I know it is similar to this one (but it is a different idea):
It would be useful if a user could select multiple split tools to split a single (or multiple?) solid body.
Currently I need to perform the split function once for every split tool (curve or surface) despite selecting the same solid body everytime.
It would be great if we had the ability to merge rows in the BOM using a property other than Part Number such as Stock Number, Description, Custom iProperty etc.
Currently, Part number is the only option for merging (Enabled / Disabled Via A Check Box).
We create most of our products out of formed sheet metal. We Flat pattern each individual part and export and nest them. This can take a while. It would be very handy if you could just click a ''flat pattern all'' button in the main assembly which would flat pattern all sheet metal parts.
I use frame generator 99% of the time I use Inventor. When creating a new frame I would like to see the New Frame File Name and the New Skeleton File Name by prefixed by the assembly file name - the assembly has to have a name to create a frame anyway.
In the very least, it could be a running number after the "Frame" and "Skeleton".
When I create a frame assembly using Frame Generator, I would like to be able to reuse frame members that are identical to other previously placed frame members and likewise update my BOM to reflect the correct QTY.
So obviously for items in content center you can use idrop but for items that are not and when patterns can not be used this is way to slow. There is an add on app for this but the way I see this working is part of the constraint insert dialog box where you could use multi select to pick certain holes which would then use and constrain based one the first selection. You would then have a face option so you could select the face so it would then constrain every hole based on the first selection.
The basics of 3D modeling is extrude sketches in a linear direction or revolve sketches around an axis.
Why can we NOT do this this with Project Geometry?
Please add the ability to project sketch edges around an axis:
Inventor can not degrees of freedom are fully constrained have either been released or do a direct confirmation from the browser tree.
However, in Solidworks, it is possible as shown in the following figure, in the tree pane of the browser to check the status of the degrees of freedom and restraint.
(F) sign is a symbol restraint,
(-) Sign, symbol have some degree of freedom
If there is no restraint, display is not a symbol.
Thus, there is a feature that allows even Inventor, to confirm the degree of freedom of each component of the browser tree ..
I noticed that when you make a brand new part, and set your first dimension on a particular object, it will scale the object to the dimension you specify.
Forn instance, if you make a random circle on the sketch plane, and it ends up being about 1/2"... but you want that circle to be 30'... you put a dimension on the circle, and it blows up that circle way out of view, which you have to zoom way out to get to it.
well how about instead of increasing the size of the circle, the scale of the view you are looking at increases instead.
Of course, this would only be possible as the first dimension of the part.
This would actually help alleviate some other annoyances:
small.jpg shows a rectangle just created, and a dimension on it that was created on just the fact that i made the rectangle willy nilly.
There enough spacing between the dimension and the line it's dimensioning that it's not cluttered.
but large.jpg shows that when I change that dimension (the first of the sketch), it blows the recangle way up, and clutters the dimension with the line.
Another solution would be to offset the dimension to a standard distance when scaling objects that were changed by dimensions.
Once upon a time somebody created an Add-In where you chose the colour, then selected the faces and they were changed to that colour.
So much easier that Inventor current method whereby you have to select a load of faces, carefully not selecting any edges, RMB, Properties and change the colour. And repeat for remaining faces that you want to change to colour of.
It would be nice to get that Add-in again
It would be even better if Adesk/Inv could include this simple functionality in Inventor
The idea here is to have break out views work in much the same manner as a detail view. So along with the normal sketch option we have now, you'd also have an option to use a rectangular or circular cutout. You'd drag out a circle or rectangle just like you do in a detail view, Inventor would then generate the jagged break out border. A lot of the time a rectangle or a circle would suffice and save me from having to click, click, click out a sketch.
I think you would be really useful to have an interface that attaches text to balloons. Something like the image below where you can attach it to any side.
It would be nice if you double click the balloon and attach whatever you need. It would also never lose the link to the balloon.
In the license pool where a mix of standard & professional licenses live - the professinoal license may end up being checked out to a machine which does not require professional tools. Would it be possible (should a request to LMTools be made for a professional license) to swap the Profession license for a standard one if the professional tools are not being used & a different client requires the professional tools?
Here's one that I've had requests for several times.
You have an assembly view on a drawing and place a parts list for that view. Now, you want to place several base views of individual parts for detailing. Along with each part view, you want the corresponding item number from the parts list.
I know you can edit the view label to include model properties, such as the part name, material, etc, but there's no way to link the item number from the parts list to that part. It would be nice to link that part to the corresponding item number in the parts list and if the parts list is renumbered, the item numbers associated with each part view would update accordingly.
I've tried placing a balloon and selecting the individual part, but it will only use "1" as the item number, since it is just a component and not an assembly. Perhaps, when adding a balloon to a part like this, you could select the parts list that you want to reference. Many times, you may have several sheets of details and still want the item numbers to reference the parts list on sheet 1, where the main assembly view and parts list is located.