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Re: Is there flexible part option in assembly?

12-11-2012 09:10 AM in reply to: shuaib_cad

Hi shuaib_cad,


As others have mentioned the functionality you're asking for can be found by making an iPart, and then creating a custom column or custom cell input as shown in the illustration below. Once a column or cell has been designated as a custom parameter, you can specify a range or increment (if needed). When placed in an assembly you are prompted to enter a size of your choosing at that time.


How to create a custom iPart (taken from the help files):


  1. Create a standard iPart.
  2. On one or more tabs in the iPart Author, determine the custom values to enter when the iPart is placed.
  3. If the value is not already in the iPart table, select it in the left pane, and then click the Include arrow to add it.
  4. In the iPart table, specify cells or columns in which to enter a custom value:
    • Right-click in a column and select Custom Parameter Column.
    • Right-click in any cell and select Custom Parameter Cell. Use this technique to create only one row that allows custom entry.

    A custom column or cell is indicated by a blue background.

  5. Save the file.


Autodesk Inventor Custom Ipart Column.png



For more reading on custom iParts see the How do standard and custom iParts differ? topic at this link:


Other options would be to use iLogic to set the part up, or publish the iPart to Content Center and use it as a content center component.


I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,

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Message 12 of 12 (237 Views)

Re: Is there flexible part option in assembly?

12-11-2012 08:24 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack


Thanks a lot...!!!!

This is the only solution for this issue....:smileyhappy:

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