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).
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.
Many additional views are required for factory layouts, including side views, sectional views, etc. It would be nice if these views can be part of the normal workflow rather than workarounds to create them. Could this be solved by providing an option to switch the DWG in inventor from a wireframe to solids so that hidden lines are not shown?
The benefit of this requirement is that it is easier for customers to create all the documents required for a given project.
This requirement was gathered at the customer roundtable in Milan, Oct 2012.
A customer at the 2011 Munich Summit suggested that depending on the industry, the floor will not be straight. Often customers have to plan in multi floor buildings. Today FDS has only one floor per assembly.
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.
Not really sure this is a FDS idea, per se, but it would be really nice if the units from Inventor, ACAD, Revit, whatever, came into Navisworks with the correct units. For example, I do quite a bit of Inventor modeling and then create a factory asset. Once I brink an Inventor asset of factory layout into Navisworks, the units become cm (centimeters). This just seems unnecessarily confusing and could save time checking the scale of appended objects. Let me know if anyone has any questions and have a fantastic day!
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.
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
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.
it would be great if it was possible to change the layer colours in the 2D portion of the assets permanently.
This would save a great deal of work after syncing to AutoCAD. Don´t you think so?
a rather simple question.
can i deactivate the tooltips/quickinfo of the factory library.
It tends to block the libraries contents from view.
It would be nice if there was an option to turn them off.
Thanks in advance
Problem: Some 2D Assets require linetypes to properly represent the 2D views which are often standard.
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.
Several customers have now requested that FDS allow users to compute the Return On Investment for their projects. This would allow users to understand project costs earlier in the design phase and have faster iteration of design optimization.
- Examine project costs to make sure designs are within budget
- Study several different designs to see which has the best results (is my design getting better or worse with these options?)
- Simplify the transfer of cost data to analysts for a comprehensive study
How it could work:
- Factory assets have attributes associated with costs (machine cost, consumables, energy consumption, throughput, utilization, yield, etc). Some of these are standard, some are user created, all are populated with user data.
- Assets are placed as required in a project or layout
- User selects relevant portions of a project and layout and exports to spreadsheet
- Cost attributes of selected assets are placed in a spreadsheet for calculation
- Optionally, users can select a spreadsheet template for the type of analysis they want to perform
The ultimate should include the REVIT family of products. Looks like I will have to purchase the Building Design Suite to get more of the products I need and forgo the Factory Design Utilities since it can not be purchases out side of the suite. It is to Costly to purchase the Factory design suite and then purchase the REVIT products along with it at $5,500 each ($15,000).
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.