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Point cloud insert (positioning)

Status: Implemented
by Employee mike.jolicoeur on ‎10-17-2012 06:29 AM

Today, when inserting a point cloud, the placement is arbitrary - that is, is selects the point I picked in space.  That is NEVER where I want it.


I want:


- Allow me to snap the cloud to a point in my layout

-Allow me to send it to 0,0,0 if I wish (99% of the time this is what I would want)

Status: Implemented
The 0,0,0 is implemented. the snap to point would not work as the snap in point is based on 0,0,0 in the point cloud.
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Point cloud insert workflows (scaling)

Status: New Idea
by Employee mike.jolicoeur on ‎10-17-2012 06:27 AM

Point clouds should know the scale of the document they are going into and attempt to scale accordingly.  Point clouds typically are meter by meter by meter for scaling size - if the point cloud goes into a layout that is in MM it should scale - or if it is into an inch layout it should scale to imperial - if nothing else, have it work similar to block inserts in AutoCAD for the interaction.  (see attached)  IT is very confusing for the users in imperial - typically the cloud comes in 254x too small. 

Status: New Idea
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Disassemble capability in Inventor

Status: Solution Provided
by Board Manager mcmahor on ‎08-30-2012 04:40 PM

Automotive customer requests the ability to easily suppress/delete all constraints for selected components.


We need to understand the motivation for wanting to do this. If it is just to drag the asset freely, there may be more elegant approaches (see US1091)

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Flatten and Combine feature in ACAD

Status: Solution Provided
by Board Manager mcmahor on ‎08-30-2012 04:38 PM

This is a productivity enhancement. Basically customers spend a lot of time exploding blocks down to geometry and then creating a single block. This request is to automatically:   

  • Flatten all nested block refs down to geometry   
  • Create a block of the resulting geometry, moving all geometry to a user specified layer optionally   
  • Instancing the block back into the DWG

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