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Hole Wizard - Just copy SolidWorks version

Status: New Idea
by *Expert Elite* on ‎07-30-2014 02:16 PM

Having been working with HSMWorks the hole wizard is a HUGE productivity win. Inventor doesn't have anything like it and creating equivalent features takes quite a few more steps to model, then even more to program. 


It's staggering how impressive the SolidWorks Hole Wizard tool combined with the HSMWorks Hole Wizard is. I love showing it to SWx CAM customers and wouldn't half love to be able to show that off to Inventor customers as well.

19 Kudos

slot joint constraint

Status: New Idea
by MShanholt on ‎07-23-2014 05:04 AM

when applying a joint constrain on a bolt going into the center of a slot, it would be helpful if the very center of the slot would highlight as an option. today it only picks up the center points and midpoint of the walls

11 Kudos

It would be spiffy if Inventor would accept component patterns with 0 as a valid number of instances. I would expect it to not only throw errors but to remove that line item (assuming there are no other instances of the components) from my BOM.

Currently I have a "smart" assembly where I have some parametric patterns with instances and spacing determined by formulae. Sometimes, those formulae correctly retrun zero, however, both the model and my BOM will still show one instance. This requires me to cook up some sort of iLogic work-around. It's not the end of the world, but it's inconvenient (understatement) and I don't really see any reason for it to not work like I expect it to.

52 Kudos

Partial Section view

Status: New Idea
by kim.schroeder ‎07-03-2014 04:27 AM - edited ‎07-03-2014 04:31 AM

There are several occasions when we really are missing a zig-zag line in Inventor!


First of all, when making a partial Section View it would be very useful to be able to get a zig-zag line at the "break" position when a Section View doesn't run through the whole part, please see picture below.  (Now I simply turn off the visibility of that line).

Partial Section View.JPG



Furthermore, it would also be nice to be able to...

...configure "Crop Cut Line" as a zig-zag line.

...change an existing line into a zig-zag line.


As in the already existing zig-zag line in the "Break" view, it should preferably be possible to chose zig-zag symbol size as well as number of such symbols.

22 Kudos

Drawings/Hatch - Enable multipe profile selection

Status: New Idea
by asiu on ‎07-14-2014 01:24 PM

When hatching in a drawing view (being in a sketch related to a view), I would like to select multiple profiles so I can apply the desired hatch at once.

This will be a behaviour similar with AutoCAD's functionality.


Current behaviour (up to version 2014) is that you have to select a profile at a time. More so, the settings you choose are forgotten, so you have to apply the settings again.


This is very time consuming on screenings or similar type of objects.


Thank you for supporting this!

7 Kudos

Replace Selected From Content Center

Status: New Idea
by Mentor on ‎07-22-2014 10:45 AM

I've had this a few times where I've had a few sets of bolts that share the same bolt size. Where this becomes a problem is when I've got to swap out and/or resize, for example, half of the bolts. I can't do a "Replace All" and the alternative is changing each one individually or deleting out the old size and placing new ones at the correct size.


I think it would be beneficial if you could do a "Select Multiple" like you can with Frame Generator and change the size of only the parts selected. I believe someone posted something similar to this about normal parts but I think I would also like to see it implemented in the Change Size and/or Replace From Content Center windows.


Thanks guys.

1 Kudo

Fix the Chamfer Note text

Status: New Idea
by *Expert Elite* on ‎07-28-2014 12:31 PM

As you may have seen my rant already, this is I hope the step needed to take to fix this long past due issue.


Currently still when a detailer inserts a Chamfer note the text comes in as "Chamfer" as opposed to the required drafting standard of "CHAMFER".


Can we pleeeeeeeeeeze get this fixed for once and for all so I'm not constantly having to go in and customize things for something that SHOULD be correct in the first place.



4 Kudos

Pattern Compenents based on Work Points

Status: New Idea
by Distinguished Contributor ilyas on ‎07-24-2014 09:34 PM

Hi guys,


This is a double request,


1. I want to pattern an assembly component based on a Curve, just like how you would pattern a feature in part modelling. 

2. Since the first one cant be done, I would like to used patterned Work Points as a reference for patterning along a curve, but unfortunately, the Feature Pattern Selection does not allow Work Point selection


Currently, I have to create patterned solids/surfaces as references in order to pattern a component along a curve. Hence I believe there is room for improvement here.




