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
Didn't seem to find a general administrator link so have a request for these forums. Love them, but when the status changes the email comes across w/ that Subject instead of what the idea is. So to see what the idea was we have click the link and go to the Web portal. Quite frustrating and wastes time with extra steps.
Can we keep the Subject in the Subject at all times?
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.
For example paremeters of a part are linked to other depended parts.
There must be changes done affecting the named parameter, and this parameter is already linked to depended parts.
For example parameter WIDTH must be changed to the left edge of the sketch.
Now user must delete it and create the new dimension and then rebuild the link in each depended part to new parameter.
It would be a nice feature to have a control panel in Inventor where you could take certain driven constraints and put them on this control than hit a momentary button to make your model move. Once example would be a hydraulic cylinder. Presently, we drive the cylinder to put things into motion, but I have to access thru browser and usually add symbols to make the constraint stand out (See image). If I had a control panel where I could tie that driven constrain to it and depress a toggle/button which would activate the constrain. I would then have full control and almost act like it would in the real world.
Add the ability to select surfaces and design view representations for inclusion in iPart members, in the same way that work features can be included.
Surfaces should have consistent geometry references between rebuilds/member generations so that constraints are not broken. It would be great if the appearance of a surface could be maintained in the generated member.
Included view representations should cause the members to regenerate when they are modified. The representations can be locked (present functionality) which can help prevent accidental member regeneration due to view changes.
Also consider options to include new functionality such as level of detail.
hopefully I am not alone who would appreciate a chance to add a New Folder in the Browser Panel in Parts. This function exists in Assemblies and Drawings, but not in Parts. I believe this would increase lucidity and comfort in more complex parts.
In a drawing, if you create a top view, project a front and then try to project a bottom Inventor doesn’t recognize it should be a bottom view - it gives you another front.
I would like Inventor to recognize that in this case, I have placed a front view and a bottom view is required.
This would apply to any view creation that has 2 or more projections in the same direction.
When extruding with a surface output, it is only possible to select multiple sketch figures if they are adjacent and coincident to one another (in the same loop). I propose the ability to select multiple non-contiguous, or non-looped sketch figures in a single extrude feature.
With a solid output and closed profiles it is already possible to select multiple profiles for a single extrusion. Can this enhancement be extended to include surface output as well? See the below screenshot for clarification.
If you want to make design with various type of pipes I need that functions :
1. welding pipes - to have possibility to use elbows - not only 90, 45°but 15, 30°- generally all types of angle
2. to have possibility to use style pipes with insulations - various types of material, thickness
3. to simplify creation of piping runs, copying them for another purpose
4. to create automatically isometric design of piping runs
5. to have possibility to use supporting elements, fastening, support of physics for designing of fastening elements
6. to use I-logic for piping
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.
As it stands now, if you mouse-over a set of overlaping geometry, Inventor seems to randomly choose which line it selects first. I suggest that an option be created to prioritize which type of line is presented first on mouseover based on line type. For example, I would want to have regular geometry presented first when I go to select it as opposed to Inventor attempting to suggest the underlying construction geometry as the selection. From what I can tell, most would prefer something alone the lines of this order: Regular Geometry, Centerlines, Construction. While some may prefer construction lines over centerlines, almost all would want Regular Geometry to take precedence in these situations.
Some parts, altough created correctly with sheet metal features, cannot be unfolded due to a lack in the algorhytm
the flat pattern looks like this
very helpful for parts created with progressive dies