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We would like to see the posiblity to list in an existing 2D DWG layout all 2D blocks (already possible in FDS2015 R2) and map the blocks with already published 2D or 2D+3D factory assets based on corresponding naming or select manually and suggest replacing with the factory assets. This is now only possible after publishing of the asset.

 Replace.JPG

9 Kudos

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.

9 Kudos
pabethell

Display DWG overly in Inventor drawing

Status: New Idea
by pabethell on ‎07-01-2014 04:04 PM

Would like the ability to deplay the DWG overlay in the Inventor drawing. 

Also would like to able to create dimensions relative to the dwg overlay.

I believe this is a key feature missing from the factory design suite. This would allow me to present one drawing file that contains all the 2D and 3D representations.

11 Kudos
tony.morley

2D assets

Status: New Idea
by tony.morley on ‎03-12-2014 07:49 AM

Here's My Idea:-

 

Why not have Inventor "variable" partameters exposed on to the 2D asset as a dynamic parameter within AutoCAD. example of which could be a conveyor with a length parameter, could this not be displayed just like a dynamic block when in the autocad environment??

 

 

5 Kudos
rh

Process Analysis 360 export result to movie file

Status: New Idea
by rh on ‎06-08-2014 10:07 PM

It would be good to be able to record the simulation and export a section as a movie file that you could embed in a power point.  We could have done with it the other day when we wanted to graphically show a standard batch process as part of a sales power point.  We can't seem to share the simulation to other users in 360 either.

1 Kudo

You should be able to ignore specific interferences in an assembly such as press fits.  I know there is interference there but I want Inventor to always ignore this when doing an interference anaylsis. 

1 Kudo
michaelhahn

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.

11 Kudos
SveinnIngi

Connectors with various colors

Status: New Idea
by SveinnIngi on ‎01-08-2014 04:27 AM

By selecting a connector in the browser while in the Asset Builder, the color gets selectable. However, it doesn't stick to it if the asset is published or the AB is closed.

 

I see huge value in different colored connectors to ease up the progress of making layouts. Many different people are making layouts in my company, but usually none of them are making the assets.

 

Then an extra step might be taken and we can only connect blue+blue, green+green, yellow+yellow etc.

 

Colored Connectors.JPG

 

2 Kudos
mike.jolicoeur

Tagging of objects in sub layouts.

Status: New Idea
by Employee on ‎07-24-2014 08:28 AM

Many times I'll break a layout up into sub-layouts.  I'd like the ability to apply some sort of tag to objects that reside in a sub layout from the top level or an upper level layout.  A good example would be adding operation tags - (ie OP 010, 020)

 

2014-07-24 - ASSET TAGS.png

 

Currently asset tags attach to assets ONLY.  With some of my customers equipment may never become an asset (one off, not re-used elsewhere) and they still need to be tagged.  Perhaps these would have to be a different kind of tag - other than asset tag.

3 Kudos
petestrycharske

Automatically Create Asset Tags

Status: New Idea
by Mentor on ‎06-10-2014 02:28 PM

All,

 

Would it be possible to add functionality to automate the creation of asset tags.  For example if I have a sequence of items, like a conveyor line, I would like to add asset tags to each one and apply serial numbers.  However, it is quite cumbersome to have to add asset tags to each one.  It would be great if I could select on an item, say a component "Base:1" and then apply asset tags to each member of the family (Base:2, Base:3, etc.). 

 

My initial thoughts would be to create a special workpoint / connector, to attach the asset tag, on each published asset.  Then the command could be launched and a prefix could be assigned (maybe have the project number first, then the serial number) and Inventor would then go through each occurrence of the part and apply the next asset tag to it.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Hope all is well and have a most blessed night!

 

Peace,

Pete

5 Kudos

When we create a sublayout from an existing factory layout, we can choose the name of the sublayout but not it's location on the workspace. It would be great to add this ability in order to position the manufacturing lines were we want.

For example I have one building with 3 lines that I want to have in separate layouts to ease the implantation process. My ideal folder structure would be :

 

- WORKSPACE

| - Customer01

| | - general_layout.iam

| | | - line01

| | | | - line01.iam

| | | - line02

| | | | - line02.iam

| - Customer02

| | - C2_general_layout.iam

.....

 

With the actual settings, if I use the sublayout button directly in Inventor, all the sublayout (my lines in this example) will be in the workspace folder.

