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Please please please please fix the Plugin so it doesn't overwrite my keyboard customizations all the time. 


The default setup is ridiculous. I want to draw a Circle in a sketch. In plain Inventor I press C and I'm ready to go. In FDS Inventor I have to Press C + Enter... 


It's the same with T for text and C for constrain and on and on and on... oh and F for fillet. Why are Facebook and Twitter even options in there? 


I understand why you may want to set them initially, but in no way should a plugin EVER override the settings a user has implemented with in the UI.


This has driven me nuts for 3 years now... my only regret is it's taken this long to post it on the Ideastation.... I have however brought it up for the last 3 years during the beta and this sillyness is still in the product... I mean come on, Facebook and Twitter shortcuts from within a Sketch? I would have loved to have been in the room when that idea was suggested. Bonkers. 


My sarcasm is justified when you consider how much of a pain this is on a daily basis. Please fix this ASAP.

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My idea is as followed.


In my layout I am starting with the material cement in tonnes per hour and ends with cement in bags per hour (25kg/40kg or 50kg).

In this process, my cement will transfered through a bucket elevator and a screen into a storage silo over the packing machine.

The packing machine is a roto packer which filles the cement in one turn around into a bag.

After that, the bag fell on a discharge line and will be transported to a truck loader or a palletizer.


So I think, it might be very helpfull if we could build also processes like this, where processes starts in materials and ends in the product.

1 Kudo

Auto-ballooning not cross parts.

Status: New Idea
by michaelhahn on ‎09-04-2014 12:47 PM

When you place balloons in a drawing using auto-ballooning the balloons are random and cross over the parts and have to be moved to a more desirable place.

2 Kudos

Include AutoCAD Electrical and AutoCAD MEP

Status: New Idea
by Valued Contributor jberns on ‎10-02-2013 05:22 PM



Please consider including AutoCAD Electrical in the suite to support wiring the equipment. ACE is already included in PrDS, FDS users could benefit also.


Also please consider adding AutoCAD MEP to add support for wiring and plumbing the building to run these utilities to the machine equipment.


If machinery moves it would be great if the building wiring/plumbing model could update.


This could provide an even more complete BOM of equipment and MEP requirements for a design layout.


Please don't raise the cost of FDS Ultimate.


If ACE or ACMEP cannot be included, please make them available as an add-on module for a reasonable cost (less than $500).


Thanks for your time and attention.






0 Kudos

Make BOM & Parts list the same thing.

Status: New Idea
by michaelhahn on ‎09-04-2014 12:48 PM

Please make the BOM and Parts List the same in the assembly and the drawing.

0 Kudos

Ability to do tolerance in assembly mode.

Status: New Idea
by michaelhahn on ‎09-04-2014 12:44 PM

Put tolerances in assembly so you can check to make sure your assembly is within tolerance.

0 Kudos

Made model dimensions and general dimensions in a drawing different colors so you can see which ones you can right click on and modify.

0 Kudos

Detach analysis indicators

Status: Solution Provided
by Board Manager on ‎08-30-2012 04:44 PM

User would like to detach analysis indicators from the main panel to place near the stations.


Customer discussion: "Do you know if we have to ability to move individual Dashboards?  I would like to move individual Station indicators to a region near the station. Seems logical, right? It turns out that all of the indicators near the bottom can be moved together but you cannot move individual indicators. They are all locked in the same block and cannot be moved independently. It is also difficult to understand which station the Indicator belongs to - does not mean much intuitively - I am guessing this should be an easy issue to fix."       

0 Kudos

Launch Vault product from app tab of Launchpad

Status: New Idea
by Board Manager on ‎08-30-2012 04:47 PM
Status: New Idea
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