Inventor General Discussion

Reply
*Duncan Anderson
Message 11 of 38 (1,790 Views)

Re: PLTW Train

01-25-2008 08:09 AM in reply to: desitdt
A lot of users use Pack and Go - available by right clicking on the top level assembly from with Windows Explorer.

P&G will then collect everything that is needed, you can then zip it for posting.


--
Duncan
"Humour ... is one man shouting gibberish in the face of authority, and proving by fabricated insanity that nothing could be
as mad as what passes for ordinary living."
(Terence 'Spike' Milligan K.B.E., 1918-2002)
www.autodesk.co.uk/inventorjobs
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375


wrote in message news:5830149@discussion.autodesk.com...
ok really sorry i didnt realize it only refrenced the parts... ok here are all the parts, the train, and the track.
*Expert Elite*
JDMather
Posts: 27,610
Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Message 12 of 38 (1,789 Views)

Re: PLTW Train

01-25-2008 11:39 AM in reply to: desitdt
Your trainandtrack assembly references a newtrain assembly but you included a different train assembly.

I could do the problem for you but not sure you would get much out of that. It would be better to explain where you went wrong and fix your model if you can post the actual files you are now working with.

As a sidebar I also saw some stuff in the tutorial that indicates to me the person who wrote the tutorial doesn't know how to use Inventor properly. The problems I saw shouldn't effect what you are trying to do but it just bothers me to see stuff like Pi rounded when it is harder to round than just type PI.
Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autodesk Inventor 2014 Certified Professional
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Professional
Inventor Professional 2015-SP1 64-bit
http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm
Active Contributor
desitdt
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎01-14-2008
Message 13 of 38 (1,789 Views)

Re: PLTW Train

01-28-2008 07:28 AM in reply to: desitdt
ok i finally figured out how to do pack and go...sry for the wait..if somone can styill help me with this is i would be appreciated.

files are here: http://www.mediafire.com/?2ezf7gym9ds
It was tio big to post on site.
Distinguished Contributor
Josh_Petitt
Posts: 5,400
Registered: ‎09-21-2004
Message 14 of 38 (1,789 Views)

Re: PLTW Train

01-28-2008 07:53 AM in reply to: desitdt
>P&G will then collect everything that is needed, you can then zip it for posting

In addition, it will also make a project file to reference the components with. Also a very handy feature.
Active Contributor
desitdt
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎01-14-2008
Message 15 of 38 (1,789 Views)

Re: PLTW Train

01-29-2008 03:40 AM in reply to: desitdt
.
Active Contributor
desitdt
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎01-14-2008
Message 16 of 38 (1,789 Views)

Re: PLTW Train

01-29-2008 07:00 AM in reply to: desitdt
can somone please help me with this...it needs to be finished by thursday
*Expert Elite*
Inv_kaos
Posts: 728
Registered: ‎07-26-2007
Message 17 of 38 (1,790 Views)

Re: PLTW Train

01-29-2008 05:53 PM in reply to: desitdt
Have a look at the assembly attached. I have put the track in the same .iam as the train parts, as per the pictures of the tutorials. I added the crank constraint relative to the wheel and then created the formula for the flush constraint to drive the train.
It would have been easier if the parts had been created properly, about the origin planes. So you will notice I have added a few extra work planes and re-constrained the train relative to the track.
The crank constraint has been renamed Drive Me, give it a go.
I have only done the first part but it should be enough for you to work out how to create a motion constraint as per the second part of the tutorial.

I hope it helps
Regards
Stewart
Please mark as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question or "Kudos" if you found it useful.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Stew, AICP
Inventor Professional 2013, Autodesk Simulation Multiphysics 2013
Windows 7 x64 Core i7 32GB Ram FX2000
Member
inventor32
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-10-2008
Message 18 of 38 (1,789 Views)

Re: PLTW Train

02-10-2008 10:35 PM in reply to: desitdt
can someone get me the cow catcher
Member
inventor32
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-10-2008
Message 19 of 38 (1,789 Views)

Re: PLTW Train

02-10-2008 10:47 PM in reply to: desitdt
hey Inv_kaos can you post all parts incluing the cow catcher
Active Contributor
desitdt
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎01-14-2008
Message 20 of 38 (1,789 Views)

Re: PLTW Train

02-12-2008 03:29 AM in reply to: desitdt
i was just looking at the forums when i saw you responded with more help on the train. Even though the project is already turned in i would like to get this to work. So on this model you added extra work planes (i dont know what i did wrong on these), reconstrained the train to the track using the planes instead of the flush constraint previously used on the side of the train, and made a new formula for the flush constraint (can you tell me how this formula works?). So i have 2 questions

1) Since the track is now constrained to the Straight track plane, is the reason it switches between each track piece's plane a result of the component pattern.

2) How would you make a plane in the middle of the curved track for it to continue around the oval? You did it before with that guide rail but i didnt know how you did it.
Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions or visit the Installation and Licensing Forum to get help installing your software.