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*Russ
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In reflection....

01-25-2007 08:00 AM in reply to: *Russ
All the comments here are appreciated. I can see the mistake of starting an
assembly and relying on just "grounding" the base part.

This is a somewhat complex subject for the guy with just over a year in
Inventor, but as time goes along much is learned.

I would be very interested in looking at some assemblies to see how some of
you with more experience do things in regard to constraints, browser use, so
on. Its one thing to type up a tutorial but examples are very powerful to
analyze and learn from.

If you have something I can look at please email to cad@tannersacre.com

Thanks to all (This is a very informative news group!)
Russ Tanner

wrote in message news:5462681@discussion.autodesk.com...
http://www.sdotson.com/freetut/tipsforassemblies.pdf
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Message 12 of 17 (876 Views)

Re: Constrain to origin?

01-25-2007 11:39 AM in reply to: *Russ
More likely your boss just didn't understand what is required to properly
apply the tool and assumes it's just another type of AutoCAD, incorrectly,
like most other managers. It is a common flaw of most organizations to
oversimplify implementations of new technology in general and wind up
learning the hard way, doing things more than once, and winding up going
over budget and behind schedule.


wrote in message news:5462969@discussion.autodesk.com...
(When I started Inventor) if I would have read this and continuously tried
to apply it along with working through the tutorials provided by J.D. Mather
and sDotson (or maybe just took some training course), there's no doubt it
would have saved us thousands of dollars. It might have saved a few years
of my life also not stressing to learn it the hard way. But, I've found my
boss loves setting people up for failure and watching them struggle. I
guess it makes him feel adequate.
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shaney
Posts: 306
Registered: ‎03-15-2006
Message 13 of 17 (876 Views)

Re: Constrain to origin?

01-25-2007 12:13 PM in reply to: *Russ
That part you were replying to applies to everything here, not just inventor. But I appreciate your good faith.
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Josh_Petitt
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Message 14 of 17 (876 Views)

Re: Constrain to origin?

01-25-2007 01:13 PM in reply to: *Russ
>On the other hand, it's also possible to build assemblies
that are nearly bulletproof.

Does this require the Kevlar add-in? :-)
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mikevick
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Message 15 of 17 (856 Views)

Re: Constrain to origin?

01-21-2011 01:34 AM in reply to: *Russ

Hi This may seem like a stupid question but im moving over from solidworks back to inventor for the first time in four years and im just trying to get my head around some things. On a sketch if i draw a rectangle and stick a construction line from corner to corner i can't constrain the midpoint of that construction line to the origin. why is this? is there a setting i need to turn on in application settings?

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mikevick
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Message 16 of 17 (840 Views)

Re: Constrain to origin?

01-21-2011 04:00 AM in reply to: mikevick

Its ok i found out you project geometry of the origin/center point when you start a drawing and then constrain to that. If there is a way to set this before hand please feel free to add

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JDMather
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Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Message 17 of 17 (825 Views)

Re: Constrain to origin?

01-21-2011 07:34 AM in reply to: mikevick

mikevick wrote:

Its ok i found out you project geometry of the origin/center point when you start a drawing and then constrain to that. If there is a way to set this before hand please feel free to add


Uhhmm, what version of Inventor are you using. (that has been the default behavior for years)  You might want to read these documents

 

newer

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/skillsusa%20university.pdf

older

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/AU2006/MA13-3%20Mather.pdf

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