how can I get square tube as small as 1 inch in frame generator. The smallest I have is 1 1/4. Is there a content library that I can download that has smaller square tubing.
You can publish your own profiles to the Content Center for use in the Frame Generator.
Here's a start.
I totally understand and appreciate the ability to create custom shaped extrusions. However, I count no less than 27 sizes of square steel tubing smaller than 1 1/4" available right now from my steel supplier. Why does Inventor's library arbitrarily start at 1 1/4"? Expecting every user to custom make every COMMON size of extrusion is unfortunate on a CAD platform that is otherwise so amazing. This issue comes up often enough that I feel the need to set aside a LARGE chunk of my time to create a FULL library of steel extrusions smaller than what Inventor offers.
Idea station post submitted. Please +1 it if you've had this problem:
While I am more "concerned" about the lack of the common 1"x1" HSS in the CC, I would agree with you. Tubing/HSS sizes should start below 1.25". I would also say that creating custom structural parts for the CC is easier said than done if you want to include proper formatting for BOMS and partlists.
JD, I think the link you want is Inventor IdeaStation not the ETO IdeaStation (whatever that is!).
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