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Analyze Interference-Make & retain a measurable red solid out of the result

Status: Accepted
by Distinguished Contributor gcross on ‎01-17-2013 07:40 PM

When you find an interference in an assembly you cannot measure the resulting red interference to help you accurately eliminate the interference. As soon as you start to measure the red interference goes away.


The information you get is not very practical to a lot of us. Who cares about the centroid & the volume? We just need the distance to change the parts to quickly eliminate the interference.


The dialog box should have a check box to retain the interfering solid for long enough to measure it & without adding the solid as a new part, of course.


Mechanical Desktop did this very well.



Status: Accepted
Accepted ideas [US14609] [US14610]. Thanks!
by Valued Contributor MattH_Work on ‎01-18-2013 04:30 AM

Didn't I see an addin somewhere that would build a new part / solid from the interference between components?

Although this can be done via an addin, it does seem like is should be built in. you generate the graphics already (the hard work is done) just let them remain on screen afterwards

by *Expert Elite* on ‎01-28-2013 01:20 PM

It would also be helpful if it didnt show interference between threaded holes and the fastener.  When I run an interference check, that makes up 99% of the volume.  Its hard to decifer this out to find the "Real" interference.

by Valued Contributor cadull_rb on ‎01-28-2013 02:12 PM

+1 for option to ignore thread interference

by Employee on ‎02-25-2013 09:10 AM
Status changed to: Under Review
These projects [US14609] [US14610] are under review by the development team.
by Employee on ‎03-12-2013 01:32 PM
Status changed to: Accepted
Accepted ideas [US14609] [US14610]. Thanks!
by *Expert Elite* on ‎04-19-2013 11:05 AM

I wouldn't use the word "ignore" for threads, I would say "let's be intelligent about thead interference". I think Inventor is smart enough to ignore two 1/4-20 threads that are interfering while still flagging out that you have a 1/4-20 screw in a #10-24 hole.

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