In my company we deal with a lot of large conveyor systems. We use roller and belt conveyors. As of right now I am patterning cylinders in my assets to show rollers but with so many in a model it would be really nice if I could have a surface treatment that looked like rollers without the additional weight of the rollers themselves.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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??
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By creating an element with variants. No operations are updated when changing variant decals.
It should update all transactions without exception.
You should be able to edit the 2D block to be generated. To put elements in different layers, colors, line types, attributes, etc..
If you edit the generated 2D block factory (In AutoCAD Architecture for a change of color, line type, attributes, etc..), Might not work in AutoCAD flow -> Inventor correctly.
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.
I think it would be good if we could acess connector points like
we acess ordinary geometry and thus enable us to pattern them
while creating assets. I had to work out a different solution when
it came to modeling an asset of a spiral conveyer with a variable
number of levels and infeed/outfed connections.
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.
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.
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
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.
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