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Cadmanto
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Customizing Frame Generator Material List

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07-23-2012 12:22 PM

I know that the material list you get inside of the frame generator comes from CC, but is there

a way to add other types of frame styles to the generator?

What I have is we need to create some Unistrut frames and this material is not in the frame generator

and I would like it to be for the functionality that this tool brings.

Appreciate your feedback.

 

Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2013
(Colossians 3:23-25)

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hunt
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Re: Customizing Frame Generator Material List

07-23-2012 12:57 PM in reply to: Cadmanto

Publish your own custom shape to the Content Center and then you should be able to use those shapes in the frame generator.

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Re: Customizing Frame Generator Material List

07-23-2012 01:02 PM in reply to: Cadmanto

Hi Cadmanto,

 

Here are a couple of links. It looks like these are basically 2 versions of the same info, but I'm not sure which is the most complete so I've posted them both.

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=123112&id=12193815

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=123112&id=14351277&linkID=9242016

 

I hope this helps.
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Re: Customizing Frame Generator Material List

07-23-2012 01:11 PM in reply to: hunt

I was wondering if that was the case, but when I am in the frame generator and select the downarrow

under the family selection it does not allow for a browse to where our company published items are.

Which leads me to believe that these would have to be published to the out of the box CC structural location.

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Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2013
(Colossians 3:23-25)

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Re: Customizing Frame Generator Material List

07-23-2012 01:15 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Hi Curtis,

It looks like the first link has a 2009 prerequisite and the second 2010, but non the less they both

look to be what I am looking for.  I haven't tried them yet, but I will as soon as I get my member cross sections

in place.

Thank you for this.  Awesome stuff.

Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2013
(Colossians 3:23-25)

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Re: Customizing Frame Generator Material List

07-27-2012 04:05 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Curtis,

This worked very well.  I got the shapes into the CC and they are working in the frame generator.

I did have to tweak a bit to get the description and part number to show up properly in the BOM's

by changing up the code a bit, but it works great now.

Thanks for your help.

Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2013
(Colossians 3:23-25)

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