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Select Participates of Assembly Feature upon creation

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by Contributor jhunt107 on ‎11-07-2012 10:07 PM

Select parts to be Participates during initial Assembly Feature creation.


When you create an assembly level feature, the default behavior is to cut every part that the cut feature would touch. The first problem is that this takes a long time to process when there are a lot of parts. Secondly, the user must go back to the feature and hunt and peck through the participants list to remove what the user didn't want in the first place.

by *Pro on ‎11-09-2012 06:45 AM

Not true. when you do this isolate the parts you want to have in your feature then suppress the parts that are grayed out in the browser then add your feature then unsuppress and remove isolate.

by Contributor jhunt107 on ‎11-11-2012 02:46 PM

That is a very tedious (and unintuitive) workaround. I was thinking about something similar to Select Solids in multi-body part modeling.

by *Pro on ‎11-12-2012 08:07 AM



How long have you used inventor?

by Contributor jhunt107 on ‎11-19-2012 08:05 AM

I've been using Inventor as a Application Consultant for 7 years. 

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