12 Kudos

Sometimes one knows they are going to suppress some instances of a feature pattern. Could you generate a basic representation of the pattern and allow the user to deselect instances before executing the pattern feature? 


Example... A 4x4 pattern might present a dialog like this... Here I've deselected several boxes and they change from a green "Y" to a red "N", meaning the N's are suppressed instances.  Polar patterns appear like pie pieces. Other patterns could display as one row?






54 Kudos

Replace selected components

Status: Duplicate
by Valued Contributor jamjumpin on ‎06-24-2014 11:07 AM

There's a replace component command and a replace all command. I want to be able to shift click a bunch of parts and replace only the ones that are highlighted. 


Basically, I think that if multiple parts are selected, choosing the replace component command should replace all the highlighted ones. 

Status: Duplicate
As Kirk indicated, this idea has already been recorded (see link below). Please cast your kudo on the Master idea as to not split the votes. And yes, it is clear, many want this. :smileyhappy: Regards -Dan
32 Kudos

I know this has been brought up many times. I know there are work arounds. But this is a nice feature and one Inventor should implement. Almost every other major 3D modeling software has a very simple way to enable this without changing the part properties, or disabling the part.



8 Kudos
The ability to propagate the assembly constraint dialog box with the properties of an existing constraint by selecting it in the browser, this would enable the ability to not only add constraints with the dialog as per normal but also edit existing ones as desired by selecting them in the browser after selecting apply on a previous constraint addition.<br><br>This would effectively bypass the need to get out of the assembly constraint dialog temporarily to modify or fix flare ups or flip existing constraint arrangements as you would be able to just select other constraints in the browser and their properties would appear in the constraint dialog for editing.<br><br>Cheers<br>Carl<br><br><br>
36 Kudos

Multi Measures and Calculator Tool

Status: New Idea
by Active Contributor admaiora on ‎06-30-2014 08:53 AM

It would be great the ability to power the output measure tool, adding a Calculator tool, that can tracks multi measurements, combine between them  and even evaluate expressions with variables and parameters.







17 Kudos

Assembly Contraints

Status: New Idea
by blandb on ‎07-10-2014 11:09 AM

I assume this has already been posted several times, but it gets annoying. 


Have the option to "FLIP" the constrained value to the other direction. Seems like no matter the order the parts are selected, One will have to

put a negative value in the constraint to make it go in the direction you desire. To avoid this, just type in the value, and then pick a button like in the pattern for the side to offset to.


This way nobody has to worry about the selection order or having negative values in the constraints. It will just flip-flop between directions.





3 Kudos

Assembly Constraint: Mate Point - Surface

Status: New Idea
by Active Contributor admaiora on ‎07-24-2014 08:36 AM

It would be great the ability, using assembly constraint, to mate a point of a component  with a surface (not plane) of another component.


At the moment it's possibile to mate: face/face, point/point, edge/edge, edge/point,point/face but not curved surfaces.



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17 Kudos

New Idea Categories

Status: New Idea
by asiu on ‎07-09-2014 10:59 AM

I applaud Autodesk for coming up with this IdeaStation!


As this is growing and it attracts more users to make suggestions I would like to propose to have the ideas filtered per categories (like: assemblies/constraints; parts/sketches, FEA/display results, etc.)


This will avoid the duplicate ideas, make it easier to navigate and vote ideas closer related to your work filed, and make it easier for the Autodesk moderators to filter the information.

4 Kudos

Remove the radius in notched profiles so item details in drawings can be drawn correctly without having to manually remove the radius.





15 Kudos

Dimensioning in part sketch do not recognize middle point

Status: New Idea
by darko.caldovic ‎07-10-2014 04:47 AM - edited ‎07-10-2014 04:55 AM

It would be nice to have Snap function in part sketch to recognize middle point when adding dimensions. Currently you must manually add point on the mid point, and than you can add dimensions. 

4 Kudos

Different Color for Red Extrude arrow

Status: New Idea
by *Expert Elite* on ‎07-22-2014 06:50 AM

As suggested in this thread there shold be a different color other then RED for the extrude arrow.  arrow.JPG  Whether there is a different color for extruded geometry or an extruded cut, doesn't matter to me, but RED means caution/warning or that there is an issue.  Black would be fine with me.

10 Kudos

When adding parts to an assembly, I would like to have a choice to add that part to:

-all view representations (the current behaviour)

-selected view representations

-the current view representation only


It is very time consuming to have to update each of the view representations manually. This has a potential cascade effect for presentation and drawing files.


Thank you.

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