In Inventor 2015 there is a box to tick in Parts list sort called "Auto sort on update.
Now in an Assembly on the BOM sort box can we have the same feature as this will be a great help when adding parts and one doesnt have to do a manual sort each time
It would be nice to be able to move view and positional representation in the tree, just like I can move and rearrage parts in the assembly.
It would be truly helpful to have the possibility to insert standard bolted connections to models within frame generator. I know that there is software like Tekla structures and Autodesk structual detailing, but you don't have to design whole buildings before it is necessary to use bolted connections. Most smaller scale structures needs to be shipped in containers and assembled on site.
Sometimes we don't need dimensions to the nearest millimeter. We should be able to round off to the nearest 5mm or nearest 10mm or whatever is required.
I know I struggle with the two shades of yellow when trying to contrain or edit contraints in assemblies. Can we make them something that is a little more distinguishable? Like read and green or yellow and orange or what ever that allows these two colors to not be in the same color family.
for "Wonderland". I like this scheme except for this.
There should be an option that allows users when mating more then one component to the same surface to be able to select all components instead of having to create individual mates for each.
Can we get this fixed..
If I have a Match List set up there is a reason I want the imate to go to the matching imate ONLY...
If I have a nut I have an imate 1/4-20 nut in my holes I put 1/4-20 nut on the other side of the hole I have one called Spacer.
When I place my nut I don't want it to attach to Spacer but to the MATCHING imate.
What good is the list if it will snap to anything?
Match means Match nothing more.
On my spacer I have one called spacer and one with support bar, support channel, Plate, etc.....
The issue is when I tell it to do all matching imates guess what happens.
It may be good to have a pick match option when placing.
If I want one to match to plate I pick plate if I want the 1/4-20 nut I pick 1/4-20..
Then you can really use this feature as it should not half baked...
PS a hotfix or SP would be nice to make this work right..
I've searched the Idea Station but didn't find something quite like this with replace (although I did find a lot of requests to change the replace functionality)
When replacing a component, the only options available are "Replace" and "Replace all". This can be troublesome when trying to replace only a few items and not all of them e.g. 4 out of 8 dowels.
So to illustrate here is an example:
If you want to replace 4 out of 8 dowels you will have to repeat the "Replace" operation 4 times, as "Replace all" would obviously replace all 8.
If there was the option of “Replace selected”, you could have selected the 4 dowels and replaced them in 1 step.
This is an efficiency enhancement that would make many designers lives much easier!
I'd like to be able to sketch a slot for a feature and be able to pick up the center of the slot feature to constrain / join to and dimension to without having to add sketch / centerpoint prior to sketching the slot. It should also be available in the detail drawing as well for dimensioning center to center.
Quite often there comes a point where a flag note needs to be created. The kind of note that needs either a triangle or swuare or what ever around the note number.
Currently there is no easy/parametric method for doing this. Similar to how you are able to box in a dimension with the basic command, functionality should be built into the text editor within the drawing environment allowing users to place a certain polygon around text.
Please see the attached thread.
There's a twist to this topic done before but for the wrong reasons.
My idea/request is to be able to do modeled threads f or the purpose of 3D print the model with actual threads.
As for now this is a pain in the rear to do and time consuming.
Greateful for comments and ideas about this topic that I feel only will be more and more important.
When placing items to an assembly, add a button to include / exclude from the current Levels of Detail.
Eg Add to LOD 1,4 & 7 but not 2,3,5 or 6.
Add a lock to LOD so that items placed in an assembly will not be added by default, the same way View Reps work.
(Also suggested by Mike for a different reason here: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation
Re order Levels of Detail
Filter BOM / Parts list quantities by Level of Detail in Drawings
Please add a separate visibility switch as shown below. Sometimes I need it on and sometime I need it off; if I need it off I have to go into the text menu and clear out the second property (A click fest that gets old by the second time). Thanks!
I think it would be nice to be able to expand the RMB menu icons. The inner circle of icons (your favorites) could be swipe activated and all others could just be picked and ignored when swiping. (See image below for example.) I know you can hold "ctrl" for more icons and that's fine, I just think it would be a good option to expand the first menu.
Added bonus...This would keep me from having to remove my chin from my hand to hit "ctrl".
The idea here is to have break out views work in much the same manner as a detail view. So along with the normal sketch option we have now, you'd also have an option to use a rectangular or circular cutout. You'd drag out a circle or rectangle just like you do in a detail view, Inventor would then generate the jagged break out border. A lot of the time a rectangle or a circle would suffice and save me from having to click, click, click out a sketch.
I'm working on an assembly that has some polycarbonate sheet as a cover. I'd like it if I could see what is behind the clear material in my drawing.
This is very different than wanting hidden lines - I do NOT want to see every hidden line of the parts behind the transparent material. I only want to see the next visible part, maybe as a lighter line, but only the visible edges.
It would be great if there was an option when you right click a part to set as transparent in the drawing - similar to toggling visibility or hidden lines.