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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.

21 Kudos
steve.schuchard

Asset Republish

Status: Under Review
by steve.schuchard on ‎11-07-2012 10:45 AM

When Creating Assets, often I have to repeatedly republish the asset. It would be nice to have a Republish workflow that could do the following with one button:

 

- publish to same folder

- publish with the same asset name (to overwrite)

- Set 2D View Options.

 

Also, if the asset has already been published, these setting should be remembered.

Status: Under Review
15 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??

 

 

14 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

 

12 Kudos

Currently, only assets will snap to a 2D drawing overlay in a factory layout. We need the ability to snap to that overlay during other functions as well such as sketching or just taking measurments. This is VERY frustrating not having this ability.

Status: Future Consideration
Can't get it in for 2014 release but.... we'll take a look for the future!!
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.

8 Kudos

When publishing FDS Assets, the dwg blocks created are set to allow explode in AutoCAD. Why not set them to NO so that the bi-directional work flow is not broken so easily by poor Acad practice. An experienced user can reset this function if needed in the block editor.

Status: Accepted
7 Kudos

If one uses Factory Assets and Connectors to configure a new piece of equipment on a Factory Layout, it would be handy to publish this new equipment configuration as its own Factory Asset, from the Factory Layout environment.  This is similar to the idea of "Creating Assets using Assets".  Hope all is well and have a blessed day!

 

Peace,

Pete

Status: Under Review
Interesting idea!! I'll see what we can do with it.
6 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.

5 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.

5 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

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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.

 

5 Kudos
j.vanderheijden

Link to Revit and back

Status: Future Consideration
by Mentor on ‎11-20-2012 01:09 PM

Place your assy one to one in Revit maintaining your parameters and back.

This with the forward look on BIM

4 Kudos
strijkp

Descriptors and/ or tags listing

Status: New Idea
by Contributor strijkp ‎03-06-2013 10:42 AM - edited ‎03-06-2013 10:43 AM
As far as I could fnd out, there is no asset descriptor/tag reporting tool available in FDS 2014. Can be a powerful way to report/BOM the layout.
4 Kudos
mike.jolicoeur

Point cloud insert workflows (scaling)

Status: New Idea
by Employee 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
4 Kudos

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. 

 

Uses:

  • 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
4 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.

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
Logos_Atum

Tooltips for Factory Assets

Status: New Idea
by Valued Mentor on ‎02-14-2013 11:17 PM

Hello there,

 

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

 

Daniel

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.

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