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BrickPlacement
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Possible to create drawing from assembly of IGES files?

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05-03-2012 05:08 AM

I've got some IGES files, which I want to place into an assembly, and then create a drawing of the assembly.  

 

If I open the IGES and place it in a drawing it works.  If I create an assembly, place the same part, and then try and put the assembly into the drawing it doesn't work.  

 

Attached is the IGES file.  I'm using Inventor 2011.

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Re: Possible to create drawing from assembly of IGES files?

05-03-2012 05:10 AM in reply to: BrickPlacement

Convert to a solid

or

right click and select Include Surfaces in the drawing file of the assembly.

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Re: Possible to create drawing from assembly of IGES files?

05-03-2012 05:20 AM in reply to: JDMather

Nice, that gets me a drawing!

 

However, it only has external surfaces (using more complex parts than in previous uploaded file).  Sorry if this us unrelated, still new to this.

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Re: Possible to create drawing from assembly of IGES files?

05-03-2012 05:44 AM in reply to: BrickPlacement

What version of Inventor are you using?

I will try to post a pdf later that explains how to convert surface bodies to solids.

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Re: Possible to create drawing from assembly of IGES files?

05-03-2012 05:45 AM in reply to: JDMather

I'm using 2011.

 

A guide would be very useful.  I'm learning about breakout views at the moment, which might help... but would really appreciate that pdf if you have it lying around.  Thanks!

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Re: Possible to create drawing from assembly of IGES files?

05-03-2012 08:05 AM in reply to: BrickPlacement

That's a really nice, simple 'neutral' file to cut your teeth on. Using my limited experience, I managed to translate your .igs file very easily into a simple solid .ipt in about a minute.

I've recorded my process using snagit but it's a big file (63Mb) so I don't think I'll be able to post it on here. I can email it or upload it somewhere if you want to take a look?

All my neutral file conversion skills have been learned from a presentation that JD did at AU. I bought the tutorial and often refer back to it!!

 

 

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Re: Possible to create drawing from assembly of IGES files?

05-03-2012 08:13 AM in reply to: markc-uk
That's awesome! Would you be able to upload it to YouTube and post a link? I've got 20 odd parts to do, so a minute a piece isn't too bad. :smileyhappy:
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Re: Possible to create drawing from assembly of IGES files?

05-03-2012 08:50 AM in reply to: BrickPlacement

Erm, possibly....I'll speak to my social media consultant (12 year old son) when I get in from work.

If all goes well, it'll be on youtube in about an hour!!

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Re: Possible to create drawing from assembly of IGES files?

05-03-2012 08:51 AM in reply to: markc-uk
Fantastic, thanks! I'm out of the office until the morning now, so no immediate rush.
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Re: Possible to create drawing from assembly of IGES files?

05-03-2012 10:40 AM in reply to: BrickPlacement

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/AU2008/ML205-1P%20Mather.pdf

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/AU2008/ML205-1P-Dataset.zip

 

These are a little old - but works the same way in your release.

There is now something called Repair Environment in addition or rather than Construction Environment.  2010/2011/2012/2013

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