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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

10-15-2012 12:06 PM in reply to: buffs_star

buffs_star wrote:

I've just installed 2013 and was hoping for a few of my issues to be fixed.. Silly me..

 

Anyhow my wishlist for 2014 is mostly to do with the 2d drawing environment which I think could do with a bit of work. :

 


I suspect that anything that will be in 2014 is already set in stone http://www.beta.autodesk.com

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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

10-16-2012 12:17 AM in reply to: FProcp

What I wish for is a hole template. At our company we mill holes with grooves in it. So first we mill/drill the hole, and after that we use a profiled-mill to mill two grooves in it. This hole can recur several times in one part. It would be nice to save this hole-type in a template and recall it the same way as with punches in sheetmetal; by a sketch with centermarks.

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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

10-16-2012 12:21 AM in reply to: RyanBotha

That's a good one! Also with triangular patterns!

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Message 74 of 138 (1,467 Views)

Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

10-16-2012 04:28 AM in reply to: miechh

miechh wrote:

What I wish for is a hole template. At our company we mill holes with grooves in it. So first we mill/drill the hole, and after that we use a profiled-mill to mill two grooves in it. This hole can recur several times in one part. It would be nice to save this hole-type in a template and recall it the same way as with punches in sheetmetal; by a sketch with centermarks.


Wouldn't iFeatures accomplish most of what you want?  And I believe that the punch tool would do this, too.  JD will have to give you more detail, or you could search the forum for this-- he has proposed punches as a solution to many such questions.

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Message 75 of 138 (1,380 Views)

Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

10-24-2012 11:18 PM in reply to: FProcp

I really like the idea of Solidworks 2013 CAD Administrator Dashboard.

 

I would like toolpalettes the same way AutoCAD has them, where I can have standard content in a central location, giving me the ability to update the content at any time, and change the toolpalette at any time to keep it current.

I hate having to load up a drawing template with all the content an Inventor user might need, and to have all that additional data bulk up each drawing that gets created, which just sits there and does nothing other than become outdated eventually.

 

I want to be able to add presets for features (hole features for example, we never ever make 2mm holes 8mm deep) to a network based style library, to give users settings they would need 90% of the time.

 

And talking of style libraries, this does not work well in a Vaulted environment where laptop users need their style library available locally. Maintaining this through Vault is a painful process, and with each change I need to notify the users to update their style library files? Make the style library some mystical database type library; me the Administrator makes a change, gets applied to Vault (similar to updates done to Content Centre?), and a connected Vault user will magically get the latest style library cached somewhere on his/her local machine.

Same deal with templates btw, let me manage those in Vault, and have Vault cache it locally, all by itself (without a user having to click through 10 messages warning the user of all sorts of things they don't understand).

 

Oh, and has anyone ever figured out how the network administrator can control the list of permissable service packs using Communication Centre, and make it available to users once the admin has tested/approved it? I tried once and gave up.

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Message 76 of 138 (1,375 Views)

Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

10-25-2012 01:23 AM in reply to: FProcp

Wish list -> in the sketch mode, the ability to draw rectangles with rounded ends, as for the slots for the sole plates of bearings etc.

 

And:

 

A browser bar that doesn't only run in one direction down, so in other words, it should follow on sideways with more information because sometimes the brower can get a little busy with a derived part, several surfaces, sketches you want to hide/unhide etc. I use two screens and the second screen always has my browser bar on it, amongst other things. Observe the screenshot, it's annoying to have to scroll up and down through the brower. Whereas if it had the ability to get wider with info flowing into a 2nd and 3rd column that would be ideal.

 

 

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Message 77 of 138 (1,371 Views)

Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

10-25-2012 01:47 AM in reply to: FProcp

I wish a batch export from .idw/.dwg to PDF from folder X to folder Y function in Task Scheduler. 

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Message 78 of 138 (1,367 Views)

Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

10-25-2012 01:54 AM in reply to: machiel.veldkamp

The text editor needs some serious improvement - compared to AutoCADs text editor it is very limited and often awkward to use.

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Message 79 of 138 (1,340 Views)

Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

10-25-2012 05:43 AM in reply to: FProcp

Another wish:

Fill a predefined area (circular/rectangular) with maximum amount of holes in a custom defined pattern (rectangular/triangular--> pitch and angle), and use these predefined patterns to place other parts in this pattern (like "use pattern" in pattern components).

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Message 80 of 138 (1,326 Views)

iMates & Component Patterns in Drawings

10-25-2012 07:04 AM in reply to: miechh

Since I'm utilising these area now:

 

Edit iMates easily, even once the composite is created.

 

More importantly, the ability to turn visibility of Component Patterns off in drawing environment, rather than selecting even instance. Actually, better selecting of component patterns all round. You cannot select CP in the browser tree in drawing environ...

 

 

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