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lpillatzke
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linking a dimension from one part to another

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10-01-2012 12:05 PM

Basically what I am trying to do is link the length of a flange on one part to a different part. Am I able to take the dimension from another part and say I want this flange to be a certain length plus the seperate part dimension?

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AndrewSears
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Re: linking a dimension from one part to another

10-01-2012 12:08 PM in reply to: lpillatzke
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JDMather
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Re: linking a dimension from one part to another

10-01-2012 12:10 PM in reply to: lpillatzke

Several options.

 

Multi-body solids.

 

Link to Excel spread sheet.

 

Derived Components - Named parameters.

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Adaptive top-down modeling.

 

I prefer in that order.  (more or less, depending on design intent)

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lpillatzke
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Re: linking a dimension from one part to another

10-01-2012 12:56 PM in reply to: JDMather

Is there a number I can call and have someone walk me through some of these steps. I am new to Inventor so I am still unsure of how to accomplish these things

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JDMather
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Re: linking a dimension from one part to another

10-01-2012 01:18 PM in reply to: lpillatzke

Where are you located?

I offer 3-day classes on beginning Inventor topics.

 

otherwise

There are many tutorials here

http://www.mcadforums.com

http://au.autodesk.com and other places.

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Re: linking a dimension from one part to another

10-01-2012 01:28 PM in reply to: lpillatzke

Hi lpillatzke,

 

If you can take JDMather up on his class offer, I'd highly recommend it, but if not and you can view youtube.com, here is a quick video showing the steps to link parameters between parts::

http://youtu.be/Q8Qt5hs7xpE?hd=1&t=1m43s

 

I hope this helps.
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