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CJ.10E-10mm
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Rule to Control the Visibility of Work Features in Inventor Pro 2014

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10-02-2013 12:10 PM

Is there a way to write a set of rules so that I can switch Work Features On and Off via a Text Parameter.

 

I have an assembly made up of a number of parts used hundreds of times within in various sub-assemblies. If I make a particular sub-assembly 'Invisible' then subsequently 'Visible,' all work features that had previously been set to be 'Invisible' are switched to 'Visible' also.

 

Likewise if I simple want to set a particular Work Features' Visibility in one particular sub-assembly, I would like to be able to do this via a Text Parameter rather than having to laboriously scroll down the Assembly switching the visibility of features on and off.

 

At the moment if I turn the visibility of say a Work Plane On in a sub-assembly then all sub-assemblies deploying the same part switch the visibility of that Work Plane on too. Hence I cannot see my work for Work Planes.

 

Obviously the Global Switch under View is of no avail,

 

So I would like to be able to create a Text Parameter for each sub assembly and in turn each Work Feature with a Yes/No Visibility switch controlled via a set of Rules in iLogic.

 

Can anyone kindly help please?

 

Thank you so much.

 

CJ

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Re: Rule to Control the Visibility of Work Features in Inventor Pro 2014

10-03-2013 05:15 PM in reply to: CJ.10E-10mm

Try this: http://inventortrenches.blogspot.co.nz/2013/03/turn-onoff-all-workfeatures-with-ilogic.html

Should be easier than finding a parameter to toggle - or just adapt the code to suit.

Peter
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Re: Rule to Control the Visibility of Work Features in Inventor Pro 2014

10-03-2013 05:41 PM in reply to: pcrawley

Hi Pcrawley,

 

Thanks for that but of course it is a blanket on/off and I need to be selective.

 

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Re: Rule to Control the Visibility of Work Features in Inventor Pro 2014

10-03-2013 05:43 PM in reply to: CJ.10E-10mm

Indeed it is.  Hence the "adapt to suit" comment.  I just offered it as a starting point rather than a complete solution.

Peter
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Re: Rule to Control the Visibility of Work Features in Inventor Pro 2014

10-03-2013 05:48 PM in reply to: pcrawley

Hi Pcrawley,

 

Yes but sadly I don’t have the skills to modify so extensively.

 

Thank you for your kind suggestion anyway.

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Re: Rule to Control the Visibility of Work Features in Inventor Pro 2014

04-17-2014 02:11 AM in reply to: pcrawley

I know this is an old post but...  The code works great for part work features, how do I make it include assembly and sub assembly work features?

Stephen Gibson



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