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slightlyagitatedwookie
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Registered: ‎12-17-2002
Message 1 of 25 (65 Views)

New user- How should I handle standard steel shapes?

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11-25-2002 04:59 AM
I've searched all the posts in this NG and haven't found anything like this. My aplogies if this has already been covered.
Our company uses mostly steel shapes. I would like to set up an ipart (I think?) to be able to bring them into an assembly and input the length but then become adaptable also (for easy revisions). I would like to have the following items shoe up in my parts list: Itm, Qty, Description (W6"x15# for example) Length,Mass.

So far I have dwonloaded a few iparts of steel shapes from Charles bliss' site. I have managed to get it use the "Length" parameter in the parts list. I'm stuck trying to get the description.

If I can figure out one shape, then it will be easy to do the same for the others.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Heath
*DJSpaceMouse
Message 2 of 25 (64 Views)

Re: New user- How should I handle standard steel shapes?

11-25-2002 05:07 AM in reply to: slightlyagitatedwookie
Someone, please correct me if I'm wrong, but if he
makes the length of the extrusion (Inventor calls it Parameters for whatever
reason) adaptive in the iPart factory and makes it a Custom iPart instead of a
Standard, wouldn't that work for him?


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I've
searched all the posts in this NG and haven't found anything like this. My
aplogies if this has already been covered.
Our company uses mostly steel
shapes. I would like to set up an ipart (I think?) to be able to bring them
into an assembly and input the length but then become adaptable also (for easy
revisions). I would like to have the following items shoe up in my parts list:
Itm, Qty, Description (W6"x15# for example) Length,Mass.

So far I have dwonloaded a few iparts of steel shapes from Charles bliss'
site. I have managed to get it use the "Length" parameter in the parts list.
I'm stuck trying to get the description.

If I can figure out one shape, then it will be easy to do the same for the
others.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Heath

Active Member
slightlyagitatedwookie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎12-17-2002
Message 3 of 25 (64 Views)

Re:

11-25-2002 05:13 AM in reply to: slightlyagitatedwookie
I should add too that we use the standard shape and then put holes, miters, copes and other details in it after. I suppose this hoses the whole ipart idea? Would a table driven part be better (use as template?)

Heath
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jiml
Posts: 387
Registered: ‎12-10-2003
Message 4 of 25 (64 Views)

Re:

11-25-2002 05:19 AM in reply to: slightlyagitatedwookie
look at cmgi software at http://cadmanagementgroup.com
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jiml
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Message 5 of 25 (64 Views)

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11-25-2002 05:20 AM in reply to: slightlyagitatedwookie
ps it does the discription for you real nice change part size dis. updates
*Streich, Keith
Message 6 of 25 (65 Views)

Re: New user- How should I handle standard steel shapes?

11-25-2002 05:35 AM in reply to: slightlyagitatedwookie
I know there was a nice little program someone
created called "Steel Creator" which runs with Inventor.  It's on Sean's
site. http://www.sdotson.com/

 

Keith


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I've
searched all the posts in this NG and haven't found anything like this. My
aplogies if this has already been covered.
Our company uses mostly steel
shapes. I would like to set up an ipart (I think?) to be able to bring them
into an assembly and input the length but then become adaptable also (for easy
revisions). I would like to have the following items shoe up in my parts list:
Itm, Qty, Description (W6"x15# for example) Length,Mass.

So far I have dwonloaded a few iparts of steel shapes from Charles bliss'
site. I have managed to get it use the "Length" parameter in the parts list.
I'm stuck trying to get the description.

If I can figure out one shape, then it will be easy to do the same for the
others.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Heath

*Dotson, Sean
Message 7 of 25 (64 Views)

Re:

11-25-2002 05:38 AM in reply to: slightlyagitatedwookie
You can still use iparts but they would be "custom iparts" in that the
length would be described by a custom parameter. See the thread
"iPart column as a user defined field?" for info on how to get the length of
a custom ipart into the BOM. This ultimatley was not what the user wanted
but being the nice (and dense) guys we are we explained it there

--
Sean Dotson, PE
http://www.sdotson.com
...sleep is for the weak..
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"slightlyagitatedwookie" wrote in message
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I should add too that we use the standard shape and then put holes, miters,
copes and other details in it after. I suppose this hoses the whole ipart
idea? Would a table driven part be better (use as template?)
Heath
*Gwin, Hal
Message 8 of 25 (64 Views)

Re:

11-25-2002 05:41 AM in reply to: slightlyagitatedwookie
You can also use the iPart as a template.  Set
the table to the shape and length you desire, SAVECOPYAS, open the new part and
delete the table.  That turns the new part from an iPart to a normal part,
then modify as desired.


--
Hal Gwin
Mechanical
Designer
Xenogen
*Caldwell, Larry
Message 9 of 25 (64 Views)

Re:

11-25-2002 07:58 AM in reply to: slightlyagitatedwookie
Steel Creator; nice little program. It doesn't
have small I-Beams I noticed, I needed a 2" I-Beam but I think 4" was the
smallest. Still it is a neat program.

~Larry


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I know there was a nice little program someone
created called "Steel Creator" which runs with Inventor.  It's on Sean's
site.
href="http://www.sdotson.com/">http://www.sdotson.com/

 

Keith


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
I've
searched all the posts in this NG and haven't found anything like this. My
aplogies if this has already been covered.
Our company uses mostly steel
shapes. I would like to set up an ipart (I think?) to be able to bring them
into an assembly and input the length but then become adaptable also (for
easy revisions). I would like to have the following items shoe up in my
parts list: Itm, Qty, Description (W6"x15# for example) Length,Mass.

So far I have dwonloaded a few iparts of steel shapes from Charles bliss'
site. I have managed to get it use the "Length" parameter in the parts list.
I'm stuck trying to get the description.

If I can figure out one shape, then it will be easy to do the same for
the others.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Heath

*Estabrooks, David
Message 10 of 25 (64 Views)

Re:

11-25-2002 08:52 PM in reply to: slightlyagitatedwookie
That  file doesn't seem to be there
anymore.

 


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">

I know there was a nice little program someone
created called "Steel Creator" which runs with Inventor.  It's on Sean's
site.
href="http://www.sdotson.com/">http://www.sdotson.com/

 

Keith


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
I've
searched all the posts in this NG and haven't found anything like this. My
aplogies if this has already been covered.
Our company uses mostly steel
shapes. I would like to set up an ipart (I think?) to be able to bring them
into an assembly and input the length but then become adaptable also (for
easy revisions). I would like to have the following items shoe up in my
parts list: Itm, Qty, Description (W6"x15# for example) Length,Mass.

So far I have dwonloaded a few iparts of steel shapes from Charles bliss'
site. I have managed to get it use the "Length" parameter in the parts list.
I'm stuck trying to get the description.

If I can figure out one shape, then it will be easy to do the same for
the others.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Heath

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