Replace selected components
Currently the options are replace all, or individually select one component replace, select the next one and replace, then repeat this process for all of the individual components (i.e. mainly hardware parts).
Just an additional option would do just fine, or Simply adding the ability to select multiple component qty's to the current Replace command:
Replace selection (multiple)
It would be very useful if we had a couple of dropdowns that included Children, Methods, and Rules as it is with .net. In .net, it lists all of the methods in the active class. This would be useful in the Design Editor as well as in Visual Studio when you are working with design files.
This would be especially useful on large designs where you may have lots of rules and/or children. You should be able to click on an item (ex. "Length") and the window will jump to that rule.
It would be extremely useful to have Level of Detail support in assemblies. It's very common for customers to use levels of detail in their drawings and without this built in one either has to code their own mechanism to create the levels of detail or set the hidden parts rule on the drawing views to hide the components that they don't want. The hiddenParts approach is slow and leaves the customer with a drawing different than what they would create manually.
As it stands, the ETO documentation has improved greatly from a year ago. What's lacking is documentation describing when to use specific features. I suggest to make a best practices knowledgebase which answers questions for anyone looking to start a new project.
Some example answers might include:
This may look like a lot of suggestions at once. All I'm asking is for someone who has built a number of ETO projects to put a bunch of advice somewhere ETO developers can read it. The more topics covered the better.
I'd be happy to clarify since each of these are problems I've run into over the last year. I'd be happy to clarify or give a longer list if anyone wants.
In .ipn mode, I want to delete display many parts,I need many many many click, A drug is done, and, multi-select ,I want.
Multiple hole operations on one center is very common. As on right now the way to take care of this is to create an I-Feature. This way the drawing can still be correctly driven from the model using the hole annotation feature.
The problem I run into is we have too many similar-nested holes but most are not standard. This makes using I-Features very ineffiecient.
Second problem I run into is inexperienced users just using leader-text in place of the hole annotation feature to call out mutliple holes with one leader.... Currently I have to use multiple hole notes to correctly have it driven from the model.
Not only shoud the hole command be able to create multiple holes on the same center, the hole annotation for the drawings should manage these holes with one leader, and in the correct order. To keep things consistent all of the dimensions should be taken from the surface/face that the hole starts.
Additionally we have designs that call for deep c'bores with an NPT cross drill to intersect other holes. The current problem is only being able to use NPT for SpotFace hole function. The S'face function measures from the bottom of the s'face unlike the c'bore. This creates inconsistencies and manufacturing either drills too deep or not deep enough because of this.
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Allow silent failure. This would be a great help in drawings when dimensions fail to find the needed edges
Child LinearDimension_1 As :IvLinearDimension
part1 = viewModel
part2 = viewModel
entity1 = "Edge1"
entity2 = "Edge2"
silentFail = True
I would rather the program fail to apply a dimension and complete then the entire program come to a screeching halt and end up with nothing.
Currently when I need to access item within list I'm using nth function. It works ok but I think that standard VB style access would be even easier especially for developers who have experience with other programming languages.
in addition to:
When creating new ETO model in Inventor it would be usefull to have command which directly opens corresponding factory part either for selected part in ETO Model Browser or selected component in the assembly.
Currently I need to locate file manually which can be tedious for complex designs with lot of components.
This one might be hard to explain. And a bit picky, but oh well.
I have a part that is 136.1875 inches long.
I want to scale the part down to be exactally 10 inches on my drawing. So I apply the formula 1/(136.1875/10) to get the scale to apply to the view.
My viewscale that I see in the intent model properties is 0.07342817806333 which is close to the number I get with my windows calculator(0.07342817806333180357962368058743).
However, when I look at the intent model width property I see a value of 10.0000000005782. When I use 0.07342817806333 * 136.1875, my windows calculator shows 9.999999999999754375. When I use 0.07342817806333180357962368058743 * 136.1875, my windows calculator shows 10.000000000000000000000000000001. Where did 10.0000000005782 come from?
Anyway, I'm wondering if this has anything to do with the intersection of inventor accuracy and ETO accuracy? Inventor's 100 millionth vs ETO's 10 trillionth = inconsistancy
point(1,0,0) + (unitZ * 3) = point(1,0,3)
0 * 3 does not equal 3. This is really confusing and really irritiating when you're trying to learn this software.
Point(1,0,0) + (unitZ + 3) = Point(1,0,3) makes more sense. My opinion anyway.
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