I have worked with many shop floor layouts that come from different contractors who don't have a good understanding of how to structure layers and thus the need arises to mere several layers into one. Shop floor layouts usually contain different colors and line types to help communicate the layout and flow of the layout. The merger command combines multiple layers into one layer then deletes the old layers but does not have an option to retain the properties of the objects within the layers that were merged. Could you add option (dialog box) to ask if you would like to retain object properties (Color, line type) when merging layers. Thanks!
I know that the Operation, Transportation, etc. defaults can be customized and saved in an AutoCAD template. However, I was wondering if these can somehow be added to AutoCAD profiles and then exported so that they can be imported into a different AutoCAD drawing. The thought behind this is to develop a facility or workcell layout and see how it stacks up in a multi-product environment. By using the AutoCAD profile, the hope is to only have one to generate one drawing, load the desired profile with the operation defaults, perform an analysis and then export the results as a spreadsheet. One could then combine multiple results spreadsheets into one and then chart out how the layout works for each product. The alternative is to copy the layout into multiple AutoCAD drawings created from the necessary templates.
I am not sure if this is a good idea or not, but seems to me to be an efficient way to transfer the operations data into AutoCAD drawings. The other idea I had, that is related, is to expand the Template Spreadsheet to include tabs for the various defaults. It would be nice to keep everything in AutoCAD, but the spreadsheet may be even faster...
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I have been working on a way to design an overall facility layout and then build the work cells individually as subassemblies, which I can then XRef into the drawing. When I export the overall factory material flow data, I get everything in the XML. What I would like to do is to select just the routings, stations and products that are required for a given subassembly. For example, if I have a CNC machining work cell, I would like to only export the XML data for that workcell and then import that specific XML file into the proper subassembly.
I haven't seen a way to do this yet and I suppose I could modify the XML file myself, but I think it would be a smoother workflow to simply choose the data to export and then save that XML file with a customer filename. Please let me know if I am talking crazy or if there is a different workflow that I could use to accomplish this. If you have any questions, or would like some examples, please do not hesitate to contact me. Hope all is well and have a most blessed day!
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.
All fuctionality of AEC objects should transfer to Inventor. Most equipment locating is done from walls and columns so those should be availble for reference (realistic view not 2d wire frame) and snaping to when designing and creating the installation drawings.
I want my lines in block to end up in the layer i choose in inventor, not only the block.I want to be able to separate layer for block and the lines inside block.
I always place block on layer 0 in Autocad and the lines inside block in the right layer for the best funktion.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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?
Problem: Some 2D Assets require linetypes to properly represent the 2D views which are often standard.
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.
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).
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.
IF I am not snapping to a DWG or to a grid - I ALWAYS want to move my asset immediately after placement. I have to go and select reposition. Why not just have the reposition triad be the placement triad?