Inventor General

Reply
Mentor
CAD-One
Posts: 710
Registered: ‎10-26-2008
Message 1 of 10 (379 Views)

mates

379 Views, 9 Replies
11-11-2008 12:32 PM
Solidworks has a mate types Width, Symmetry. What is inventor's equivalent? Does anybody know?
C1
Inventor Professional 2013
Vault Collaboration 2013
*Expert Elite*
JDMather
Posts: 26,141
Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Message 2 of 10 (379 Views)

Re: mates

11-11-2008 01:29 PM in reply to: CAD-One
There are no direct equivalents that I am aware of. For width if the faces are parallel but for some reason not symmetrical about a base plane you can create a user workplane by selecting the parallel faces. Inventor will place a workplane midplane between the faces that you can use to mate. For symmetry use mirror or if not applicable create a parameter to be used as offset distance.
Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autodesk Inventor 2014 Certified Professional
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Professional
Inventor Professional 2015 64-bit
http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm
Contributor
mikeweb74
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎12-05-2012
Message 3 of 10 (187 Views)

Re: mates

08-22-2013 05:19 AM in reply to: JDMather

The following was taken from Inventor 2014 help. Works just like the solidworks symmetry mate, but no width constrant yet.

The Symmetry constraint positions two objects symmetrically according to a plane or planar face.
On the ribbon, click Assemble.
In the Place Constraint dialog box, under Type, click Symmetry constraint.
Select the first geometry to constrain.
Select the second geometry to constrain to the first selection.
Use Select Other to cycle through geometry.
Select the symmetry plane.
If Show Preview is selected, observe the effects of the applied constraint. If either component is adaptive, constraints are not previewed.
Click Apply to continue to place constraints or click OK to create the constraint and close the dialog box.

Michael Webster, CD, CSWP
Purdue SWT, South Bend
South Bend, IN

Home/Work: Dell Precision 6700M
Win 7 64bit Pro
i7-3820QM 8 GB
Nvidia Quadro 3000M 2GB
Inventor 2014.
*Expert Elite*
JDMather
Posts: 26,141
Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Message 4 of 10 (174 Views)

Re: mates

08-22-2013 08:22 AM in reply to: mikeweb74

mikeweb74 wrote:

The following was taken from Inventor 2014 help.


 

Of course Inventor 1014 didn't exist back in 2008.

 

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autodesk Inventor 2014 Certified Professional
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Professional
Inventor Professional 2015 64-bit
http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm
Contributor
mikeweb74
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎12-05-2012
Message 5 of 10 (166 Views)

Re: mates

08-22-2013 08:48 AM in reply to: JDMather
Yea, I didn't notice the date until i posted. Width and Symmetry were SolidWorks 2007 why did it take 7 years for autodesk to add symmetry to inventor? How can we put in enhancement requests. It seems like I always have to use workarounds.
Michael Webster, CD, CSWP
Purdue SWT, South Bend
South Bend, IN

Home/Work: Dell Precision 6700M
Win 7 64bit Pro
i7-3820QM 8 GB
Nvidia Quadro 3000M 2GB
Inventor 2014.
*Expert Elite*
Curtis_Waguespack
Posts: 2,772
Registered: ‎03-08-2006
Message 6 of 10 (162 Views)

Re: mates

08-22-2013 08:51 AM in reply to: mikeweb74

Hi mikeweb74,

 

You can share your ideas about how to improve Inventor with the Development Team at the IdeaStation link:
http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation/idb-p/v1232

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



  solution.png  Did you find this reply helpful ? If so please use the Accept as Solution or  Kudos button below.





*Expert Elite*
JDMather
Posts: 26,141
Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Message 7 of 10 (161 Views)

Re: mates

08-22-2013 08:52 AM in reply to: mikeweb74

mikeweb74 wrote:
 How can we put in enhancement requests.

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation/idb-p/v1232

 

I have found that it is best to provide sample data sets when appropriate.

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autodesk Inventor 2014 Certified Professional
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Professional
Inventor Professional 2015 64-bit
http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm
Contributor
mikeweb74
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎12-05-2012
Message 8 of 10 (148 Views)

Re: mates

08-22-2013 09:02 AM in reply to: JDMather

Thanks for links.

Michael Webster, CD, CSWP
Purdue SWT, South Bend
South Bend, IN

Home/Work: Dell Precision 6700M
Win 7 64bit Pro
i7-3820QM 8 GB
Nvidia Quadro 3000M 2GB
Inventor 2014.
*Expert Elite*
mrattray
Posts: 2,450
Registered: ‎09-13-2011
Message 9 of 10 (139 Views)

Re: mates

08-22-2013 09:40 AM in reply to: mikeweb74
There's already one (at least) for adding the equivalent of a width mate. Find it and add your "kudos" (vote) to it.
Mike (not Matt) Rattray

Contributor
mikeweb74
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎12-05-2012
Message 10 of 10 (120 Views)

Re: mates

08-22-2013 05:04 PM in reply to: mrattray
I see symmetric but not width mate.
Michael Webster, CD, CSWP
Purdue SWT, South Bend
South Bend, IN

Home/Work: Dell Precision 6700M
Win 7 64bit Pro
i7-3820QM 8 GB
Nvidia Quadro 3000M 2GB
Inventor 2014.

You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Announcements
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.

Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

Ask the Community


Inventor Exchange Apps

Created by the community for the community, Autodesk Exchange Apps for Autodesk Inventor helps you achieve greater speed, accuracy, and automation from concept to manufacturing.

Connect with Inventor

Twitter

Facebook

Blogs

Pinterest

Youtube