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jbauer
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Registered: ‎04-25-2012
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Re-Sizable Panel

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11-12-2012 07:33 AM

I was hoping someone could help me with the following issue.

I would like to make a aluminum framed panel template that I can enter in the height and width dimensions and then save the panel assembly into it's own unique part#. Right now, when I design enclosure, I will have multiple sizes of framed panel and I typically have to manually change the length and width dimensions for the individual extrusion members, then change the panel size manually. I re-name the new extrusions and panels to avoid file name conflicts. Is there a way to simplify the process? 

Like I said before, I will have multiple "section"(SEC) assemblies in each main assembly file. 

I attached a zip file with my aluminum framed panel assembly.

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PaulMunford
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Registered: ‎11-13-2006
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Re: Re-Sizable Panel

11-12-2012 01:37 PM in reply to: jbauer

Look into skeletal modelling:

http://cadsetterout.com/inventor-tutorials/assembly-techniques-for-woodworkers-the-skeletal-modellin...

 

or iCopy:

http://cadsetterout.com/inventor-tutorials/autodesk-inventor-icopy-tutorial/

 

Copying an Inventor assembly has it's wn challenges. There's some good advice here:

http://cadsetterout.com/inventor-tutorials/the-secrets-of-copying-assembly-files/

 

Let us know how you get on!

 

Paul

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