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DRoam
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Better measure tool in Inventor

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04-09-2013 06:48 AM

Before I make a post in the IdeaStation, I wanted to ask two questions:

 

1. Is there already a request in the IdeaStation for a better measurement capabilities in Inventor? If so, I couldn't find it.

 

2. Are more versatile and user-friendly measuring/inspection capabilities something many people besides me would like to see?

 

I find the tools in Inventor's Inspect > Measure panel very cumbersome, limited, and non-user friendly. I often have to escape out of the command between every measurement to be sure it will operate properly. I cannot measure any distance involving a round surface, such as the tangential distance to a circumference. I cannot see a history of previous measurements. I have to use round-about methods to measure certain features; for example, I have to click a random face before I can pick the center of a circle as my first measuring point.

 

The ability to keep measurements displayed, almost like temporary 3D dimensions, for purpose of active analysis of a component (as I was trying to do with my boss the other day) would be very useful; that way as I'm navigating around my part or assembly I can see in real-time the precise dimension of features I care about rather than measuring and re-measuring as I'm trying to determine things about the model.

 

Would anyone else like to see an Idea posted in the IdeaStation requesting these or any other improvements to the Measuring tool?

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Cadmanto
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Re: Better measure tool in Inventor

04-09-2013 07:12 AM in reply to: DRoam

Yes, I would like to see a more advanced maeasuring tool.  A specially when it came to tangent distances.

Even though you didn't find anything I would post it anyway.  That is your true test to see if there is a calling for it.  Besides, if there is already one in the idea station the Autodesk admins will mark it as a duplicate.

Just do it.  What do you have to loose?  When you do, post a link to it here in this thread.

 

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Re: Better measure tool in Inventor

04-09-2013 07:28 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

@Cadmanto: thanks for the input. See the new IdeaStation post here: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation/Improved-measurement-tools/idi-p/3842001

 

Thanks,

DRoam

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04-09-2013 07:40 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

By the way, Cadmanto, just noticed the verse in your signature. Love it. God be praised.

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04-09-2013 07:42 AM in reply to: DRoam

He deserves all of it.  The praise that is.  :smileyhappy:

Thanks for noticing.  One of the ways I try to minister at work.

 

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