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*J, Jimmy
Message 1 of 14 (98 Views)

Dimension variable question

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12-08-2002 05:09 AM
I know I asked this already but I wnt to ask again.
When I asked about global variables, Sean directed me to the tutorial.
Great. But I want to know this (yes/no):
example, in sketch mode, you can say d1=d3 and so on for that part file. but
in sketch, can you say d1_in_part2 = d8_in_part6 and so on? can you
refernece dimensions across different parts in sketch mode?
And obviously, these parts would be put into an assembly. Does anybody know
whether this can be done? (yes.no?)
*Munro, Neil
Message 2 of 14 (98 Views)

Re: Dimension variable question

12-08-2002 05:27 AM in reply to: *J, Jimmy
Yes. In the part you want to reference dimensions from, rename the
dimension(s) you want to use in the other part with logical names. Then
check the Export Parameter checkbox next to these parameter(s). In the part
you want to use the dimensions from the other part, use the Derived
Component tool to derive the Exported Parameters from the first part. You
can elect to derive only the exported parameters. In a dimension edit box,
click the arrrow and select List Parameters to get a list of all renamed
parameters, including the parameters derived from the first part.

HTH
Neil

"Jimmy J" wrote in message
news:B2CD5C336FBEC59C1CE1801AC69659CB@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I know I asked this already but I wnt to ask again.
> When I asked about global variables, Sean directed me to the tutorial.
> Great. But I want to know this (yes/no):
> example, in sketch mode, you can say d1=d3 and so on for that part file.
but
> in sketch, can you say d1_in_part2 = d8_in_part6 and so on? can you
> refernece dimensions across different parts in sketch mode?
> And obviously, these parts would be put into an assembly. Does anybody
know
> whether this can be done? (yes.no?)
>
>
*Keller, Kent
Message 3 of 14 (98 Views)

Re:

12-08-2002 07:03 AM in reply to: *J, Jimmy
The only gotcha in this is you can't have some dims in one part1 drive
part2, and have some in part2 drive part1. Probably not as big of a deal in
parameters, but with skeleton modeling sometimes you find yourself wishing
you could do something like that.

--
Kent Keller
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program

http://www.MyMcad.com/KWiK/Mcad.htm

"Neil Munro" wrote in message
news:496E01531000E44E719B6B86CA8BF4B0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Yes. In the part you want to reference dimensions from, rename the
> dimension(s) you want to use in the other part with logical names. Then
> check the Export Parameter checkbox next to these parameter(s). In the
part
> you want to use the dimensions from the other part, use the Derived
> Component tool to derive the Exported Parameters from the first part. You
> can elect to derive only the exported parameters. In a dimension edit box,
> click the arrrow and select List Parameters to get a list of all renamed
> parameters, including the parameters derived from the first part.
>
> HTH
> Neil
*J, Jimmy
Message 4 of 14 (98 Views)

Re:

12-08-2002 08:56 AM in reply to: *J, Jimmy
Is this for IV6 Only?


"Neil Munro" wrote in message
news:496E01531000E44E719B6B86CA8BF4B0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Yes. In the part you want to reference dimensions from, rename the
> dimension(s) you want to use in the other part with logical names. Then
> check the Export Parameter checkbox next to these parameter(s). In the
part
> you want to use the dimensions from the other part, use the Derived
> Component tool to derive the Exported Parameters from the first part. You
> can elect to derive only the exported parameters. In a dimension edit box,
> click the arrrow and select List Parameters to get a list of all renamed
> parameters, including the parameters derived from the first part.
>
> HTH
> Neil
>
> "Jimmy J" wrote in message
> news:B2CD5C336FBEC59C1CE1801AC69659CB@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I know I asked this already but I wnt to ask again.
> > When I asked about global variables, Sean directed me to the tutorial.
> > Great. But I want to know this (yes/no):
> > example, in sketch mode, you can say d1=d3 and so on for that part file.
> but
> > in sketch, can you say d1_in_part2 = d8_in_part6 and so on? can you
> > refernece dimensions across different parts in sketch mode?
> > And obviously, these parts would be put into an assembly. Does anybody
> know
> > whether this can be done? (yes.no?)
> >
> >
>
>
*Fulford, Drew
Message 5 of 14 (98 Views)

