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scott.sheppard
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Inventor Simplification Technology Preview available on Autodesk Labs

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04-11-2012 07:59 AM

Inventor Simplification is a free technology preview of a new and easy way to simplify parts and assemblies for downstream consumption. The shrinkwrap feature was added to Autodesk® Inventor® software several releases ago. Since that time we’ve collected feedback on various ways to improve the workflow. We think we have a much better way to simplify models and wanted to share it with you as soon as possible.

 

http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/inventor_simplification/

 

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karthur1
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Re: Inventor Simplification Technology Preview available on Autodesk Labs

04-11-2012 08:12 AM in reply to: scott.sheppard

 

What versions of Inventor does this work with?

 

Check the links on the Autodesk //Labs_ page.

 

 

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DarrenP
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04-11-2012 08:29 AM in reply to: karthur1

it looks like 2013 only

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04-11-2012 09:40 AM in reply to: DarrenP

Here is a Blog Post I did about this.

 

http://inventortopix.blogspot.com/2012/04/inventor-simplification-technology.html

 

 

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04-11-2012 10:18 AM in reply to: DarrenP

WOW FINALLY!!!

Now I have a reason to load 2013... And here I just told our IT guy that I probably won't load the new version of Inventor at all this year and just hope for something good in 2014.. I'm taking that comment back.. 2013 will be installed JUST so I can use the simplification tool..

 

Excellent job Autodesk.. Thats probably the best thing to come to Inventor in the past 5 years or so..

Any time a customer calls asking for a dumb solid of one of our products I just shudder knowing that I need to fire up the junky shrinkwrap tool and spend 30+ minutes or more just getting 1 assembly to where I'm happy with it.. This looks like a HUGE time saver..

 

and now we know 1 thing that will be in INV 2014 (it better be)

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04-11-2012 12:53 PM in reply to: mcgyvr

I am very happy to see the Cap Holes in the Part Environment.  That was something the inital purchase of technology Autodesk purchased did very nicely (the old iShell tool).  I was very upset when I lost it in favor of simply adding the Derive tools.  This allows patching and solid filling of holes but allows you to exclude holes you need to retain for mounting purposes.

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MaximUdod
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05-27-2012 11:42 PM in reply to: Mark_Flayler

High promising add-in, but

Could anybody do the following:

Open ...\Inventor 2013\Samples\Models\Parts\Hairdryer\Hairdryer.ipt (samples should be installed).

press "Cap Holes"

press "Detect" ... in 5 sec it says "2 patches"....

press "OK" in 20 sec ... "A software problem has caused Autodesk Inventor to close unexpectedly..."

 

Is it my personal problem or could be reproduced by others?

 

 

 

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05-28-2012 12:22 PM in reply to: MaximUdod

I tried it, and I didn't get the error message. But:

- There are 8 further gaps, that need to be selected manually

- If you select the middle loops of the 7 cooling slots, you get no useable result

- The whole thing is too slow

- I don't like the mini toolbar

- The part is not the very best sample. I think, there will be several problems with the slots in plastic part tooling,

 

Walter

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05-30-2012 11:56 PM in reply to: wh

Have found the root of issue on my PC - 3rd party addin from Autodesk Apps ("iProperties Manager" ) is to blame.

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jeff.aguilera
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Re: Inventor Simplification Technology Preview available on Autodesk Labs

08-14-2012 05:21 AM in reply to: scott.sheppard

Simplification worked perfectly the first couple of times I used it, but then I downloaded the service pack and now it fails every time....

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