We often make custom laser cut guard panels. To do so we have to create the hole pattern we use laid out on the panel as we want to see it so we can get a cut path for the laser. Very rarely do we create a panel that is just square with no other cutouts. Many time these have cuts holes and odd shapes to the panels. So when we create a hole pattern for the mesh guard we want we need to suppress many many holes to set it up while keeping a border around the pattern. It woul be nice if there was some way that we could say create this patten on this face keeping at least 1" of space between the edges of the part and the hole pattern. See the attached pic for a simple guard I am currently drawing. Anyone else think this might be useful?
When creating a broken view on a long shaft, the two options available are Rectangular or Structural which is fine for rectangular shaped parts, but would be nice to have an option to create the 'S' shaped broken view for round parts like long round shafts, see attachment
There needs to be a setting in the sketch portion of the application options that prevents the viewing plane when starting a new sketch from rotating 180°. This is very annoying when the view you are picking and wanting to sketch to is rotated.
When creating notes and instructions on a drawing you often want to refer to the item numbers on the parts list but you can not access the item number properties so you have to just type in a number the problem with this is if the numbers change for some reason on the parts list the notes are now incorrect. So I propose that you can access this within format text so they are linked.
Hello When you create, you can choose constraint to the midpoint of the line, and when you put dimension is impossible. Why not do it for dimension.
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?
Do you take half a shower? Do you take out half the garbage?
When you go to a restaurant, do you expect your meal to be half cooked?
If the answers to the above questions are no, then why do you implement half working features?
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.
Currently the ipn environment feels somewhat out of date, so here are some points i think could be improved:
When working in an IDW it would be nice if I set A particular parts list to sort by item number it would always sort by item number even when parts are added and removed so I don't need to edit the list and tell it to sort by part number......again.
I would like to have custom patterns!
Patterns can stay the way they are, but besides spacing and distance, please, add custom, so users can define custom distances. That would save a lot of time! Now, have to do 2, 3 or 4 different patterns of same thing, just to get spacings right.
We require the ability to disable (wiithout ability for users to bypass) all Autodesk 360 cloud features. This is a security risk for my industry and would not be allowed per government regulations.
I would like to RMB on the projected curve and have the option to highlight or name the source feature in the tree.
Very often I have to edit models with very long and complicated trees. Sketches often have projected geometry from other sketches or edges that were consumed far up in the tree. Identifying the source of the projected curve can often be very difficult.
When you find an interference in an assembly you cannot measure the resulting red interference to help you accurately eliminate the interference. As soon as you start to measure the red interference goes away.
The information you get is not very practical to a lot of us. Who cares about the centroid & the volume? We just need the distance to change the parts to quickly eliminate the interference.
The dialog box should have a check box to retain the interfering solid for long enough to measure it & without adding the solid as a new part, of course.
Mechanical Desktop did this very well.
I don’t know is this has been brought up before but it would be nice to have an iProperties manager. Something that you can change Properties at any level (part, assembly, and drawing) and be able to copy info from part to part with ease.
The only way I know of doing this right now is buying a 3rd party software to do it.
I have used several other Cad software’s over the years and every one of them has some type of Properties manager.
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:
The more I move fully into Inventor the more I miss some of the little things that made MDT so quick for me. One of them I really wish was added is when you double click on a balloon it would bring up what the balloon references like it did in MDT. It would also be nice to be able to edit some iProperies like Comments/Notes for that part in the dialog. See Image
Can we save/"save a copy as" to a previous version of inventor. This is a great tool in autocad and it would be great to see it in Inventor. We have sister companys that are currently using a newer version of Inventor and as a result, we can't open their files.