The below picutre shows a problem, where in an Inventor drawing when mutliple center marks are selected, the "Align to Edge" command only modifys one center mark and not all of the selected.
A user who has many center marks in their drawing must manually align them one by one, which would be time consuming, so it would be great if multiple center marks could be selected and aligned with one click.
Ever had a drawing where you wanted an aligned to edge orientation for a break view? I have!!!
If yes, please vote to add this simple yet highly effective functionality I feel has always been missing.
Example. Bent piece of pipe that I wanted to put on a B size drawing and in full scale. Can't use the Break tool on the bent section and keep the break aligned how I want it due to limitation of only Vertical or Horizontal Break orientation....
Result of horizontal break. Not nice to look at in this case is it?
My proposed fancy new "Aligned" orientation button....
You would use Edge selection to select the edge you want your Break to be perpendicular to (or possibly ability to edit the Break properties at the sketch level?).....
The end result would be a MUCH nicer and desired result....
When mating an axis from one part to another it often mates the wrong way you than have to cancel out rotate the part the remate it. This very time consuming and requires a lot of clicking. All you need is a flip option.
I know I struggle with the two shades of yellow when trying to contrain or edit contraints in assemblies. Can we make them something that is a little more distinguishable? Like read and green or yellow and orange or what ever that allows these two colors to not be in the same color family.
for "Wonderland". I like this scheme except for this.
I miss the possibility to remove previews from the new home-screen in Inventor 2015 manually via context-menu.
I often have to create temporary files for evaluating new designs.
After deleting such files on the start-screen broken-link icons are displayed.
I'm working on an assembly that has some polycarbonate sheet as a cover. I'd like it if I could see what is behind the clear material in my drawing.
This is very different than wanting hidden lines - I do NOT want to see every hidden line of the parts behind the transparent material. I only want to see the next visible part, maybe as a lighter line, but only the visible edges.
It would be great if there was an option when you right click a part to set as transparent in the drawing - similar to toggling visibility or hidden lines.
Add behavior of zoom selected and highlight of affected components and interference volume when selecting on a row in the interference analysis results. I had a video but the Ideastation dosn't seem to allow video files as attachments.
The ability to create 3D PDF's from inventor. I don't want to bu publisher just to create a 3D PDF or any other 3rd party application. A lot of customers are requesting this now, and dwf isn't the answer, most people have adobe non-cad and cad users, where as they don't have dwf viewer and cant download it.
I've searched the Idea Station but didn't find something quite like this with replace (although I did find a lot of requests to change the replace functionality)
When replacing a component, the only options available are "Replace" and "Replace all". This can be troublesome when trying to replace only a few items and not all of them e.g. 4 out of 8 dowels.
So to illustrate here is an example:
If you want to replace 4 out of 8 dowels you will have to repeat the "Replace" operation 4 times, as "Replace all" would obviously replace all 8.
If there was the option of “Replace selected”, you could have selected the 4 dowels and replaced them in 1 step.
This is an efficiency enhancement that would make many designers lives much easier!
Full support for multiple monitors
Allow browser(s) to dock correctly on any edge of any screen, not just docking when inside 'parent' application
Allow browser(s) to be 'Always On Top' when used on different screen to 'parent' application
The ability to suppress features and create Level Of Detail representations in part files would be very useful.
I have a bent tube that goes into an assembly in the formed state. However, I would like to detail this part to show both the pre-formed and formed states of the part on my drawing. Currently I can not do this without creating additional files (derived parts or iParts). Ideally I would be able to suppress the Bend Part feature as a LOD to place the pre-formed part view.
I have a part file with a lot of detailed edges and surfaces and I use this part over and over in my assemblies, I would like to be able to suppress features as a LOD an use the simplified version in the assembly, but still have the detailed version for my part drawing. Again we'd like to be able to do this, without having additional files to track.
I find the tools in Inventor's Inspect > Measure panel very cumbersome, limited, and non-user friendly. I often have to escape out of the command between every measurement to be sure it will operate properly. I cannot measure any distance involving a round surface, such as the tangential distance to a circumference. I cannot see a history of previous measurements. I have to use round-about methods to measure certain features; for example, I have to click a random face before I can pick the center of a circle as my first measuring point.
The ability to keep measurements displayed, almost like temporary 3D dimensions, for the purpose of active analysis of a component (as I was trying to do with my boss the other day) would be very useful; that way as I'm navigating around my part or assembly I can see in real-time the precise dimensions of features I care about rather than measuring and re-measuring as I'm trying to determine things about the model.
I'd love to hear of functionality that other users would like to see added for measuring and inspecting 3D models, and to see all of these implemented in future releases of Inventor as well as in service packs to current releases, so that all users can take advantage of this very foundational functionality.
(Please see related Discussion Groups post here: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/Be
1. Ability to create and flat pattern complex bends
2. More in depth calculation with punch features to show possible deformation/shape
3. Ability to Miter ect. between 2 sheet metal parts in the assembly environment
4. Have additional Sheet Metal Material Library with set Gauges
a. (Possibly?)Be able to select gauge and material for the Sheet Metal Rule and it understand the thickness
Currently the drawing symbols are stored in each individual drawings.
If you company uses thousands of symbols this is not ideal.
We would like it to be stored in a central library, which we can organize. You should be able to see a preview of the symbol when browsing the library directly from Inventor.
The text editor of the Inventor drawing enviornment could use some updating.
I would like to see similar functionality as the AutoCAD editor.
An integrated spell checker would be useful was well. This would avoid having to install from the SDK.
Hello Created two user parameter: numeric and text.
They added to the sketch. Created engraving.
Why not add text to a table setting ipart to change the engraving details? Why it can not be eTsifry you can add, and the text can not. This greatly facilitates the work of creating designs ipart with different text engraved.
Unfortunately, Autodesk has not provided the ability to turn off the mini toolbars, so we're stuck with the current strange Jekyll and Hyde interface, which is cluttered, distracting and in many cases incomplete.
Most user would benifit from being able to use either the dialog interface or the mini-toolbars, but having both is a problem.
Currently the best we can do is roll up the dialog box:
I hate to say it, but SolidWorks has different icons in the browser for fully constraint parts and parts that has some degrees of freedom left...
I would like to have that also within Inventor.
It is a usefull feature and (ex-) SolidWorks engineers ak me all the time, how in Inventor, they can easily see, if a part is fully constraint.
The "Degrees of Freedom" feature doesn't work with large assemblies. It would be nice, if you can see it in the browser.
See a suggestion how it can look in the attachment.
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