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mrattray
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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

09-21-2012 06:16 AM in reply to: FProcp

How about we fix this?

 

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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

09-21-2012 06:19 AM in reply to: mrattray

Amen.  The point of a detail drawing is supposed to be clarification, not obfuscation.

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mrattray
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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

09-21-2012 07:45 AM in reply to: FProcp

I would find it useful if properties could be derived. For instance, I have a L/R part created through an assembly mirror operation. Both parts are laser cut from the same cnc program and then braked in different directions. (I have **** loads of these) I store the cnc program number as an iproperty that is referenced in the details' titleblocks. It would be nice if I could include this property (amongst others) in the derive function so I never have to worry about making sure they match.

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sbixler
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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

09-21-2012 08:07 AM in reply to: mrattray

Could it be a text parameter fed into a custom iProperty?  The parameter could be included in the derived part.

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09-21-2012 08:15 AM in reply to: sbixler

That's what I do now, but it's a lot of extra clicks. It would be nice if I could just toggle the properties directly.

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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

09-21-2012 08:26 AM in reply to: mrattray

Put me down for that one too.

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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

09-21-2012 08:34 AM in reply to: mrattray

Would that be better handled if sheet metal bends were an assembly feature? (of course then you'd have to make the part, flatten it, then what? export a dxf to use as a sketch for a flat part then ...)

 

But it would be useful if derived parts weren't so "dumb" (like feature patterns aren't recognized, etc.)

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m.granata
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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

09-21-2012 09:11 AM in reply to: mrattray

Add an "Endpoint" selection to the Point Snap menu in sketch mode.  Also, for sketch mode, add a 2 point circle creation option.

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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

09-21-2012 09:35 AM in reply to: m.granata

How is a two point cicle different from the current standard circle?

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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

09-21-2012 09:37 AM in reply to: dan_inv09

dan_inv09 wrote:

Would that be better handled if sheet metal bends were an assembly feature? (of course then you'd have to make the part, flatten it, then what? export a dxf to use as a sketch for a flat part then ...)

 

But it would be useful if derived parts weren't so "dumb" (like feature patterns aren't recognized, etc.)


Huh?
Why are we talking about assembly features? I just want properties to be included in the derive dialog.

Being able to regonize feature patterns for use with component patterns would certainly be another nice touch.

 

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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