Show used Plane or Geometry in Tree Browser for Sketches
Its much easier to redefine when a sketch loses its base plane.
For the sanity of CNC Cut File producers, a fundamental change in the way the text is exported throughout Inventor is needed... or I suspect a lower overhead approach would be a ’convert text to sketch geometry’ tool would suffice. It would only need to support single line fonts.
That would then deal with the arc aligned text problem, which you can't currently export at all via the IDW > AutoCAD DWG method. Multi-outline font (Normal fonts) requirements can currently be achieved using the emboss tool, which is only appropriate for decorative font machining.
Currently HSMWorks for SolidWorks can engrave single line text... the workflow to achieve a similar result in Inventor is far too convoluted. Having a decent solution for this in Inventor is long overdue and now blatantly obvious with the advent of Inventor HSM.
Create new part -> Create new Sketch: Part is rotated to xyz position.
But we have changed the original orientation in the View Cube Settings.
Change orientation acc View Cube settings on first New 2D Sketch?
Regularly we need to add some text to dimensionlines.
Of course we wants everybody uses the same text (in the same project).
To make this easy possible it would be nice if the edit dimension text box will be expand by options below.
To jump with cursor (2) to home or end of line add buttons like 1.
To add your own standard custom text, add buttons like 3.
Even this options can be used in the standard text box!
Create a Virtual Component (IAM) in a assembly. This Virtual sub-assembly is not saved in a seperate file and exists only in this assembly.
This opens the possibility to reuse combinations of parts through your assembly without saving all the subassemblies and creating files which needs numbers/filenames etc.
Create the Virtual Component by Demote Virtual Component Command.
Why do you have to mark seperate objects with Export Object?
This causes extra clicks and generates error (when the Eport Object is turned off)
Mark all Solids, Surfaces, sketches, workfeatures, etc automatically Export Object.
Then with Derived/Linked you can use all features.
And in a Vault environment you do not need to check out the derived part.
I would like to have the ability to copy/paste a model browser folder. Many times I have a group of virtual components, that I have neatly placed in a folder. I would like to be able to copy/paste this folder into another assembly.
My preferred worflow is to create a single sketch and share it between multiple features, rather than draw a lot of duplicate lines. This takes takes far too many clicks : click the little plus sign to unhide the sketch, right click the sketch, click "share," click the little minus sign to rehide the sketch (this step is theoretically skippable but doing so will make your model tree a mess), create the second feature, right click the now-visible shared sketch, click Visibility to make it invisible again. I feel like I spend half my day repeating those steps.
If you try to extrude/revolve/whatever without a shared (or new) sketch, you get a warning that "a 2d sketch is required to extrude/etc" with a prompt to create a sketch. I think that window should also have buttons to (2) "select a sketch to share" (this would temporarily "click" all those little plus signs and then once you make your selection "click" all the little minus signs) and, far more importantly, (1) "auto-share the most recently used sketch."
(A note about Visibility. Extruding/etc from a new sketch makes it unavailable for re-use [until you share it] and as such automatically turns its Visibility off. Extruding/etc from a shared sketch does not make it unavailable for re-use and as such does not turn its Visibility off. This makes sense, but as I already mentioned results in wasted mouse movement and clicks. Were the "auto-share" feature added, this could change: extruding/etc from a shared sketch could turn its Visibility off because re-using it again would be a simple matter of clicking the "auto-share the most recently used sketch" button again (though it this case the button's functionality would actually be "make most recently used sketch Visible"). )
A more flexible Extrusion command is needed.
We should be able to extrude the slot starting from the lower face with a distance of 0,2 inch
- one central entry point to modify the Geometry
- no additional Workplane needed
Add a pressure force to a model with fillets and rounds will be a time consuming and foul touchy action.
A button like used in the chamfer (edge chain buttons) or fillet (loop mode) command would make this job easier to select all faces.
When notching a frame member there should be an option to create a distance between the two members. This is only possible when doing a trim or miter. To me this is kind of strange since the need for distance is far more important when using notch. There is no way that i would cut something to the exact shape of another frame member and thinking it will fit when welding it.
We normally use a step-file for cutting the frame member in a laser cutting machine so the measurements is pretty exact.
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