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Can you lock a Level of Detail?

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07-09-2008 10:35 AM
I am creating a large assembly that will contain many level of details. When I complete a "section" of components, I create a LOD for just that section (all other components suppressed). However, all the components I add after that LOD has been created are added to that LOD. I would like all additional components to be automatically suppressed, unless I have that LOD active. Is there any way to do this?

Without this ability, I have to activate each previous LOD one at a time and suppress all new components. This can be quite time consuming. Any ideas? Thanks!

Scott
Scott MacDonald
Inventor 2013 Product Design Suite
Vault Professional 2013
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*Peter Maxfield \(Autodesk\)
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Re: Can you lock a Level of Detail?

07-10-2008 10:25 AM in reply to: csmac2004
Hello Scott,

Currently Inventor does not allow locking LODs, however we have this on our radar for a
future release.

One recommendation is to build Design Views that represent your LODs, and lock them. You
can then use the command "Copy to LOD" to build them. A manual step, yes, but it allows
you to build the LODs relatively quickly.

-Pete
Product Design Lead
Autodesk

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I am creating a large assembly that will contain many level of details. When I complete a
"section" of components, I create a LOD for just that section (all other components
suppressed). However, all the components I add after that LOD has been created are added
to that LOD. I would like all additional components to be automatically suppressed, unless
I have that LOD active. Is there any way to do this?

Without this ability, I have to activate each previous LOD one at a time and suppress all
new components. This can be quite time consuming. Any ideas? Thanks!

Scott
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Re: Can you lock a Level of Detail?

07-10-2008 10:30 AM in reply to: csmac2004
Thanks for the response, Peter. If I build these design views to represent my LOD's, will the new parts added simply be not visible then? I am concerned about performance with these parts, as each LOD could have between 1500 and 4000 parts and there may 20+ LOD's. Therefore, I would rather the parts not included in the LOD to be suppressed rather than not visible. Maybe I'm wrong in my assumption here? I guess I could just go try it!!!

Thanks again for your suggestion!

Scott
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Re: Can you lock a Level of Detail?

02-07-2012 07:37 AM in reply to: csmac2004

Maybe you'll find that post interesting

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/Suppress-Component-in-multiple-Level-of-Details/m-p/...

Pierre Masson Product Support Specialist PS MFG EMEA Autodesk, Inc.
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