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.
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.
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.
Here's My Idea:-
Why not have Inventor "variable" partameters exposed on to the 2D asset as a dynamic parameter within AutoCAD. example of which could be a conveyor with a length parameter, could this not be displayed just like a dynamic block when in the autocad environment??
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 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!
When we create a sublayout from an existing factory layout, we can choose the name of the sublayout but not it's location on the workspace. It would be great to add this ability in order to position the manufacturing lines were we want.
For example I have one building with 3 lines that I want to have in separate layouts to ease the implantation process. My ideal folder structure would be :
| - Customer01
| | - general_layout.iam
| | | - line01
| | | | - line01.iam
| | | - line02
| | | | - line02.iam
| - Customer02
| | - C2_general_layout.iam
With the actual settings, if I use the sublayout button directly in Inventor, all the sublayout (my lines in this example) will be in the workspace folder.
By selecting a connector in the browser while in the Asset Builder, the color gets selectable. However, it doesn't stick to it if the asset is published or the AB is closed.
I see huge value in different colored connectors to ease up the progress of making layouts. Many different people are making layouts in my company, but usually none of them are making the assets.
Then an extra step might be taken and we can only connect blue+blue, green+green, yellow+yellow etc.
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.
When Creating Assets, often I have to repeatedly republish the asset. It would be nice to have a Republish workflow that could do the following with one button:
- publish to same folder
- publish with the same asset name (to overwrite)
- Set 2D View Options.
Also, if the asset has already been published, these setting should be remembered.
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!
I'd like to use iLogic to access parameters of factory assets inserted into a factory layout.
Example: A few days ago I tried to access parameters of inserted factory assets using iLogic and it could not be done. I wanted to create a simple iLogic form that would show how many wall panels remains to be inserted into the wall frame (wall frame was also a factory asset and was driven by its length, width and height). Values should be taken from parameters of inserted assets. Currently it is possible to see and change factory asset parameters only in its own parameter window.
The Factory Asset Warehouse is a great tool to locate assets for AutoCAD and Inventor.
I feel an area has been overlooked – assets for 3ds Max Design.
Videos promote how useful 3ds Max Design is to animate the factory layout, but it is a tedious process to build bones and linkages to animate robots and similar equipment.
Wouldn't’t it be great if a user could browse the warehouse to find a fully rigged robot, fork truck, crane, or other factory asset and just drop it into 3ds Max Design? This could save a lot of time for users new to 3ds Max Design.
I welcome your feedback.
Currently, only assets will snap to a 2D drawing overlay in a factory layout. We need the ability to snap to that overlay during other functions as well such as sketching or just taking measurments. This is VERY frustrating not having this ability.
i would like to improve the looks of my material flow analysis. Therefore I would like to adjust the width of my materialflow arrows proportionally to their transportation cost. Is that possible?
Moreover I would like to assign different colours for different jobs to my arrows.
Has anybody an idea how i can do that? Didn't find anything online.
I would be really grateful for your help!
When publishing FDS Assets, the dwg blocks created are set to allow explode in AutoCAD. Why not set them to NO so that the bi-directional work flow is not broken so easily by poor Acad practice. An experienced user can reset this function if needed in the block editor.
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!
Please consider including AutoCAD Electrical in the suite to support wiring the equipment. ACE is already included in PrDS, FDS users could benefit also.
Also please consider adding AutoCAD MEP to add support for wiring and plumbing the building to run these utilities to the machine equipment.
If machinery moves it would be great if the building wiring/plumbing model could update.
This could provide an even more complete BOM of equipment and MEP requirements for a design layout.
Please don't raise the cost of FDS Ultimate.
If ACE or ACMEP cannot be included, please make them available as an add-on module for a reasonable cost (less than $500).
Thanks for your time and attention.
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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