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steveh
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Joint/Constraint Control Panel so I can operate model like real world

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11-15-2013 01:08 PM

It would be a nice feature to have a control panel in Inventor where you could take certain driven constraints and put them on this control than hit a momentary button to make your model move. Once example would be a hydraulic cylinder. Presently, we drive the cylinder to put things into motion, but I have to access thru browser and usually add symbols to make the constraint stand out (See image). If I had a control panel where I could tie that driven constrain to it and depress a toggle/button which would activate the constrain. I would then have full control and almost act like it would in the real world.control constraints-joints.png

 

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Great idea, you should post in to the IdeaStation

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation/idb-p/v1232

 

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wwoehlke
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Re: Joint/Constraint Control Panel so I can operate model like real world

11-15-2013 02:13 PM in reply to: steveh
Yes i agree. I have a similar situation where I have a complex assembly with many moving parts and to show the motion I have to drive one constraint at a time, where in reality they would be simultaneous. In a presentation, you can group certain animations together, it would be nice to be able to group driven constraints like that and control them all together in one dialog with options for animating these complex machines closer to how they move in real life. Nice model by the way.
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Re: Joint/Constraint Control Panel so I can operate model like real world

11-16-2013 10:01 AM in reply to: steveh

Great idea, you should post in to the IdeaStation

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation/idb-p/v1232

 

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Re: Joint/Constraint Control Panel so I can operate model like real world

11-16-2013 10:01 AM in reply to: steveh

Great idea, you should post in to the IdeaStation:

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation/idb-p/v1232

 

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Re: Joint/Constraint Control Panel so I can operate model like real world

11-16-2013 10:20 AM in reply to: steveh

What would be wicked cool -  is if we could control motion of our DS mechanisms with a game joystick.

 

Oh man, I could see my students really getting to DS if that were possible.

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Re: Joint/Constraint Control Panel so I can operate model like real world

11-18-2013 05:46 AM in reply to: JDMather

Thanks Gang...

 

I was in a rush Friday when I did this and thought I was on the ideastation. Ooops.

 

It's their now. Would appreciate your Kudos when you get a chance.

 

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