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chris
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Drawings for catalog??

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02-19-2014 09:39 AM

I have an assortment of parts that I have been tasked to assemble into a catalog for use by the sales staff.

 

I only need the drawing to show the part(s) and some overall size dimensions with one orthogonal view.

 

I'm good on exporting a veiw from the model to jpeg, but I'm having difficulty with getting dimensions to show with an iam or ipt file.

 

Is there an easy way, that I am missing, to generate a jpeg/bmp of this?  I will not be using any title blocks etc.  I would prefer not to generate an idw, and then cut a portion. 

 

Thanks,

 

Chris

 

 

Hi chris,

 

I think you'll need to create a drawing (*.idw) and add the required views and dimensions, then use the Save Copy As > *.jpg or *.bmp option to create the image file.

 

Note that you can delete the title block and border from the drawing (locate them in the browser and right click and choose delete) if those items are not desired.

 

Also, it might be helpful to go to the Tools tab > Document Settings tab > Sheet tab, and change the color of the drawing Sheet to white. You might want to do all of this and create a template file to use for these types of drawings.

 

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

Thanks for the suggestions.  They put me on the right track.

 

What I did was create my view and add dimensions as needed.  I changed the layout color to white.  Then deleted the tile block and border.  Finally, I edited the sheet size to 6 X 4.  When I exported, I got a nice small jpeg; worked perfectly...

 

Chris

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Re: Drawings for catalog??

02-19-2014 10:04 AM in reply to: chris

Hi chris,

 

I think you'll need to create a drawing (*.idw) and add the required views and dimensions, then use the Save Copy As > *.jpg or *.bmp option to create the image file.

 

Note that you can delete the title block and border from the drawing (locate them in the browser and right click and choose delete) if those items are not desired.

 

Also, it might be helpful to go to the Tools tab > Document Settings tab > Sheet tab, and change the color of the drawing Sheet to white. You might want to do all of this and create a template file to use for these types of drawings.

 

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: Drawings for catalog??

02-19-2014 10:51 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Our sales "datasheets" are created exactly like that..

I just create a drawing (idw)..remove the border/title block.. add dimensions and print to pdf.. They (marketing team) simply insert the PDF and off they go..

In fact I had to do so many that I created a new idw template with the border/title block already gone and a custom paper size all set up.. Takes a minute or so and its done..

 

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Re: Drawings for catalog??

02-19-2014 04:49 PM in reply to: chris

This job is what prompted me to make this IdeaStation Request

 

The ability to simply set up sheets with some dimensioned views and a 'realistic'/studio style view would be a godsend.

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chris
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Re: Drawings for catalog??

02-21-2014 06:56 AM in reply to: chris

Thanks for the suggestions.  They put me on the right track.

 

What I did was create my view and add dimensions as needed.  I changed the layout color to white.  Then deleted the tile block and border.  Finally, I edited the sheet size to 6 X 4.  When I exported, I got a nice small jpeg; worked perfectly...

 

Chris

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