Quite often there is a need to apply weld operation not to assemble two or more parts but to enforce single part (usually connect edges of sheet metal part but this is not the only application).
In order to have weld in 3D user need to create weldment assembly which consist of the only part which seems not the optimal workflow.
Please add option to convert IPT to weldment directly (keeping the part as IPT).
User would like to see the general robustness of the array command improved to support the following scenarios.
1. User would like to be able to array construction geometry (work points, axes, planes, 3D curves)
2.User would like to have additional array commands (pattern along a closed curve, fill area pattern)
User would like to be able to CANCEL out of the sketch environment. Currently, if a user creates a sketch that they are not happy with, the have to first finish the sketch and then use the UNDO command to get back to the earlier state, or simply delete the newly created sketch. The CANCEL command would be a cleaner workflow option, requiring fewer clean up steps.
User would like the assembly view representations to be able to include modifications like section views and visual styles when used for drawing creation. Currently, a view representation can be used to create views in a drawing, however, the section views or visual styles are not included.
Currently if an user defines COG on drawing file then it's just center mark.
User would like it to be same as COG icon of the part modeling.
User would like an additional Object Visibility option, ALL, that will toggle all items in the Object Visibility drop down. Currently, the most comprehensive option is All Workfeatures, however, this still leaves some items active. See the attached image.
User would like Inventor to include a sheet metal gauge table to accompany material data similar to Solidworks.
User would like the ability to control the length of a sweep along a curve. For example, if the user would like to stop the sweep short of the end of the path, the user is required to either shorten the path or perform an operation to cut off the unneeded geometry. Alternatively, the user would also like to be able to control the start point of the sweep. In general, once a path and a profile exists, the user would like to be able to control the start and end, regardless of the length of the path.
User would like the ability to be able to project edges as construction geometry as part of the initial command selection. Currently, a user must first project the edges, then select them and define them as construction lines. This is an extra step in the process that could be avoided if a Project Edges as Construction option existed.
User would like the ability to be able to edit a part at the assembly level, even if the part is open in its own window. This will save the user from closing an open part before executing edits at the assembly level.
A lot of good suggestions made in this thread. Most notably an additional setting in the document options allowing the control of the amount of decimal places in the measuring tool.
It would be nice to see some data or some kind of imformation given to the use to ensure the simulation is still churning away. The progress bar does little to nothing in showing the user the simulation is still functioning. Something as simple as to which element is being calculated at the current moment. Granted it would cycle through them fairly quickly, but still letting the user know it is not stuck.
In the sketch, worth up to dimension range (d3). Dimension is given by the formula. Circle to the left of the line. If you are editing a sketch I need to move the circle to the right of the line, I need to remove the dimension, move the circle to create the dimension and write the formula. I want to be able to reversal the dimension of the opposite side.
I use a laptop and change locations and each location has a different monitor setup. Dialog windows are always popping up out of view because Inventor uses the last location of the window, even if it will appear off screen in the current monitor set up. This happens with Vault as well. It would be nice if these dialog windows would open where they can be seen.
I'm working with several files opened at same time. Parts, Assembly and Drawing Layouts.
What I did;
1- On drawing page I added some general dimensions (or whatever)
2- Change active file, the part for the drawing I am currently working on.
3- Modify length of the part.
4- Come back to drawing page, making it active.
5- While drawing is active, if I hit undo now, it will revert modification done in previous file that is still open but not active.
I think it would be better if undo was limited to current active file, or undo memory split between active files. As it is right now, I may undo stuff from parts and assemblies while only seeing under my eyes a drawing layout on my screen.
I think this is problematic especially since by default Inventor has the undo command in every possible marking menu context. Undo is really easy to miss click when using allot of marking menu and since it can undo stuff in another inactive file, chances are I won't even realise that I "undid" anything at all.
I would like to see the ability to insert a part's item number (i.e. from the BOM/Parts List) into text boxes in drawings, in the same way that you can add a part's model or user parameters. We are often asked to add item numbers into text instructions; currently, we do that manually, which is tedious and a source for confusion when an item's number changes. It would therefore be nice to insert the value from the text box as shown below:
The closest I have come to something along these lines is to use iLogic to create the part number as a user parameter, which I can then insert in the manner described; however, that is not as clean as inserting an item number from the parts list.
We often model small scale plants and infrastructure to support our equipment. The plants are by no means large enough to need to use something like Plant 3D. However, we noticed on a couple internet videos how easily handrail, stairs, and ladders are created in comparison to Inventor. The workflow seems to combine a wizard and selection combination to generate automated infrastructure based on predefined styles. This functionality urgently needs to be added to Inventor. We spend WAY more time than we should laying out handrail, stairs, ladders, etc.
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