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SteveFrey
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Selecting Frame Generator Members In Browser vs. On Screen

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11-29-2012 09:07 AM

I commonly need to select frame generator members to change visibility, etc. but since they are all contained in a single frame I need to do this in the browser.  This can be difficult because I need to zoom in on the screen while having the section of the browser visible on screen at the same time.  Is there a way that I can individually select each member in the assembly without using the browser?

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Thanks.  When you say repeated dimensions are you referring to the top area where the grill bars are located?  I use a formula here (49.438) driven dimension then reference each space divided by the number required.

 

How would I use the equal constraint?  Highlight select and then hit =  I'll try it.  Thanks.

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Re: Selecting Frame Generator Members In Browser vs. On Screen

11-29-2012 09:18 AM in reply to: SteveFrey

Set your selection Filter to Part Priority.

 

Also - it looks to me like you have a lot of repeated dimensions - I prefer to use equal (=) constraints instead.

You can window or crossing window select and hit = on the keyboard.

 

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Re: Selecting Frame Generator Members In Browser vs. On Screen

11-29-2012 09:54 AM in reply to: JDMather

Thanks.  When you say repeated dimensions are you referring to the top area where the grill bars are located?  I use a formula here (49.438) driven dimension then reference each space divided by the number required.

 

How would I use the equal constraint?  Highlight select and then hit =  I'll try it.  Thanks.

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Inventor 2013
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Re: Selecting Frame Generator Members In Browser vs. On Screen

11-29-2012 10:17 AM in reply to: SteveFrey

I generally have zero dulpicated dimensions unless there is a chance that I know a couple of dimensions might need to be edited independently as the design changes.

 

You also have a bunch of 90° dimensions rather than Perpendicular constraints.

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