Re:

12-08-2002 09:37 AM in reply to: *J, Jimmy
No. I think it came in 5.0

- drew
--


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Phone: (905) 331-9670 Fax: (905) 331-7280

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Check out my MDT & Inventor FAQ @ http://www.mymcad.com/

"Jimmy J" wrote in message
news:430C5DCDE56D01183B4EA792FBD5CA91@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Is this for IV6 Only?
>
>
> "Neil Munro" wrote in message
> news:496E01531000E44E719B6B86CA8BF4B0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Yes. In the part you want to reference dimensions from, rename the
> > dimension(s) you want to use in the other part with logical names. Then
> > check the Export Parameter checkbox next to these parameter(s). In the
> part
> > you want to use the dimensions from the other part, use the Derived
> > Component tool to derive the Exported Parameters from the first part.
You
> > can elect to derive only the exported parameters. In a dimension edit
box,
> > click the arrrow and select List Parameters to get a list of all renamed
> > parameters, including the parameters derived from the first part.
> >
> > HTH
> > Neil
> >
> > "Jimmy J" wrote in message
> > news:B2CD5C336FBEC59C1CE1801AC69659CB@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > I know I asked this already but I wnt to ask again.
> > > When I asked about global variables, Sean directed me to the tutorial.
> > > Great. But I want to know this (yes/no):
> > > example, in sketch mode, you can say d1=d3 and so on for that part
file.
> > but
> > > in sketch, can you say d1_in_part2 = d8_in_part6 and so on? can you
> > > refernece dimensions across different parts in sketch mode?
> > > And obviously, these parts would be put into an assembly. Does
anybody
> > know
> > > whether this can be done? (yes.no?)
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Dotson, Sean
Message 6 of 14 (98 Views)

Re:

12-08-2002 09:39 AM in reply to: *J, Jimmy
I have been meaning to add this to the embedded and linked parameters
tutorial but keep forgetting...

--
Sean Dotson, PE
http://www.sdotson.com
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"Neil Munro" wrote in message
news:496E01531000E44E719B6B86CA8BF4B0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Yes. In the part you want to reference dimensions from, rename the
> dimension(s) you want to use in the other part with logical names. Then
> check the Export Parameter checkbox next to these parameter(s). In the
part
> you want to use the dimensions from the other part, use the Derived
> Component tool to derive the Exported Parameters from the first part. You
> can elect to derive only the exported parameters. In a dimension edit box,
> click the arrrow and select List Parameters to get a list of all renamed
> parameters, including the parameters derived from the first part.
>
> HTH
> Neil
>
> "Jimmy J" wrote in message
> news:B2CD5C336FBEC59C1CE1801AC69659CB@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I know I asked this already but I wnt to ask again.
> > When I asked about global variables, Sean directed me to the tutorial.
> > Great. But I want to know this (yes/no):
> > example, in sketch mode, you can say d1=d3 and so on for that part file.
> but
> > in sketch, can you say d1_in_part2 = d8_in_part6 and so on? can you
> > refernece dimensions across different parts in sketch mode?
> > And obviously, these parts would be put into an assembly. Does anybody
> know
> > whether this can be done? (yes.no?)
> >
> >
>
>
*J, Jimmy
Message 7 of 14 (98 Views)

Re:

12-08-2002 10:04 AM in reply to: *J, Jimmy
Can somebody tell me :
1) what are logical names (is it like d1, d2 d3...)
2) where is the "check the Export Parameter checkbox next to these
parameters?"
3) where is the "click the arrow and select List Parameters...?"

there are bunch more but basically like how I would find these
commands/buttons/and checkboxes

Thanks.

