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rdiamond113
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Registered: ‎09-27-2012
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Help with Custom iProperties!

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08-21-2013 04:00 PM

Hey All,

I'm having trouble linking normal parameters to my custom iproperties. Is there a way it can be done or do I have to use iLogic?

Inventor 2014, Windows 7, 64 bit

"Pushing the envelope, just to watch it bend"
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pcrawley
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Re: Help with Custom iProperties!

08-21-2013 05:22 PM in reply to: rdiamond113

It's not clear what you are trying to do...

 

Are you creating a custom iProperty and then wanting to pass its value to a standard iProperty?

 

If yes, in the standard iProperty, just enter   =<custom_iProperty_name>


If you are going the other way (standard iProperty to custom iProperty), enter the standard iProperty name as the value for the custom iProperty:

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rdiamond113
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Re: Help with Custom iProperties!

08-22-2013 08:02 AM in reply to: pcrawley

My main goal is to populate custom iproperties I've created with parameters that are automatically generated when you create a part or assy

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Re: Help with Custom iProperties!

08-22-2013 08:48 AM in reply to: rdiamond113

Hi rdiamond113,

 

You can export a Parameter as a custom iProperty using the checkbox shown here:

 

Autodesk Inventor Export Parameter as Custom iProperty 10.png

 

 

This might be all you need to do since a new custom iProperty (called Pawl_Length in my example) is created. But if you still want to reference the exported Parameter into a new custom iProperty you can do it by adding an expression as pcrawley mentioned. Once you type in the expression click Add/Modify, then Apply:

 

Autodesk Inventor iProp Expression.png

 

To edit the expression right click and choose Edit Expression as shown:

 

Autodesk Inventor iProp Expression2.png

 

 

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

 

 

 



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