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Part representation in drawing... can it be a symbol?

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09-14-2012 11:25 AM

Perhaps I'm confusing Substiute LOD's and some feature of the Punch representation?????

 

I need to show column locations in a Plan (overhead) view.  The columns are so small that they don't show up very well.  Is there an "automagic" (I'd prefer not to have to manually place some kind of sketched symbol on each columns linework) way to do a PART REP (so-called) in a drawing?

 

I'm using 2012 Premium.

 

Thanks In Advance (TIA),

John

Well I have not found a way but this is what we do for a work around when I was doing buildings. I have a sketch that is in my master beam and in the IDW I show the sketch not the best way but a way that has worked for us.

 

Mod sketch.JPG

 

Beam sketch.JPG

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09-14-2012 12:10 PM in reply to: jdavis417

Not sure what you are asking do you  have a pic that I may get a better understanding?


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Re: Part representation in drawing... can it be a symbol?

09-14-2012 12:21 PM in reply to: jletcher

Surely (huh, don't call you Shirley?)!

 

Perhaps I've though of a few reasons why this might not be possible...???

Such "substitution" in Plan view might work okay, but what about a Profile???

 

Anywho, the attached image show the Sketched Symbol placed on the column linework to increase it's visibility.

 

Thanks again,

 

John

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09-14-2012 12:27 PM in reply to: jdavis417

OK just so I am thinking right the red dots are the column in question correct?


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09-14-2012 12:35 PM in reply to: jletcher

In the words of Ed McMahon, "You are correct, sir. (hic)".

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09-14-2012 12:53 PM in reply to: jdavis417

Well I have not found a way but this is what we do for a work around when I was doing buildings. I have a sketch that is in my master beam and in the IDW I show the sketch not the best way but a way that has worked for us.

 

Mod sketch.JPG

 

Beam sketch.JPG


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10-04-2012 09:41 AM in reply to: jletcher

James,

 

Thanks again.  I've marked this as a "solution", but now am having difficulty getting the sketch to show in my drawings...

it's "visible" in the part... 

 

What am I missing?  Any suggestions?

 

thanks,

 

John

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10-04-2012 09:49 AM in reply to: jdavis417

jdavis417 wrote:

... but now am having difficulty getting the sketch to show in my drawings...

it's "visible" in the part... 


This question has come up 3 times today.

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/retrieve-a-bend-from-sweep/td-p/3646098

 

very rare for it to come up at all.  What's going on today?

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Re: Part representation in drawing... can it be a symbol?

10-04-2012 09:59 AM in reply to: jdavis417

Just right click on the part in the browser show sketch. or you can change your select options  to parts and pick them from the view (faster) in view left click part then right click get sketches.


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10-04-2012 11:50 AM in reply to: jletcher

That's what I thought... that's what I tried... it works SOMETIMES.

 

sometimes.png

 

I'm in 2012.  Any idea why it's not consistent?

 

Also, in JDMather's example he shows an "Enable" option when right-clicking on the (non-visible) sketch.  In the drawing environment, a sketch in a part does not EVER appear in the history browser for me.  What gives?

 

Thanks to all,

 

John

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