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dias_ryan
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Registered: ‎05-15-2006
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A Union Command?

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05-29-2006 06:06 AM
I have an assembly file, i would like to creat a single solid from all the individual parts to find a volume.

Is there a way to do such a task?
*Cory McConnell
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Re: A Union Command?

05-29-2006 06:09 AM in reply to: dias_ryan
Look into DERIVED COMPONET in the help. This will do what you want.

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I have an assembly file, i would like to creat a single solid from all the
individual parts to find a volume.

Is there a way to do such a task?
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duncan
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Message 3 of 8 (325 Views)

Re: A Union Command?

05-29-2006 06:12 AM in reply to: dias_ryan
Yes.

Open a new part file. Finish the sketch and then delete it in the browser.

Go to the Tool Panel and select Derive (it's near the bottom) the select the assembly you want to derive into the part. You can choose which parts to include or all of them.

Once the link between the derived part and it's origin has been broken it can't be re-made. but you can suppress or suspend the link and un-suppress or un-suspend later

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Duncan
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JDMather
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Re: A Union Command?

05-29-2006 06:17 AM in reply to: dias_ryan
>then delete it in the browser.

Don't need to delete the sketch. When you exit the default sketch and start the Derived Component commad Inventor automatically removes the empty sketch. (The only time it does.)
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dias_ryan
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Message 5 of 8 (325 Views)

Re: A Union Command?

05-29-2006 06:33 AM in reply to: dias_ryan
thanks guys.
*Lester Martin
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Re: A Union Command?

05-29-2006 08:11 AM in reply to: dias_ryan
Is the volume of the assemble all you want?

If it is,
In the browser click on the top assembly, RMC and select iproperties select
the Physical tab, change the requested accuracy to Very High.
click update.
then you see the volume.
A number like this 1.839E+003 in^3 means there are 1839 cubic inches in the
assembly.
*Duncan Anderson
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Re: A Union Command?

05-30-2006 12:33 AM in reply to: dias_ryan
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>then delete it in the browser.

Don't need to delete the sketch. When you exit the default sketch and start the Derived Component commad Inventor automatically
removes the empty sketch. (The only time it does.)

Thanks, I forgot about that because I have the origin projected.


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shekarsub[Autodesk]
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Message 8 of 8 (325 Views)

Re: A Union Command?

05-30-2006 04:12 AM in reply to: dias_ryan
>forgot about that because I have the origin projected.

In R11, if the origin is the only projected geometry it should delete it in the derived component is what I gather. Thanks.

shekar
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