Inventor General Discussion

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*J, Dave
Message 21 of 35 (60 Views)

Re:

12-04-2002 01:44 AM in reply to: zeni
Another workaround is to create a sketch, project
the geometries, draw a line over ref geometry line, delete ref geometry,
dimension. Not very good, but better then creating an IDW. Also, this will show
dist. to ID of thread if you have minor dia. option picked in hole
feature.


 

 


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I miss the precise geometry snapping the most.
Example: measuring the quadrant of a hole to perpendicular edge to
measure the amount of material remaining for bolt connections.  It's just
a different animal.  Animations are one huge advantage over
MDT.


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I
am new to Inventor. After spending a week or so on Inventor, doubts started
to grow in my mind.Before I get any deeper in Inventor, I have one simple
question if some one can kindly answer it.

NVENTOR REALLY ANY BETTER THAN MECH DESKTOP?? And if so then in what way?

I am in no way against the Inventor as I confessed my inexperience with
it. I really miss the snaping options, keyboard shortcuts and above all
keyboard entry of relative and absolute coordinates. Is there some
compensation for these in inventor?

Any one else share my thinking??

*Streich, Keith
Message 22 of 35 (60 Views)

Re:

12-04-2002 01:49 AM in reply to: zeni
Yes, but it would be nice to know while designing
and not needing a calculator on the side of my keyboard.


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The
measure tool certainly needs to be revised. I rarely use it. I create a idw of
my design or part and use the dimensioning features to obtain measurements.
You can find the amount of material left from edge of hole to edge of part
this way.
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MechMan_
Posts: 2,037
Registered: ‎12-12-2003
Message 23 of 35 (60 Views)

Re:

12-04-2002 02:08 AM in reply to: zeni
This is what I do. Create a sketch and draw a ling from the part edge and then coincident constrain the line to the centerpoint and edge of your hole. Place a driven dimension on the line to display the amount of material between the hole edge and part edge. As you change the hole location the sketched line and dimension will update to the new value. Turn off sketch visibility if you don't want to see it anymore. Works great for me. I'll sometimes have a few of these types of sketches to keep track of my design.

MechMan
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jiml
Posts: 387
Registered: ‎12-10-2003
Message 24 of 35 (60 Views)

Re:

12-04-2002 02:10 AM in reply to: zeni
why can't you do this now in inventor I can
*J, Dave
Message 25 of 35 (60 Views)

Re:

12-04-2002 02:10 AM in reply to: zeni
I'd like to see that. Can you do a "print screen"
and post it to the CF so we can all see?


 

 


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why
can't you do this now in inventor I can
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Message 26 of 35 (60 Views)

Re:

12-04-2002 02:13 AM in reply to: zeni
IV the BORG? Ouch. IMO ProE has to be the BORG of the 3D CAD world. I've never seen such a stiff and unexciting, yet surprisingly powerful, program.

IV has to be the USS Enterprise seeing how each one is getting updated to new versions faster than anything else out there. Let's see, IV is now on R6 and the Enterprise is now on it's 6th ship. ;-)

MechMan
*Snyder, Kevin
Message 27 of 35 (60 Views)

Re:

12-04-2002 02:38 AM in reply to: zeni
I thought I would weigh-in on this subject as
well.  I've only been using IV since I got it for nothing (minus the
Subscription costs, that is :smileyhappy:) when Autodesk Inventor Series came out.  I
had been a staunch supporter of MDT since it came out.  I use IV about 95%
of the time now.  I do need to go back to MDT for the surfacing
capability.  Most of our customers give us 'igs files which need to be
modified.  I have to admit I'm still playing with the surface capability in
IV.  I'm not sure whether it's up to the capability of MDT, but I'm still
learning.

 

I too, believe MDT is headed the same way as the
dinosaur.

 

kevin


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IV
is a better "design tool" than MDT because of how you can share data between
geometry and parts via projected geometry, adaptivity, shared sketches, and
derrived components. If you haven't tried these yet then you should give them
a go before giving up on IV.

Also the ability to simulate movement is priceless if you're designing
moving parts. Yes you can kind of do it in MDT but it's not nearly as nice and
powerful as IV.

A couple items I miss is MDT's measurement tools and MDT's flexible assy
constraints.

MechMan

*Dotson, Sean
Message 28 of 35 (60 Views)

Re:

12-04-2002 02:57 AM in reply to: zeni
..and I thought I was a geek
<vbg>

 

Just kidding Mech I couldn't resist...


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Sean Dotson, PE

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IV
the BORG? Ouch. IMO ProE has to be the BORG of the 3D CAD world. I've never
seen such a stiff and unexciting, yet surprisingly powerful, program.

IV has to be the USS Enterprise seeing how each one is getting updated to
new versions faster than anything else out there. Let's see, IV is now on R6
and the Enterprise is now on it's 6th ship. ;-)

MechMan

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MechMan_
Posts: 2,037
Registered: ‎12-12-2003
Message 29 of 35 (60 Views)

Re:

12-04-2002 03:06 AM in reply to: zeni
Somebody's gotta fill the gap in this group. Guru, expert, joker, instructor, author, moderator, programmer..they seem to be taken. ;-)

MechMan
*Koch, Erich
Message 30 of 35 (60 Views)

Re: IS INVENTOR REALLY ANY BETTER THAN MECH. DESKTOP??

12-04-2002 03:43 AM in reply to: zeni
I might as well jump in also. I started using IV about a year and half ago, and
came from MDT.
I took the 4 days class, and on Monday morning after the class I could not draw
a thing..... This is a different animal, a lot better once you think in IV terms
and not in MDT terms.

There is a lot that I like about the 2D part of ACAD. Still learning sslloowwlly
about the ins and outs of the 2D in Inventor, with the great help of this User
Group. Read as many posts as you can here, they have been a great help to me.
Whenever I have the time I download the files from CF to see how others approach
a solution. I have learned from studying the solutions to the "Inventor NG
World Cup" competition. Study those and see the way others solve the same
problem. When I see those solutions, I feel like at this point I know about
25% of the capability of the program. Sometimes very frustrating.
Stick to reading this news group and "you will soon be wearing walnuts the size
of diamonds"

Erich
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