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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

02-14-2013 05:19 PM in reply to: dan_inv09

I love new functionality. Frame generator was new functionality once, excellent tool. The productivity enhancement tools were new functionality once, also big time savers. Hey hang on a second, all the tools in Inventor that we all use were new functionality once, and the software has always had bugs (like any software) and yet we still all use it and get the job done. I know that I find ways of increasing my productivity with each new version and some of those improvementas are due to new functionality. Keep putting new functionality in, and if there are problems, I won't use the new tools or find workarounds or new ways of doing things.


People who don't like or can't handle change, can just stick with the old version that they're comfortable with.

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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

02-15-2013 01:37 AM in reply to: gavin.b

I agree. If they hadn't introduced frame generator I would not have been able to use Inventor for my application, it would have been too time consuming. Yes there are bugs, some **** annoying ones, but there is a separate forum for reporting these. Inventor with new functionality and bugs is still faster than no new functionality.

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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

02-15-2013 08:10 AM in reply to: gavin.b

Change is fine, throwing some junk together and messing up what is already there to say "Look, a new feature!" is bad.


We aren't comfortable with any of the old versions - we keep hoping the next version fixes some of the problems, but they're to busy accommodating people who are too distracted by something shiny to realize everything is falling apart behind them.


What if you had a car, This new model has "turbo boost" except half the time it kicked in the whole car shut down. (Except, instead of being somewhere down the road you end up back in your driveway; you aren't 3/4ths of the way to the doctor's office - you're wherever you saved last.)


"Software always has bugs." How would you feel if Kellogg's felt the same way about your breakfast?


If you could save 5 minutes everyday because of some new functionality, but you still loose 15 minutes a day because of some bugs that have been there for two or three versions ... you think you're ahead, don't you? Because it's new! "Ooh, look, shiny!"

("Two or three versions and you haven't learned to work around it yet?" It's workarounds that keep it to 15!)


"Keep putting new functionality in, and if there are problems, I won't use the new tools or find workarounds or new ways of doing things." That is exactly the point: if you're not going to use it, putting it in was time wasted that could have been used fixing something they added last time that still doesn't work. And if you can find workarounds or new ways of doing things to get around what they screwed up when they added it, why can't you find a new way without them adding broken functionality?


Just because something is different does not make it better.

If it ain't broke ... it's on your to do list, isn't it?

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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

02-15-2013 11:27 AM in reply to: gavin.b

The very same thing I've been asking since Release 5.....when in the world will we finally see "In-Stream modifiers" for dimensioning?


One should be able to select the dimension command and then be prompted with a menu that allows selection of ALL dimensional options such as tolerances, GD&T, pre-foxed text, post text, etc.


These settings stay for all pending dimensions until the user changes them. This allows the user to insert X number of dimensions with the specified tolerance and then be allowed to change the tolerance value for the next few dimensions and so forth...all WITHOUT having to get out of the dimension command.


I understand this selection menu can be somewhat large, but the menu can do the little "roll-up" some menus do now when "pinned". Come on guys, this is such a time saver on the detailing side, how can you not have it done yet?

I've only been requesting this for the past 10 odd releases. I've submitted it on the official request forms and talked to numerous high ranking people on this matter at AU and still, nothing.


If anyone there at ADesk requires more information on this, feel free to contact me directly. That or offer me a job with your company...:smileywink:

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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

02-19-2013 11:07 PM in reply to: FProcp

Please note to add to the generator SYNCHRONOUS BELTS AND PROFILES Artistic 3M, 5M, 8M and 14m

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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

02-28-2013 04:45 AM in reply to: FProcp



I've got a few wishes:


- When creating members trough an assembly "Place from Content Center" it is not possible to create a member longer than 10000 mm (eg. DIN 1025 - IPB). The standard lengths when buying from suppliers in sweden is always 10+ m (12m, 14 m etc.). When creating members trough Frame generator there seems to be no limit in the members length.


- Missing UPE member in contentcenter (DIN 1026-2) parallel flange steel channel. This standard was released in 2002.. That is 11 years ago.


- Missing TORX screws in Content Center!?!? What?

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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

02-28-2013 04:54 AM in reply to: gavin.b

Not just torx screws. Inventor has a very comprehensive library, but no 'Penny' Washers (sometimes called repair washers, mudguard washers or bicycle washers. These are washers with an oversize O/D, used where oversize holes are employed to give a certain amount of movement/adjustment.


I would love the ability to be able to modify existing Content Center parts to create new derivatives like these and add them to Content Center. If there was the ability to publish these to the Autodesk community for others to use, then we could share this content.


The ability to mirror frames and structural members (created in Frame Generator) would be extremely useful. At present if you try to do this, then most of the time you just get a duplicate copy instead of a mirror copy (the same as if you had patterned it). A glitch I'm sure, but one that should be addressed.

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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

02-28-2013 04:59 AM in reply to: steve.west

Please enter your requests in the Inventor IdeaStation forum.  That's currently the official place for such things.  This "2014 Wish List" thread has no official status, so your contributions here may have no affect.

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Message 129 of 138 (518 Views)

Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

03-13-2013 05:05 AM in reply to: FProcp

I could really use, bolted connections build in to frame generator...

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Re: Inventor 2014 Wish List?

03-13-2013 02:13 PM in reply to: dan_inv09

I'd settle for a global setting in application options that allows me to set and leave my Measure Distance Precision Units.


Will AutoDesk ever do this?  Seems like a no-brainer.



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