And Sean, since you've got some time over the Christmas, maybe you should
add detail instructioned tutorial on this matter. That'll really be great.


"Neil Munro" wrote in message
news:496E01531000E44E719B6B86CA8BF4B0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Yes. In the part you want to reference dimensions from, rename the
> dimension(s) you want to use in the other part with logical names. Then
> check the Export Parameter checkbox next to these parameter(s). In the
part
> you want to use the dimensions from the other part, use the Derived
> Component tool to derive the Exported Parameters from the first part. You
> can elect to derive only the exported parameters. In a dimension edit box,
> click the arrrow and select List Parameters to get a list of all renamed
> parameters, including the parameters derived from the first part.
>
> HTH
> Neil
>
> "Jimmy J" wrote in message
> news:B2CD5C336FBEC59C1CE1801AC69659CB@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I know I asked this already but I wnt to ask again.
> > When I asked about global variables, Sean directed me to the tutorial.
> > Great. But I want to know this (yes/no):
> > example, in sketch mode, you can say d1=d3 and so on for that part file.
> but
> > in sketch, can you say d1_in_part2 = d8_in_part6 and so on? can you
> > refernece dimensions across different parts in sketch mode?
> > And obviously, these parts would be put into an assembly. Does anybody
> know
> > whether this can be done? (yes.no?)
> >
> >
>
>
*Munro, Neil
Message 8 of 14 (98 Views)

Re:

12-08-2002 10:08 AM in reply to: *J, Jimmy
Although embedded in a larger tutorial, here is a link to exporting and
deriving parameters: This tutorial was written for R5, so the UI is slightly
different than R6.

http://makeashorterlink.com/?H3AE223B2

Neil


"Jimmy J" wrote in message
news:3059FF6E38888793E7B6EDE85EA0D721@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Can somebody tell me :
> 1) what are logical names (is it like d1, d2 d3...)
> 2) where is the "check the Export Parameter checkbox next to these
> parameters?"
> 3) where is the "click the arrow and select List Parameters...?"
>
> there are bunch more but basically like how I would find these
> commands/buttons/and checkboxes
>
> Thanks.
>
> And Sean, since you've got some time over the Christmas, maybe you should
> add detail instructioned tutorial on this matter. That'll really be
great.
>
>
> "Neil Munro" wrote in message
> news:496E01531000E44E719B6B86CA8BF4B0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Yes. In the part you want to reference dimensions from, rename the
> > dimension(s) you want to use in the other part with logical names. Then
> > check the Export Parameter checkbox next to these parameter(s). In the
> part
> > you want to use the dimensions from the other part, use the Derived
> > Component tool to derive the Exported Parameters from the first part.
You
> > can elect to derive only the exported parameters. In a dimension edit
box,
> > click the arrrow and select List Parameters to get a list of all renamed
> > parameters, including the parameters derived from the first part.
> >
> > HTH
> > Neil
> >
> > "Jimmy J" wrote in message
> > news:B2CD5C336FBEC59C1CE1801AC69659CB@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > I know I asked this already but I wnt to ask again.
> > > When I asked about global variables, Sean directed me to the tutorial.
> > > Great. But I want to know this (yes/no):
> > > example, in sketch mode, you can say d1=d3 and so on for that part
file.
> > but
> > > in sketch, can you say d1_in_part2 = d8_in_part6 and so on? can you
> > > refernece dimensions across different parts in sketch mode?
> > > And obviously, these parts would be put into an assembly. Does
anybody
> > know
> > > whether this can be done? (yes.no?)
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*J, Jimmy
Message 9 of 14 (98 Views)

Re:

12-08-2002 10:21 AM in reply to: *J, Jimmy
Thanks Neil!
I figured it out!!!


