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dy938811
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idw part of assembly becoming transparent.

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03-08-2014 07:07 PM

 

Hello AD Community!

 

Thank you in advance for even taking the time to read this post.

 

I have some issues with Inventor 2014 that I am hoping some guru can aide me with solving?

 

#1

I am creating a two color (black & white) .idw drawing from from a simple 3 peice assembly and when I try to print (or print prieview) the sheet (standard 8.5x11 format), a piece (#2 on attached drawing) of the assembly becomes transparent or disdappears unless I choose the drawing to be "shaded" instead of "without hidden lines", except for the section view at the bottom of page).

 

#2

I cannot get Inventor to 3DS max Suite Workflow to do work.  I get the message

"AdWorkflowHost is unknown. Please check your synhub configfile".

 

Again, thank you.

D

blair,

 

Thanks again!  

 

My issues sound so simple but are very confusing to me.  

 

Even more interesting is that I have created drawings of two other assemblies with a round and an arced, square frame that looks fine after saving.  The square frame is the last of the set of drawings I need and it is giving me the most headache.

 

I mentioned in an earlier post that the Right-Click option to "show all surfaces" was set to ON.

 

I am aware of the options you illustrated in your last post, and I am almost positive I left the choice defaulted, which was/is to SOLID, when I created the sweep for the frame part.  I was having problems aligning the grid part to the frame part in the assembly from which the drawings are created, so I switched from EXTRUDE to SWEEP in order to use the center axis/path of my SWEEP as the alignment for constraining the grid to the frame.

 

I am going to try to redraw after getting some schoolwork done and I will be sure to select SOLID as the option when doing the extrusion or sweep, and post the results.

 

I already redrew once this morning and upon SAVE AS/SAVE, the frame disappeared from all three views I had placed., but am unsure if the SOLID or SURFACE choice was selected because this post was not up yet.

 

I believe that because I am doing an EXTRUSION or SWEEP (and have used the profile to extrude or sweep), I would not need to use the surface option as the extrusion or sweep becomes the surface of the solid, inside and out, including each end/side.

 

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mdavis22569
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Re: idw part of assembly becoming transparent.

03-09-2014 05:10 AM in reply to: dy938811

Can you attach the iam/ipt's too?

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Re: idw part of assembly becoming transparent.

03-09-2014 05:12 AM in reply to: dy938811

I can't help you with #2, but #1, did you create this model or is it imported.  Is the model made up of solid features or surfaces?

Also, I see you attached the drawing.  What about the associated model that goes with that drawing.

One is not good without the other. :smileyhappy:

 

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Re: idw part of assembly becoming transparent.

03-09-2014 06:07 AM in reply to: dy938811

it looks to be surface from the view ..

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Re: idw part of assembly becoming transparent.

03-09-2014 07:42 PM in reply to: dy938811

Thank you for taking a look!

 

 

 

michaeldavis, I have attached the .iam/.ipt.

 

Cadmanto, I created this file in Inventor.  I used the Sweep command to create the simple part that disappears.

 

I have gone thru setting several times and cannot find a solution.

 

Hope you all had a great weekend.

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Re: idw part of assembly becoming transparent.

03-09-2014 09:43 PM in reply to: dy938811

It shows up on my system, you don't have any constraints in your IAM for to properly position your mesh IPT files. The first part is not grounded either. I didn't bother to go into detail and look at your IPT but your Sketch1 is not grounded, this will cause problems down the road.

 

You should download these:

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/AU2006/MA13-3%20Mather.pdf

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/AU2007/MA105-1L%20Mather.pdf

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/SkillsUSA%20University.pdf

 

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Re: idw part of assembly becoming transparent.

03-09-2014 10:00 PM in reply to: blair

blair,
Thank you. I will go back and see if Grounding a part makes it better.

From the drawing in your post, the part is not showing up. There is a frame that surrounds the mesh grid, and that is the part i am not seeing in my drawings either .

I will ground it, and thanks for the material/links.

D

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Re: idw part of assembly becoming transparent.

03-09-2014 10:24 PM in reply to: dy938811

The only items in the IAM file were the mesh IPT. Just the two parts, so possibly that is the reason the frame is not showing up. As you only posted the IAM file and the mesh IPT. If you look at the picture I attached, it only shows the 18-1-1inch grid 1-16 welded, instances 1 and 2 of the mesh part. There is no frame.

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Message 9 of 21 (356 Views)

Re: idw part of assembly becoming transparent.

03-10-2014 06:28 AM in reply to: dy938811

Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you.  Maybe you have already figured out this issue, but I opened up your parts and they look fine.

grid.jpg

Not sure if it a display setting or maybe the way you have your material/color properties setup.

 

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Re: idw part of assembly becoming transparent.

03-11-2014 10:02 AM in reply to: dy938811

So, here is where I am now, and thanks again.

 

First image attachment shows a base view after Right-Click preparing to select OK to finish placing base view.

1 Choose OK.png

 

 

2 Second attachment image shows the same base view after selecting OK to finish placing, and the frame is now gone.

3 Clicked OK = No Frame.png

 

 

3 Final image shows the assembly as it appears in my view window as a part, with the frame that I have now grounded.

Shadded Style Button.png

 

 

As soon as I click OK to place the view, the frame disappears, unless I chose the Shaded stye from the properties window in the final image.

I don't understand what i am doing wrong.  I'm sure it's simple though...

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