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Curtis Waguespack

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08-20-2012 05:12 AM

Hi Curtis

 

This a follow up to the thread http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/Decals-in-Excel/td-p/3569006

 

I am looking to do the same.How could i do the "screen capture" and then use as a decal.Also can the decal be added to either the part or to a part in an assembly?

 

I made an example IV2013 pipe in which the long number in the excel 2010 sheet will run verticle on the pipe and also a square shaped number for placing in the middle of the pipe.The numbers are on a white background with a black border.How would i apply the numbers from the spreadsheet onto the parts as a DecaL

I have attached the IV2013 part and the Excel 2010 spreadsheet

 

Much appreciated

 

Dane

Hi dane_m_steyne,

 

I've posted some files at the original thread:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/Decals-in-Excel/m-p/3596152#M446019

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com

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Re: Curtis Waguespack

08-20-2012 08:10 AM in reply to: dane_m_steyne

Hi dane_m_steyne,

 

Assuming you're using Windows 7, you can employ the Snipping Tool to create image files (for both labels) from the spreadsheet. Then you can use the image files in the Decal features within Inventor.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/snipping-tool

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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Re: Curtis Waguespack

08-21-2012 06:57 AM in reply to: dane_m_steyne

Hi Curtis

 

Thanks for the tip.Yes i got the Decal on the part using Snpping tool.Could the following be applied using Decals?

 

At the Part level

How could i apply this to a part with the option of using a Decal as a numbering scheme.On the same part can i set up a numbering scheme using Decals.Create the first Decal as ABC-0001,create the second Decal as ABC-0002,create third Decal as ABC-0003,create fourth Decal as ABC-0004 and as high as i need to go in the numbering scheme.Then apply either a drop-down box to select which number i require or some sort of view representation.Just switch on the number i require

or

Could i create my assembly and then in the assembly place Decals on the part again using Create the first Decal as ABC-0001,create the second Decal as ABC-0002,create third Decal as ABC-0003,create fourth Decal as ABC-0004 and as high as i need to go in the numbering scheme.Then apply either a drop-down box to select which number i require or some sort of view representation.Just switch on the number i require

 

Maybe you might have a better option of applying Decals either at the part or assembly level for a numbering scheme.Would iLogic also work.

 

Thanks for your input and help

 

Dane

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Re: Curtis Waguespack

08-21-2012 07:08 AM in reply to: dane_m_steyne

Hi dane_m_steyne,

 

There are a couple of ways you could go here, but it depends largely on how (or if) the labels are shown in your bill of materials.

 

Do you need each printed label to have a seperate part number? Or is the label part number the same and it just gets a different number printed on it?

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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Re: Curtis Waguespack

08-21-2012 01:53 PM in reply to: dane_m_steyne

Hi Curtis

 

Again thanks for your help

 

Are they are not required for BOM? No

 

Do you need each printed label to have a seperate part number? No i will use the same part but have the options to choose a particular number when required

 

Or is the label part number the same and it just gets a different number printed on it? Yes

 

This could be useful for me in the near future.The option to do this in the assembly level also would be a good option.

 

Part and assembly level option would be ideal

 

Thanks Curtis

 

Dane

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Re: Curtis Waguespack

08-21-2012 02:22 PM in reply to: dane_m_steyne

Hi dane_m_steyne,

 

I think I'm clear on what you're after, now. I'll work up a couple of examples, but it'll likely be sometime tomorrow.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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Re: Curtis Waguespack

08-21-2012 02:35 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Hi Curtis

 

That would be great.I will check back tomorrow

 

Thank you

 

Dane

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Re: Curtis Waguespack

08-24-2012 08:15 AM in reply to: dane_m_steyne

Hello Curtis

 

Was it possible for you to come up with solution or example.

 

Thanks again

 

Dane

2013

 

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Re: Curtis Waguespack

08-24-2012 08:35 AM in reply to: dane_m_steyne

Hi dane_m_steyne,

 

ooops, I applogize. I completly forgot about this. I'll try and get to this later today. Or at the very latest this weekend.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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Re: Curtis Waguespack

08-24-2012 08:44 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Hi Curtis

 

No need to appologise.I just appreciate your help and time

 

Dane

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