Is it possible to implement the use of driven dimension as a valid imput in equations
I kind of like the idea to be able to use the output of a geometry change without equations,
or use the respective value of the driven dimensions parameter in the rest of the design process.
Cyclical dependencies though might be a real problem if you don´t keep track.
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.
You should be able to ignore specific interferences in an assembly such as press fits. I know there is interference there but I want Inventor to always ignore this when doing an interference anaylsis.
My company does large package sorting facilities with one hundred or more powered conveyors. We split up the system into drawings of two or three conveyors but all of these drawings need to reference the conveyor and structures around them. I have been adding the individual assemblies that I need into other assemblies as references as listed here http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-General-Dis
Insert ConvA.asm into ConvB.asm as a reference. Now when I make ConvB.dwg or .idw I can show the reference. What about when I want to reference ConvB.dwg in ConvA.dwg? I can't insert ConvB into ConvA since that would create a circular reference.
My second problem is that it is very cumbersome to add multiple sub assemblies into each other and then create custom levels of detail to show the references in the subassembly but not in the main assembly.
I think I have come up with a fairly straightforward solution to these problems.
What I would like to be able to do is select an option that would take the main assembly and suppress the subassembly (to eliminate circular references), shrinkwrap it, and insert it into the subassembly as a reference part that is suppressed when the subassembly is in main assembly. This would allow for easy collaboration between multiple engineers working on different subassemblies and greatly reduce the amount of time spent adding references.
In my company we deal with a lot of large conveyor systems. We use roller and belt conveyors. As of right now I am patterning cylinders in my assets to show rollers but with so many in a model it would be really nice if I could have a surface treatment that looked like rollers without the additional weight of the rollers themselves.
I had a chain of conveyors that I wanted to demote to a subassembly. When I demoted them to a factory layout, they were no longer connected. I could use the connect function and go through and connect them but it would be really nice for them to maintain the connection I already made for them.
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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
my next idea is related to my previous idea I think it would be useful to have an option to prioritize operations on processors with multiple operations that are not sequential. Currently, if a processor has multiple operations that are "filled" with product at the same time, the operations are processed randomly and one is not able to determine and set up a desired order of operations.
I think it would be nice to have a possibility to set up a round-robin processing on processors with multiple operations (that are not sequential). If I have a processor with three operations, I want them to be processed always in the same order (1st,2nd,3rd,1st,2nd,3rd,1st,2nd,3rd,...) no matter if there are more waiting products for some operation than for another (i.e. 5 waiting products for op. no. 1, 3 for no. 2, 7 for no. 3).
There are many customers who do not use the Fds with Autocad. They do not use the Synchronisation between Autocad and Inventor. They only use Inventor for placing Assets to create their Layout and they use the Inventor Drawing for detailing the Factory Layout because it is easy to create side views and intersection views. Therefore it is not possible to use the asset labelling in the Inventor drawing. It would be a nice feature for them, if the object labelling of the assets, which can be done on the Autocad Layout, could be shown in the Inventor drawing.
I am working on document factory layouts in the Inventor drawing environment, but have hit a snag. The drawing environment is great for creating my plan, iso and side views, but I don't seem to be able to bring the Asset Tags (haven't tried Descriptors yet) into the drawing environment. Can we add this functionality into the drawing environment to save time having to relabel the components? This could either be placed near the asset, like in the AutoCAD sync'd file, a property in a text box pull down or even something that could be placed into a parts list. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Hope all is well and have a most blessed day!
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