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Automating parameters

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11-18-2012 10:45 PM

Hello,

 

I am making a design on inventor 2013 for a collegue who does not know how to use the inventor.

 

I want to make the solid and then set something up that allows the user to change a few of the parameters of the solid in a very user friendly way (i.e. a box that says "cylinder radius" and has an input box so the user can enter a value).

 

Does anyone have any ideas of where I can start?

 

Thanks in advance,

Knattagh

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Re: Automating parameters

11-19-2012 01:55 AM in reply to: knattagh

drive your parameters with an excel spreadsheet, then you can add pictures, pretty boxes etc, see attached

 

 

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Re: Automating parameters

11-19-2012 03:58 AM in reply to: knattagh

iLogic will allow you to do this, also, though perhaps without the pictures and pretty boxes!  iLogic can also make sure that the entered paramaters are within proper ranges, if that's important.

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11-19-2012 05:21 AM in reply to: sbixler

iLogic, will most certainly allow for pretty pictures.

iLogic Form2.PNG

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Re: Automating parameters

11-19-2012 06:05 AM in reply to: lama

Nice!

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Re: Automating parameters

11-19-2012 07:40 PM in reply to: lama

Thank you Larry,

 

Could you please tell me how to do this step by step.

 

 

 

Much appreciated

Khash Nattagh

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Re: Automating parameters

11-19-2012 07:41 PM in reply to: stephengibson76

Thank you Stephen,

 

 

This design also seems very nice and simple, could you please also tell me how to do this step by step.

 

 

 

Thanks again,


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Re: Automating parameters

11-20-2012 02:45 AM in reply to: knattagh

just use an excel spreadsheet to drive a master part so the only limit is your excel skills, in my case very poor, just inserting a picture

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Re: Automating parameters

11-20-2012 10:17 AM in reply to: knattagh

I don't have time to give step-by-step instructions for this right now.  I would recommend just going thru the iLogic tutorials and you should have enough information to do something similar to what I've shown above.

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Re: Automating parameters

11-20-2012 11:15 AM in reply to: stephengibson76

Ok but unfortunately I cannot find any tutorials on how to drive a master part with an excel spreadsheet. Can you refer me somewhere? Sorry I have been using inventor for a couple months.

 

 

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