"Neil Munro" wrote in message
news:10E56724AF4F7EE0E53DDD901EEC3CA6@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Although embedded in a larger tutorial, here is a link to exporting and
> deriving parameters: This tutorial was written for R5, so the UI is
slightly
> different than R6.
>
> http://makeashorterlink.com/?H3AE223B2
>
> Neil
>
>
> "Jimmy J" wrote in message
> news:3059FF6E38888793E7B6EDE85EA0D721@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Can somebody tell me :
> > 1) what are logical names (is it like d1, d2 d3...)
> > 2) where is the "check the Export Parameter checkbox next to these
> > parameters?"
> > 3) where is the "click the arrow and select List Parameters...?"
> >
> > there are bunch more but basically like how I would find these
> > commands/buttons/and checkboxes
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > And Sean, since you've got some time over the Christmas, maybe you
should
> > add detail instructioned tutorial on this matter. That'll really be
> great.
> >
> >
> > "Neil Munro" wrote in message
> > news:496E01531000E44E719B6B86CA8BF4B0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Yes. In the part you want to reference dimensions from, rename the
> > > dimension(s) you want to use in the other part with logical names.
Then
> > > check the Export Parameter checkbox next to these parameter(s). In the
> > part
> > > you want to use the dimensions from the other part, use the Derived
> > > Component tool to derive the Exported Parameters from the first part.
> You
> > > can elect to derive only the exported parameters. In a dimension edit
> box,
> > > click the arrrow and select List Parameters to get a list of all
renamed
> > > parameters, including the parameters derived from the first part.
> > >
> > > HTH
> > > Neil
> > >
> > > "Jimmy J" wrote in message
> > > news:B2CD5C336FBEC59C1CE1801AC69659CB@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > I know I asked this already but I wnt to ask again.
> > > > When I asked about global variables, Sean directed me to the
tutorial.
> > > > Great. But I want to know this (yes/no):
> > > > example, in sketch mode, you can say d1=d3 and so on for that part
> file.
> > > but
> > > > in sketch, can you say d1_in_part2 = d8_in_part6 and so on? can you
> > > > refernece dimensions across different parts in sketch mode?
> > > > And obviously, these parts would be put into an assembly. Does
> anybody
> > > know
> > > > whether this can be done? (yes.no?)
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Bliss, Charles
Message 10 of 14 (98 Views)

Re:

12-08-2002 02:18 PM in reply to: *J, Jimmy
But how do I reference part parameters into an assembly. Simple
example, I have a ladder. The rails have a length. Based on this
length, I want to set the number of rungs in a pattern. How do I get
the length of the Rail into the assembly so I can calculate the rung
count?

I don't see a way of deriving into an assembly such that it will see the
exported parameters. Excel is not the correct answer.

I have already solved the problem with VBA but I am wondering if I have
overlooked something obvious.

Neil Munro wrote:

>Yes. In the part you want to reference dimensions from, rename the
>dimension(s) you want to use in the other part with logical names. Then
>check the Export Parameter checkbox next to these parameter(s). In the part
>you want to use the dimensions from the other part, use the Derived
>Component tool to derive the Exported Parameters from the first part. You
>can elect to derive only the exported parameters. In a dimension edit box,
>click the arrrow and select List Parameters to get a list of all renamed
>parameters, including the parameters derived from the first part.
>
>HTH
>Neil
>
>"Jimmy J" wrote in message
>news:B2CD5C336FBEC59C1CE1801AC69659CB@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
>
>
>>I know I asked this already but I wnt to ask again.
>>When I asked about global variables, Sean directed me to the tutorial.
>>Great. But I want to know this (yes/no):
>>example, in sketch mode, you can say d1=d3 and so on for that part file.
>>
>>
>but
>
>
>>in sketch, can you say d1_in_part2 = d8_in_part6 and so on? can you
>>refernece dimensions across different parts in sketch mode?
>>And obviously, these parts would be put into an assembly. Does anybody
>>
>>
>know
>
>
>>whether this can be done? (yes.no?)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
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