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meck
Posts: 362
Registered: ‎02-11-2004
Message 1 of 4 (235 Views)

No Parameter Name for Offset Plane

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06-22-2012 06:35 AM

All previous releases of Inventor before 2013 would display the name of the parameter that controls the offset value of a plane. While editing an offset plane you could see the name either in the title of the pop up or by holding your cursor over the parameter value. In release 2013 I have been unable to find the parameter name anywhere when editing the plane. I have a lot of equations in my models. Being able to track down bugs is difficult enough without not knowing what parameter I'm looking at.

 

Is there a setting I need to turn on/off to get the parameter name to display again?

Mike Eck
Senior Designer/ CAD Programmer
Howden North America
Using Inventor 2013
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mrattray
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Registered: ‎09-13-2011
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Re: No Parameter Name for Offset Plane

06-22-2012 07:23 AM in reply to: meck

Are you using the mini toolbar? They haven't ever shown parameter names, it's a "known issue". Instead, drill into the browser and look at the mate for the plane. You'll see the parameter name there.

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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bobvdd
Posts: 571
Registered: ‎11-23-2005
Message 3 of 4 (225 Views)

Re: No Parameter Name for Offset Plane

06-22-2012 08:56 AM in reply to: mrattray

This would only work in the assembly environment.

In a part there is a tooltip that tells you in which feature a parameter is used (better than nothing):

 

workplane.jpg

 

We have already logged defect on this in our database:

 

1462266 Mini toolbar does not show the value of formulas

 

Bob

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meck
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Message 4 of 4 (217 Views)

Re: No Parameter Name for Offset Plane

06-22-2012 10:30 AM in reply to: bobvdd

Thanks for the response. At least now I know it's not me and that the issue is on the agenda.

Mike Eck
Senior Designer/ CAD Programmer
Howden North America
Using Inventor 2013
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