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*peebles, scott
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"rounddown" command?

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11-04-2002 12:18 AM
Is there a command for "rounding down" numbers when working with parameter
equations???

For example, I want to use this equation to determine the number of mounting
holes in a variable length part: # holes = ((overall length - (dist from
end x 2)) / rough hole spacing) rounded down



I will then take this "rounded down" number and use it to determine the
spacing between holes: hole spacing = (overall length - (dist from end x
2)) / (# holes - 1)

I know this can be done by linking to an excel file but I thought there
should be a way to accomplish these equations in IV without having to link
to an excel file.

Is there a better way to accomplish this???

Thanks
Scott
*KJohnson
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Re: "rounddown" command?

11-04-2002 12:39 AM in reply to: *peebles, scott
try the function ceil. Look on www.sdotson.com for a pdf explaining all the
functions in inventor.

Kathy Johnson
"scott peebles" wrote in message
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> Is there a command for "rounding down" numbers when working with parameter
> equations???
>
> For example, I want to use this equation to determine the number of
mounting
> holes in a variable length part: # holes = ((overall length - (dist from
> end x 2)) / rough hole spacing) rounded down
>
>
>
> I will then take this "rounded down" number and use it to determine the
> spacing between holes: hole spacing = (overall length - (dist from end x
> 2)) / (# holes - 1)
>
> I know this can be done by linking to an excel file but I thought there
> should be a way to accomplish these equations in IV without having to link
> to an excel file.
>
> Is there a better way to accomplish this???
>
> Thanks
> Scott
>
>
*Keller, Kent
Message 3 of 4 (229 Views)

Re:

11-04-2002 12:45 AM in reply to: *peebles, scott
Actually wouldn't it be floor that he wants.. .. unless I am reading it wrong.

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Kent
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"KJohnson" wrote in message
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> try the function ceil. Look on www.sdotson.com for a pdf explaining all the
> functions in inventor.
>
*KJohnson
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11-04-2002 12:47 AM in reply to: *peebles, scott
Yes you are correct. You also must have the function in the brackets as
coming out as unitless. Then multiply the floor()*1in or whatever.

Kathy Johnson
"Kent Keller" wrote in message
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> Actually wouldn't it be floor that he wants.. .. unless I am reading it
wrong.
>
> --
> Kent
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
>
> "KJohnson" wrote in message
> news:9D857514D2FD8B307FBC5494D0D33162@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > try the function ceil. Look on www.sdotson.com for a pdf explaining all
the
> > functions in inventor.
> >
>
>
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