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tallhamn
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Part file with multiple instances of multiple solids

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04-18-2013 07:33 PM

I'm designing a part that in Autodesk Inventor 2013 that is constructed from several layers laminated together. I have 4 layers:

F (front)

M1 (middle, variation one)

M2 (middle, variation two)

B (back)

 

The final solid will lhave 17 layers laid out like this:

 

F | M1 | M2 | M1 | M2 | M1 | M2 ... | B

 

I currently have a part file containing

 

F | M1 | M2

 

What's the best way to create this solid if I want to a) keep all instances of M1 and M2 in sync, and b) make it easy to work on all 4 layers. Do I have to export F, M1, M2, and B as individual parts and import them into an assembly or can I keep them in one part file? I really like the ability to be able to work on all the solids at the same time because they're visually dependant on each other.

 

Thanks!

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Re: Part file with multiple instances of multiple solids

04-18-2013 07:56 PM in reply to: tallhamn
I am thinking multi-body solid...
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Re: Part file with multiple instances of multiple solids

04-18-2013 10:30 PM in reply to: blair

Hi Blair,

 

I have an IPT part file with 3 solids right now; it contains F, M1, M2 mentioned above.

 

I need 8 x M1 and 7 x M2. Can you please elaborate?

 

Thanks,

Marcus

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Re: Part file with multiple instances of multiple solids

04-19-2013 08:36 AM in reply to: tallhamn

You can have multi instances of the same solid. It would have be labeled different. It may be the same material but I doubt it can be the same item. This would then become an some form of assembly. I guess I miss understood what you were really trying to do.

 

 

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Re: Part file with multiple instances of multiple solids

04-21-2013 08:04 PM in reply to: blair

I ended up using rectangular pattern and that did the trick!

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