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CANNOT CREATE DRAWING VIEWS FOR EMPTY MODEL DOCUMENTS

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07-07-2005 07:10 AM
I got this error when creating an idw of a file (ipt). I got the model from a 3rd party website. It was either an igs or step file that I borught into IV9Pro. I did have to promote the surfaces to get them to show up. I have this model, I want it to show up in the assembly IDW. I was hoping this would save a lot of work. Does anyone know a fix for this?
Thanks,
Bill
Thank You

Bill

Inventor 2011 Pro 64 bit
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*Andrew Faix \(Autodesk\)
Post 2 of 15

Re: CANNOT CREATE DRAWING VIEWS FOR EMPTY MODEL DOCUMENTS

07-07-2005 07:17 AM in reply to: bhowe
Not in R9. You cannot create drawing views of surface data in R9. You
would have to stitch your promoted surfaces together and give them some
thickness.

R10, you can create drawing views of these promoted surfaces.

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Andrew Faix
Product Designer - Inventor Drawing Manager
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I got this error when creating an idw of a file (ipt). I got the model from
a 3rd party website. It was either an igs or step file that I borught into
IV9Pro. I did have to promote the surfaces to get them to show up. I have
this model, I want it to show up in the assembly IDW. I was hoping this
would save a lot of work. Does anyone know a fix for this?
Thanks,
Bill
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Re: CANNOT CREATE DRAWING VIEWS FOR EMPTY MODEL DOCUMENTS

07-07-2005 07:20 AM in reply to: bhowe
Okay, how do I do that?
Thank You

Bill

Inventor 2011 Pro 64 bit
Windows XP Pro 64 bit
Dell Precision PWS390
Intel Core 2 CPU 6700 @2.66GHz
7.93 GHz Ram
ATI FireGL V7200
*Andrew Faix \(Autodesk\)
Post 4 of 15

Re: CANNOT CREATE DRAWING VIEWS FOR EMPTY MODEL DOCUMENTS

07-07-2005 08:16 AM in reply to: bhowe
After you promote the surfaces you need, stitch them together (Stitch
Surface command), then use the Thicken/Offset command to create a solid out
of the stitched surface.

FYI- in addition to being able to create drawing views of surface data, R10
also has some enhancements to the surface construction environment.

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Andrew Faix
Product Designer - Inventor Drawing Manager
Autodesk
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Okay, how do I do that?
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Post 5 of 15

Re: CANNOT CREATE DRAWING VIEWS FOR EMPTY MODEL DOCUMENTS

07-07-2005 08:27 AM in reply to: bhowe
Can you post an image of what you are working with?
*Bob S.
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Re: CANNOT CREATE DRAWING VIEWS FOR EMPTY MODEL DOCUMENTS

07-07-2005 08:39 AM in reply to: bhowe
I think most people would agree that IV needs tons more enhancements
to the surface constrution environment. I myself still have to do most of
my offset surfacing and trimming in MDT or other software because IV
lacks so much in this area, in addition numerous failings trying to extrude
or cut to imported data even in 10.

"Andrew Faix (Autodesk)" wrote in message news:4895080@discussion.autodesk.com...



FYI- in addition to being able to create drawing views of surface data, R10
also has some enhancements to the surface construction environment.

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Andrew Faix
Product Designer - Inventor Drawing Manager
Autodesk
wrote in message news:4894964@discussion.autodesk.com...
Okay, how do I do that?
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Post 7 of 15

Re: CANNOT CREATE DRAWING VIEWS FOR EMPTY MODEL DOCUMENTS

07-07-2005 08:49 AM in reply to: bhowe
>Can you post an image of what you are working with?

Or better yet, the actual file.
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Re: CANNOT CREATE DRAWING VIEWS FOR EMPTY MODEL DOCUMENTS

07-07-2005 08:52 AM in reply to: bhowe
Here is my problem file
Bill
Thank You

Bill

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Post 9 of 15

Re: CANNOT CREATE DRAWING VIEWS FOR EMPTY MODEL DOCUMENTS

07-07-2005 08:57 AM in reply to: bhowe
Where do I find the "Stitch Surface" command?
Thanks,
Bill
Thank You

Bill

Inventor 2011 Pro 64 bit
Windows XP Pro 64 bit
Dell Precision PWS390
Intel Core 2 CPU 6700 @2.66GHz
7.93 GHz Ram
ATI FireGL V7200
*Andrew Faix \(Autodesk\)
Post 10 of 15

Re: CANNOT CREATE DRAWING VIEWS FOR EMPTY MODEL DOCUMENTS

07-07-2005 09:25 AM in reply to: bhowe
On you Part Features tool pallet.

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Andrew Faix
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Where do I find the "Stitch Surface" command?
Thanks,
Bill
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