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cwhetten
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Registered: ‎09-03-2008
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Re: Custom Shapes for Content Center

11-25-2013 01:38 PM in reply to: GSE_Dan_A

I could be wrong on this, but I think the only way to get it so you can specify a custom length when placing is to create an iPart table and set the length parameter (B_L did you say?) as a custom column.  Does that make sense?

 

Even if you only have one configuration of the part (with varying length, of course), you can set up an iPart table with only one row.  Then you would add the length parameter as a column, right-click that column and set it to be custom.  Take a look at the example part I posted earlier.  The PL column in the iPart table is set up as a custom column.

 

I'm not sure this explanation makes much sense, so post back if I wasn't clear enough.

 

Cameron Whetten
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mpatchus
Posts: 446
Registered: ‎10-22-2008
Message 12 of 14 (152 Views)

Re: Custom Shapes for Content Center

11-26-2013 03:56 AM in reply to: cwhetten

Simply make the LENGTH property a key property in the part family.

This will give you a length dialog box when inserting the part.

Mike Patchus

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AERE
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Registered: ‎04-18-2012
Message 13 of 14 (102 Views)

Re: Custom Shapes for Content Center

02-27-2014 06:45 PM in reply to: GSE_Dan_A
Good Evening GSE_Dan_A, To automatically arrange hole pattern based on part's length, I use iLogic rule (called HOLES in this case) triggered by Part Geometry Change. After the rule is placed, the part is ready to be published. Works perfectly fine with Frame Generator. Please see the attached sample. I used standard W beam part to start with and made distance between holes 3". Change the B_L value and holes will re-arrange...nothing special has to be done in preparation for FEA. Have fun! Serguei Velidtchenko Inventor'2014
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AERE
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Message 14 of 14 (54 Views)

Re: Custom Shapes for Content Center

02-28-2014 03:19 AM in reply to: GSE_Dan_A

GSE_Dan_A,,

I had problems with loading the file last night but here it is.

 

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