Autodesk Factory Design Suite General Discussion

Autodesk Factory Design Suite General Discussion

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Registered: ‎08-22-2012
Message 1 of 3 (398 Views)

Wireframe Building Walls in Factory Design

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08-22-2012 01:44 PM

I made the building walls and features in Autocad Architecture and brought it into Inventor Factory as an overlay on the new layout.  The walls appear only as wireframe regardless of visibilty settings. Also, I can not select any features of the building. All assets I am putting into the layout are referenced in the real building from the column lines. Not being able to measure or move assets to the center of a column is a real hinderance.


Is there a way to make solid walls and be able to use the building features just as any other asset?

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Message 2 of 3 (391 Views)

Re: Wireframe Building Walls in Factory Design

08-22-2012 06:21 PM in reply to: racaldwell1367

Hi there,

The ACA building walls in Inventor as an overlay, these are client graphics.

If you want to use them as other asset, you need to do the followings:

1)     Convert AEC objects to 3D solid through CONVERTTO3DSOLIDS command in ACA

2)     Click Get Started Tab>-Create Asset>-Import DWG Solids in Inventor factory



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Registered: ‎08-31-2013
Message 3 of 3 (214 Views)

Re: Wireframe Building Walls in Factory Design

02-10-2014 10:19 AM in reply to: XuesongBai

I'm generally not someone, who mocks around, but I was facing the same issue, and I find, when ADSK creates some interaction for this very goal, namely to connect architectural objects from Acad with machinery from Inventor, this is a major lack of concept, that the building around the machine-layout doesn't appear solid......

Can't believe, this was such a complicated thing to implement......



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