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kdlklm
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Small diameter square tube?

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02-26-2011 01:14 PM

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.

 

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JDMather
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Re: Small diameter square tube?

02-26-2011 01:39 PM in reply to: kdlklm

You can publish your own profiles to the Content Center for use in the Frame Generator.

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Re: Small diameter square tube?

02-26-2011 02:04 PM in reply to: JDMather

is there some kind of tutorial on how to do that in Inventor 2011.

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Dennis_Jeffrey
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Re: Small diameter square tube?

02-26-2011 06:32 PM in reply to: kdlklm

Here's a start.

 

http://teknigroup.com/AU2008

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Re: Small diameter square tube?

01-14-2013 10:15 AM in reply to: Dennis_Jeffrey

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. :smileyfrustrated:

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Re: Small diameter square tube?

01-14-2013 11:10 AM in reply to: bhahn

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-ETO-IdeaStation/idb-p/1231

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Re: Small diameter square tube?

01-14-2013 11:41 AM in reply to: JDMather

Idea station post submitted. Please +1 it if you've had this problem:

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation/More-ANSI-sizes-in-Frame-Generator/idi-p/3752638

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RobJV
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Re: Small diameter square tube?

01-14-2013 01:42 PM in reply to: bhahn

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.

 

Rob

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Re: Small diameter square tube?

01-14-2013 06:04 PM in reply to: JDMather

JDMather wrote:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-ETO-IdeaStation/idb-p/1231


JD, I think the link you want is Inventor IdeaStation not the ETO IdeaStation (whatever that is!).

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