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msklein
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SHRINK WRAP

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10-13-2009 12:57 PM
Is shrink wrap a new function of 2010? Also can i get a brief expiation of it, and how it works as compared to derived assy?
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msk
also can it be used for getting the weight of the assy for proposal drawings?
Edited by: msklein on Oct 13, 2009 8:01 PM
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Re: SHRINK WRAP

10-13-2009 01:20 PM in reply to: msklein
New in 2010.

You could tell it to remove small features.
You could tell it to fill holes.
With openings patched you could "flood fill" internal voids to solidify in to one monolithic mass.
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10-13-2009 01:26 PM in reply to: msklein
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10-13-2009 01:40 PM in reply to: msklein
Also you can checkout the Inventor "Pod-Casts" on iTunes

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Re: SHRINK WRAP

10-13-2009 06:46 PM in reply to: msklein
Actually the shrinkwrap add in is available for IV2009
I use it often
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Re: SHRINK WRAP

10-14-2009 10:37 AM in reply to: msklein
I'm using 2009 and could'nt find a listing for it in the help file. Which is why i'm looking for more detailed info.
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10-14-2009 10:45 AM in reply to: msklein
http://labs.autodesk.com/files/201_300/299/file_299.pdf

http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/inventor_shrinkwrap/overview/
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Re: SHRINK WRAP

10-15-2009 08:27 AM in reply to: msklein
Just so you all know, the Shrink Wrap addin for 2009 and the Shrink Wrap functionality in 2010 are fundamentally different, the latter being a LOT more powerful. How you ask? In addition to what has been posted above

1. 2009 addin can only produce solid shrinkwraps, 2010 can produce composite shrinkwraps consisting of only the visible faces from part solids (as compared to the entire solid in 2009) resulting in a MUCH lighter model (smaller file size).

2. 2009 addin booleans the solids together (unites them into one blob). This can get really expensive in terms of performance and is often prone to failure. In 2010 you can avoid booleans altogether by creating a multi-body solid shrinkwrap (if you need a solid result) or composite SW.

3. There are a lot of options in 2010 fpr fine-tuning the results - exclude small parts, include only parts that are more than X% visible, etc.

Just wanted to point out that the two are qualitatively different (apples and oranges...) If you can choose, go with the 2010 Shrink Wrap functionality.

HTH,
Santosh
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