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Lesoux
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Assembly features through API!

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08-23-2012 10:36 AM

Does Inventor API support the assemby features (like extrude, hole, fillet or chamfer)?

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Chris.Palmatier
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Re: Assembly features through API!

08-23-2012 03:36 PM in reply to: Lesoux

Extrude and Hole, for sure. We can't do it in Intent/ETO without Inventor API support. The best way to know what the Inventor API supports in your version is to look at the programming help (API documentation).



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Lesoux
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Re: Assembly features through API!

08-30-2012 12:21 PM in reply to: Chris.Palmatier

Features Interface.

 

Summary:

Represents the collection of features in the assembly context. The API does not yet support addition of assembly features.

 

What do you think about that?

Or, maybe, I don't know something.

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Re: Assembly features through API!

08-30-2012 03:50 PM in reply to: Lesoux

The text for that object is incorrect and needs to be updated.  The API does support the creation of assembly features.  It's the same as creating features in a part except the entities you provide as input will need to be in the context of the assembly, which means they'll need to be proxies.  Do you have a specific example of what you would like to do?



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Jon.Balgley
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Re: Assembly features through API!

08-30-2012 04:30 PM in reply to: ekinsb

ETO has built-in designs for Assembly extrude and hole.  I haven't used them myself in a long time.  There was a report here in the forum that extrude, at least, did not work in ETO 2012, but works OK in ETO 2013.



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Lesoux
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Re: Assembly features through API!

08-31-2012 09:04 AM in reply to: Jon.Balgley

Thanks for the fast response. I know that these features are built-in. But sometimes I need to expand the some functionality for particular features.

 

Thanks one more time.

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