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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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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
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Light_Guy

Create Assets using Assets

Status: Accepted
by Distinguished Contributor Light_Guy on ‎10-19-2012 07:47 AM

We have discovered that while trying to make an asset, there is no way to use an existing asset in the creation of another. Assets should be accessible when creating assemblies not just when creating a factory layout. Many times we need to have assemblies that contain standard assets but we still need to be able to change those assets once they have been inserted. Right now you get an error that says that part contains a factory layout and cannot be used to make an asset. (see attached) This is because the only way to see the asset was to create a layout to insert it into.

Status: Accepted
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mike.jolicoeur

Point cloud insert (positioning)

Status: Implemented
by Employee on ‎10-17-2012 06:29 AM

Today, when inserting a point cloud, the placement is arbitrary - that is, is selects the point I picked in space.  That is NEVER where I want it.

 

I want:

 

- Allow me to snap the cloud to a point in my layout

-Allow me to send it to 0,0,0 if I wish (99% of the time this is what I would want)

Status: Implemented
The 0,0,0 is implemented. the snap to point would not work as the snap in point is based on 0,0,0 in the point cloud.
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By creating an element with variants. No operations are updated when changing variant decals.
It should update all transactions without exception.
You should be able to edit the 2D block to be generated. To put elements in different layers, colors, line types, attributes, etc..
If you edit the generated 2D block factory (In AutoCAD Architecture for a change of color, line type, attributes, etc..), Might not work in AutoCAD flow -> Inventor correctly.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Logos_Atum

Pattern connector points

Status: New Idea
by Valued Mentor on ‎07-19-2013 01:05 AM

Hello there,

 

I think it would be good if we could acess connector points like

we acess ordinary geometry and thus enable us to pattern them

while creating assets. I had to work out a different solution when

it came to modeling an asset of a spiral conveyer with a variable

number of levels and infeed/outfed connections.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Daniel

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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
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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. 

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The user should be able to find where assets have been used - in what documents. Users should be able to update those assets and have the drawings reflect the changes. Teh benefit of the feature would be that it saves a significant amount of time searching for where an asset was used and manually replacing them.

 

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

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mcmahor

Default layer attribute for factory assets

Status: Implemented
by Board Manager 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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mcmahor

Create additional views in Inventor

Status: New Idea
by Board Manager on ‎10-15-2012 07:21 AM

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.

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Visualization of the material flow on the real transport routes and time calculation of these transport routes.

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mcmahor

Slanted floors and multi floor buildings

Status: New Idea
by Board Manager on ‎08-30-2012 04:54 PM

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.

Status: New Idea
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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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