- Enable to include imates when pattern features
When I create a hole I can infer an imate for it, however when I pattern this hole the imate will not follow, and I can't infer imates for the pattern, so I need to make each imate one by one. Ability to include imates in the pattern will be great.
2. Enable multi-selection when creating imates
I have a lot of holes to make imates for (patterned for example), I 'd like to select all the edges I want to make an iMate and a single click to make them all.
3. Enable to include imates in iFeatures
When I extract an iFeature from part, I want to include the imates in the iFeature, so when I insert this iFeature, an imate will be created automatically.
Not sure if this has been covered before.
In the Drawing environment when entering text/leader text, you can press "CTRL+Enter" to return to the drawing environment.
This feature is not available when editing Dimension text, or hole notes. Pressing 'CTRL+Enter' moves to the next line.
Having to grab the mouse every time to find the 'OK' button can become frustrating.
It would be nice to have this option available for both input boxes.
Example, you've created LH, RH versions of a part where one if derived from the other. Since the parts are similar, there should be an option to link the material from the source part to the new derived part or to copy the material into the derived part.
Many times I have seveal dozen occurences of a part in a single, large assembly. I have to go in and add a max/min mate/flush constraint on many of these parts to allow them to be oriented properly. Granted, this process can be done with pattern, however, 9 times out of 10 these cannot be patterned due to uneven spacings. Also, correctly orienting the part in the initial part model would not help since some parts need vertical constraints, while others need horizontal. The ability to constrain several parts at once would help out greatly. It could be a full on constraint or just an orientation (max/min/offset) constraint. So for example a procedure:
Currently to fix part orientation:
1.) Place parts (let's call them cable clamps, for this example's purpose, something basic... Regtangular box shape (3"W x 2"H x 1"D) with bolt through the center of Width x Height face, 2 holes spaced symmetrically on Width x Depth face to run 2 cables through)
2.) Constrain (insert) circular edge between bolt and clamp to circular edge of mounting location.
3.) Constrain (mate/flush) XZ plane (or any plane/face) of a part to correct orgin plane (or face) of assembly to orient part correctly.
4.) Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each occurence.
1.) Place parts from above.
2.) Select parts in browser, right click, constrain selected. XZ plane of part, flush to XY plane of assembly (or face, edge, etc.) with maximum of... whatever, 5000 in. (just to get correct orientation)
3.) Constrain (insert) circular edge between bolt and clamp to circular edge of mounting location.
4.) Repeat only step 3 for each occurence.
Proposed for (I call them full on constraints [no max/min/offset])
1.) Place parts.
2.) Constrain all YZ planes or a particular face of parts to a particular face (plane) in assembly.
3.) Insert constraints at circular edges.
4.) Repeat only step 3.
Hope this is easy to follow. I can't exactly post a screenshot... company rules and such...
Anymore input, alternative solution, something I don't know?
I don't think there's currently a way to do this.
I thought there could be a button added to the rendering window which allows you to queue up renderings.
You could set up the camera angles and lighting as normal.
Select the camera, lighting and environment as usual, but then click queue instead of render.
THis would add it to a queue. You could then select different angles and lighting and click queue again.
Once you have a few renderings set up, you can click render, go home and then next day you have several renders from different angles complete.
The ability to suppress features and create Level Of Detail representations in part files would be very useful.
I have a bent tube that goes into an assembly in the formed state. However, I would like to detail this part to show both the pre-formed and formed states of the part on my drawing. Currently I can not do this without creating additional files (derived parts or iParts). Ideally I would be able to suppress the Bend Part feature as a LOD to place the pre-formed part view.
I have a part file with a lot of detailed edges and surfaces and I use this part over and over in my assemblies, I would like to be able to suppress features as a LOD an use the simplified version in the assembly, but still have the detailed version for my part drawing. Again we'd like to be able to do this, without having additional files to track.
i want to be able to associate leader text with a particular page number.
For instance, I want to write, "see page 6"
But if I add a page before 6 then I have to remember to update the note.
I want to be able to live link this in the leader
There is a nesting (layout optimization) functionality in 123D Make. Can you migrate this algorithm to Inventor drawing sheets? Either as an internal function, as a plugin, or as a cloud service.
Many sheetmetal and furniture manufacturers will love it.
Currently (Inventor 2013), if I select a view to align to another view, I can only align it to one view, either Horizontally or Vertically, but what if I want to align that view to one Horizontally and then to another Vertically?
You can't do that for some strange reason still.
I'm not talking about Protjecting views, every now and then I need to create a drawing of different models on the same sheet and would like to have the views all lined up with one another. That's not possible yet for some odd reason.
This should be pretty easy to add. Am I missing something?
If you want to uniformly scale a part in Inventor, the only way to do it is to derive the part. Inventor doesn't have any method for non uniform scaling.
I would like a scaling tool which can be used within the original part file with parameters for different scaling factors in the x, y and z directions. Alternatively, the ability to scale a derived part with different factors for x, y and z directions would at least provide this functionality.
With integrations with ERP systems becoming more of a priority, making all model properties available as iProperties (so that they can be mapped to Vault). The important ones would probably be an extents (length, width and height as x, y and z extents), weight, material style, sheet metal style, but given the number of industries used by inventor, there are probably applications for any model property.
The Visual Styles option for the Navigation Bar should be turned on by default instead of new users having to dig through the Ribbon to find it. It should be enabled by default install instead of having to Customize the Nav Bar each release and new install.
My company's standards for leader text is very strict - when the leader line comes from the left side of the text, it should be aligned with the first word of the text. When it comes from the right, it aligns with the last word of the text.
I can manually set this with every leader, setting the right-sided leader text as bottom justified, but if I move the text to the point that the leader is now on the left side, I have to go back and correct it to top justified.
I'd like to see a setting in leader styles to automatically detect the top and bottom text justification depending on if the leader is on the left or right side of the text.
The other issue I have with the leader lines is that I need the arrow to extend to the last word of the text on the bottom line. Currently it will only extend the arrow to the end of the longest line of text. My workaround is to make the last line of text the longest, but that can be awkward.
I'm attaching a picture to show what our standard is (created from AutoCAD).
Currently, we must use the Rectangular Pattern tool to create a circular pattern if the orientation of the patterned feature is not meant to rotate.
Using the Rectangular Pattern tool for a circular pattern is not discoverable to new users leaving many of them to conclude that this is a limitation of Inventor. Additionally, the selections required to do this in rectangular pattern are a bit involved for the user who only finds the need to do this occasionally.
Adding an option to the Circular Pattern tool would help.