Currently the ipn environment feels somewhat out of date, so here are some points i think could be improved:
This idea has been Accepted [US17331]. Thanks!
#2 is a duplicate idea (below is the master): http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation/Window-Select-in-Presentations/idi-p/3684114
#3 & #4 are duplicate ideas (below is the master): http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation/Presesntation-Evironment-Browser-Use-Assembly-Bro...
As for #5 I would suggest you author a new individual Idea on the idea station. It is best not to nest ideas beneath a master idea as it is difficult to quantify the need (kudos) when sub-workflows / functions exist. Hope that makes sense.
Please don't forget to fix the problems with shaded ipn views not respecting changes to object colors that are controled with iam design views in an idw. This has been broken for several releases.
You took the words right out of my mouth on all of the above. Only thing I think you missed was that even if you have component priority set to select component, you can't select an entire assembly in the window end to add it to a tweak - you have to use the browser.
Strongly agree on all points by -niels-, swalton, and rptandy.
On -niels-'s point 6, that's actually sort of available, but it's very unpredictable and "flakey". Not really usable. Toggling visibility of the custom trail and the default trail separately is very difficult. So even though the option is already there it greatly needs improvement.
On another note, I can't find the post, but one user suggested actually bringing presentations into the Assembly environment and doing away with *.ipn's altogether. I'm actually in agreement with this. Why have a completely separate file and environment for something that could easily be implemented into the actual assembly itself? Perhaps add "Presentations" to the "Representations" folder. I believe this would be much simpler and more effecient and automatically fix some of the issues stated above, such as assigning LOD's and selecting assemblies in the graphics window.
Having the ipn integrated into iam's would be a great option and would immediately clear out points 1, 2 & 4.
I haven't searched for that post, but if it's in the idea station then i wouldn't mind giving that a vote up either.
Adding to my list of improvements; i recently had to make an animation, which worked better then expected but:
The thing that i felt was lacking there was control of the timeline and speed of transitions between camera positions.
It would also have been nice if you could "reset" camera positions to "default" or rather remove a camera's position after it's been set.
This environment isn't improved from lots of releases. It may be renew!
I would love to have the ability to export my IPN out as a STEP or IGES file. Why this is not available has always baffled me.
Make this API property available (means realy working) like described in the help file:
Parent Object: PresentationDocument
Property that returns the SelectSet object.
PresentationDocument.SelectSet() As SelectSet
Introduced in Inventor version 5
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