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jeanchile
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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

12-21-2012 02:27 PM in reply to: karthur1

karthur1 wrote:
 Are the sketch lines the center of the members or an edge? Is that a "Rule" you live by or does that vary?

We work in accordance with strict AISC/NISD guidelines for steel detailing/fabrication/erection for most of our frames and those workflows are based around minimizing the ASTM A6 tolerance stacking (or creep) in a steel structure. So, the short answer is both, depending upon the shape of steel being used. Symmetrical shapes (WF, HSS, HP, etc.) are to the "Top of Steel" elevation at the centerline and asymmetrical shapes (C, MC, L, etc.) are done to the top back of the shape, not the toes.

 

This of course, also depends on any number of other factors outlined in the 2,000-some-odd page AISC Manual of Steel Construction, The AISC Detailing for Steel Construction Manual, and a few other governing documents in our industry.

 

Sorry, there's never a simple answer with me:smileywink:. Have a good holiday if you get one!

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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

12-21-2012 02:31 PM in reply to: DVDM

Thank you very much for your assistance here. This has been very useful and I am looking forward to my education in this area as I scale this company up for the third time :smileysad:.

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derek.hemperley
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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

01-17-2013 08:37 AM in reply to: FProcp

Here is my wish for 2014.  Not sure if it's a setting that I'm not familiar with or what but it's very frustrating.

 

When creating a new part that is similar to another part I will sometimes do a “saveas” of the original part.  Apparently Inventor doesn’t update the “Part Number” section in the iproperties with the new File Name.  This is a problem when using the Bill of Materials in a detailed drawing because Inventor uses the “Part Number” in the “Description” column of the BOM, not the File Name.  It also groups parts based on their “Description” and not their File Name.  That means that 2 parts that are physically different and their File Names are different are counted as multiples of the same Part in the BOM.

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sbixler
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Message 114 of 138 (740 Views)

Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

01-17-2013 09:25 AM in reply to: derek.hemperley

It's far too late for any siginificant changes to 2014.  But why don't you post this to the Inventor IdeaStation, which is where Autodesk looks for user input like this.

Sam B
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karthur1
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Message 115 of 138 (740 Views)

Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

01-17-2013 09:27 AM in reply to: derek.hemperley

derek.hemperley wrote:

When creating a new part that is similar to another part I will sometimes do a “saveas” of the original part.  Apparently Inventor doesn’t update the “Part Number” section in the iproperties with the new File Name. This  is a problem when using the Bill of Materials in a detailed drawing because Inventor uses the “Part Number” in the “Description” column of the BOM, not the File Name.  It also groups parts based on their “Description” and not their File Name.  That means that 2 parts that are physically different and their File Names are different are counted as multiples of the same Part in the BOM.


Hey Derek

Welcome to the group.

 

"Apparently Inventor doesn’t update the “Part Number” section in the iproperties with the new File Name..."  That is not the case for me.  When I do a "Save Copy As" and then open the copied part, the filename for the new part is also what is in the iproperies part number field.

 

" because Inventor uses the “Part Number” in the “Description” column of the BOM"...  Thats because you have customized your Parts List to be that way.  You can make the column heading call it anything you want.

 

"It also groups parts based on their “Description” and not their File Name".  Inventor groups parts in the BOM based upon the part number column.. not the description column.  You can set Exclusions for this asa wel..

 

If you have more questions, you should start a new thread.  You will get more responses that way.

 

Kirk

 

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tuliobarata
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Message 116 of 138 (706 Views)

Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

01-18-2013 02:51 AM in reply to: FProcp

 

About BoltedConnection, it never updated when its inside one pattern in the assy, and even its ouside a pattern, you have to edit it to update then...the rebuild all could solve problem updating all right ??

 

Túlio Barata

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Message 117 of 138 (705 Views)

Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

01-18-2013 02:54 AM in reply to: FProcp

And about Substitute Shrinkwrap parts, it doesnt update too, even if I dont break the link with the assembly, it doesnt update, so you have to go in each assembly with Substitute parts ( with are many in huge projects) and then verify with "Check for updates". Coudnt that be automatic when using "rebuild all" ?

 

Thanks

Túlio BArata

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steve.west
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Registered: ‎02-11-2013
Message 118 of 138 (533 Views)

Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

02-11-2013 01:06 PM in reply to: FProcp

More functionality on roller chain designer. Not all roller chain applications are drives. We use lots of applications where chains are used to connect a counterweight, and in those applications the chain is not a continuous loop.

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sbixler
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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

02-12-2013 03:53 AM in reply to: steve.west

This isn't going to get any official attention (besides which, 2014 is in late beta testing, so will not be getting any new functionality at this point).  Please post to the Inventor IdeaStation forum, or search for similar requests and add your support.

Sam B
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dan_inv09
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Message 120 of 138 (453 Views)

Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

02-13-2013 09:11 AM in reply to: sbixler

Please, do not request new functionality.

 

New functionality rarely works, most often it is half thought out and them poorly implemented. The best we can hope for with new functionality is that it only screws up the rest of the stuff only a little. It's not so much "one step forward, two steps back", as it is "half a step to the side and then spin around and around wildly swinging a sledge hammer." 

We need things fixed, not more things that are broken.

 

Please, do not request new functionality.

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