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steve.schuchard

Conveyor Path Tool - Path Studies

Status: New Idea
by steve.schuchard on ‎02-11-2013 12:08 PM

Conveyor users need the ability to use FDS to perform studies. The user needs to place carriers on curves to generate a profile path. See example.

 

This is needed to ensure that the area is clear for movement of the carrier and the product is carrying. 

 

Required Output needed is 2D Plan View (see example)

 

Future Output is 3D Swept Volume for clash detection.

 

Created in 2D or 3D. Horizontallly and Vertically.

 

Movement is not requested. 

 

This is needed for material movement clearance studies.

 

 

 

 

1 Kudo
mcmahor

Specify project build order in layout tools

Status: New Idea
by Board Manager mcmahor 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.

1 Kudo

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
2 Kudos
dwerner

Autodesk Factory Design Suite

Status: Future Consideration
by dwerner on ‎01-22-2013 05:34 AM

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).

 

 

Status: Future Consideration
Thanks for the feedback. for this release, we had received customer feedback that was contrary to this, believe it or not. It was felt that it would make deployment of the suite more difficult across an enterprise. As the bulk of our customer cross section have the workflows split into two camps - ie those that design the building and those that design the layout - our direction in development has been toward supporting better interaction between the two disciplines. 2014 has embarked down this path by allowing Revit data to be incorporated into the layout environment. We will continue to improve and expand this workflow in future releases.
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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.
2 Kudos
Light_Guy

Unite the UCS's

Status: Under Review
by Distinguished Contributor Light_Guy on ‎12-17-2012 05:40 AM

Why does the FDS layout have a different UCS than standard Inventor files? It makes for some frustrating moments when inserting non-asset part files. It's not that it causes problems, its just annoying!

Status: Under Review
0 Kudos

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

2 Kudos

 

There are times when I want to find the asset of the same definition as the Object I am currently selecting.

If Asset broweser show the same asset automatically. I can know what asset is this very easy.

 

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Status: Future Consideration
Hi, thanks for the idea. This does seem like something that would be very useful and would make the user experience better. We'll look into what would be needed to accomplish this.
1 Kudo

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!

2 Kudos

Hi,

 

i´m testing the labs tool Process Simulation 360 and i think it is a great tool and easy to use. But i don´t know the meaning of MTTR and MTBF and there is no discription.

 

And now my idea:

 

Create my layout in ACAD Architecture and put in all of my material flow, product and so on. Export an XML or something else and load it in this new labs tool. In Process Simulation 360 i want to check out if my layout can reach my output or what happen if my processor is faster, slower or stops for 2 hours because of a crash in the maschine.

 

A nice to have: All operations and stations are in Process Simulation 360 from my ACAD layout export. 

 

Next: Process Simulation 360 integrated in Factory Design Suite 2013.

 

 

 

 

Status: Accepted
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

1 Kudo

Currently, if you use the feature property suppression option, (see attached) the suppression is not recognized when setting various levels of detail. I use this property for turning Clearance areas on and off. When there are multiple pieces of equipment that have these clearances, we use a Level of Detail to turn them all off or on as needed. Currently you have to actually suppress the part to add it to the Level of Detail in the assembly.

Status: Future Consideration
Currently, the only way this can be achieved is, as you have documented, through an assembly. If I am understanding correctly, you would like a concept of an LOD on a multi body part - that would allow you to suppress the features you want suppressed.... is that correct?
2 Kudos

I like the idea to do pictures from a machine in a factory who exist and send it to 123D Catch and use the mesh model in Inventor (Using Mesh-Enabler) to create a legacy object as an asset.

I never tried the 123D Catch with larger objects as one meter. Also I have errors when I download the mesh. But this will be a great workflow to catch legacy objects in a factory.

 

Regards to all the others who like this. 

1 Kudo
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
17 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
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
0 Kudos
BiktimirovK

Toned view of ACAD link

Status: Comments Requested
by BiktimirovK on ‎11-02-2012 10:18 AM

I need have possibility of tone link from *.dwg file.

Using intersection feature with *.dwg link.

Using measurement feature with linked *.dwg file

I need possibility of using linked geometry via drawing creation

Status: Comments Requested
Not sure what is meant by tone link. Can you add more detail please?
1 Kudo
BiktimirovK

Double-sided link to Revit

Status: New Idea
by BiktimirovK on ‎11-02-2012 10:08 AM

I need updated link from *.iam to *.rvt file, with Axes and Levels support. I need possibility of using linked *.rvt geometry and axes via drawing creation.

1 Kudo
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
2 Kudos
mcmahor

Default layer attribute for factory assets

Status: Implemented
by Board Manager mcmahor on ‎11-02-2012 08:34 AM

Factory assets should have an attribute that allows the asset creator to specify what the default layer the asset should be assigned to when it is placed in a drawing. The benefit of this feature is time savings and repeatabiliyt of workflow.

 

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

Status: Implemented
Layers supported in Inventor environment. The user can now set a layer, and any object placed will be on that layer. Users can also move objects to other layers.

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