 

1 Kudo

I had a chain of conveyors that I wanted to demote to a subassembly. When I demoted them to a factory layout, they were no longer connected. I could use the connect function and go through and connect them but it would be really nice for them to maintain the connection I already made for them.

 

-Will

2 Kudos
Frank.Schmelzer

Asset labeling in Inventor Drawing

Status: New Idea
by Frank.Schmelzer on ‎05-25-2014 04:48 AM

There are many customers who do not use the Fds with Autocad. They do not use the Synchronisation between Autocad and Inventor. They only use Inventor for placing Assets to create their Layout and they use the Inventor Drawing for detailing the Factory Layout because it is easy to create side views and intersection views. Therefore it is not possible to use the asset labelling in the Inventor drawing. It would be a nice feature for them, if the object labelling of the assets, which can be done on the Autocad Layout, could be shown in the Inventor drawing.

 

Thanks

 

Frank Schmelzer

4 Kudos

Autodesk,

 

The Factory Asset Warehouse is a great tool to locate assets for AutoCAD and Inventor.

 

I feel an area has been overlooked – assets for 3ds Max Design.

 

Videos promote how useful 3ds Max Design is to animate the factory layout, but it is a tedious process to build bones and linkages to animate robots and similar equipment.

 

Wouldn't’t it be great if a user could browse the warehouse to find a fully rigged robot, fork truck, crane, or other factory asset and just drop it into 3ds Max Design? This could save a lot of time for users new to 3ds Max Design.

 

I welcome your feedback.

 

 

Regards,

 

Jerry

3 Kudos

Hello,

 

I'd like to use iLogic to access parameters of factory assets inserted into a factory layout.

 

Example: A few days ago I tried to access parameters of inserted factory assets using iLogic and it could not be done. I wanted to create a simple iLogic form that would show how many wall panels remains to be inserted into the wall frame (wall frame was also a factory asset and was driven by its length, width and height). Values should be taken from parameters of inserted assets. Currently it is possible to see and change factory asset parameters only in its own parameter window.

 

Best regards,

Martin Madaj.

1 Kudo
petestrycharske

Asset Tags in Inventor Drawings

Status: New Idea
by Mentor on ‎05-22-2014 09:02 PM

All,

 

I am working on document factory layouts in the Inventor drawing environment, but have hit a snag.  The drawing environment is great for creating my plan, iso and side views, but I don't seem to be able to bring the Asset Tags (haven't tried Descriptors yet) into the drawing environment.  Can we add this functionality into the drawing environment to save time having to relabel the components?  This could either be placed near the asset, like in the AutoCAD sync'd file, a property in a text box pull down or even something that could be placed into a parts list.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Hope all is well and have a most blessed day!

 

Peace,

Pete

3 Kudos
tom4x

Material flow analysis

Status: New Idea
by tom4x on ‎10-24-2013 01:59 AM

 

Hello,

 

i would like to improve the looks of my material flow analysis. Therefore I would like to adjust the width of my materialflow arrows proportionally to their transportation cost. Is that possible?

Moreover I would like to assign different colours for different jobs to my arrows.

Has anybody an idea how i can do that? Didn't find anything online.

 

I would be really grateful for your help!

1 Kudo

I have been working on developing some workflows using the same AutoCAD building layout and then placing it as an XRef into different AutoCAD sublayouts.  These workflows work great for the FDS Standard version, but I have discovered a problem when syncing to Inventor.  For some reason it won't let me sync from Inventor to AutoCAD because it wants to overwrite the XRef files.  It would be much easier to simply see any XRef files as references also in Inventor and not attempt to overwrite them during the Sync process.  That way a master layout overlay could be used multiple times in a large comprehensive design.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Hope all is well and have a most blessed day!

 

Peace,

Pete

2 Kudos
jberns

Include AutoCAD Electrical and AutoCAD MEP

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

Autodesk,

 

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.

 

 

Regards,

 

Jerry

4 Kudos
steve.schuchard

Asset Chaining Graphics - Update

Status: New Idea
by steve.schuchard on ‎02-11-2013 12:41 PM

Problem: Asset Chain Graphics is only a polyline when first created and requries a round trip for update. The polyline graphics are not effective or desirebale by the user and therefore may not be used.

 

 

Idea: Have a update graphics button (right click on Asset?) that would roundtrip the polyline to generate the planview graphics.

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