now, Inventor doesn't have such functionality to associate geometries between two sketches. We've already taken this into consideration and try to make this in the future. Thank you very much for pointing out your questions.

 

Best Regards,

Debbie



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Re: Associating Two Sketches In A Frame Generator Assembly

09-05-2011 09:02 AM in reply to: adsloud

Thanks Debbie.  What about using a dummy parameter file to drive the sizes?

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Re: Associating Two Sketches In A Frame Generator Assembly

09-05-2011 09:58 AM in reply to: SteveFrey

Attached is a quick example of what I understand you are asking for

May well be wrong in my understanding, though

 

Adjusting either of the two parameters in the FrameSketch will propagate to the door part

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Re: Associating Two Sketches In A Frame Generator Assembly

09-05-2011 06:17 PM in reply to: rdyson

Looks like you understand what I'm trying to do.  So from what you created I would open the Door&FrameTemp.iam and control it from the FrameSketch.ipt.  Now I just need to understand how you linked the two successfully.  It's been a while since I tried it.  I'll give it a try and let you know how I make out.  Thanks!

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Re: Associating Two Sketches In A Frame Generator Assembly

09-05-2011 06:54 PM in reply to: rdyson

Okay, now that I'm thinking about this the model you sent to me is simple enough to do without associating the frames.  Where it starts to be more complicated is when there's a door with at least one fixed panel like in the attached image.  Now the door size (26") will drive the panel size (11.027") or if I change the overall width (40") the door stays the same but the fixed panel changes accordingly.  I've done this in the SK (attached) but like I said I need the door to swing open in the assembly as a representation.

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09-06-2011 09:07 AM in reply to: SteveFrey

Not sure I understand the problem here.

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Re: Associating Two Sketches In A Frame Generator Assembly

09-06-2011 09:49 AM in reply to: rdyson

That looks like it works.  I guess I'm not understanding how to link the two frames together. 

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09-06-2011 10:49 AM in reply to: SteveFrey

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Re: Associating Two Sketches In A Frame Generator Assembly

09-14-2011 08:30 PM in reply to: rdyson

I tried to do this many times but I'm not able to link the parameters.  Can you give me any pointers?  Thanks.

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