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The user should be able to find where assets have been used - in what documents. Users should be able to update those assets and have the drawings reflect the changes. Teh benefit of the feature would be that it saves a significant amount of time searching for where an asset was used and manually replacing them.

 

This requirement was gathered at the customer roundtable in Milan, Oct 2012.

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When you do a search or browse for assets, it would be nice to be able to download all the assets in a search or all the assets in a particular catagory.  Perhaps a Download All option.  Thanks.

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mcmahor

Specify project build order in layout tools

Status: New Idea
by Board Manager on ‎02-10-2013 05:35 AM

The user can specify in Inventor or AutoCAD the order that an asset is placed in a project. Factory Asset attributes can be used to specify the phase and/or order a given asset is commissioned. This information can be interpreted by Navisworks for the 4D / timeliner process.

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Allow us to include the green connector in iParts. this way we can use already created iPart factories / children for assets. We have occasion to use Factory design utilities with iParts factories which contain 100's of variations. I do not want to publish them as individual assets one at a time!

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beierf

We need more properties added to the assets

Status: Under Review
by beierf on ‎11-09-2012 04:18 AM

We must have the possibility to add more production information's to the assets. Then we can use them for simulation and optimization. Also this assets need to be used in the early stage of the process.

Workflow - define your stations include. all relevant properties - place them in your factory - do simulation/optimization - check locations of stations against the factory building - do optimization again.

 

Today the Process simulation has only icons - so no idea what it will be. If this process is final - you start again in ACA with the optimization (and you type in all the properties again).

 

Regards

Frank 

Status: Under Review
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BiktimirovK

Frame Generator support at Assets

Status: Under Review
by BiktimirovK on ‎11-02-2012 10:03 AM

I need at Assembly Assets Update frames, created by FG, when geometry of Asset changed.

Status: Under Review
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You should be able to assign connectors to assets that know what they can connect to.  For example, a conveyor should not connect to a fence.  (input from user at test drive)

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Watching users struggle trying to find how to turn these panels on....  adding some toggle buttons to the bottom of the Inventor UI (similar to AutoCAD, see attached) would help tremendously.

Status: Implemented
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pabethell

Asset preview in Autocad

Status: New Idea
by pabethell on ‎07-02-2014 10:37 AM

Would be great to have the same asset preview capability in Autocad as we have in Inventor.

Also would be great if Asset dimensions would be projected in the preview. Length, width/depth and height.

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ADNpati

Component Replace

Status: New Idea
by Distinguished Contributor ADNpati on ‎02-02-2014 06:21 PM

If an asset is placed on a factory floor, and is replace by other asset using component replace, nameoof the event in broeser window is got getting updated.

 

In browswrer window, component name is not getting replace in the new component occurence name and number.

 

Worth if this is fixed.

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When I click Sync Inventor it locks up my ACAD while the sync is taking place.  This prevents me from accessing other drawings that are currently open in other tabs (drawings that are not being synced).  It would be nice to continue working on another drawing while the syncing is taking place without having to open another instance of ACAD.

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Ability to edit the generated 2D blocks Factory to create dynamic blocks, adding capabilities (visibility, scale, stretch, matrix, etc..)
I've tried to edit blocks and generated 2D Factory, not recognized back then updated Inventor from AutoCAD Architecture.
We're finding customers already asking us this feature, which would give infinite possibilities 2D/3D workflow.

 

 

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jorgen.sb

Lines in block

Status: New Idea
by jorgen.sb on ‎05-16-2013 03:30 AM

I want my lines in block to end up in the layer i choose in inventor, not only the block.I want to be able to separate layer for block and the lines inside block.

I always place block on layer 0 in Autocad and the lines inside block in the right layer for the best funktion.

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Logos_Atum

Showing values of computed parameters

Status: New Idea
by Valued Mentor on ‎04-05-2013 06:32 AM

Hello,

 

it would be great if the value of a computed

parameter could be shown in the properties.

 

Would make checking and changing a lot

more flexible to see the equations result.

 

Kind regards

 

Daniel

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Logos_Atum

Adaptive mirror command

Status: New Idea
by Valued Mentor on ‎02-15-2013 01:10 AM

Hello there,

i can´t quite place it yet but i would like to have the option to

have a mirrored object update as soon as the source for this

object changes.

 

I´m doing shelves and until now i do a single lane and mirror it.

As soon as a value changes in the source object, i have to delete

the mirrorde one and do it aknew.

 

Would be a nifty little feature.

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

Daniel

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Logos_Atum

Connector capability

Status: New Idea
by Valued Mentor on ‎02-15-2013 12:17 AM

Hello there,

 

working with assets i encountered a problem.

When doin an array of Assets i noticed the fact

connectors do connect but fail to update when

the origiinating object of the array change.

 

I can bypass this by trying to move the object,

for it can´t be moved because it´s fixed but to

simply try to move it is enough to get Inventor

to update the asset to the object it´s connected

to.

 

With very simple objects this is not necessary,

but with the objects i created this tends to happen.

 

 

Can this be fixed with an update? Seems like a

minor change to me.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Daniel

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steve.schuchard

2D Asset Linetype Graphics

Status: New Idea
by steve.schuchard on ‎02-11-2013 12:51 PM

Problem: Some 2D Assets require linetypes to properly represent the 2D views which are often standard.

 

 

Idea:

1. Use the option for utilizing a sketch for AutoCAD Graphics.

2. In the Inventor Sketch environment, specify simple linetypes.

 

 

Currently when perfroming this work, the linetypes are ignored.

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When we authorize an assembly asset we can manipulate only assembly parameters (Key Parameters Window).

I need to manipulate parts and subassembly parameters too.

 

Often when we create assembly using Top-Down process, we manage this assembly by skeleton or main multibody part, which consist all main parameters of an assembly. There are no ways by manipulate them from assembly parameters.

 

Best regards,

Konstantin Biktimirov

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IF I am not snapping to a DWG or to a grid - I ALWAYS want to move my asset immediately after placement.  I have to go and select reposition.  Why not just have the reposition triad be the placement triad?

Status: Implemented

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