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 help engineers to update the data in content Centers.
I installed Inventor 2014, content center contains spitefully many data of old standards.
A lot of the European standards (DIN-EN) are updated but not available in the content center.
It costs a lot of time for the users to update all the data files.
It would be nice, Autodesk update their content center libraries.
So work will be done by one specialist and not by thousands of users which are not common with change data in content centers.
I could be an extra service by Autodesk to do it.
It would be nice when the data could download from subscribtion center (like CPAK's by Plant3D).
Ability to give coincident constraint to end point of objects in 2D rectangular pattern in sketch environment to make them close profiles in order to extrude them. One can need it due to prevent oversized files when exporting to stl file format in order to make fluid analysis. Below, there is an example of my request;
When creating a drawing, it is possible to created a sketch on a specific component view. At present, you can not project workpoints or workplanes into that sketch. It would be very useful to have this functionality enable, it would be particularly useful when detailing compound angle views from tooling references.
When using the assy Shaft Design Accelerator I would like to first part of the dialogue to be the selection of a material member from the CC. Basically as you run the DA you are prompted to select a CC family and then a size/material. The DA is then run on this member. The IAm then has a proper BOM which includes the CC member details.
What an asinine feature. When I first started with Inventor, I selected the default project file and went on my merry way. I just found out 1) I can now not complete a pack-and-go on anything I have done becasuse there is not a specific project file for each location and 2) my CAD technician indicated he has to (manually) create a new project file everytime he works on someone elses stuff otherwise his system doesn't know where everything is.
Solidworks seems to work fine without this "feature", why can't Inventor.
It can happen in real life production to build a component as a welded assembly and perform turning operations with external thread. In Inventor this is not possible to replicate it, because the command to do external threads, in the weldment envirenments missing.. Together with the commands extrude, revolve, etc., you can enter the command thread?
I currently use Inventor 2013. The biggest trouble I have with any project is managing files. I've just started using Vault and although things are better, when the project gets huge, managing the project tree is still a nightmare. From main Assembly- Subassembly- Parts- IDW/DWG- DWF- PDF- Quotes/Invoices can be an absolute mess of files and folders. Even when it is organised into nice categories, navigating the project that has thousands of files is not an easy task.
Proposition: The navigation bar is great for just the assembly. An extension to it could be made where file names can be changed, comments added, and that links the parts to their detail drawings and CAD drawings or Excel calc files. The navigation bar extension should be a mind map of every file in the project. Branches of the project tree could be minimised depending on the detail you want seen. Files could be dragged to the bar and would automatically snap to the closest file and then be linked to that file. It would remove the tedious task of keeping track of part numbers and file names as you could just follow the branch of the project tree.
Currently, when applying a circular groove weld, the weld is flush to the ODs of the two parts. This can easily be interpreted as the weld is machined down (by the end user), or required to be machined down (by the shop). Allow the user to specify an convex or even concave profile to the weld cap to explicitly show the joint is 'as-welded', not subsequently machined (turned down flush). Because of this limitation, I have given up on Inventor circular welds and model my own; I doubt I'm the only one.
In the browser bar, the grounded symbol (push pin) doesn't show up against content center pipe fitting glyphs. Furthermore they look different for other content center parts compared to regular parts and assemblies.
background; in various cad packages in 2D, we could throw down a construction line with a single click.
although workplanes & axis etc are very handy & necessary, i would like to still be able to throw down a construction line in a single click while i am in sketch mode in a part. i would like to do this without projecting from a workplane, or wthout drawing my own line and telling inventor to make it a construction line.
idea; give us a one click construction line, horizontal & vertical to start with.
end of idea.
ps- i believe that there are still a few issues with inventor sketches. if we could call a review on them with the developers separate to this idea i would welcome it. i have several things that i think would help. they are not really ideas, more of getting it working properly i would think.
if you aggree with the need for a review of inventor sketch functionality (to fix issues not add other ideas), then add a comment : "inventor sketch review please".
In Some Case, Part or assembly quantity is required in drawing about top assembly
Top Assembly drawing can place a partlist about all component
In component drawing can place only partlist about itself and quantity is 1
if i want to insert using component quantity about top assembly , i should place a top assembly partlist and change a visibility of not using component.
So i want place a partlist with quantity that is using a top level assembly
Add an option to detail views that, upon selection of a threaded feature (parts AND assemblies, please), shows the actual geometry of the screw thread (including correct direction of asymmetrical thread as shown in the attachment). The detail *must* be keyed to the thread specified in the model and would change if the model thread changed. The thread geometry detail would also be dimensionable as shown. In a perfect world, we would be able to extract the correct thread dimensions from the detail (or main view) such as the major, pitch, minor and their correct tolerances.
There should also be an easy way for users (the folks paying Autodesk) to add threads (including modified or custom ones) to this system that would also be recognized in the same way.
I model rotationally moulded plastic parts from which a single moulding can give rise to many subcomponents. To create these subcomponents I can specify splitting tools that create solid bodies: but only on relatively simple models.
When splitting tools become more complex, trying to modify the model during the development process can lead to lengthy repair time on those tools. I thus find it more robust to remove many small lumps from the moulded part until there are many resultant subcomponents 'floating in space'. At this point I would like to be able promote these unattached 'Lumps' into 'Solid Bodies' which I can then easily spit out into an assembly.
It would be nice if I could organize my Representations in a way that has similar characteristics grouped. Ie. I have 4 LOD's
One can see how it would be nice to just pull the Vent Off folder and look for the specific LOD. When there are dozens of LOD's and Views this would be very helpful.
It would be very helpful to have a renaming tool for Inventor files, with modern UI, better handling and better perfomance than Design Assistant. And there are missing options for renaming like replacing strings, new numbering and so on.
For better understanding look at the free tool "Lupas Rename" http://rename.lupasfreeware.org/ it´s old but sensational for renaming.
I know there are restrictions for renaming designs but if a power user could use it, than he could save enormous time.