When creating a partial section view the end of the section view that is cutting through model geometry should not show up as a straight line. The parts that are cut by the end of a section view should be displayed as a jagged edge as in a detail view.
As shown in the attachment.
I understand the need to generate files for the express purpose of these configurations communicating with the assemblies they are added to. But what if by just creating these configurations within the factory they automatically communicated with the assemblies and the need to generate these files didn't exist. Not only would the communication not fail to have to update in order to have drawings and BOM's and other said things be updated, but the amount of files would be drastically reduced.
this feature is search by an sheet metal industry,, they want to know when they design a cap of lamp what thickness are best so they don't need to trial and get some error ,,
i ever see it in SW maybe inventor can add this feature to solve the problem in sheet metal industry
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In Inventor, I've only found one built-in way to make numbered lists - and I don't like it.
It's in the add-ons "ESKD Support" and there is an option for General Notes - which is exactly what I use numbered lists for.
But here are the reasons that I do not like this add-in:
1. The text ends up being on some sort of sketch layer.
2. I can't figure out why, but when I have more than 9 entries on the list, this is broken up into two blocks.
3. Enabling the ESKD Support Add-in changes all of my leaders to an ugly style with little customization options that I can find.
I thought I would try another approach - putting text in a table with a column of numbers and a column of text - but found that I couldn't hide the gridlines of the table without changing all my tables or creating a new style, which I'd rather avoid having multiple table styles to fiddle with, especially since all of my drawings require both a Bill of Materials and a list of General Notes.
I am using a clunky work-around now - I create two text boxes - one with my numbers, and one with my text - and I have to carefully space each line out and then place the two text boxes next to each other to make it look like its really one list.
PLEASE update the text box to allow numbered lists (like AutoCAD has).
if we have to use the 2013 "new and improved" material or appearance editor:
i would suggest the ability to multi select / edit / delete items.
even deleting items from these editor windows does not give keyboard entry to delete or otherwise.
it seems we have some cross over from the different software developers cross pollinating the categories of software bundled into the Suite more and more. some of these ideas are good & nice, but if we are to adopt the changes then let us not get rid of functionality that we already have. multiselect and keyboard access would help.
even the terminology of some of the functions could be adjusted eg:
pre 2013 version function to save a style back to the style library=
-via rmb context menu was: "save to style library"
2013 version =
-now via rmb context menu is: "save to"
choose sub menu, choose sub menu(s)".
so if you are going to change the functionality, at least use a command name such as:
"save to (style library) within:"
>fly out options.
ie please try to have provide some level of familiarity and workflow & command access cross over when you are making your new interfaces and commands.
Hi we have a need to project or visualise our designs in proper 3D using 3D displays like a 3D projector or 3D Monitor. To be honest I can believe that this is not standard functionality in Inventor or Showcase! From what I can see its only Navisworks that actually supports this as part of the Product Design Suite Ultimate. Really!?!?. So we are forced to transfer our designs with beautiful graphics from Inventor and Showcase into Navisworks!
Please add this into Inventor and / or Showcase!
I'd like to be able to add a measurement (for example, the length of a sweep path) to the parameters (like driven dimensions) and use it on other features/dimension fields.
When modeling tubes, I want the length of the tube (a sweep) to show up in the BOM of the assembly where the tube is used. So I want to be able to put the parameter of the measurement into the "Base Quantity" of the Tube part.
When doing sketches in my parts, I like to include related geometry on one single sketch. Then share the sketch if needed when I make the different features, i.e, two different tapped hole sizes. Now in the machining environment, I can't share the sketch the same way. I have to start a new sketch and project geometry from one sketch to the new sketch.
Makes it difficult later to make changes because you have hunt to find what is controlling the dimensions.
Why NOT have the same workflow? This also makes it difficult for new users.
I would like to suggest Some review or improved functionality of inventor's Library.
firstly, I would like an administrator / option to allow write access to library files. A cad administrator would be able to decide whether he, or users within the design team have write access to the library. This would save him (and the designers) having to switch projects whilst working on A design If they need to update an iProperty, color, view rep, constraint.
Some businesses need to lock designers out of a library however others do not. It depends on the nature of the business.
There are of course ways around This but I would like to have the ease of access provided as A toggle switch from perhaps the Inventor options or the Inventor project.
secondly, If a library is defined in an Inventor project, and files from the library are used within A design, that the library files are given A set location, dependent upon the name of the library.
to try to explain what I mean...
If for any reason an office file server is replaced, renamed etc I would not like to have to continue to tell the Inventor assembly where the library file is, next time I open the assembly!
If I have for example, a library defined as "library 1", with the same files contained within It, Inventor should not ask me If I wish to use the same file as I already used last time It was opened, If the file still resides within "library 1".
This ability for Inventor to locate and use a library part should not be dependent upon what the server name is, was last time or If the folder / file path is a mapped drive, or whether the file path is a full server name or not. If the file lives in the "library 1" , and the file has the same name, then It gets used.
This would extend to any file within the library, especially for example a logo of A title block!
If the file is found in the library (being the first search path for inventor at time of file open) then that is is, the file is used. No more searching anywhere else. If the designer finds the wrong file is used he has to fix It himself after the fact. (he has duplicates and mis-managed his files).
the way library folders and the access to the files are setup presently, It is actually more practical in many cases to not use a real library, but to nominate A design space folder as a "vendor / standard parts folder".
If There is debate on This topic I would like to suggest that users or at the very least the administrators are given an option to override available access or priority / location settings one way or another on the above 2 topics.
as I said, we have ways of getting around these things but It takes time. Lets get the topics working better in the future.
thanks for your consideration.
You should be able to change file names when you pack and go - Single parts or complete assemblies. Since your provided a window showing the file lists it seems like you could add a column and specify a new part number. Make the rename apply to an entire column or part specific.
When there is several levels of detail in an assembly, it would be nice to be able to suppress the part in ALL levels of detail already present in the assembly, because actually the part is visible in all levels, and if we want to show it in only one, we have to suppress in all others.
I'm talking about level of details and not representation views. Because if we just hide the component, it's still loaded in the memory, and the weight of the assembly doesn't change.
It would be nice that you would be able to insert AutoCAD blocks on a drawing that are controlled within the Vault.
Nowadays when you select "Import block" on a *.dwg drawing in Inventor, it shows a Windows Explorer window, so your AutoCAD blocks need to be on your Vault workspace.
When working with several locations in the world (with replication), revision management is then hard to track cause everybody should re-"Get/Checkout" his/her blocks on his/her workspace when a revision has been made.
In other words, you're never sure when somebody is using the latest revision of a block.
There must be choice to change "Bend Note". We can only use "UP/DOWN" but we need to change it to Turkish. I'm sure there must be somebodies who wants to use their own languages on the drawings...