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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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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?
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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
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
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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.

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Watching users struggle trying to find how to turn these panels on....  adding some toggle buttons to the bottom of the Inventor UI (similar to AutoCAD, see attached) would help tremendously.

Status: Implemented
1 Kudo

You should be able to assign connectors to assets that know what they can connect to.  For example, a conveyor should not connect to a fence.  (input from user at test drive)

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pabethell

Asset preview in Autocad

Status: New Idea
by pabethell on ‎07-02-2014 10:37 AM

Would be great to have the same asset preview capability in Autocad as we have in Inventor.

Also would be great if Asset dimensions would be projected in the preview. Length, width/depth and height.

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Hello,

 

my next idea is related to my previous idea :smileyhappy: 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.

 

Best regards,

Martin Madaj.

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Hello,


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).

 

Best regards,

Martin Madaj.

 

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I have been working on developing some workflows using the same AutoCAD building layout and then placing it as an XRef into different AutoCAD sublayouts.  These workflows work great for the FDS Standard version, but I have discovered a problem when syncing to Inventor.  For some reason it won't let me sync from Inventor to AutoCAD because it wants to overwrite the XRef files.  It would be much easier to simply see any XRef files as references also in Inventor and not attempt to overwrite them during the Sync process.  That way a master layout overlay could be used multiple times in a large comprehensive design.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Hope all is well and have a most blessed day!

 

Peace,

Pete

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Logos_Atum

change hierarchy of patterned objects

Status: New Idea
by Valued Mentor on ‎02-18-2014 04:50 AM

Hello there,

 

changing the position in patterns via dragging them in the

browser window would be nice. As the source object is en-

closed in the pattern group, this should be possible.

 

Also exploding patterns would be nice in some cases I guess

 

 

Kind regards

 

Daniel

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ADNpati

Component Replace

Status: New Idea
by Distinguished Contributor ADNpati on ‎02-02-2014 06:21 PM

If an asset is placed on a factory floor, and is replace by other asset using component replace, nameoof the event in broeser window is got getting updated.

 

In browswrer window, component name is not getting replace in the new component occurence name and number.

 

Worth if this is fixed.

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On the same study file, at first i run a simple Fill analysis.

 

After running this simple Fill analisys, without changing any of the paramaters, i wish to add to it a Pack analisys, so i select "Fill+Pack". THis will delete the already, time consuming made, Fill analisys and restart a "Fill+Pack" one.

 

It would be nice to have the posibility to resume from the switch over point of the previous Fill analysis.

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When I click Sync Inventor it locks up my ACAD while the sync is taking place.  This prevents me from accessing other drawings that are currently open in other tabs (drawings that are not being synced).  It would be nice to continue working on another drawing while the syncing is taking place without having to open another instance of ACAD.

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For example, I got two sources: the first source would send items with predefined output rate, the second one would send items depending on whether the first source sent the item or not. In other words, I want the second source to send the workpiece (item) only when the order arrives from the first source.


I now I can use the Merge function and force the order to wait for the workpiece (item) but I don't want to use constant (scheduled) output rate with no relation to the occurence of the order.

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Ability to edit the generated 2D blocks Factory to create dynamic blocks, adding capabilities (visibility, scale, stretch, matrix, etc..)
I've tried to edit blocks and generated 2D Factory, not recognized back then updated Inventor from AutoCAD Architecture.
We're finding customers already asking us this feature, which would give infinite possibilities 2D/3D workflow.

 

 

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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!

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