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JDMather
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Re: Inventor 2013 "half section view" mode

01-09-2013 11:03 AM in reply to: vheller

vheller wrote:

 

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Then I strongly suggest you not post where everyone can get it.

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Re: Inventor 2013 "half section view" mode

01-09-2013 11:39 AM in reply to: JDMather

Any other way to grant you access to this file to investigate an issue?

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Re: Inventor 2013 "half section view" mode

01-09-2013 11:49 AM in reply to: vheller

So, let me get this straight, you are trying to create a section view on a drawing?

 

I would start by trying to make the section view a little bit to one side of where you are getting the problem. Then try far enough that some parts would be excluded if it's an assembly (in a part, I guess, you would want to get past some features, like if there's an extrusion or a loft or something). If you can get a section to work then you look at what is where it didn't work.

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Re: Inventor 2013 "half section view" modeI put an assembly in another assembly

01-09-2013 11:52 AM in reply to: vheller

So, let me get this straight, you are trying to create a section view on a drawing?

 

I would start by trying to make the section view a little bit to one side of where you are getting the problem. Then try far enough that some parts would be excluded if it's an assembly (in a part, I guess, you would want to get past some features, like if there's an extrusion or a loft or something). If you can get a section to work then you look at what is where it didn't work.

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vheller
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Re: Inventor 2013 "half section view" modeI put an assembly in another

01-09-2013 12:18 PM in reply to: dan_inv09

There is only one drawing attached - GA-002.dwg, I guess... Yes, I'm trying to make section view in that one to show both sides of the skid from inside center line.

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vheller
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Re: Inventor 2013 "half section view" modeI put an assembly in another

01-10-2013 11:29 AM in reply to: dan_inv09

Doesn't really work... I can't create any section view from this assembly, even if I hide some stuff in view.

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tommy-z
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Re: Inventor 2013 "half section view" mode

01-15-2013 05:44 AM in reply to: BrianSchultz3877

As always when Autodesk makes "improvements" to the user-interface we get some new and (sometimes) interesting features, at the expence of some or other of the useful, or at least workable, features which we have gotten acustomed to.

 

It surely must be a mistake that when wanting to create a "Half Section View" in an assembly, we are not able to "sign out" this action by just using the enter button.

 

What is the rationale, what on earth is the improvement over previous versions of the wonderful tool called "Inventor", that after selecting: "View" -> "Half Section View", then clicking on a plane / part surface and consequently dragging the offset to "whatever", adjusting the offset by typing in a number in the dialog-field, and then hitting "Enter" to confirm: The whole dialog-box disappears, and then you cannot just hit "Enter" to confirm that you in fact do want to create such a "Half Section View"?

 

No, no - you then, off course, have to right-click (which miraculously makes the dialogue re-appear) for the final click on the "OK" button.

 

Quelle Magnificence, Quelle Luxe!

 

NOT!

 

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vheller
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Re: Inventor 2013 "half section view" modeI put an assembly in another

01-15-2013 08:41 AM in reply to: dan_inv09

Hello.

It does work. The wierd thing is instance of same subassembly caused this problem.

Thank you.

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alvinm
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Re: Inventor 2013 "half section view" mode

11-19-2013 09:20 AM in reply to: BrianSchultz3877
Hi, I'm having the same problem. Can someone tell me if there's a way we can still measure when the Half Section view still on??? I used to able to do it in 2012 and 2011.. why would they change that.. it was a big feature I used everyday..
Please email me if someone has a solution.
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mrattray
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Re: Inventor 2013 "half section view" mode

11-19-2013 09:35 AM in reply to: alvinm
Did you make sure to right click and then click enter to accept the section view? If you don't, then trying to use the measure command will cancel the section.
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