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You know that feeling you get ...

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11-22-2002 09:48 PM
when you're about to start making drawings of a large, complex assembly? I relate it to the same feeling I would get if I was about to have my wisdom teeth pulled. I know it has to be done, but it's not going to be fun. Why is it that modeling is so easy, but making drawings is so hard?
*McConnell, Cory
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Re: You know that feeling you get ...

11-23-2002 12:03 PM in reply to: tas
What are you having trouble with? Is it just the speed? I dread having to
detail anything (large or small) with AutoCAD now.

--
Cory McConnell
BJ Pipeline Inspection
"tas" wrote in message
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> when you're about to start making drawings of a large, complex assembly? I
relate it to the same feeling I would get if I was about to have my wisdom
teeth pulled. I know it has to be done, but it's not going to be fun. Why is
it that modeling is so easy, but making drawings is so hard?
>
*Crain, Ron
Message 3 of 6 (25 Views)

Re: You know that feeling you get ...

11-24-2002 04:45 AM in reply to: tas
Yeah, what Cory said.

I find detailing in Inventor much better on my
wrist than MDT. 

If you are having problems other than with speed,
perhaps we can point you toward a new work methodology.


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when
you're about to start making drawings of a large, complex assembly? I relate
it to the same feeling I would get if I was about to have my wisdom teeth
pulled. I know it has to be done, but it's not going to be fun. Why is it that
modeling is so easy, but making drawings is so hard?
Valued Contributor tas
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Posts: 53
Registered: ‎07-21-2003
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11-24-2002 07:33 PM in reply to: tas
Yes, speed is the main, biggest, and glaringly obvious problem. I have an assembly that opens in under one minute. The drawing for this file took 39 minutes just to open. It had one sheet and six views. You try to make enough views of a machine so that the guys in the shop can assemble it. But it takes soooooo long. And most of the time you're just sitting there looking at the screen while the computer chomps away at who knows what. I use all shaded views because otherwise I'd have to wait for precise view generation. And I know all about using design views. I use them as much as I can. Other than that I am open to suggestions.
*J, Dave
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11-24-2002 08:52 PM in reply to: tas
Suggestion 1 - You could not use precise view gen.
by default, then when you think you are close to being done, rmb on your view
and click "make precise".


 

 


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Yes,
speed is the main, biggest, and glaringly obvious problem. I have an assembly
that opens in under one minute. The drawing for this file took 39 minutes just
to open. It had one sheet and six views. You try to make enough views of a
machine so that the guys in the shop can assemble it. But it takes soooooo
long. And most of the time you're just sitting there looking at the screen
while the computer chomps away at who knows what. I use all shaded views
because otherwise I'd have to wait for precise view generation. And I know all
about using design views. I use them as much as I can. Other than that I am
open to suggestions.
*Fulford, Drew
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11-25-2002 09:08 AM in reply to: tas
How many parts?
Average Complexity (Prismatic) ?
Above average complexity? (swoopy with fillets)
Any step or other foriegn source parts?
Did the assy use pre-r6 standard content?
Are there any section views?

Are there subs? Can you make views of the subs quickly? If so , see if one
sub takes noticably longer than others, then narrow down in that sub to try
and isolate a potential bad part.

Does a brand new IDW (with autodesks template) with similar views of the top
assy take as long to create and then re-open?


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Drew Fulford, B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
Solid Caddgroup Inc, Burlington, Ontario
Phone: (905) 331-9670 Fax: (905) 331-7280

Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
Check out my MDT & Inventor FAQ @ http://www.mymcad.com/

"tas" wrote in message
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> Yes, speed is the main, biggest, and glaringly obvious problem. I have an
assembly that opens in under one minute. The drawing for this file took 39
minutes just to open. It had one sheet and six views. You try to make enough
views of a machine so that the guys in the shop can assemble it. But it
takes soooooo long. And most of the time you're just sitting there looking
at the screen while the computer chomps away at who knows what. I use all
shaded views because otherwise I'd have to wait for precise view generation.
And I know all about using design views. I use them as much as I can. Other
than that I am open to suggestions.
>

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