Inventor General Discussion

## Inventor General Discussion

*Peteter
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# Scaling in Inventor

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11-22-2002 08:50 PM
How do you scale parts or sketches? I am new to this program. Did not see
command, nor mentioning in the book.

regard peter
*Hinterhoeller, Richard
Message 2 of 5 (457 Views)

# Re: Scaling in Inventor

11-22-2002 09:59 PM in reply to: *Peteter
Peter:

I'm not sure what you are trying to do so I'll throw some answers
together in the hopes that it helps.

In the modelling environment, everything is done full scale. If the
part is 100 feet long, dimension it as such.

When you create a view of the part in a drawing, you insert it a a
suitable scale.

Richard
*Harvey, Roger
Message 3 of 5 (457 Views)

# Re: Scaling in Inventor

11-23-2002 05:47 AM in reply to: *Peteter
Peteter

There are at least three methods. All are a bit awkward.

1) You can do a derived part which has an input for scale factor.

2) You can define a user parameter and multiply the part dimensions by the
parameter. Set the factor to 1 for full scale and just change the value to
scale all dimensions.

3) You can also drive the part dimensions from a spreadsheet and scale the
values by a factor. This method works pretty much like 2).

Roger
*Peteter
Message 4 of 5 (457 Views)

# Re:

11-23-2002 08:37 PM in reply to: *Peteter
Thanks for your help. I need to scale my part to get right shrink.

regards peter
"Roger Harvey" wrote in message
> Peteter
>
> There are at least three methods. All are a bit awkward.
>
> 1) You can do a derived part which has an input for scale factor.
>
> 2) You can define a user parameter and multiply the part dimensions by the
> parameter. Set the factor to 1 for full scale and just change the value
to
> scale all dimensions.
>
> 3) You can also drive the part dimensions from a spreadsheet and scale the
> values by a factor. This method works pretty much like 2).
>
> Roger
>
>
*McConnell, Cory
Message 5 of 5 (457 Views)

# Re:

11-23-2002 11:19 PM in reply to: *Peteter
In that case I would use a derived part - that is if the shrinkage is equal
in all directions.

--
Cory McConnell
BJ Pipeline Inspection
"Peteter" wrote in message
> Thanks for your help. I need to scale my part to get right shrink.
>
> regards peter
> "Roger Harvey" wrote in message
> > Peteter
> >
> > There are at least three methods. All are a bit awkward.
> >
> > 1) You can do a derived part which has an input for scale factor.
> >
> > 2) You can define a user parameter and multiply the part dimensions by
the
> > parameter. Set the factor to 1 for full scale and just change the value
> to
> > scale all dimensions.
> >
> > 3) You can also drive the part dimensions from a spreadsheet and scale
the
> > values by a factor. This method works pretty much like 2).
> >
> > Roger
> >
> >
>
>
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