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g.heeley
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Connector Information on Loom Report

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10-23-2012 06:56 PM

When defining a wire, to get the correct termination at each end I would like to add Virtual Parts to the Connector Pin Name properties (Select the with, RMB - Harness Properties- From To- Properties (connector Pin Name)- Virtual Parts.

 

Is there any way to get properties from this onto a Loom Report allied to the wire? Our current Loom drawings list the wire with the terminal connectors at either end. I have tried using GETPART1 & GETPART2 in the cfg definition but this picks up on the Part with the Pin, not the Virtual Part on the wire.

 

Thanks
Greg

Greg Heeley
CAD Administrator
temperzone Ltd
Inventor Pro, Vault Pro, ACADE

Hi Greg,

 

By looking into the design workflow, we may have to ignore the connectors (Bootlace, Spade, etc.) in wire connection. I’m thinking the termination information at each end could be treated as part of the wire properties.

 

Here is a workaround, please see if it works:

  • Place the termination information onto the Wire properties (Or directly add into wire library properties, and override in occurrence level if necessary.)
  • For example, Termination1 refers to the termination of wire pin 1, and Termination2 refers to the termination of wire pin 2.
  • Edit .cfg file of Report Generator, to read the “Termination1” and “Termination2” properties from wires. (Attached configuration file for reference, please rename it to .cfg extension due to the restriction of the discussion group.)

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Thanks,

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NicolasXu
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Re: Connector Information on Loom Report

10-24-2012 02:58 AM in reply to: g.heeley

Hi,

 

Are you using Report Generator to get the report? I’m afraid that Virtual Part information is not supported in current Inventor. (All the supported Harness raw data is in a .xml file located in system temp folder %temp%, which will be regenerated each time you invoke the Report Generator command.)

 

Would you explain more about the design intent and current workflow that may help me find a workaround? I'm not very clear about "to get the correct termination at each end". In Inventor Nailboard drawing, there is a command called "Property Display", which can show the RefDes and Pin name attached to each wire pin. Is it OK for your requirement?

 

Thanks,



Nicolas Xu
Sr. SQA Eng.
Fusion 360 Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.
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g.heeley
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Re: Connector Information on Loom Report

10-24-2012 07:40 PM in reply to: NicolasXu

Hi Nicolas

Workflow is best described in the attached Word Document

Hope this explains clearly

Regards

Greg

Thanks
Greg

Greg Heeley
CAD Administrator
temperzone Ltd
Inventor Pro, Vault Pro, ACADE
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NicolasXu
Posts: 132
Registered: ‎10-24-2008
Message 4 of 6 (398 Views)

Re: Connector Information on Loom Report

10-25-2012 03:08 AM in reply to: g.heeley

Thanks for the explanation, Greg.

 

It's clear now. I have some rough thought in mind so far. I will have a try to see if it works, and will report back later.

 

Thanks,



Nicolas Xu
Sr. SQA Eng.
Fusion 360 Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.
Employee
NicolasXu
Posts: 132
Registered: ‎10-24-2008
Message 5 of 6 (374 Views)

Re: Connector Information on Loom Report

10-25-2012 11:43 PM in reply to: g.heeley

Hi Greg,

 

By looking into the design workflow, we may have to ignore the connectors (Bootlace, Spade, etc.) in wire connection. I’m thinking the termination information at each end could be treated as part of the wire properties.

 

Here is a workaround, please see if it works:

  • Place the termination information onto the Wire properties (Or directly add into wire library properties, and override in occurrence level if necessary.)
  • For example, Termination1 refers to the termination of wire pin 1, and Termination2 refers to the termination of wire pin 2.
  • Edit .cfg file of Report Generator, to read the “Termination1” and “Termination2” properties from wires. (Attached configuration file for reference, please rename it to .cfg extension due to the restriction of the discussion group.)

CH.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capture.PNG

 

Thanks,



Nicolas Xu
Sr. SQA Eng.
Fusion 360 Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.
Active Contributor
g.heeley
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎06-08-2011
Message 6 of 6 (347 Views)

Re: Connector Information on Loom Report

10-28-2012 11:41 AM in reply to: NicolasXu

Hi Nicolas

We were using this method as a backup in case we couldn't get the desired workflow.

 

Perhaps its someting to look at in a  furure release

 

Thanks for your help on this

Regards

Greg

Thanks
Greg

Greg Heeley
CAD Administrator
temperzone Ltd
Inventor Pro, Vault Pro, ACADE
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