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22 Kudos

Value preview in derived part dialog box

Status: New Idea
by Contributor lucmartzz on ‎10-05-2013 10:33 AM

I used to work with derived parts (specialy deriving parameters) and I used to have names for the parameters that I wish to export but sometimes I forget somethins so I have to get back to rename or check the name of the parameter (d#).


So if I had just the chance to have a parameter value preview I would find easy (not in big list of parameter) parameters that are obviusly clear like "5ul" or something.



14 Kudos

I would like to see horizontal and vertical markers in sketch mode for the use of horizontal and vertical sketch constraints as this is not always obvious and epecially not to new users. 



54 Kudos

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: 



Status: Accepted
Accepted idea [US14724]. Thanks!
39 Kudos

When creating a mirrored version of a sheet metal part in an assembly, the mirrored part doesn't inherit the the Sheet Metal Rule, thickness and unfold rule of the original part.


This is very annoying because without manually editing it, I'm unable to generate flat patterns. When I modify the thickness of the original part, I also have to edit the settings of the mirrored part again.

Status: Accepted
Accepted idea [US15010]. Thanks!
65 Kudos

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.

Status: Accepted

Accepted idea [US14620]. Thanks!

3 Kudos

Tolerance should be a fixed ratio to text size

Status: New Idea
by kevinb on ‎04-28-2014 12:41 PM

Scaling Issues.PNG


Why doesn't the size adjust properly?


Also, is there a better way to shrink sizes of text/annotations?  Perhaps a "scale annotations" option so that if I'm running something off on a size A (8.5 x 11) the dimensions aren't huge compared to what they need to be.

21 Kudos

The mini-toolbar for selection of a new sketch and modification of an existing feature is really handy to avoid going to the browser every time.  One of the common reasons I still go there is to turn on the Visibility of a Sketch that I want to reuse again and again for new features (Shared Sketch).


It would be handy if the menu also added this ability as in the mockup image shown for Sketch Visibility.


10-9-2013 1-33-54 PM.png

2 Kudos

Icopy and frame generator

Status: New Idea
by LeanderTorres on ‎05-16-2014 06:03 AM

I would realy like to use frame generator components in an icopy.


I'd like to be able to drive the type of section  with an I logic form, why is this not possible?





14 Kudos

Currently you can't control the style of retrieved dimensions in the format text dialog.  Even if you edit them in the model or user parameters of the part or assembly.  The 1.625 should be able to be shown as 1 5/8 in the slot note text.


  dimension text.jpg

30 Kudos

It would be nice to have a Find and Replace tool that would allow us to look for text values in the active file type.


  1. Drawing file - search iProeprties, Note text, View Label text, Dimension text, Table text, etc.
  2. Assembly files - search iProeprties, Sketch text, Browser text, etc.
  3. Part files - search iProeprties, Sketch text, Browser text, etc.


Related link:

26 Kudos

Auto flip arrowheads inside/outside

Status: New Idea
by *Expert Elite* on ‎08-23-2013 07:04 AM

In the drafting environment I would like an option for arrowheads to automatically flip to the outside if it allows me to put the text between the extension lines.







10 Kudos

Flip countersink holes

Status: New Idea
by Valued Contributor jamjumpin ‎01-22-2014 06:59 AM - edited ‎01-22-2014 06:59 AM

In the hole dialogue box I want to be able to flip the side that is countersunk. 

Quite often I put a hole in something and then decide later it needs to be CSK, but I've drilled it in the wrong direction. 

I want to be able to click a box that will put the CSK on the termination end of the hole instead of where the sketch is.


I searched and couldn't find this, I thought it would be already here. 


2 Kudos

Emboss -Wrap to surface-Not only Cylindrical

Status: New Idea
by Active Contributor admaiora on ‎05-15-2014 02:17 AM

The ability to emboss wrapping to curve surfaces (not only cylindrical).



26 Kudos

When I change properties in the assembly bill of material or in design assistant, the browser refreshes and jumps to the top or bottom of the list.  It doesn't happen exactly like this but most of you know what I am saying.  I just want to continue renaming or property edits where I left off, especially in large assemblies.


list jump.png

17 Kudos

There should be an option that allows users when mating more then one component to the same surface to be able to select all components instead of having to create individual mates for each.



6 Kudos

Intelligent Holes - iHole Tool

Status: New Idea
by Distinguished Contributor duncan on ‎03-11-2014 02:57 AM



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 ...





36 Kudos

Attach Text to Balloons

Status: Accepted
by Mentor on ‎05-29-2013 12:11 PM

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.


Attach Text to Ballon.jpg


Attach Text to Ballon 2.jpg


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.

Status: Accepted
After additional consideration, this Idea has been converted from Duplicate to Accepted. We understand that TYP. or REF. text tags are often times common on balloon annotations. Accepted idea [US21778]. Thanks!
2 Kudos

Override COG in iProperties

Status: New Idea
by Distinguished Contributor DWhiteley on ‎05-14-2014 06:49 AM

You can override the mass in iProperties but not the COG. This is something you would want to do for, say, a gearbox supplied b y a 3rd party, where you would model the "LUMP" and override the mass and COG. SWX can do this already.

1 Kudo

My Home - sort Project list

Status: New Idea
by Valued Contributor jberns on ‎06-05-2014 09:07 AM

The Projects dialog box alphabetizes the projects.


The "My Home - Projects list" does not alphabetize. Sorting the list would add consistency and ease of use.









11 Kudos

Letter as Dimension Override

Status: New Idea
by MDHCS on ‎01-07-2014 06:42 AM

There should be a simple way to display a letter as the dimension with a tolerance. I suggest allowing the Override field to accept letters as well as having the abitily to bring in any tolerance that may have been in the part dimension.

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