If you are working of projects for different countries and regions, it would be nice to have the Date format read from the Project File rather than the O/S. Currently you need to change the date format, you need to change your location within the operating system. It would be nice to have these options in the Project File.
Currently if you are in Canada they use DD-MM-YY and if your are in the US, it would be MM-DD-YY. It's fine once the number are equal and greater than 13. 01-12-14 could be the 1st of December or Januay 12th depending what side of the 49th you are on.
Switching the date in the O/S also messes up other dates on your system as well.
We have had various options for creating holes for a long time, but we have had little intelligence built into the tool.
The intelligence is quite simple logic, so could easily be coded.
If there is an unconsumed sketch or shared sketch visible with points, the hole tool automatically defaults to sketch mode.
If there aren't any sketches and the user picks a surface and then a circular edge of surface, the tool defaults to concentric
If the users picks a surface and then a straight edge, the tool defaults to linear
And so on ...
Importing files can work well but only if you're really paying attention. I frequently see users who are not aware of the options for translation because they don't see them pop up in their face. I see the options as "side step" that must be remembered each time instead of the linear workflow that Inventor should provide.
IDEA: Remove the "Options..." button. Launch the "Import Options" immediately after clicking "Open".
Of course the user should have the option to "set defaults and never prompt me again". Defaults would need to be set for each filetype.
If you have two perpendicular sketches and are viewing or working on one sketch straight on; the dimensions of the perpendicular sketch should automatically disappear. See the image below, it's not as if you can read the dimensions. It just shows a jumbled mess, especially on complicated sketches. As soon as you rotate your view all the dimensions should automatically reappear. This should be an option you could turn on or off depending on your preference. BTW, I know you can turn off the dimensions of a sketch but that's a tedious process and doesn't happen on the fly as I'm suggesting. Thanks.
It would be very nice if the pop-up menus, particularly the selection menu that appears on hover, did not obscure the very item we are attempting to select. For instance, when attempting to select a vertex, I place the cursor over the geometry and wait for the selection menu to block it from my sight. Then I have to move it and select. The fact that there is no way to distiguish which "vertex" is the vertex I want when several are listed is a subject of a different thread I think.
Allow the end user to decide what method to use for data entry when executing a command... for example, the "Extrude" command does not need both the traditional dialog box and the Mini-Toolbar. Let the end user decide by placing an option in the "Application Options" within the program.
Again, both of these are not needed and honestly make the program seem cumbersome. Please finish implementing the Mini-Toolbars so that this option is available for your end users.
If I want to put a pressure load on something like a roto-molded tank, I have to select every surface and fillet induvidually, I would like to select a quilt of tangent faces. Once you get over 100 faces it takes about half a second per click to add new faces
Currently, you can set BOM Status in two different locations; within the part (which applies in every assembly in which the part is used), and in an assembly itself (via the feature tree right click menu), which obviously applies to only that assy.
As it stands, the only options available for BOM Status within an Assy are Normal and Reference. Whereas if you set the BOM Status at part level (or via the parent Assy BOM window), you have access to the full five options, Normal, Inseperable, Purchased, Reference and Phantom. Why can't the full range of options be specified at both locations?
As an example, you'll frequently set parts as Reference within an assembly, for a number of reasons. Perhaps they're called up somewhere else, are owned by a customer etc; there's any number of uses. But what if you want to maintain the mass properties of that reference part, without it actually being called up in the BOM. Well, unless you're happy to set the part to a Phantom in All assembiles, you're stuffed. You can't.
If we added an assembly BOM option of phantom however, it would solve this problem.
Currently there is not a way to pull the value of a driven dimension into an iPart and have it update each row in the table. This also makes the use of any parameter that uses a driven dimension, impossible as well. Note that we can export the driven dimension/parameter and pull in the resulting custom iProperty to the iPart table, but this only provides a static value that does not update when other parameters are updated, so it does not work for the purpose of the iPart configuration.
In this simple example, the part can not be made into an iPart because the driven dimension (called Diagonal) can not be accessed in the iPart table, and the dimension called Placement, which references the driven dimension can not be effectivly used either.
Autodesk Support gives this explination as to why this is:
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Add behavior of zoom selected and highlight of affected components and interference volume when selecting on a row in the interference analysis results. I had a video but the Ideastation dosn't seem to allow video files as attachments.
I think it would be really useful if you could simple create multiple styles (like dimesnion styles and such) and simply choose one of them as the default for a specific template.
Instead of having to create multiple standards for every template to get the combination you need (especially if working for multiple ompanies or customers who require different dimenion standards and such) you could simply grab the template you designed (for title block and such) and it would already have the desired styles for that job.
No need to worry about changing styles or standards for different jobs, just grab the template you need and you are good to go.
In drawing when I create text which describes some view it is not attached to it. Text is free. Many times I move view and text stays.
It would be nice to can attach text to view like sketch.
Example: Click on view to select it and then create text. When text is created it is attached to view and when you move view text moves too with view.
As an old SolidWorks Users, I'am looking for some great options missing in the sketch editor from my new love, Inventor of course! More specifically in the advanced selection tools it's a no man's land.
I would like to add this 5 tools to be as productive as I was in my ex-Love:
For example, in Inventor if you have one face. Easy: you select the face and apply the projected edge to get the loop.
But if you've got multiple faces, try without click and click and click again! (frustrating to get this waste of time for a simple feature missing)
Here is my wishes to get the chain of the tangent profile. A bit of my ex-love inside the new one:
Hope I was clear,