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Showing values of computed parameters

Status: New Idea
by Valued Mentor on ‎04-05-2013 06:32 AM

Hello,

 

it would be great if the value of a computed

parameter could be shown in the properties.

 

Would make checking and changing a lot

more flexible to see the equations result.

 

Kind regards

 

Daniel

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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.

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petestrycharske

Navisworks Unit Conversion

Status: New Idea
by Mentor on ‎03-06-2013 11:28 AM

All,

   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!

 

Peace,

Pete

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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.
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Logos_Atum

Adaptive mirror command

Status: New Idea
by Valued Mentor on ‎02-15-2013 01:10 AM

Hello there,

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

object changes.

 

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.

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

Daniel

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Connector capability

Status: New Idea
by Valued Mentor on ‎02-15-2013 12:17 AM

Hello there,

 

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

to.

 

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.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Daniel

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Hello there,

 

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?

 

Kind regards

 

 

Daniel

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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

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steve.schuchard

2D Asset Linetype Graphics

Status: New Idea
by steve.schuchard on ‎02-11-2013 12:51 PM

Problem: Some 2D Assets require linetypes to properly represent the 2D views which are often standard.

 

 

Idea:

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.

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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.

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steve.schuchard

2D Asset Elevation

Status: New Idea
by steve.schuchard on ‎02-11-2013 12:33 PM

A common problem existis for all assets with regards to elevation.

 

When a assets is placed at a elevation other than 0 - (On the floor), the 2D Assets is placed at a elevation. When modified in AutoCAD, the elevation is often changed, impacting the 3D Asset elevation.

 

This would be helpful for Overhead Conveyor Layout especially. Anything 

 

This would be a problem fixer.

 

This would also make asset authoring easier.

 

This could be implemented in a simiilar fashion as in the asset authoring field for landing plane offset. 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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mcmahor

Specify project build order in layout tools

Status: New Idea
by Board Manager 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.

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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
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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.
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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
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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

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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.
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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!

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