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bowen192
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Representations

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11-19-2012 08:23 AM

Just a quick one; will representations ever be included as a feature in Publisher?

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peggy.wang
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Re: Representations

11-22-2012 07:26 PM in reply to: bowen192

Representation contains View, Position, and LOD.

Currently, Publisher only support insert different LOD, not support View and Position.



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Publisher Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.
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bowen192
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Re: Representations

11-26-2012 03:56 AM in reply to: peggy.wang

But will it in the future?

 

At the moment I have to import another model saveed in a different representation.

 

Not only does this slow everything down, it prevents a smooth transaction between snapshots.

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Re: Representations

11-26-2012 05:35 PM in reply to: bowen192

Why do you import another model in different representation? Import too much models will slow down publisher.

Here are my tips:

0, for example, there is an assembly with defferent View and position and LOD. Publisher can only support different LOD, differect LOD will affect the Part List result.

1, insert the model.

2, create another snapshot from ribbon, if we want to show the different position, please select some componens, and move(rotate it). see attached image.

3, create another snapshot, rotate the whole model to some angle that same with your Inventor design view, and invisible some parts in browser, that will make component invisible in this snapshot, but visible in other snapshots.

4, if you want some snapshot keep the same view of another snapshot, for example, In snaphot 1.2, that is a good view, in snapshot 1.3, you want the same view port, please double click on snapshot 1.3 to active it, and right click on 1.2, choose Extract camera, snapshot 1.3 will keep the same view. Please see attached image for your reference.

 

Hope this helps.



Peggy Wang
Sr. Software QA Engineer
Publisher Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.
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Re: Representations

11-26-2012 05:36 PM in reply to: peggy.wang

attach the image.



Peggy Wang
Sr. Software QA Engineer
Publisher Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.
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bowen192
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Message 6 of 10 (749 Views)

Re: Representations

11-27-2012 09:57 AM in reply to: bowen192

Thanks, Peggy.

 

Unfortunately, what you describe only changes the camera angle.

 

When in Inventor we have 2 representations of the product we produce.  The representation is based on the position of various parts.

 

If I want to illustrate the 2nd representation I have to move 100 odd parts.  Of these parts, at least a third are moved at a set angle away from a cylinder.  To do this takes a ridiculous amount of time.  If I import the same product in a different representation, I reduce my workload by about a 9/10ths.

 

So, will we ever get representations?!

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peggy.wang
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Message 7 of 10 (743 Views)

Re: Representations

11-27-2012 05:51 PM in reply to: bowen192

I have got your requirement, and will report this to the PD. Thank you for the feedback.



Peggy Wang
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Publisher Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.
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Message 8 of 10 (742 Views)

Re: Representations

11-27-2012 05:54 PM in reply to: peggy.wang

Nov-6181 is tracking this issue.



Peggy Wang
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Autodesk, Inc.
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Message 9 of 10 (477 Views)

Re: Representations

03-07-2013 10:28 AM in reply to: bowen192

I agree with you bowen192, Peggy's suggestion is tedious and slow. I'm in the same situation. I found that easiest solution is to just click on the red and white arrow in the upper right corner and close Publisher all together. Then open Inventor, along with Snag-it and Word. The positional views are all right there and ready to grab and paste. So much easier.

Steve

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peggy.wang
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Re: Representations

03-13-2013 01:11 AM in reply to: bowen192

Hello Steve,

You suggestion is counted, and i have added your comments into issue Nov-6181, It is a wishlist to support Non-master Position Represition import from Inventor.

 

Peggy



Peggy Wang
Sr. Software QA Engineer
Publisher Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.
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