For the sanity of CNC Cut File producers, a fundamental change in the way the text is exported throughout Inventor is needed... or I suspect a lower overhead approach would be a ’convert text to sketch geometry’ tool would suffice. It would only need to support single line fonts.
That would then deal with the arc aligned text problem, which you can't currently export at all via the IDW > AutoCAD DWG method. Multi-outline font (Normal fonts) requirements can currently be achieved using the emboss tool, which is only appropriate for decorative font machining.
Currently HSMWorks for SolidWorks can engrave single line text... the workflow to achieve a similar result in Inventor is far too convoluted. Having a decent solution for this in Inventor is long overdue and now blatantly obvious with the advent of Inventor HSM.
Add a pressure force to a model with fillets and rounds will be a time consuming and foul touchy action.
A button like used in the chamfer (edge chain buttons) or fillet (loop mode) command would make this job easier to select all faces.
Regularly we need to add some text to dimensionlines.
Of course we wants everybody uses the same text (in the same project).
To make this easy possible it would be nice if the edit dimension text box will be expand by options below.
To jump with cursor (2) to home or end of line add buttons like 1.
To add your own standard custom text, add buttons like 3.
Even this options can be used in the standard text box!
Failure mode: I spend time editing an iAssembly table in Excel and make a mistake. I save and exit. A constraint in my edited member fails. IV forces me to cancel my edit without showing me what constraint it was or allowing me to just suppress/ignore it.
Please give me the option to suppress/ignore a bad constraint when would cause an iAssembly table modification to fail. I've wasted HOURS repeating table modifications trying to identify which particular constraint— which the software will not tell you— is causing the failure.
When created shaded views of a model in a drawing, it would be benenficial to be able to select a lighting style for each view. Currently the shaded views always display as the default lighting style. When looking at a bottom or bottom isotropic view, the model looks very dark using the default lighting.
Create new part -> Create new Sketch: Part is rotated to xyz position.
But we have changed the original orientation in the View Cube Settings.
Change orientation acc View Cube settings on first New 2D Sketch?
When you create a template from a bolted connection it does not retain accurate connection parts.
For instance if I select a bolt, washer narrow A, washer narrow A, nylon/insert locknut and save it as a bolt template in the bolted connection window...
On next insertion you get bolt, washer wide B, washer wide B, all metal lock nut
Ther's not a lot of point in having a template if it only retains partial information.
I think it would be great if it were possible to only retrieve selected hidden lines the very same way you can retrieve dimensions in your DWG. Currently, you can turn them on, but you get everything. In some cases, it is beneficial to see only "4" hidden edges instead of the entire hidden assembly, every hole, chamfer, fillet, etc
Once you create a bolted connection you may swap out the parts for other parts in the editor but can't change the length of the bolt.
If I have an assembly with hundreds of bolted connections...296 bolts at 2.75" long and 4 bolts at 2.5" long, I should be able to go in and edit the 4 bolts and make them 2.75" as well so we don't have to purchase 4 odd length bolts unless completely necessary.
Update: Nevermind Co-Worker found this exact thing setting up a new profile. Apologies.
It'd be nice if our program settings could be remotely stored using our Autodesk 360 profiles like smart phone operating systems do.
Switching physical computers and version updates could be a lot less painless as a result.
I'm guessing this is nothing new, but here goes.
Not everyone can afford subscription or upgrades.
Our laser cutters are still on Inventor 2014 so I have now to submit STEP files for them to work from (for folded parts), where previously I could send them native IPT files. This is something of an inconvenience to me (a subscription customer) and also for them (even though they are only using last year's version).
I can send them DWGs for flat parts and do a 'save as' to convert right back to ACAD R12 if required. How difficult would it be to incorporate the same functionality into Inventor? Even if we could only do it for IPT files it would be a major advantage. I appreciate there would be some loss of data on occasion, but if I can save as formats to suit competitors software (CATIA, Pro-Engineer) and import from even more, why can't we have cross-compatibility with people using the same software as us?
There are two problems with iProperties window.
1. The entire table is not used. See below.
2. As a user defined option, on windows with Tabs like below, you should be able to set the Window to open with either:
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